August – Never Done It Before Challenge
Tri Fold Shutter Card – By CorrieW Corrie
5 ½” x 12” card stock
Pattern paper (MME So Sophie Paper)
Craft knife or sliding blade trimmer
Take the card stock horizontally (long side) and score it at the 2”, 4”, 8”, and 10” marks.
Turn the card stock 90 degrees and cut between the 2” and 10” score marks 1 ½” in on each side, you will have 3 sections of the card but it will be in one piece.
Fold the score lines so that front and back are a sideways “T” and the other flaps tuck in behind.
To do this you will fold as follows:
o Take the middle section and fold the second score line out (mountain) and the next one in (valley). Note you will fold at 4”, and 8” marks.
o One the top and bottom sections you will fold on all score lines the first score line fold will be out (mountain), and then in (valley), and then out (mountain) and then in (valley) again. Note you will fold at 2”, 4”, 10”, and 12”.
o When the card is closed it will be 5 ½” by 4”, so if anything is sticking, chances are something is folded the opposite direction.
Once the card is folded in the right places, you will cut coordinating paper to decorate the inside. I used double sided paper from MME called So Sophie Graceful - Sweet Chic and used both sides on different parts of the card. Using double sided paper is easier for matching things up since they usually coordinate
with each other.
Cut two rectangular pieces and 3 7/8” x 5 3/8” ” from this you will cut the two rectangles of 1 ½” x 2”. These will fit inside the front and back “T” portions.
Cut two strips 1 3/8 ” x 3 7/8”, these will go on the top and bottom sections in the middle of the card.
Cut four small pieces 1 3/8” x 1 ¾” and these will go on the small rectangular pieces remaining.
Adhere all the pieces to the appropriate place and then embellish as desired.
Create a sentiment and put in on the middle or front of the card. This step is optional and you can put this anywhere you wish.
Note: I recommend practicing with scrap paper the first time (this is not the time to try that paper you have been saving for a special use). Refer to the pictures if you are stuck, because the first time can be tricky to get the folds at the right spots but it is worth it.