Sunday, August 1, 2010


This weekend was my Fun & Fancy Folds Class.  The cards were pretty simple so that we could focus on learning the cutting, scoring and folding of the templates that were new to the attendees.

The first one we tackled was the Tri-Fold Shutter Card.  The most difficult part is getting down the mountain and valley folds.  Once you do that, you realize what an easy card it really is to make.  For the design, instead of using DSP on the card we "made" our own by stamping the pattern right onto the card base.  We used Vintage Vogue for the greenery and one of the two-step flowers from Greenhouse Garden.  Enjoy!

  • Stamp Sets –  Greenhouse Garden (#113824 $25.95), Vintage Vogue (W #117690 $23.95 C #118598 $17.95)
  • Card stock – Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush
  • Ink – Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Concord Crush Classic and Markers
  • Accessories –  Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95)
  • Punches – 2-3/8" Scallop Circle XL (#118874, $16.95), Eyelet Border (#119853, $15.95)
  • ToolsPaper Cutter with Scoring Blade, Big Shot, Circles #2 Die (#114526, $15.95), Sponge Daubers, Clear Blocks
Note:  If following the template above, solid lines are cut lines and dotted lines are score/fold lines.
1. Begin with cardstock 5 ½” x 12”. With the cardstock in the landscape position, score at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″.

2. With your cardstock in the portrait position, line it up at the 1½” mark. Cut from the 2” to the 10” score line. Turn your cardstock 180 degrees and repeat on the other side.

3. Fold your score lines in the mountain & valley folds shown in this picture to the right and on your template.

4. Add DSP if desired to the different sections of the card using these instructions: Use the card base as a template and trace the section with the T-shaped fold onto DSP. Cut two of this shape. Trim 1/16” from all sides of the DSP “T” to allow for a boarder around it.

For the remaining pieces, cut 4 pieces of patterned paper 1 3/8” x 1 3/8”.
Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper 1 3/8” x 3 7/8”.
Cut 1 piece of patterned paper 2 3/8” x 3 7/8”.
Dry fit all of the pieces, then adhere to card base.

5. Stamp and embellish as desired.  This is how the finished card looks open.


  1. I think this is one of my favorite tri-shutter cards ever! I always have a hard time wrapping my brain around a pleasing way to decorate them, but I love the idea of just stamping a pretty design (or using beautiful dp) on most of it and adding a sentiment in the center. Great job, and thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing the information on how to make it.

  3. Oh, my goodness! What an extremely beautiful card! I've made these cards before and cut DSP and cardstock to accentuate the sides but the way you stamped this card is very beautiful! You have inspired me to try this card again! Thank you!



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