Tri-Fold Shutter Card


Tri-fold Shutter - Sweet Always zHi again!

Here I am … back with the last sample from my recent “Special Fold” class. I have seen these around on HEAPS of blogs recently … seems that everyone is trying this design out. Again I based this on a tutorial from SCS … but I did change the measurements so you could get one card out of a piece of A4 cardstock instead of having to use a 12×12″ piece of card. So … you will find all the measurements in the recipe at the end of the card.

This was my first attempt at this special fold card … and I was quite happy with it. I love the pinks … “Sweet Always” DSP has fast become a favourite!!! (I had to buy another pack last week!)

Tri-fold Shutter - Sweet Always

And … here are some pics of the open card. You can see how it folds … and some of the stamping & embelllishments …

Tri Fold Shutter x4

This is the sample I demo-d at the class. Totally different look with different colours and stamp images. You could adapt this card for male or female!

Tri-fold Shutter Cakes

And … a couple of extra views for this card …

Tri Fold Shutter 2 x2

I love the Taken with Teal teamed with the Chocolate Chip. I think it is a really striking combo. I hope this doesn’t look too daunting … because seriously it looks a lot harder than it really is. You just need to get the scoring and cutting done … then cover each panel with some coordinating DSP & then decorate. All the instructions for cutting, scoring & folding are on my card recipe!

Try this one out. You will be really satisfied with the result. Have a great day!

Images copyright © Stampin’ Up! ® 1997—2009. Artwork by Andrea Lowcock.

Please click on recipe card below for an enlarged image with easy to read detail.

Tri-Shutter Fold Recipe



  1. WOW Andrea – these are gorgeous! I love this fold but have yet to try it!!! One day I will though!
    Hope Sandy is coping with the cast and congrats on your 50,000 hits! Way to go!
    Andrea adds: Go on Debbie … try it … it really is much easier than it looks! Hugs xxx


  2. Lynda says:

    Pink again darl??? and I like it…aaaargggggggggh!!! I do like the CC and TT one tho too (looks good enuf to eat 🙂 ). These cards are soooooo much fun and can be quite addictive…u have been warned!! My megabyte senses tell me that the boy may be prowling…now u be careful…LOL!! Have a great w’end and stay dry. ooxx
    Andrea adds: yes … i know you find pink a little hard to take Lynda … being the tom boy that you are … but I really do like those DSPs … and when you got em … you gotta use em!!! (Is this a good time to tell you I bought another pack that isn’t opened yet???) LOL! 😀 😉 Yes … megabyte nazi has informed me that we have a download limit of 260meg a day … and the last two days have been 460!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But … I think I have fooled him into thinking it is the kids!!! They were away over the weekend … and our downloads were seriously DOWN!!! (I didn’t remind him that I was at Leonie’s all day Saturday … and we were out all day Sunday!!!!)


  3. Tanya Kitto says:

    Love love love your pink pirouette & kiwi kiss card, pink & green go soooo well together…….you have sold me!! I have to try one of these & SOON!!! The choc chip card is awesome too, I haven’t tried choc chip & taken with teal before, have written it in my colour combo journal & will definitely give it a go.
    Thanks for sharing your awesome cards Andrea 🙂
    Tan xox
    Andrea adds: So happy to share some inspiration with you Tan!!! You’re very welcome!!! xxx


  4. Love these Tri-fold shutter cards Andrea!! I haven’t tried these yet. I love the combo of Teal and Choc Chip. That’s one to try sometime 😉 Well Done on your 50,000 hits too Andrea. That’s awesome. Everyone loves to visit to see your creations and I know you put so much work into doing the recipes!!!

    Have a good week,
    Jenny xxx
    Andrea adds: Have a go, Jenny!!! They are REALLY EASY!!! You will enjoy!


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