Trifold Shutter cards are a fun-fold card that looks difficult to make, but is actually fairly simple. Once you’ve mastered the scoring and folding, the rest is easy. Just decorate your card with pretty paper!
Scoring and Cutting
Let’s see how to make this fun-fold card. Begin with a 5-1/2″ x 12″ piece of Calypso Coral Cardstock. On the 12″ side, score at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″. Put the 5-1/2″ side in the paper trimmer at the 1-1/2″ mark. Cut between the 2″ and 10″ score lines. Flip the paper and cut again. See diagram below.
Trifold Shutter Card Folds
Next, fold the outer sections, alternating a mountain fold, then a valley fold. So the mountain folds will be on the 2″ and 8″ score lines, and the valley folds on the 4″ and 10″ score lines. The center section will have a mountain fold on the 4″ score line, and a valley fold on the 8″ score line. As a result, the middle section of the card is folded in the opposite direction of the outer sections. When finished, your folded cardstock should look like the photo below.
Decorating Trifold Shutter Cards Two Ways
For the first birthday card, create a mat for the front and back panel. Decorate the other sections with the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper. Stamp the greeting from Pansy Patch in the center panel. Then add a few 2021-2023 In Color Jewels (Polished Pink) to the front center section for a cute accent. For cutting dimensions and product information, click the link below.
Alternative Pansy Petals Design
Like the first card, mat the front and back panel, but also add mats to the two center sections. Similarly, choose patterns from the Pansy Petals DSP to decorate all the other sections. For both cards, die cut the four pansies with the Pansy Dies.
So, the only stamping is for the greeting. Add your sentiment wherever you like it. For example, on the first sample, you stamp on the white cardstock. On the other hand, for the second sample you stamp the sentiment on a second piece of cardstock and add it over the Pansy Petals paper on the front.
Crafty Savings Tip
When browsing the Stampin’ Up! catalog, look for bundled savings. There’s one section in the back of the catalog that features punch bundles and another for die bundles. Whenever you purchase these coordinating products together, you save 10%. If you are shopping online, you’ll find bundled savings here.