Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tri-Shutter Cards Tutorial

TRI-SHUTTER CARD INSTRUCTIONS

  • 12 x 12" piece of Cardstock
  • Coordinating Patterned Papers (for accenting)
  • Scoring tool
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Bone Folder
  • Adhesive

Cut The 12 x12 Cardstock to 5 ½” x 12”
Place 5 ½” x 12" piece of cardstock horizontally in your Scoring tool and Score at 2”, 4”, 8” and 10”.
Turn cardstock a ¼ turn. Cut between the score marks at 2” and 10”  @ 1 ½ “ from the top edge of the cardstock. Repeat on the other long side.
Fold  see picture (its difficult to put in words)
Birds Eye Veiw 

Open view   


  Closed view 
Using card base as a template, trace the section with the T-shaped fold onto patterned paper. If you wish to have an “edge” of the card base show, trim 1/16” to 1/8” off each side of the pattern paper. Cut two of this shape. Or cut (2 pieces) 1 7/8” x 5 ¼ “ and cut (2 pieces) 1 7/8” x 2 ¼” (these measurements leave an “edge” of the cardstock base.
Cut 4 pieces of patterned paper 1 3/8” x 1 3/8” to cover the base of the cardstock. Or to leave an “edge” cut pattern paper 1 5/8” x 1 5/8”

Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper 1 3/8” x 4” to cover the base of the cardstock. Or to leave an “edge” cut pattern paper 1 5/8” x 3 7/8”

Cut 1 piece of patterned paper 2 3/8” x 3 7/8” to cover the base of the cardstock. Or to leave an “edge” cut pattern paper  2 5/8” x 3 ¾”


Dry fit all of the pieces before adhering to card base. Once You know it fits go ahead and adhere all pieces down.




 A couple examples of finished Tri shutter fold Cards


Now that the base of the Tri-Shutter card is complete, Have fun and  Embellish!

Heres a video tutorial on How to make a Tri-Fold Shutter Card



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