Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! As we prepare for Spring, flowers are always on our minds. We are sharing flower-themed projects with you today and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Two Cards, One Blog Hop

I’ve already said I enjoy watching and learning from Jan B’s tutorial videos, and the bookbinding shutter card is what I created for the blog hop.  However, since the card is involved, not complicated, just involved, I wanted to include a more mainstream card.

Before I share the bookbinding shutter fold card, I also created a “regular” card using the same materials.  Here’s that card:

Measurements and Such:

Both sentiments come from the Easter Friends stamp set.  I could very easily make this a birthday card by simply changing the inside sentiment.  

  • The Garden Green base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • Next, the Basic White layer measures 5-3/8 inches by 4-1/8 inches.
  • The top layer of DSP measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. I also trimmed a piece of this DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • I used the Scalloped Contour dies for both the Pale Payapa DSP (designer series paper) pattern and the Basic White layer.
  • The white panel on the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.

Now, for the Bookbinding Shutter Fold Card:

The size of the finished fun fold card is 5-3/4 inches by 5-3/4 inches.  Therefore, I am going to have to make an envelope specifically for this card.  Here in the U.S., it’s more expensive to mail a square card, so the envelope I make won’t be a square shape.

JanB’s video is about an hour long.  One of the things I really like about her videos is that she gives you all the measurements right in the beginning.  Therefore, I write down all the measurements while she’s giving them.  Then, I pause the video and do all my trimming and scoring before proceeding with her videos.   I made another bookbinding shuttercard and a coordinating “regular” card yesterday, which will be for a future Cardz 4 Galz design team entry

HINT:  I learned a huge lesson when creating the first card:  I would strongly suggest laying out your DSP pieces before you decide on the decorations.  The following is my dry run for today’s card:


Once I had my pieces laid out, I was able to go back and decide on the embellishments for the inside.   It was much, much easier to make design decisions when I laid all these out first.  


Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

    1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    2. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
    3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping   <<———- YOU ARE HERE
    4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    5. Joanne Whittington at The Inky Dragon
    6. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
    7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    9. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
    10. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
    11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
    12. Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today!

Have a Peachy Day!


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