Shutter Card Directions
by Barbara Bruder
One 5 1/2" x 12" piece of Cardstock
Scor-Palβ’ or other scoring tool
Patterned Paper or Solid Cardstock
Place 5.5β x 12" piece of cardstock horizontally in your Scor-Pal.
Score at 2β, 4β, 6β, 8β and 10β.
2. Make two lengthwise cuts:
Turn cardstock a 1/4 turn, so the 12β side is vertical. Along the 12β edge, measure in 1.5 inches. With a ruler keeping the edge straight, make a straight cut from the 2β score line to the 10β score line, 1.5β in.
Turn cardstock so the other 12β side is vertical, and repeat the steps, forming a long cut between score lines 2β and 10β, 1.5 inches in.
Top & Bottom: Accordion fold at score lines: 2β, 4β, 6β, 8β and 10β score marks.
Center section: Accordion fold at score lines, 2β, 4β, 6β, 8β and 10β. Change the fold to fold in opposite direction as the top and bottom sections.
4. Layering the card:
Top & Bottom Accordion Panels: Cut 6 pieces of patterned paper or Cardstock 1.25β x 1.75β.
Back Panel: Cut 1 pieces of patterned paper or Cardstock 1.75β x 5.25β.
Center Accordion Panels: Cut 3 piece of patterned paper or Cardstock 2.25β x 1.75β.
Front Panel: Cut 1 pieces of patterned paper or Cardstock 4β x 5.5β.
NOTE: for an interesting look, use decorative scissors, trimmers or punches.
5. Attaching decorative pieces and panels:
Decorate the layer panels as desired with stamps, glitters, embossing powders, ribbons, flockings, or other embellishments. NOTE: Some of the embellishments may need to be added after the panel pieces are adhered to the card panels.
Accordion & Back Panel Pieces: Center in their appropriate card panel locations using your favorite adhesive.
Front Panel: Attach to 1st panel of card, by adhering the 2β strip on the left side of the back of the front panel.
Finished card dimensions (when folded) are 4β x 5.5β. Even with the added folds and layers, this card may be mailed in standard A2 envelope.
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