Getting Relaxed!
A Bit of Razzle Dazzle

For a Special Friend

Hi there

It is another hot summer's day here in Melbourne and I'm looking forward to spending time today in my newly cooled craft room (courtesy of my DH for Christmas!). I'm still in the process of dusting, re-arranging and rationalising the room as a result of the air conditioning installation. It is amazing how much 'stuff' fits into a 7' bookcase and it takes a lot less time to take everything out, than to put it back (one of life's mysteries!).

The card I want to share with you today is one I made last week for my special friend Karen in Perth, but wanted to make sure she had received it before sharing it with you. The style is a 'Shutter Card' and I used a tutorial from the talented Jenny Moors. There are many tutorials available, including this one on the SplitCoastStampers website. This is a really fun card to make and decorate, has a real 'wow' effect and is much easier than it looks. I also made the box for it from Jenny's tutorial, which is a great finishing touch.  Here is the card and then I will give you more details:


I have used the 'Friends' 24-7 stamp set, which is one of my favourites and the matching 'Friendly Words' jumbo roller. The base card is Not Quite Navy with the Baja Breeze Designer Series paper with Kiwi Kiss and the Urban Garden Designer Series paper for contrast. The flower stem was coloured with a blender pen and Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss ink pads, cut out and then popped up.

This is the matching box:


I have used Baja Breeze for the box with Baja Breeze DSP on the bottom half. The flap has been decorated with Not Quite Navy embossed with the 'Victoria' embossing folder, which is one of my all time favourites. The flap is kept in place by the scallop circle, which was stamped with one of the labels from the coming Sale-a-bration stamp set 'Vintage labels' before being punched out. The sentiment fits within the label, but I have stamped it and then punched it out with a 7/8" circle punch and popped it up on top. A bit of paper piercing on the scallop edge finishes it off.

Here are the full details.


Card Details


Friends 24-7, Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel, Vintage Labels, Oval All

Cardstock & Papers

Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Baja Breeze DSP, Urban Garden DSP


Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray


Flat back pearls (not SU),


Scallop circle punch, 7/8" circle punch (not SU), Scallop edge punch, Circle punches, Scallop oval, Large & small Oval punches, Ticket Corner punch (NAH), Cuttlebug, 'Victoria' embossing folder, Mat Pack, Paper piercer,  Dimensionals, Blender pen, Sticky Strip

Stay cool!



Christine Blain

I'm sure Karen will love this, Judy - it looks very detailed, and obviously a lot of love has gone into it.

Sue Madex

What a lovely lovely gift Judy. Just beautiful.


Beautiful cards Judy, your friend can't fail to be pleased with the one you created for her.

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