Friday, September 11, 2009

Great Friend Tri-Shutter

There have been lots of these Tri-shutter cards on various blogs and websites lately, so I thought it would make the perfect second card for my Fancy Folds class. This is what the card looks like closed: And when you open it up, Voila!

The Urban Garden papers are so gorgeous, I have used them and used them and used them. Sometimes I have to *force* myself to use something different! Can you believe this card only uses a 3.5cm strip from 2 sheets of the paper. So even you paper-hoarders (and I know you're out there!) can make one of these and it will barely make a dent in your stash.
TIP: I used Confetti White cardstock for my card base, as it's a bit stronger and sturdier than the Whisper White. But I stamped my cut-out butterflies on Whisper White, as you just can't beat it for a crisp stamped image.
Here are some basic instructions with measurements that I worked out to suit Aussie cardstock and envelopes:
1. Cut an A4 piece of cardstock to 27 x 14.8cm
2. Turn to landscape orientation and score at 4.5cm, 9cm, 18cm and 22.5cm
3. Put the piece of cardstock portrait orientation in a trimmer. Cut a slit 4cm in, from 4.5 to 22.5 cm. Do the same on the opposite side
4. Fold along score lines accordion style, making sure the top and bottom narrow sections are folded in the same direction, while the middle wider section is folded in the opposite direction

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Great Friend
ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss
card: Confetti White, Whisper White, Basic Grey
other: Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Corduroy button, Urban Garden DSP


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Marelle!
    Bet that class was a hit!!


  2. Love your tri shutter card.
    The colours are fab!
    You have given me the inspiration to make one.
    Sparkle x

  3. Ooooh ... I just made my first tri-shutter too! But ... won't be posting until after the demo class that I am doing! Mine is all pinks using the Sweet Always DSP. Love this colour combo ... I am such a "green girl". Hugs, Andrea xx

  4. Just lovely Marelle - thanks for sharing the dimensions you adapted! Can't wait to give it a try.

  5. Made a tri-fold card today, and wow! used bella rose dsp. It will be given to a special lady turning 90. It looks amazing. Jan

  6. Thank you for showing us these measurements.
    I have been looking for an Australian A4 size to make and I am no good at trying to figure out cm's. Very much appreciated.
    Have made my template and now to start making these for future birthdays.



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