I love Trifold Shutter cards! They are wonderful for special occasions. And making the card base is really easy. It's the designing that takes me a while, though some people are pretty quick at that, too.
We made this card in last month's club. Speaking of club, we're starting a new round, so if you'd like to join, let me know. We meet the 4th Tuesday (6:30pm) and Wednesday (10:00am) of the month. You can see more details here.
Here's the card standing up:
This is what it looks like closed:
And here it is laying flat so you can see each of the panels:
See what I mean? Isn't this style of card really cool?
Stamps: Love and Laughter
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede
Designer Series Paper: Venetian Romance
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones
If you like this style card, you can see other ones I've made here.
So, I said these were easy. Here are some quick instructions. Refer to the pictures if needed.
1) Start with a piece of 12" x 5 1/2" cardstock.
2) Score along 12" side at 2", 4", 8" and 10"
3) Rotate cardstock and cut from the 2" score line to the 10" score line at 1 1/2" in from the top and from the bottom.
So looking at the 12" side, there is a 2" panel on each end that is solid along the whole 5 1/2". Between the two panels, there are three vertical strips 1 1/2", 2 1/2", and 1 1/2".
4) Fold. The first panel folds back (mountain fold). Then, the 2 1/2" piece (center) folds up (mountain fold), while the two 1 1/2" pieces (top and bottom) fold down (valley folds). Move to the right and reverse (center is a valley fold; top and bottom are mountain folds). Then, the last panel folds forward (valley fold).
Now it's ready for you to add your own creative touch.
Hope that makes sense. If not, let me know and I'll add some pictures.