Making this double shutter home sweet home card was so much fun. I was so excited to see that the Arch Trellis used as a window would fit perfectly on the side panels and I couldn’t resist cutting one in half to fit on both sides of the Door with Steps. The scene was accessorized with Borders #2 in the windows, Tall Terracotta Pots, Small Flowers #1, Small Flowers #3, Tiny Flower Buds, Leaves and Greenery, Grass and Cats. I used The Paper Cut Double Shutter Card Kit for the card base.
The Card Base
- The card base was made using a pre scored A2 sized card from the White Double Shutter Card kit.
- Use your bone folder to sharpen the folds of the card.
- Cut the blue cardstock sections to fit the card base.
- four 1 15/16″ x 5 3/8″ pieces of blue paper.
- one 4 1/16″ x 5 3/8″ piece of blue paper.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the blue layers and attach to the card base.
The Grass Layers
- Cut the grass layers using green cardstock.
- four 1 15/16″ x 1″ grass layers.
- one 4 1/16″ x 1″ grass layers.
- Attach the grass sections to the panels using strips of mounting tape.
The Foliage, Flowers and Flower Pots
- Use yellow cardstock to cut the flower pots and color using Citrus and Pumpkin inks and mini applicators.
- Cut several sections of the Leaves and Greenery using green cardstock.
- Use pink and yellow cardstock to cut the small flowers and apply light layers of Mango and Peony ink using mini applicators.
- Form the flowers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
- Attach large foliage sections and flowers to the back of the flower pots using glossy accents.
- Use glossy accents to attach the small pink and yellow flowers to the vine foliage sections.
- Use white cardstock to cut the door sections.
- The window and side panels of the door sections were cut twice and attached together with double stick tape to create a raised trim for the door.
- Attach the door and door trim together using double stick tape.
- Apply pieces of mounting tape to back side of the door and attach a small piece of yellow designer paper to cover the windows.
- Set aside to wait for assembling the card.
- Cut five windows and five border sections using white cardstock.
- Trim the white border sections to fit behind the window and crimp to add the appearance of blinds.
- Use yellow polka dot designer paper to cut the lining for inside the window. Note: The paper is a retired pattern from Papertrey.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the windows and attach the yellow linings. Set aside for assembling the scene.
Assemble the Home Sweet Home Card
- Apply double stick to the back of four windows and attach to the panels.
- Cut the fifth window in half using a guillotine paper trimmer, apply double stick tape and attach to the sides of the center section.
- Attach the door in between the two half windows on the center section using double stick tape.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the stair section, tuck it in behind the grass and attach to the card base.
- Use pieces of mounting tape to attach the flower pots in behind the grass on both sides of the door.
- Attach the flower vines to the walls and windows using glossy accents.
- Attach small pieces of foliage and tiny flower buds to the door with glossy accents to create a decorative wreath.
- Cut three cats using white cardstock and apply black markings on them using a black Copic marker.
- Finish the scene by attaching one cat to the door step and two in the grass using small pieces of mounting tape.
I have to admit that this double shutter home sweet home card took quite a bit of time but I am so happy with how it turned out. I had doubts about using the half windows on either side of the door but my husband ( my art advisor and critic) thought it looked best with them. What do you think about the half windows? The house scene is so cheerful with all the colorful flowers and the pretty yellow window insets but in my opinion it didn’t really come to life until I added the three cats. Here is a link to my double shutter cards category for more inspiration on using this card layout. I hope this project brought you lots of joy and cheer during this crazy time. Thank you so much for coming by and I hope you have a great day. Stay home and stay safe.
Here are links to all the dies used for this card.
Here are the tools and supplies.
I loved making this double shutter home sweet home card.