Easy is good. I like easy.
Sizzix has a die for the Big Shot Pro that will cut and score a Tri-Shutter Card in a jiffy. Easy peasy! Easy is good.
I used My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Market Street "Happy Birthday" Dictionary Paper and within a few seconds I had a fabulous double-sided Tri-Shutter card ready for decorating. This paper is already vintage-looking so I just added some dark brown cats eye ink to the edges.
I stamped my Magnolia Birthday Tilda from the 2011 You Are So Special collection and filled her using coordinating Copic colors. I'm not a big pastel kind of person but I had to coordinate with the lighter paper colors. Here's my somewhat pastel-colored Tilda . . .
I stamped an Art Gone Wild! sentiment from a Birthday View Maker set and cut it out using Fiskars postage stamp scissors. I added a gift stamp from Impression Obsession's Festive Birthday set and a couple layered scalloped circles and blocks of paper. Some Bitty Sparkles add glimmer.
This photo shows the open Tri-Shutter card from slightly above . . .
Here's a more natural view of the open card . . .
When open, this card is 5 1/2" tall and 11 1/4" long. When closed, it's just 3 3/4" wide so it'll fit nicely into an A2 size envelope.
The current Crafts and Me challenge is to create something vintage-looking and/or distressed. They're offering a Sweet Pea Stamps Caribbean Treasure stamp to a randomly selected entry. Find more about this challenge here.
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair - E31, E35, E47
dress - R000, R01, RV42
socks, bow - YG61, YG63, YG67
shoes - T0, T6, T8
chocolate cake - E71, E77, E79, atyou Spica garnet
candles - BG23, BG0000, E53, Y13
doily - B0000, 0