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.

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