Friday, July 1, 2011

Fancy fold blog hop - JAI 74

Hello there - welcome to the Just Add Ink Fancy Fold Blog Hop.

You may have come from Bronwyn Eastley blog, wasn't her Funky fold just stunning!! If you are starting the blog hop here, thats fine too, it works as a circuit so you can start at any of the stops.


Today I'm going to show you a Trishutter card, a fold that's been on my list to try for quite a while so I was delighted with the excuse to make one (in fact I made two!!). This is the end result.


So how do you make a trishutter card? Well a great starting point is the Splitcoaster's tutorial, click HERE. I have also added some basic instructions and metric measurements below.

Step 1.
Using a 30.5 cm (12 x 12') piece of cardstock, cut a 30.5 by 15.2 cm piece (12 x 6 inches)
Step 2.
Along horizontal length score at 5.1, 10.2, 20.3 and 25.4 cm (2, 4, 8, 10 inches)

Step 3.
Now turn your cardstock 90 degrees and 3.8 cm(1 1/2 inches) in from each outside edge carefully cut between the first and last score lines (see S1 and s4 on the picture below).

Step 4. Fold. Not sure there is any easy way to describe how you fold the cardstock - but a picture tells a thousand words so hopefully the picture below will explain everything.

Step 5.
Trishutter card closed - now it's time to embellish!

Now I did say I made two didn't I? Well here is a sneak peek of it, I'll leave the full reveal for another time.

Thanks for visiting, next stop on the blog hop is the very talented Paula Dobson blog where she has another awesome Fancy Fold for you to try.

Just click on the blinkie below to take you there -

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Blue Brocade, Certainly Celery
Ink: Blue Brocade, Versamark
Accessories: Sarah DSP (long retired SU!), Small star punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Mat pack and piercing tool, Certainly Celery taffeta ribbon, White embossing powder, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder), small ric rac border die (PaperTrey Inc), medium scalloped border die (PTI), Linen and Canvas impression plate (PTI), Flower die, felt and button (PaperTrey Inc), Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)


  1. Amazing card, I too have been wanting to try this card. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent.

  2. Your Trishutter card is a work of art Kim! So cool for a wee baby boy, with lots of WOW when you open it up too ♥ Thanks for the link and a great mini tutorial too.

  3. One of the nicest trishutter cards Ive ever seen Kim! Great tute too

  4. This is a stunner!!! Thanks for sharing such a cool card :)

  5. WOAHHHHHH, that is so cool. But not having done a fancy fold card before...I will pass on this one. Only so I don't break down and cry. BUT, I will definitely try it ONE DAY. ok? ;)

  6. Now all you have to do is share the DSP measurements!! 'smile'. Seriously this is an amazing work of art!

  7. Kim this is a beautiful use of a Trishutter card, it gives very much a WOW factor and on the birth of a child that is WOW anyway, they go so well together! Stunning ♥

  8. This is really one awesome tri-shutter card - I love every bit about it!!! U did a great job!

  9. This is gorgeous Kim! I love how you have added the circle to the front. Really adds to the card.

  10. This is SO very beautiful Kim! A card for someone to treasure forever!

  11. How cute is your card, love the little boat and the DSP is gorgoues. Love this style of card

  12. Amazing! You have decorated it beautifully!

  13. Thanks heaps for the tutorial, Kim... this card has been the inspiration for my blog today! Made my first one. :)

  14. Definately a "WOW" card Kim, open & closed its gorgeous, l have made one of these before, but it certainly didn't look as good as this!
    Easy to follow tutorial too!

  15. you've done a great job kim, your tri shutter card is just fab, it's so hard to choose which card to make, off to the next blog

  16. Such a cute card, great job on the tri-shutter. You must have found that DSP in the depths of a drawer, I think it was some of the first SU DSP that I ever purchased, so pretty.

  17. I have always wanted to make one of these and yours is so stunningly beautiful, especially those colors! I just may get out the crafty things today and have a play now, thank you!

  18. Wow Kim, this is one gorgeous card. So glad you added metric measurements, thanks. The only other one of these I made ended up in the bin. You've inspired me to try again.

  19. Wow ... this is such a stunning tri-shutter card, it is really beautiful and I love the simplicity of your embellishing, yet I know that there has been a lot of work in all your layered areas. Great choice of DSP, and thank you heaps for the tutorial ... would love to give this a try!!!

  20. I like the look of tri-shutter cards, though I sometimes have trouble figuring out what to put on all the different surfaces. You did a great job on this one!

  21. Awesome trishutter card Kim! Gorgeous use of prints & colours, & perfect embellishments. :)

  22. Absolutely adore Tri-Shutter cards and this one is no exception!

  23. Your sail boat is soo soo cute! Love the colours you have combined on this one. Haven't done a tri-shutter for ages!!! Thanks for reminding me! Hugs xxaxx

  24. Hello lovely lady!!
    I've been thinking of you heaps! SOrry i've not been in to say HI!!! SO busy!!
    THis card is sooooooo amazing!!! WOW you are such a super star!! Really what an amazing piece of crafting goodness!!! Love your work Kim, always have, you truly are fabulous!
    SMiles and hugs SHarnee :)


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