Monday, 14 December 2009

Character Cafe Tuesday Tutorial -Tri Fold Shutter Card

Good Morning All, I have been asked how to make a Tri Fold Shutter card,
This is the first time for me as well, and believe me it is not hard,
I found the measurements for this over at Splitcoaststampers.
For this card you will need -
5.5" x 12" card stock,
backing papers of your choice,
Images of your choice,
(why not pop over and see what wonderful ones we have at the character cafe.)
I have used Christmas Scamp, I just adore this image.
and this is suitable for my friend as she has 3 cheeky dogs.
Score the card on the long edge at 2" 4" 8" and 10"
the on the short side measure in 1.5" and from the 2 score line cut till you get to the 10" score line, repeat this on the other edge of the short side,

Once the two cuts are done,
you can fold it like the photo below.

Then you can
Cut 4 pieces of patterned paper 1 7/8” x 1 3/8”. Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper 1 7/8” x 3 7/8”. Cut 1 piece of patterned paper 2 3/8” x 3 7/8”.

these will make fantastic layering pieces like I have done below,
make sure they are the right sizes before you stick them, once you are happy then stick them.
I have used nice bright colours for mine.
I printed and coloured christmas scamp with sakura pens,
used mirror board, holographic board and plain coloured board for the layers.

Here are close ups of the finished card, before I added personalisation.

I do hope you will give this a go,
look forward to seeing your finished projects, you could combine them with the Character Cafe's friday challenges.

I am entering this card into the Holiday Frenzy Challenge over at Digital Ink Co.
and the anything goes challenge over at Creative Card Crew.

Thank You for popping by,
Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did making the tutorial for you.
X x X


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!! I just love your cheery colors, the trifold design, and those sweet images!! Great tutorial. TFS!

Sam said...

Thnaks for the tutorial Ange and for joining us at DICo for this fortnights challenge. All the best
Sam x

Harriet Hensley said...

I love tri-fold cards and yours is no exception.....thank you for playing along with the Digital-Ink Co's challenge.....

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Nicely done! Super fab tutorial. I haven't tried one of the tri-fold shutter cards - seems so complicated, but you made it look easy. Thanks for sharing!!

Great work on the CCC challenge this week. Thanks for joining us and good luck with your DT bid!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great cards! Love the Scamp image. Also, I got a x-mas card from your mom and dad!!! I was not expecting that so it really made me smile! I plan to post on my blog later today or tomorrow. Please tell them I said a BIG THANK YOU!!! They are very kind! :)

Mary said...

This is such an adorable card! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us and for joining us for the challenge at Digital-Ink Co.


stitchy said...

Oh my Angie, your blog just went into my favorites...I want to learn much as I can, thank you for the tut and for the lovely entry in our challenge at DICO this week...looks like fun to make..good luck..

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Angie, how totally cute is this card! Wow, that is just so fun! You did a great job love all the colors! Thanks for joining us at DICO. I hope to see you again!

Unknown said...

Wow--this explosion card is the coolest card ever! It is sooo dynamic! You put alot of work into it, and the little image is adorable.
Thanks for playing along at DICO this week.

Purrs & Kisses,
Kristal of Digi Kitty

Unknown said...

Angie I love this, great tutorial, I am going to follow this and make one, I have wanted to do one off these for so long, love the colours and images....Hugs Avril xxxx

KymKreates said...

Cute as heck!! I love those tri fold cards. Thanks for playing at DICO. Good luck to you!

Liz said...

Brilliant Ange So very well done great tut too Just wish I could find five mins time!

Liz x

Lyneen said...

Brilliant... love the card. I am going to have to try this one!

Judy said...

I love seeing thing other than regular cards made, and one of my favorites is the tri-fold. This is great!!!

Thanks for joining us at Digital-Ink Co.

Merry said...

This looks the bold bright colours.

Yogi said...

nice card. Cute images