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Hi, my name is Jill. I am a stay at home Mummy, born in Scotland and living in Dubai. I love to scrapbook, make hand-crafted cards and paper projects. I am a full-time mummy to Adam and have a wonderful husband and great family. I love stamping and being creative. I lie awake at night thinking up new designs! Does everyone do this or is it just me? :) Thanks for stopping by. Jill x

Monday, September 10, 2012

Tri fold shutter card, gift bag and tag

Good morning everyone,
Well the last 25 hours or so have been rather stressful. My son who has only been to school for 4 days in his life tells me he has '' had enough of school'' and he is not going back. Yesterday when i picked him up he was hysterical, sobbing his heart out and today we got as far as the classroom and it started again. Refusing to go in, refusing to put his bag down, him sobbing, me sobbing .... argh!  
Anyway, enough of me, lets get onto the real reason i am here....... Today i have a card and gift bag to share with you.  It was one of my DT inspiration projects i made for the fabulous Paper Lane.   The gorgeous papers are from Simple Stories and are available to buy from Paper Lane.
The papers are double sided and they are beautiful to work with.  I decided to make a tri-fold shutter card as it is a great way to show off these fabulous papers.  This paper is too nice to be sitting in a drawer so I used the remaining paper to create a matching gift bag and tag. 

  I should have opened the bag before taking the photo but you live and learn!
Challenges i would like to enter:
IDIC Challenge #124 - '' More Than One Fold''
Pile It On #37 - Patterned Paper
My Mum's Craft Shop #73 - Anything Goes
CIC #59 - leaves
Joanna Sheen - Going Dotty
Thank you for dropping by today.  Also, a big warm welcome to my newest followers.
Take care. Hope you all have a great day. Mine can only get better (i hope!) lol
Hugs, Jill x


  1. This is beautiful , love the gorgeous papers and layout.xxx

  2. beautiful and very help full bag. i love it.

  3. The paper and layout you used is fantastic...I wish to use this paper Gift Card envelopes.

  4. wow these are fantastic jill.stunning designs and i love the gorgeous bright papers.
    i really hope your son settles into school soon.

    xx coops xx

  5. This is so cute! I just shared it on my FB page Shaped by Grace! Thanks for sharing -- I'm off to Target! ;-) Have a great week!
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  6. This is stunning Jill. I love the colours and the design is wonderful

    Thank you for taking part in Joanna Sheen's Dotty Challenge

    I do hope that your son settles in soon.


  7. Great card! Pretty papers, too. Wonderful project. Thanks for joining us at THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE!

  8. Beautifully done, love the papers and the layout!
    TFS - enjoy your new week!

  9. gorgeous and very lovely, all beautiful design and colours

  10. What a beautiful card, love your layout and the papers, thanks for joining our challenge at My mum's craft shop, Gaynor x

  11. This is so beautiful Jill and love the papers you have used. I think all kids go through this stage at first but I am sure the school will help him to settle in.
    x catherine

  12. So sorry your day was so rough. :-( Hope things are much better tomorrow and your little one gets a little more comfortable with leaving mom. Your projects are wonderful Jill. I've tried one of those cards but just couldn't get it to come together right paper wise. I think you did a beautiful job on it and the bag too. Hugs!

  13. These are fantastic! I love the shape and layout of the card - fabulous :) The colours are so pretty too.

    Sorry to hear you've had a rough day :( I'm sure he'll settle in soon, I really hope so anyway. When my niece was having difficulty settling into school, my sis arranged a play-date with one of the other kids in her class so she'd have someone in the classroom that she could be pals with, maybe something like that would help him? I hope things improve soon.

    Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog :)

    Tanya xx

    1. Tanya, that sound like a really good idea. Thank you for your lovely comment and this fab tip. Jill x


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