Wednesday, May 18, 2016

My first tri-fold shutter card...

I wanted to make a tri-fold shutter card for the current Jingle Belles challenge, Shake, Rattle and Roll, which asks you to make a card that is interactive in some way. The tutorial I found on Pinterest looked pretty simple, and simple is definitely up my alley. Added bonus..a great use of scraps. So I gave it go. Here's the folded version, although not folded flat.

And here it is opened up:

And from a different angle:

I had a lot of fun with this and plan to make some more. The hardest part was making the pinwheel on the front, it didn't want to stayed glued. The next hardest part was photographing it!

I'm way behind on Christmas cards, so I need to get going!

I'm also submitting this to Craft Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, where it's always Anything Goes (as long as it's Christmas).


  1. Super-strong double-stick tape is the key to holding that pinwheel together ... this design is so cool ... and I love the various patterns you combined ... so glad you were able to shake, rattle & roll with us at jingle belles.

  2. oh my gosh, that is such an amazingly COOL design; i think you may have made me NEED TO go look at the tutorial! (& not just b/c it's scrap-using tho i admit that usually works on me, lol!) :) thanks for coming along to "shake, rattle and roll" with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  3. This is such a fun card! Love your paper choices and the placement of the sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with the interactive card challenge at Jingle Belles. :)

  4. Looks like you executed this perfectly Cyndie! I myself have never tried one of these...what size is it when folded flat? Everything is so well-coordinated on this card too, and your matted layers look exactly perfect! Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra with this beauty! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

    1. Aww, thanks so much Marie! The card is 4 x 5.5 inches. It uses a 5.5 x 12 inch piece of paper. I really had fun with it and plan to make a few more.

  5. Lovely card, stunning! Will be trying this out. Thanks for joining us at CHNC challenge this month.