I thought you’d like to see the new video I posted on YouTube, How to make the Trifold Shutter Card Base. I actually shot this video last fall when I created a trifold shutter card as a Mad Stampers Club Project.
I didn’t have 12″x12″ card stock in the color I was going to use (I had to borrow some to make this video), and realized others might be in the same boat. So I put together this video to show how to make the card base with either 12″x12″ or 8-1/2″x11″ card stock. One of my best customers has been bugging me, wanting to learn how to cut this card. I finally got the time to finish editing it and get it posted.
Use this link to download the templates referred to in the video:
Trifold Shutter Cards are one of my favorite types of projects to make. Cutting and scoring the base is really easy, once you see how it’s done. Then you get to have great fun decorating the card. I didn’t show how to decorate it, since I want to encourage you to experiment. I showed a couple of examples of finished cards in the video. Here’s another project I did for Mad Stampers Club for one of the September projects
You can decorate as simply or as ornately as you like. The Trifold Shutter Card is perfect for showing of Designer Series Paper, and you can make an easy card without much more embellishment.
But you know me, I tend to go for the production pieces! And this Fan Fair card is certainly a production. Keep in mind, with an ornate card like this, there’s no one step that is very difficult. It’s just that there are a lot of steps. So with a good dose of patience, and a sense of adventure, you can create spectacular cards that will WOW your recipients!
Anyone you give this card to will see how much care and attention to detail you’ve put into it. It is really a wonderful way to tell someone how much they mean to you.
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The directions for this card are really quite clear and easy. If you’ve avoided making Trifold Shutter Cards in the past because they seem to complicated, then you’ll love these video instructions.