Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tri Shutter Card - always a favorite!

There are so many different interesting styles of cards.  I think people really enjoy receiving a card that pops up or moves in an unusual way.  I have recently had a couple of requests for directions on making the "tri-shutter card" and I thought I would do a quick post with links to my tutorials and some examples of this style of card.  I have been writing this blog for over three years and there is a lot of information that you can find by reading older posts.

You can find my directions for making these cards at THIS POST.  You can make these very quickly and easily without using anything but a trimmer and a scoring board.  It is possible to cut the pieces with a die cutting machine but I prefer to cut my pieces manually.  The measurements are quite simple and you have more control over the placement of the design on your patterned papers when you cut them the "old fashioned way."  You also need the full width of the 12 x 12 cardstock and it can be tricky to get the mats loaded accurately in the machine to produce perfectly aligned cuts.

You'll find more photos and directions at THIS POST.  There are many variations for cutting the extra layers.  If you are in a real hurry you can use an interesting patterned glitter cardstock for the base (this is from the DCWV Animal Crackers stack) and eliminate most of the layers.

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There are so many ways to personalize these cards - if you have never tried making one, I hope you might be inspired to start.  The directions are simple and once you have folded up one card it is very easy to remember how to do them.  Once you master the basics you can focus on having fun with the decoration!

Right now we don't know whether to prepare for a hurricane or the wedding - so we are doing both!  I hope you have a safe weekend and that the storm stays away from you.

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  1. get way to let the paper work for you!
    great cards,
    Carol N<><

  2. What fun cards! They will definitely be in my file! Pleast stay safe during this trying weather weekend!

  3. I have always liked the tri-fold cards but have never tried one. Thanks for all the info on making one.

  4. I will definitely try making one of these! Thanks for the info! Stay safe!

  5. Lovely cards and they really are a lot easier to make than they look.
    Kim xXx

  6. I've always loved these types of cards, and seeing yours gave me a great idea to use them for gift cards. I think one will fit in the long center fold....I'm going to try it tonight!

  7. These are brilliant! All the paper choices and colors are fabulous! Great job!

  8. This is one of my favorite folds too! Love your examples.


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