Tri-Shutter Card Tutorial

Tri-Shutter Card Tutorial

by Bonnie Szwalkiewicz

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Special occasions call for special cards. This one will fit the bill!


One 5 1/2" x 12" piece of card stock

Scor-Pal or other scoring tool

Paper cutter

Patterned paper

Bone folder

Craft knife




Step 1
Place 5 1/2" x 12" piece of card stock horizontally in your Scor-Pal.

Score at 2" 4" 8" and 10"

Step 2
Turn card stock a 1/4 turn.

Along the edge measure in 1 1/2".

Make a slit with a craft knife between the score marks at 2" and 10". Repeat on the other long side. 

Step 3
Fold as pictured.

Step 4
Using card base as a template, trace the section with the T-shaped fold onto patterned paper.

Cut two of this shape.

*Note-I usually skip this step and cut the patterned paper to fit each individual section.

Step 5
Trim 1/16" from all sides of patterned paper.

Step 6
Cut 4 pieces of patterned paper 1 3/8" x 1 7/8"

Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper 1 3/8" x 3 7/8"

Cut 1 piece of patterned paper 2 3/8" x 3 7/8".

Dry fit all of the pieces, then adhere to card base.

Step 7
Now that the basic Tri-Shutter card is complete, go forth! Embellish and decorate.

View of the closed card.

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