Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Using up the bits.

Craft magazines are a rarity here, partly due to the cost of P&P and the fact that shops have to buy a minimum quantity with no returns for any unsold copies. But there is one shop over in Albox, a half hour drive from here, that I visit occasionally, and they do have one on sale each month. It is not the one I would chose so I only buy it when I like the free papers in it! I usually do use these, which means that I am left with lots of little off cuts, and a load of toppers to match them.
I have only made a tri-shutter card using kits from Hunkadory, which I wasn't keen on, because they use such good quality card, that the end result was very heavy, and not suitable to post to UK from here. So when I saw a tutorial for making one recently, and I'm sorry I have forgotten whose blog I saw it on, I decided to have a go at making one from scratch. This meant that I had lots of small areas to cover, and it was a perfect way to use up my snippets of red and pale green papers, and one with little characters all over it, as well as several of the toppers that went with them.

So here is the card I made, which I will be linking in to the Snippets Playground where there is a two-week long party to celebrate their 100th (and 101 st) week under the management of Di. Well done Di!


Maxine D said...

Well done Kate - I have yet to try a tri-shutter card - yours is a stunner.

Di said...

Wow Kate, a great tri-shutter card. I don't do those often enough and this is lovely. Am so with you about HunkyDory card - it seems that they're just a tad on the wrong side of the best thickness to work with.

Hope those mince pies are still being whipped up?!

Hugs, Di xx

Saskia said...

Great card, I alwayd love tri-shutters. Really gives you the chance to make it special without using all your embellishments on one card.

Jean Straw said...

Great way to use up lots of lovely snippets in this claver card.
Jean x