Stampin Up Mint Macaron 21st Birthday Trifold Shutter Card – Week 30 AWH Colour Creations

Stampin Up Mint Macaron 21st Birthday Trifold Shutter Card – Week 30 AWH Colour Creations

Welcome to week thirty of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop!

This is a weekly blog hop where we showcase the stunning range of Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order over 12 months and this week we are featuring Mint Macaron from the subtles family.

Hands up if you’re excited about the drill die in Stampin’ Up!’s Rugged Icons dies!

That’s my hand you can see frantically waving in the background, as my youngest son, after trying university for a year, decided to become an electrician instead and he has never been happier.

I think he has finally found his tribe 🙏😍 … and I’ve found the perfect die for my tradie son!

When Ben turned 21 last weekend I knew I wanted to use the drill die from the Rugged Icons die and the die-cut pieces from the He’s The Man DSP, but I wasn’t sure what type of card I would make.

When I saw this fabulous Masculine Fun Fold 3D Shutter Card made by my fellow AWH teammate and friend, Kate Morgan, for our Colour Creations Merry Merlow blog hop last week I knew I’d found the perfect design.

Unfortunately, Kate’s template was too small for these die cuts, so I’ve created a new template for my card.

Trifold Shutter Card Template

  • Start with a piece of cardstock (this is for the inside fancy fold) measuring 24 cm wide x 18 cm high.
  • Cut, score and fold the cardstock as shown on the template to make the fancy fold.
  • Make an inner card base measuring 24.5 cm wide x 17.5cm high, scored at 12.25 cm and then folded in half.
  • After decorating the inside of your trifold shutter card, glue the outside panels to the inside of your card base as shown below.

I have to confess that it was not until I’d finished making the card that I realised the light green in the He’s The Man DSP was Soft Succulent, not Mint Macaron! So I’ve used Mint Macaron cardstock throughout but I think it still works okay?

All of the images inside the card are from the He’s the Man DSP apart from the centre 2 panels that have “21 today” and “create memories”. Can you guess where these are from?

The word “today”, the tiny heart above it, the “create memories” and the two sprigs are all stickers from the “Today Is the Day Memories & More Card Pack”.

The “21” on the inside of the card and the “Happy Birthday” on the front of the card are a brand new product from the forthcoming January – April mini catalogue: Alphabet À La Mode dies. These dies are 1 ½ inches (3.8cm) high and there are 52 dies in the set!

If didn’t already have your hand in the air for the Rugged Icons dies, I bet you do for these brand new Alphabet À La Mode dies!

I’ve also used these Alphabet À La Mode dies (always attach an adhesive sheet on the back of the card stock before die cutting) to make the Happy Birthday for the front of my card.

A card this size needs a homemade envelope, which leads me to a confession. It was when I used this sheet of He’s The Man DSP to make the envelope that I realised I’d mixed up my greens!!!!!

This photo also shows the back panel of the card for writing on. A couple of glue dots under the “Cheers to all your years” die cut make a resealable envelope for the card.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Di Furniss – I can’t wait to see what Di has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Di Furniss

Kate Morgan  

Andrea Sargent  

Rachel Woollard  

Rachel Palmieri  

Tina Gillespie

Christine Blain  

Theresa Gerrard

Catherine Proctor – you are here!  

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

Next Wednesday we will be showcasing one of the Neutrals, Mossy Meadow.

I hope you can join us then.

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 27 Mint Macaron

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 27 Mint Macaron

Welcome to week twenty-seven of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.

Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 27 – Mint Macaron

Hello crafters!

Our colour this week is Mint Macaron, a lovely soft green. There were so many possible projects I had in my mind for Mint Macaron but in the end I was inspired by the colour combination and several products from the Gilded Autumn Suite on page 45 of the July – December Mini Catalogue.

I just love Mint Macaron and Copper foil together on these beautiful foiled papers and the Brushed Metallic Card stock, however instead of using this DSP I decided to see what the Today’s Tiles would look like inked up in Mint Macaron, with the second layer heat embossed in copper.

This card is super hard to photograph – either you capture the shine of the beautiful brushed metallic copper card stock and the Mint Macaron looks very dark (photo above) or you capture the true colour of Mint Macaroon but not the shine of the brushed metallic copper card stock (photo below).

The key to lining up the layers of the tile stamp is your trusty Stamparatus. To achieve the copper foiled look I stamped in Versamark ink before applying copper emboss powder. (NOTE I’ve just realised this product is now retired but you could use the gold emboss instead and the gold brushed metallic card stock instead of the copper brushed metallic card stock).

I’ve used the Totally Tile stamp set on purpose because I’ve made these two cards as a thank you to two of my amazing yoga teachers. I was so excited when I saw that Stampin’ Up! had a stamp set with “Namaste”. If you don’t practice yoga you might not be familiar with this word. We say it with our teachers at the end of a class and it can mean “I bow to you” but apparently it is also colloquially used among Hindi speakers as a way of saying hello, especially when greeting someone older.

My second card also uses the “Namaste” sentiment and the same colour combination but I’ve mixed the design up a bit and added some of the Metallic Copper Grosgrain Ribbon from the Gilded Autumn Suite.

Doesn’t that metallic Copper Grosgrain ribbon look beautiful behind the sentiment? I really hope my yoga teachers enjoy receiving their personalised “Namaste” thank you card!

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Mint Macaron today. Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the 2020-22 In Colors: Misty Moonlight. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply click on the product links below.

Product List

If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue, the August–December 2020 Mini Catalogue, 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

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