This week’s #Tuesday Tip is more of a #TuesdayTutorial and I am making the most of the winter weather.
We’ve had an amazing amount of snow here, schools have been closed for three days and it’s wrecking havoc with my pre-Christmas plans.
However, I am a snow addict and am definitely NOT complaining. I don’t mind a bit of the white stuff and it’s definitely making me feel festive.
Given that the snow presented a rare photo opportunity, I couldn’t resist making a snowy card and sharing it with you. I chose to create a tri-fold shutter card using the Helz Cuppleditch Wonderland collection (available at Create & Craft), making the most of the snowy decoupage scenes and THAT pom pom ribbon! EEEK, I still get excited when I get this out of the packet. It comes in festive red and white, and the white perfectly represents little snowballs dangling from my card.
I created a Cricut cut file for this card again but have also included the measurements below for cutting by hand.
So, below you will find the step by step instructions for a tri-fold shutter card and here is the link to the Cricut file in Design Space: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/41146299.
Step 1 – Cut a rectangle to 14cm by 30cm. Placing the rectangle in landscape orientation score at 10cm and 20cm.
Step 2 – Mark a point that measures 5cm in from each short edge and 3.2cm in from each long edge. Score vertically between these points and cut vertically between them.
Step 3 – Cut the layers to place on top of your card. You will need two pieces measuring 9.5 cm by 2.5cm, two pieces measuring 4.5 by 7.2 cm, one piece measuring 9.5cm by 7.2cm and two pieces measuring 9.3cm by 13.5cm with a section cut out. The section will measure 8.45cm high by 5cm wide and will be cut 2.5cm from each long edge. See the picture below if this sounds confusing!
Step 4 – Create the mountain and valley folds as shown in the picture. The front of your card will be the panel that looks like the letter C, so if you create this shape first, folding back the first small panel you should start to get your shape. The panel in the middle is going to face forward. You might want to attach your layers first so that you can see the orientation more easily.
Step 5 – Decorate and embellish. I have created my card in the Helz Cuppleditch Wonderland collection so I added some stickers, a decoupage scene in the centre and some pom pom ribbon, finishing it off with some little gems.
I love the snowy pictures, but it did make everything very blue. Maybe I should have used a filter on the camera when taking the shots. Doesn’t this card look cute in its little snow drift though?
Here’s one I made using the brand new First Edition Wanderlust paper pad, combined with the dies from the Dovecraft Bee Happy collection. For this card I stuck each layer onto black card first and cut around the outside to create another mat and layer before fixing to the card. I made all of the panels the same on this one too.
And this one is from a while back, using the First Edition musical themed dies and the Simply Creative Azteca paper pad.
As ever, I’d love to see your tri-fold shutter cards, so please share them with me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. You’ll find me as @KathyCraftsTV.