Happy Friday, everyone! This week I had the pleasure of creating with Graphic 45’s Rare Oddities collection. I am not trying to rush summer away, but this collection makes me want to start decorating for Halloween right now!
The Graphic 45 papers are super fun to work with. Their collections are full of beautiful patterns as well as images. I LOVE paisleys and the Rare Oddities patterned papers are full of them. WooHoo!
I decided that I wanted to created a project that would highlight the collection. I chose to create a double tri-fold shutter card. For this card, I created two tri-fold shutter cards and folded them in reverse to each other so that I could attach them in the center. If you are not familiar with tri-fold shutter cards, there are lots of templates available to get you started. Here is a view from above once I had scored, cut, and folded the cards.
I am not going to be sending this ‘card’ to someone, so instead of using the standard 5 1/2 inch height, I created it at 6 inches. The full length when not folded is 24 inches.
You can see that this style of card gives you plenty of space for adding papers and embellishments. I used one of the 4 x 6″ cards to join the two tri-fold cards together.
When folded up, this card could be tossed in the mail and sent to a friend. You would likely have to create your own custom envelope or choose a slightly larger one than you would usually use for a standard card.
Here is the completed card!
I also took advantage of the Ephemera cards in this collection to create a quick card. I love it when you can grab a card and frame it with additional patterned paper and cardstock to create a quick and easy, yet still beautiful, card.
Wow! I sure had a lot of fun creating this project to share with you. If you have not tried creating a tri-fold shutter card before, I hope you will step outside your comfort zone and try one.
Now that you have seen all the fun that I had using the Rare Oddities collection from Graphic 45, would you be interested in winning some for yourself? Our friends at Graphic 45 would like to give one lucky Scrapbook Expo friend the Rare Oddities collection pack!
Don’t worry, the winner won’t receive this set that I already used. I totally forgot to snap a photo of the collection before I started creating!
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The winner is Deb E.!
Congratulations, Deb! Please send your mailing address to Jen Walker and include ‘Pink Paislee Winner’ in the subject line.
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Wishing everyone a fabulous week and to our friends in Canada, have a wonderful long weekend!