Pals Blog Hog - Retirement Fun Fold Party!

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for our Retirement Fun Fold Party  – showcasing our favorite products from the Holiday Catalog that will be leaving us forever. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal. *Be sure to scroll at the way to the bottom of the post to see the full PDF instructions as well as the products used to make this card.*
I don't know about you but I am mad for plaid! I absolutely love anything plaid! I get so excited when fall rolls around and I start seeing all of the beautiful plaid patterns will all of the different color combinations. Something about it just makes me so happy. That's why I was so excited when I saw that the Holiday Catalog had the Wrapped in Plaid 6" x 6" Specialty Designer Series Paper. I am really sad that it's retiring but I'm hoping that maybe they'll come out with a different plaid next year, who knows, maybe they'll even do a fall plaid series, wouldn't that be fantastic?! 
Today I knew I wanted to make something that would wow and surprise. I made a Christmas Shutter Card using a few items that are going to be retiring soon. The retiring items used in this project are the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and the Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8" Striped Ribbon.
This was my first time making a shutter card. I did a Pinterest search and was able to find some directions from Rachel Tessman at Stamp Your Art Out. You can see her post here. I used her basic shutter card instructions and made the card my own. I also figured out a much easier way to make the shutter piece, after I put it all together of course. Isn't that always how it works out?!

My easy trick to making the shutter pieces is:
The square is the second largest square diecut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I love these dies so much, I use them all the time!
I just love how this card turned out! I wanted to make the inside a special surprise and was able to accomplish that by using the soon to be retired Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8" Striped Ribbon. I used this ribbon a lot, it is so versatile and I am just amazed by how well this finished off my "ornament" on the inside of my card. 
Here is a closeup of the ornament. I really hope that you enjoyed this card. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

You can see the full PDF instructions HERE.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 8th, for our Time to Sale-A-Brate blog hop when our Design Team showcase projects using brand new products from the new mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. Don’t miss the fun! 
Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen <<< You are here!
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’

Comments

  1. Awesome fun fold! What a surprise when you open it!

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  2. a beautiful surprise on the inside. Just lovely.

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  3. A beautiful card! I love the richness of the gold on the inside!

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  4. Love this card, Jen! And I feel exactly the same about the plaid. Only reason I am not sad about this DSP retiring is that there will be more in our future, LOL! I have never attempted the shutter card but you have encouraged me. TFS!

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    1. I hope you do try it Katy, it was much easier than I thought it would be. I hope they bring out some more plaid next year, that would be great!

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  5. What a great shutter card, Jen! I made one a couple of years ago but making it for the holidays was a fantastic idea! Love your choice of papers and clean style! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  6. What a beautiful card! You did an amazing job! I just love it! :)

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  7. beautiful shutter card. I love how you made it an ornament - so fun!

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