Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shutter Magic Card - Pumpkin Spice DT and FREE SVG

Aloha! We are still having a fabulous vacation! Before I left for Hawaii I just happened across this really awesome card on Youtube. Here
You know I HAD to make one, but there was a huge problem friends! I couldn't find any directions! I mean absolutely NOTHING! I went on a mission to make this card. Through trial and error I finally got it and I must say it is another favorite in my card collection. I even made an SVG file for all of you to make this card too. Hope you like it!

What you will need-
Echo Park Country Drive collection from Pumpkin Spice
White cardstock for stamping
SugarGem's SVG file.
Stamps. I used A Muse Studio A Very Un-Merry Birthday collection
White embossing powder
Versamark embossing ink
Tuxedo Black Momento ink
Anti static pillow
Copics RV14, BG10, BG13, Y17, Y13

How to make SugarGem's Magic Card-
Cut out SVG file using Echo Park Country Drive.
Score card at 2" on each side.
Score circle window insert at .50" on each end.
Score shutter tabs at .50" on tab end.

Belly band- cut out the berry strip from the Country Drive collection then cut a strip of green at 2 1/8"x 12" It definitely doesn't need to be 12 " long, but it is just easier to cut it that long. If you are frugal and want to save some go ahead and trim some off extra.

Here is the tutorial for my Magic card!

Here are 3 pictures of what the pieces look like scored.
This card could really be used for a lot of other purposes besides the magic card!

 You can hardly see it in this picture, but I drew a light circle on the white 2.75" x 4.75" paper to make stamping my image easier. Then just erased the pencil lines.

Take your 2.75"x 4.75" piece and stamp your image.

 I used embossing powder for the Birthday Wishes sentiment inside,
 Color in image.

 Glue stamped piece down. Make sure that your stamped image will show through the circle window piece properly before gluing in place.

Line up your circle window piece in the center of your card and glue tabs down. See both pictures below. Make sure all the circles are even.

The little shutters are tricky and you have play with them a little bit until they line up correctly. I recommend using re positional glue. If you look at mine closely you can see that the shutters don't get glued down exactly in the same spot on either side. One needs to be higher than the other. You want to make sure the shutter will completely close before you glue them down.

 Once you have everything lined up, apply repositional glue to the tabs and shut the card.
 Open card back up. This is what it will look like.
 Tuck shutters under your circle window piece.

That's it! Now make sure everything is working properly and lined up! Hope you like this! Enjoy!

A little trick I learned too! If you do not have a cutting machine that cuts SVG's you can also download Inskape, download my SVG file, print out the file onto your Echo Park paper then hand cut. Easy Peasy!

This is a free gift from me to you! I spent a lot of time on this and hope you will give credit where credit is due if you use my file! That is all I ask I hope you enjoy! My fiiles are for personal use only and not to be sold. Thank you

If I can inspire just one person today I have done my job!
XOXO SugarGem


  1. This is such a cool card! Thanks for the file too (off to download it now....)

  2. O...M...G! This is so freakin' cool! Thanks for the file, I can't wait to make one :)

  3. oh my gosh Lenae this is so awesome!! I have to admit if it weren't for the fabulous tutorial I may have been too initmidated to download this file and give this card a try:-) btw, thanks for following my blog - I feel like I have a celebrity following me cuz you are so talented!!

  4. Great card. I just love interactive projects. I have been meaning to try one of these. I will have to move it up further on my to do list now :)

  5. This card is all the rage... seeing it all over the place. Thanks for doing the svg and giving instructions. Your card is awesome!

  6. This is fabulous! Never have seen anything like it before! You are the queen of making the most unique cards! Great work!

  7. Thank you so much this is truly beautiful. I love it!

  8. Such a wonderfully creative - and entirely adorable card - thank you so much for taking us through the steps you used to make it. Fantastic tutorial!

    Big hugs & cheerful Sunday wishes,

  9. oh wow such a wonderful card. thank you for the freebie....

  10. When i saw this, it looked complicated to make, but you have great instructions! thanks for taking the time to do that! Great card!

  11. Great tutorial! How cute is this card!