Thursday, April 5, 2012

Shabby Chic Shutters *Donna Salazar Designs*

Hi, Welcome back to my new post for Donna Salazar Designs!
So, today I am sharing with you a tutorial to make some "Shabby Chic Shutters". Distressed shutters seem to be popular right now so I decided to make them myself with Donna's amazing Corrugated Cardboard by Zutter....the best part is you can distress and ink them any color to match your layout....also did I mention....super cheap too! The cardboard that comes in the pack is 7 x 7 inches and there are 6 in a pack....which means lots and lots of shutters for a fraction of the cost!
Woo Hoo! Happy Dance!
Here is the finished layout with the Corrugated Cardboard em! This layout is also using more of the beautiful "Spring In Bloom" and "Artistic Papers" from Donna's Salazar Designs!
This is a photo of my little Roxy, she is just Picture Perfect....youth! lol

So let's get started making those shutters! Here is what you will need:
Craft Knife

First measure and cut out a 1.25 inch x 4 inch piece of cardboard...*Hint* Be sure to look at the way the cardboard grooves go on the want the centers to look like shutters. :)

Next, measure and draw lines in pencil at .125, .25, .625, .75, inches.

Then using a sharp #11 craft knife, cut on the lines on both sections.

Last, but not least use your favorite Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx...I used "Honey" it gives a bit of color and yet shows the shabby part of the cardboard through.

Here is another closer view of the finished shutter on the layout....I added a heart cut at 1 inch, used a small punch for the edges, crimped and crinkled the heart, then added a small cream ribbon for the center. That's it!

I just love the "Shadow Flowers" and I punched out tiny flowers with left over scraps from the "Artistic Papers" It has little polka dots on, I tend to use every piece of scrap I
I don't journal as much as I should, so I wanted to add something on this layout. I used a quote from "Great Inspirational Quotes" It reads:

"A daughter is the happy memories
of the past,
the joyful moments
of the present,
and the hope & promise
of the future."
Author Unknown

I added:
In my eyes
you are....
Picture Perfect

I used Donn's Salazar's "Carnation Creations" to make my flowers and curled some and crimped the others. For the title, I used "Artistic Papers" and printed on my computer with Microsoft for Mac in purple ink.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial for "Shabby Chic Shutters" You will love them too! Be sure to always come back to see more fantastic designs and tutorials from our fabulous DT at Donna Salazar's Blog!
Have a great day!


caroleanne said...

thank you for the tutorial, I love using cardboard.

Susie Bentz said...

Gonna have to change the blade in my craft knife before I try this. Cool!

Rachelle said...

Hi Lisa,
Girl I so love your work. Now following your blog. I love your blog. It is too cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Keep Scrapping

Lisa said...

Lisa these are awesome!!! What an awesome idea!!! Thanks for sharing this!