Thursday, June 6, 2013

Tri-Fold Shutter Card Instructions

I received lots of nice comments on the Cape Cod Tri-Fold Shutter Card
I made for last weeks Club Scrap Blog Hop. 
A few people asked how difficult it was to make it. 
Luckily it's way easier than it looks so here you go....
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Tri-Fold Shutter Card


1. Cut a sheet of cardstock 6x12" ~ this will make a 4x6" finished card size.

2.  Score the paper and 2", 4", 8" and 10". 

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3. Make a cut line 1.75" from the top of the card between the 2" - 10" score lines.  Make an identical cut 1.75" from the bottom of the card again between the 2" - 10" score lines. 

NOTE: My cut lines don't go clear to the fold lines....I'm not comfortable cutting that close with my rotary cutter soooo....

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I finish up my lines with an exacto knife just to be sure I don't cut too far.

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4.  Now it's time to fold!  You want to the 2 & 4" score lines as shown... 

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5.  Now you fold the 8" & 10" score lines opposite of the first. This will give you 3 alternating mountain/valley folds in the center of the card!

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And that's it!!!  I told you it was easy :)
 You now have all of those areas to decorate and embellish! 
Since I stared off with pattern paper I left the 4 smaller rectangles empty and stamped an image for the front and three larger center rectangles.  The small rectangle to the right of the sentiment is actually a piece of pattern paper from the Cape Cod kit and the large lighthouse was cut from another sheet of pattern paper in the same kit.

The black dots are Viva Pearl Pen.

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  1. Thanks for the instructions---they make it look so simple. I MUST try this.

  2. Hi Roni,
    Thanks so much for posting the instructions. I can't wait to try it!

  3. Beautiful card!Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a fun card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. :)

  5. I LOVE IT! I've seen tri-fold cards before & for whatever reason the idea just didn't click with me! Now it does. Plus I love the card with the nautical theme. Since I just came back from vacation at the coast this card would be perfect to send friends as a Thank You! Cosmic!!


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