Some weeks you just need a little boost to make it to the weekend. In this spirit, I offer hump day crafts. Just a little project or idea on Wednesday that you can either take a short break to do or think about to get you through until you have time to tackle it on the weekend.
This week we’ve got a tri-fold shutter card. I made my first one following this tutorial. Even though I didn’t have much time to embellish mine ( I was late for my mom’s birthday party), it still wowed everyone. (Some days it’s good to be the only cardmaker around.) Here’s my take on it:
You’ll need a piece of cardstock (5.5×12 inches for a 4×5.5 card), something to score it with, a cutting tool (x-acto knife), and paper and various things to embellish it with.
Steps 1 & 2: Score at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches. Cut from the 2 to 10 inch scorelines 1-1/2 inches from the top and bottom.
Step 3: Fold. Using the top and bottom portion, fold at 4 and 8 inches making a Z (with the front of the card as the top of the Z). For the center portion, the fold will go the opposite direction at 4 & 8 inches. You will also fold back at 2 inches and forward at 10.
Step 4: Decorate. It’s best to cut your paper for each section, so it doesn’t buckle or pull when folded. Here’s the front of mine:
Not perfect, but it was a first attempt done in a short time.
These are a lot of fun to make, to give and to get, so start planning your next tri-fold shutter card now! Happy Hump Day!