I’ve been preparing for a party and I’ve decided to make three “Time Consuming” projects. The first project is a Tri Shutter card aka a Tri Fold Card. These cards have been around for awhile, my heart was broken when Stampin Up did away with their 12 x 12 cardstock again. (they are only selling it in black and white). I had to figure out how to make the card using 8 1/2 x 11 paper. All product is from Stampin Up!
I took two (2) pieces of soft suede cardstock, the first piece is cut to 5 1/2 x 10 and the second piece is cut to 5 1/2 x 3 15/16 On the first piece after it’s cut you want to score at 2″, 4″ and 8″ on the second piece score at 2″ HURRAY the hard part is over..
On the small piece you want to take sticky tape approx 7 pieces (heavy adhesive-It’s going through your paper cutter) and lay it horizontally across the smaller piece of cardstock. (see photo)
After removing the cover from the sticky tapes, you are going to place the smaller card stock under the larger piece- you want to lay the larger piece as close to the 2″ score. Take the cardstock edges and place on your paper trimmer and at the 1 1/2 line and cut from the 2″ inch mark to the 10″ mark- flip the cardstock around and repeat on the otherside. Start folding the cardstock
Now the decorating begins- you can make these cards over the top, super elaborate or super simple or in the middle of both.
Now, for my party- I am using the Design Series Paper from Stampin Up known as English Garden. I Chose Hello Honey, Old Olive and Soft Suede. These cardstocks are coordinating to the English Garden Designing Series Paper. Now the guests won’t know but five guests will get Hello Honey, Five guests will get Old Olive and Five guests will get Soft Suede. I choose what part of the designing papers to create with each color of the cardstock. Today, I will post the Soft Suede cardstock completed card. I used the new Birthday Blossoms stamp set (8 pieces) wood $27.00 and clear $19.00 (Wood-Rubber Stamp on top of a piece of wood, Clear Stamps-have a label and are to be placed on top of a clear block (photopolymer stamps are completely see through(no label), Stampin Up also made it easy and has a punch known as the Pansy $16.00 it punches out the flower from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.
Now for decorating, you need to figure out what your going to do- I set up a chart to follow on what I needed to cut out and how many pieces did I want to be the same. The choices I came up with I really liked- The designer series paper from Stampin Up is two sided and you have to pick what you want- (sometimes it’s pretty hard). The package of paper has 12 sheets and after preparing for the 15 guests and my samples I had 2 full sheets left over (a lot of decent scraps).
I forgot to mention that I also used the Flower Fair Framelits, ($25.00)Do you have a magnetic platform by Sizzix for Stampin Up? Whoever created that platform Please know I have you up high on a pedestal-it’s the best creation ever- those framelits don’t move and you get a perfect cut everytime. I will post tomorrow the Old Olive Tri Shutter card