Cards For Guys · Creative Cards Series 2019

Easy Shutter Fold Card

Hi everyone, today I have this fun Shutter Fold Card to share.

Shutter Card

I’ve seen this style around for a while and I believe it was first done by Srushti Patil. I’ve had a few requests for it so I have come up with this 5″ x 7″ version and I think I’ve been able to simplify how you put it together.

Shutter Card

I used the ‘Grand Adventure’ stamp set by ‘For The Love Of Stamps’ by Hunkydory.

A Grand Adventure stamp set

This is such a cute set and very easy to colour.

I used my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon & Mowed Lawn.

Shutter Card

I used the ‘Slice of Happiness’ stamp set by Hunkdory available here.

A slice of happiness stamp set

This stamp set is a forever stamp set and will never go out of fashion.

Shutter Card

I love the fresh colours in this one.

I used the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Barn Door & Mustard Seed to create the background.

Shutter Card

On the back, you have lots of room to stamp and write your message.

Shutter Card

I used my favourite Woodware ‘Big Birthday Words’ stamp set available here.

Big Birthday Words stamp set

To make these cards you will need…

1 piece of 10″ x 7″ white cardstock for the card base.

Score along the 10″ side at 2.1/2 & 7.1/2

4 pieces of 2.1/4 x 6.3/4 pattern paper to mat the front and inside doors of the card.

2 pieces of 4.3/4 x 6.3/4 patter paper to mat the inside middle and back of the card.

I piece 8″ x 3.1/2 of white card for the middle panel.

Score along the 8″ side at 1/2″ & 7.1/2

1 piece of 3.1/4 x 6.3/4 pattern paper to cover the middle panel.

2 pieces of 3.1/2 x 3.3/4 coloured paper for the shutter element.

Score both pieces along the 3.3/4 side at 1/2″

1 piece of 3.1/4 x 3.1/4 white card to stamp your message.

A 2.1/2 circle die for the window.

1 piece of 11″ or longer x 1.1/2 pattern paper for the belly band.

Larger 4″ & 3.1/2 circle dies for the belly band topper.

Check out my full tutorial below.

This card will work for so many occasions and can be decorated in so many ways.

Shutter Card

Such a clever mechanism.

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy crafting.



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7 thoughts on “Easy Shutter Fold Card

  1. Hi Sam. Love this card, and am in the process of making one to share with my cardmaking class tomorrow. Just to let you inow that you can buy 6″ & 12″ pads of ombre paper by Craft Sensations from The Range

  2. Hi Heather, thank you for your comment. Yes, I have some of those pads and use them for my gift bag making. They are good value for money 🙂

  3. Wow Sam, this is a fun fold I’ve avoided, thinking it was just too complex, but your delightful video has inspired me to try i!t out. Love the background sponging rather than DSP. The shading is awesome. Great video tutorial!

  4. What another delightful card you have come up with Sam…..Love it. Will be making one of these for sure. TYFS

  5. I had so much fun making this card. I will definitely be making another one. I was inspired and I thank you for that so very much!

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