Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Technique Tuesday - Tri-fold Shutter Card

Today's technique is a card that I found over on SplitCoast Stampers, and it was designed by Beate Johns.  I love the unique folds in this card.  Here's my take on Beate's card:
It's called a tri-fold shutter card.  It has three folds, of course, and a unique way of opening, as you can see in this open view of the card:
It is much, much easier to make than it appears, as it does look kind of complicated.  It's a simple matter of scoring and using a paper trimmer to make just two cuts, then folding!  I used Penny Black stamps, and My Mind's Eye patterned papers.

I have entered this first card in two challenges:
Caardvarks Challenge http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/  - birthday card
Penny Black At Allsorts Challenge  http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/ - A burst of summer color

Beate created a marvelous and very informative video that has all the steps for making this delightful card.  Here's the link to her You Tube video with full directions:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su-3T3sd4r0&feature=related .

Here's another card I made with this technique:
The open view really is the same color as the front, but for some reason I couldn't get it to photograph correctly....don't know why, because it 's the same camera, same lighting, but it just photographed poorly in the open position.  But, at least you can see the openings and folds.  Penny Black stamps, and K & Company papers.

Hope you'll give this beauty a try...it's so fun.  I'm already thinking what a terrific Christmas card it would make.  Oh, and can you just picture it in pretty fall colors?!  Hmmm, can you tell what's on my mind?  I'm definitely NOT a fan of this summer heat!  Now, before I get stoned by all you sun worshipers, I'm off to read for a while before going to bed. 

Have a wonderful week, and remember to make time for yourself to enjoy the people and things you love!

Blessings and peace,



  1. These kinds of cards always amaze me! Yours are no exception, Lynda! Both are beautifully done!

  2. Great card! You must be super busy when created this! but you did it well!! hope this will publis in PB inc blog!! but i am sure it get published!!!

  3. What a great card. So colorfull. I remember making these years ago when I worked for Papers by Catherine. Have to get out my pattern again and do one!!! Your papers are great!



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