Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tri-Shutter Card

Tri-Shutter Card



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 3/8”.

    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.

    Variations


      Start out with a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock
      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″.
 Thank You!

 

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