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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tri-Shutter Card - Tutorial

This is the first Tri-Shutter card that I made. Very pleased with the results. It was fairly easy to make too.


The inspiration for the Tri-Shutter card came from Robin's Craft Room:
I didn't follow her directions to the letter, but they were a big help in creating my first card. The card above is one of the Tri-Shutter fold cards I made. The 2nd one I made is for the tutorial listed here and completed photos are at the very end. (all products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated)

Here are my directions for making the card:

Paper:
1 piece 12" x 5 1/2" Almost Amethyst cardstock - Item #107078
1 piece Tea Party DSP 12" x 12" (double sided paper) - Item #113992 cut into the following sizes:
..... 3 pieces cut 3 1/4" x 3 3/4"
..... 2 pieces cut 7/8" x 12"
..... Save the rest of the piece of this DSP (extra) so that you have 4 flowers to hand cut out
1 scrap piece of Almost Amethyst cardstock - Item #107078 to cut out greetings

Misc:
Modern Label Punch - Item #116630 (available July 1st)
Stampin' Dimensionals - Item #104430
SNAIL Adhesive - Item #104332
Stampin' Pad - Perfect Plum Classic Ink - Item #101437
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set - Item #115370 (available July 1st)
Bone Folder - #102300
Everything all laid out and ready to go. I precut the 4 flowers from the Tea Party "extra". If you do not have this paper, you can embellish the card with silk flowers, stamped images that you cut out etc. So many possibilities.

I use the Scor-Pal for scoring of my cardstock. It is not sold by Stampin' Up! at this time. It will hold up to a 12" x 12" piece of paper.

Score your paper: (12' x 5 1/2" Almost Amethyst)
Score at 2" and 10" BUT ONLY Score down 1 inch from the top & 1 inch up from the bottom.
Score at 4" and 8" score completely from top to bottom.

When I scored the 2" and the 10" marks, I put a post-it note at the one inch marks down as a guide. Made the scoring a great deal easier for me.

DO NOT FOLD.

Remove the paper from the Scor-Pal and using portable cutter NOT a desk top cutter, cut from score at the 2" down to the score at the 10" for both the left and the righ side shown above. The dark lines are the actual cuts I made. It is very important that you do NOT cut from top to bottom as this will cut away parts of the shutters.

DO NOT FOLD

It is much easier to attach the paper borders, panels and flowers before you fold the card.
Setting your paper back to 12" x 5 1/2" (shown above), use SNAIL adhesive to adher the 2 pieces of Tea Party Paper that are 7/8" x 12"

Attach the 3 panels 3 1/4" x 3 3/4" using SNAIL adhesive. I alternated the back and front of the Tea Party DSP.

Attach the cut out flowers now using dimensionals. I put two dimensionals on each flower. One flower on the front and back panel and two flowers on the inside panel.

Now carefully fold the card at all score lines. It is extremely important that you do alternate the folds (see card above).

Fold forward, fold back. Upper and lower border have 4 folds. Center panel area has 2.


An overhead view of the card.

A close-up side view of the card.
(Note ... add flower embellishments on before folding).

Stamp a greeting for the front of the card and one for the back inside.
Cut out with the Modern Label punch.
Attach using SNAIL adhesive.
Close-up of the finished front.


Close-up of the card folded. It will fit an A2 envelope.

Another view of the finished card.

A final view of the card.

Once you understand the folding of the crease lines, I really believe you will love making this card. It is so elegant and truly has that WOW factor.

Mary
http://marydirector.stampinup.net/
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)

17 comments:

Patti J said...

Amazing tutorial! Very, VERY nice! I haven't tried this one yet, but do have a pattern! Now, I will simply have to give it a shot! You have a very nice blog - I'll be back to visit again!

Deb said...

This is just beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial. Must give it a try now.

Sheila said...

This one is just beautiful!
- Sheila

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this with us.
Beverly

roxybonds said...

excellent tutorial! Thanks :)

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

That is beautiful, I love the tutorial, you're gonna convince me to give this a try now aren't you? Love yours it's gorgeous!!
♥ Teresa

DaDoodleDiva said...

Mary,
This is fabulous! Thanks for the awesome tutorial. I love your design on this card.

Ladybug Diva said...

Great tutorial! TFS! I gave you a ONE LOVELY BLOG award on my blog. Please jump over to get it.

mickeydee said...

This card is so pretty! I need to try one of these! Thank you for the great tutorial. I love your design :)

Jennifer Stutzman said...

That is awesome and amazing!! WOW! Anyone would be lucky to receive a card like this!

Ann said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love the colors and the cool fold. Thanks for the step by step.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful!!! Great tutorial. Maxine

~chevygirl~ said...

awesome job. Left an award for you on my blog.

WAM Family said...

Love it!!! I will have to give this a try, when I get the scor pal. I wish I had gotten it when it was on say a couple of months ago. Well I snoozed and I lost. LOL

Thank you for sharing this tutorial.

Kathryn

Gracie said...

WOW! Question: Do you mind if I post just the very first pic on a post on my blog & then refer them to you for the tutorial? I just want my readers to get a peek at the card so that they'll want to hop on over.

Thanks!
Gracie

KreatesKards said...

Gracie .. it would be all right to post 1 photo to your blog as long as the KreatesKards watermark stays on the photo AND there is a direct link back to my blog AND a bit of an explanation of where the photo originated. I ask that you do not copy my text/tutorial on your blog. That information is to remain on my blog along with the rest of the photos.

wimpygirl said...

Thank you so much for the instructions for this card. I made one this morning and it is presentable on the first try. I usually have a mistake and have to learn on the first one. your directions were perfect. Thanks again

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