These bases from Photo Play Paper that come with much of the hard work already done for you!
open shutter card


The measurements for these pre-cut pieces are very precise! This great value pack comes with three card bases and excellent, step by step instructions on how to put your card together. I used a circle die from a set I already owned, though you can also use scissors.

shutter instructions

I decided to use one of the bases as a template to keep for reference and future use, and wrote the measurements of the card segments on the base. This will ensure that future cards will come together super quickly! I was pleased to see that all measurements were easy, round numbers to work with and I was able to easily an allowance of 1/16″ on each side to allow the white of the card to show through, and form a “mat” for my paper.

card and envelope

Any of the fabulous Rosie's Studio products will work so well with this project as all of the Collections have such great accompanying embellishments.

This video below shows how the card looks when opened and might give you an idea of how you can hide a fun message or greeting for your recipient inside for a simple, but big impact! I am planning on using these cards for Mother’s Day.


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