Baseball Birthday Shutter Card

Baseball Birthday Shutter Card


My son has a fall birthday, and he’s really into baseball (he will be working for the Milwaukee Brewers’ after he graduates in May), so I made this card for him.  The Modsquad Challenge this week is “Fall Fest” where we are to create whatever comes to our minds when we think of fall.  I loved the rich, fall colors of these papers, and in my house, playoff baseball is definitely a fall thing!

This shutter card features paper called “Baseball/Softball Diamond” from a kit called “Rookie of the Year” by Karen Foster.

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I matted each of the printed pieces with some open stock card stock called “Merlot” that I purchased at AC Moore.  (There is no brand name on the label.)  The card base is Recollections Kraft.

The circle pieces were cut with dies from the “Standard Circles Large and Small” sets from Spellbinders.  The stamps are from Crackerbox Palace (here and here) stamped with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink.  I inked the edges of the greeting and sentiment panels with this ink as well.

I left a little space under the “have a ball” stamp for a signature.  The space on the back panel that does not show when the card is closed is big enough to hide a gift card or monetary gift (attached with removable adhesive) if desired.

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This card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches when folded.

Here is the template for making the card base:

Shutter Card Template

(HERE is a video tutorial on how to make this type of shutter card.)

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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3 thoughts on “Baseball Birthday Shutter Card

  1. How cool is this! A great design for all the baseball lovers and for any little boy who loves to play it too! I love your diamond design. I am sure your son will love it too!


  2. Hello Lisa! I think that you took this challenge to another level and I love that. Perfect birthday card for your son, who will be lucky to be working for the Brewers. You know that I am only minutes away from Milwaukee. I love the colors and the simplicity of this card. He will love it too. Happy fall birthday! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Mod Squad Challenge this week.
    Barbara, Challenge host


  3. Wow what an inventive and thrilling card for a baseball enthusiast to receive to make the occasion super special. This card captures the colors and mood of baseball wonderfully well.


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