Tri-Shutter Card

by Bonnie Szwalkiewicz

Special occasions call for special cards. This one will fit the bill!

Supplies

  • One 5 1/2" x 12" piece of Cardstock
  • Scor-Pal™ or other scoring tool
  • Paper Cutter
  • Patterned Paper
  • Bone Folder
  • Craft Knife
  • Ruler
  • Adhesive

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Place 5 ½” x 12" piece of cardstock horizontally in your Scor-Pal.

    Score at 2”, 4”, 8” and 10”.

  2. Step 2

    Turn cardstock a ¼ turn.

    Along the long edge, measure in 1 ½” .

    Make a slit with a craft knife between the score marks at 2” and 10”. Repeat on the other long side.

  3. Step 3

    Fold card as pictured.

  4. Step 4

    Using card base as a template, trace the section with the T-shaped fold onto patterned paper.

    Cut two of this shape.

  5. Step 5

    Trim 1/16” from all sides of patterned paper.

  6. Step 6

    Cut 4 pieces of patterned paper 1-3/8" x 1-7/8" .

    Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper 1 3/8” x 3 7/8”.

    Cut 1 piece of patterned paper 2 3/8” x 3 7/8”.

    Dry fit all of the pieces, then adhere to card base.

  7. Step 7

    Now that the basic Tri-Shutter card is complete, go forth! Embellish & decorate.

    If you are interested on how the Fan Fold Flowers were created, check this tutorial.

  8. View of the card closed.

Video!

Variations

    To use 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock:
    Trim cardstock to 5" x 10 1/2".
    Score at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 7" and 8 3/4". Cut your lines horizontally at 1 1/2" and 3 1/2" from the first to the last score line.You will end up with a card that measures 3 1/2″ × 5″.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Tri-Shutter Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Your cards are beautiful. I would like to know the brand and name of the stamp used in your tri fold card. How beautiful stamp
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Linda Coleman  |  Sun Oct 4, 2015 at 7:50 PM
Love this card. Have no problem with the 5 x 12 inch measurements but can't get the 8 1/2 x 11 to line up. Are these correct?
Miss Kitty  |  Mon Oct 5, 2015 at 9:25 AM
Thanks Miss Kitty - there were a couple of details missing - it is fixed now, and should line up fine for you.
dina  |  Tue Oct 13, 2015 at 8:21 PM
Thanks, Dina!
Miss Kitty  |  Wed Oct 14, 2015 at 7:38 AM
This is my all time favorite card...I have fun making it and fun giving it. Thanks for the reminder...gonna make it again.
Marlene Pederosn  |  Fri Jan 22, 2016 at 2:24 PM

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