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Nov 12, 2010

My first tri-shutter card

Hi everyone!

Another post for today!

My son turned 8 last month and this is the card I made for him. I wasn't too thrilled with it but since he told me it's the best card he'd ever seen I just had to share it. Of course he is all into Mario Brothers right now, so I chose to do a Mario themed card.

I googled Mario and printed out various images on white card stock. Some of them were pre colored, some of them I colored with copic markers.

It was my first time trying a tri-shutter card, and I have to say they are actually really easy to make. I found the instructions on Splitcoast.

I tried not to embellish too much (as he always complains about too much glitter on all of my cards LOL), so I just added some ribbon and a yellow button.


Before I go I'd like to remind you all again about the Penny Black @ All sorts Challenge for the month of November.

The theme is "It's beginning to look a lot like christmas and below are the amazing prizes you can win, sponsored by the official Penny Black company.

3914K Joy filled stocking

3915H Dear Santa & 3901E To all

40-016 Hedgehog Birthday

3745K Token of love

If you haven't already played this month, be sure to do so, and if you already did, you can enter up to 3 times with a new project. All you have to do is make something with a Penny Black stamp and follow the theme.

Alright then, that should be it for today, I will now try to get some sleep, this cough has been bothering me for days now...I really hope it goes away soon, as it's been keeping me up half the nights.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I love it! I think it is perfect. The colors and images are adoarable! My boys were Mario and Luigi for Halloween. I might have to get these images.

    We've been trying to get over some crud that must be going around nationwide from what I've been reading in other blogs as well. I hope you get to feeling better!

  2. Anonymous03:31

    Thanks so much for popping by my blog Ellie, you DT card with penny black @ allsorts is gorgeous as are all your cards...
    Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win those wonderful stamps


  3. Cool card, awesome effort for your first try!

  4. Love Mario! Great job on the card!

    Thank you for sharing!

  5. Anonymous11:06

    Such an awesome job with your tri-shutter creation sweetie!! TFS! HUGS

  6. Sweet cards and I bet your son LOVED that you made him a Mario one!

  7. Such a fun card! Nintendo always seems to be a hit with boys, and you really did a fabulous job combining it with the tri-shutter card.

  8. Your Mario card is really fun - my son would just love that, too!

  9. This is a great card, no wonder he loved it.

  10. What a fun card! Love all the bright images and the tri-shutter design. These really intimidate me but I may need to revisit them. I just LOVE that stamp with the pups and the kitty in the stockings! Oh my cuteness! :)

  11. Awesome card! This is going to make some little boy happy.


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