Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tri-Fold Shutter

For any of you that have been following my blog for a while you will know that I LOVE funky folds!! Anything that makes a card a bit unexpected . . . well, the TLC on SCS Monday was right up my alley!! TLC211 was to create a trii-fold shutter card, and it is really MUCH easier than it looks!

Basically, you start with a piece of cardstock that is 12" by 5.5". THen, you score it along the 12" side at 2", 4", 8" and 10". With me so far? Using a ruler and an Xacto/utility knife, cut 1.5" inches from the top and bottom edges between the first score (at 2") and the last score (at 10"). After that, all you have to do is alternating according folds amongst the three sections have have cut and VOILA!! Then you can embellish and stamp like crazy!

This was almost a wedding card as it has something old (Porcelain Prints dsp), something new (Martha Stewart Butterflies - which are new at least to me!), something borrowed (I got the cardstock and dsp from Karen - imastampin) and something blue (Blue Bayou AND Not Quite Navy)! It also makes card #92 in my "Follow the Butterflies" challenge (again, see the sidebar to the right for more details). I will DEFINITELY be doing more of these tri-fold shutter cards in the future. Too-too fun!!

Here's a photo of the card closed . . . it was really fun trying to figure out what was going to "show" when it was closed and what was not.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, All Holidays, Martha Stewart Butterflies
Paper: Blue Bayou, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Porcelain Prints dsp
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Scribbles/Swirls Sizzlet Die, white taffeta ribbon, Spellbinders Labels Four die (S4-190), EK Success Fluer de Lis border punch, sponge, pop-up glue dots


911barb said...

Love this card. Thanks for posting the instructions.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Wendy, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Long time no chat, but thinking about you!

Hugs and Love,

Jessica said...

That is absolutely gorgeous Wendy!! Oh, and I forgot to tell you- we will be coming through your neck of the woods to visit my dad in Evanston. We'll have to meet up :) Translation- I'll have to come check out that snazzy craft room of yours and oogle all of your nesties lol!

Anonymous said...

Wendy, I follow your blog faithfully. I should of commented on your beautiful cards long before this. You out did yourself on these two. Absolutely beautiful.
Thank you for sharing your talent!
come on over for a visit sometime...

Mary said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors that you used to make it.


Anonymous said...

A very beautiful and inspiring blog you have! TFS

Jan Castle said...

This looks amazing...I am going to have to study it carefully & follow your directions and make one! Enjoy your R&R fun in the sun. You deserve to pamper yourself!
Jan Castle

Sherri Betz said...

Beautiful! Do you use a special tool to "score" the cards before you fold them? Where would we get that tool? Thanks so much!
Sherri Betz