One of the cards we created recently at one of In-Home Cardmaking workshops was a Tri-shutter Christmas card. We used the Winter Post stamp set and Holiday Treasures patterned paper. The ladies looked at the sample and gulped but when it came time to make their card, they realised it wasn’t nearly as difficult as it first appeared.
Here’s the card
Now C’mon admit it- Did you gulp in amazement? Yes? Good! That’s the reaction you want when your recipient opens their card. Now pick your jaw up off the ground and I will show you just how simple this card is to make!!
Start with a piece of cardstock that is 30cm x 15cm
Use your paper trimmer to cut along the PURPLE lines in the following illustration. (The purple line is measured in at 4cm from the each edge) The paper trimmer available through Stampin’ Up! allows you to position the blade so that you can commence cutting at the 5cm score line and stop cutting when you reach the 25cm score line. The paper cutter is only $39.95 (pg 155 of the catalogue) If you don’t own this paper trimmer please let me know and I would be happy to process the order for you!
You now need to fold your card into position. If you look at the following photo (taken from above) you will get the best idea of how the pieces should be positioned.
Here is card again folded into position ready to go into an evelope
To decorate the card- the following measurements may come in handy (This is especially for you L )
Cut your cardstock mats to the following sizes
2 pieces that are 14.5cm x 4.5cm
4 pieces that are 3.5cm x 4.5cm
1 piece that is 6.5cm x 9.5cm
2 pieces that are 6.5cm x 4.5cm
2 pieces that are 3.5cm x 9cm
The patterned paper needs to be cut according to the following measurements
2 pieces cut at 14cm x 4cm
4 pieces cut at 3cm x 4cm
1 piece cut at 6cm x 9cm
2 pieces cut at 6cm x 4cm
2 pieces cut at 3cm x 9cm
I hope you have fun creating your own Tri-shutter card!