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Friday, July 31, 2015

Shutter Cards and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

For a new variation on the simple shutter card that gives you room to write a note, check this out:
The entire pdf  with instructions are HERE.
Thank you, Sandy Allnock!

She did these additional trifold shutter cards:
Sandy Allnock Trifold Shutter Card2
Original Pin HERE

Then I found a set of instructions for a double shutter card:

Beccy's Place: Tutorial: Double Shutter Card (aka Double Display Card)
Original Pin HERE

...and here's my modified variation based on this version:

I took a 12" x 12" piece of solid card stock and cut it in half to create 2 pieces that measure 6" x 12." Along the 12" length of both pieces, I scored at 2", 4", 6" and 8." At 2" inches from the right and left sides, cut down from the 2" score line to the 8" score line. Add a 4.5" x 6" panel to the left and right sides to finish the front of the card. This shutter card is the perfect one to highlight a 4"x6" picture on the back panel.

Next...I found a very impressive triple shutter card and terrific tutorial by Tanya Dawn Richards on Pinterest. This is the type of card that you would only make for a card-worthy friend who would appreciate all of the time and materials that goes into a handmade creation! Here's my version:

It's the longest card I've ever made at THREE FEET LONG! It took quite awhile to make BUT I'm giving it to a friend and talented card maker who never throws away my cards! Here are Tayna's samples:

Video #86 Double Tri-shutter card - YouTube
For the video tutorial and original pin, click HERE.

The basic instructions to go along with the video are as follows:
  • Cut 2 pieces of 12" x 12" card stock to 4 pieces of 6" x 12" card stock
  • Take 2 pieces of 6" x 12" card stock and trim to 6" by 8"
  • Score the 2 pieces of 6" x 12" pieces along the 12" length at 2", 4", 8" and 10"
  • Score the 2 pieces of 6" x 8" pieces along the 8" side at 2" and 6"
  • Take the 2 pieces of 6" x 12" card stock and along the 12" length, cut at 1 3/4" from each side starting at the 2" score line down to the 10" score line
  • Take the 2 pieces of 6" x 12" card stock and fold up at 2" and back down at 4", then fold up at 8" and back down at 10" like a fan
  • Take the middle section and reverse both folds on both pieces of 6" x 12" card stock
  • Take both of the 6" x 8" pieces and fold the first fold up and the second one down
  • Then continue as directed in the video starting at the time of 6:58
  • To decorate this card, you'll need: 
    • From one piece of DSP: 4 pieces of 1 3/4" by 5 3/4", 4 pieces of 1 1/2" x 3 3/4" and 4 pieces of  1 3/4" x 2 1/4"
    • From a coordinated piece of DSP: 8 pieces of 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" and 4 pieces of 2 1/4 x 3 
  • NOTE: The punch that is used in the video is called Tiara by Easy Cut Crafts and can be purchased HERE.

Click HERE for a video to see finishing ideas for this type of card.

Check out an additional video HERE to see other finished examples of the triple shutter card.