Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Vintage Tri-fold Shutter Card

Hi again!  Amazingly, I'm back with another post today.  In a bit of down time today, I was browsing my blogs and I saw a wonderful project from the very talented, Selma here.  I looked at the tutorial and knew I didn't have time to attempt it, but I kept thinking of it all during the day and when I got home, I decided to give it a go. Who needs dinner anyway?  I tweaked Selma's dimensions a little to fit the images I wanted to use, but otherwise kept everything the same.

Here is the inside view of my version:

Here is a top view:

And finally, a front view:

My card base is SU Ruby Red and the inside base and mats are retired SU Forest Foliage.  All of the patterned papers are from the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium 8x8 pad.  The four vintage sentiments are from Create With TLC. They are all part of the Ornately Christmas set in Paulette's store here.    I let the papers do all the work and only added a triple-loop sheer Antique Gold bow to finish my creation.

Thanks for stopping by again!  I am slowly making my way through your blogs so if I haven't visited yet, I will soon!

I am entering my card in Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Challenge #40 (Christmas shaped cards).

Have a great night and see you soon!


  1. Fabulous job on this great design, Carla! Love the papers you used for this! It turned out beautifully. :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Carla this is truly amazing. Such an unusual tri fold creation. And of course the vintage theme is gorgeous. Hint hint is there perhaps a tutorial for this.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Doing Life 400 Follower Give Away}

  3. Ohwow Carla this is gorgeous!!!
    XXX Heidy

  4. Carla I am back with my design team hat on. As I have said this is truly an amazing creation and it would be wonderful if you could share a template for this tri fold design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  5. This is soooo cool! You've captured vintage beautifully and love the multiple folds. Awesome card.


  6. WOW- you really did a great job on this gorgeous vintage card.

  7. you really know how to WOW us, another beauty!

  8. Fantastic ...great card. I am inspired to try this. Just beautiful use of DP.

  9. WOW...........TOTALLY FANTASTIC!!!!! An awesome creation sweetie.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  10. OMGoodness Carla. Just beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    Hugs, Patricia

  11. How cool did this turn out?? I love the folds and those papers are gorgeous! HUGS

  12. Wow this is sooooo cool Carla!! Love it! :)
    Lizy x

  13. Oh, Carla! I am so glad that you sacrificed your dinner...so we could drool over this STUNNING card! I am in awe at the entire design!!! Love the papers you chose! They make a gorgeous vintage Christmas card!

    Love and hugs to you my DT Sistah!

  14. Awesome fold Carla! Love all the vintage images too. :-)

  15. Carla, this is wow, advent card, so festive for the holiday season. Fabulous design and beautiful embellishments, simply an incredible project. Thanks for joining us this week at tammyscrapincorner.
    We look forward to seeing your beautiful creation next week.
    Berni, DT

  16. Gorgeous Carla!! I love this card! Fabulous papers and colors!!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope you see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT


  17. Wow Carla, this looks amazing! I haven't seen this fold before so I'm off to check out the tute...thank you for the link :) Hope all is well, I'm a bit behind on visiting & commenting again :(
    Hugs xx

  18. How Adorable is this
    What a Wonderful Design. Thank you so much for coming an entering over at Tammy Scrapin Corner . WE wish you the best of luck on the prize this evening.
    hugs Tammy and Marc.

  19. Okay this is absolutely perfect - perfect I tell you. You used the PERFECT paper to go with this type of card and the front of your card is PERFECT!!!! Perfectly designed and perfectly made.
    Happy Holidays Carla


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