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Post by Guest on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 11:58

This is the shutter card I made yesterday.



and this is how it folds up for posting.


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Post by Guest on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 12:08

Gracious Steph - that looks horribly complicated ... and its beautiful, of course!

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Post by Di Masters on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 12:14

That is lovely Steph, must try some different shapes at some point.

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Post by Lorraine on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 13:09

Lovely, Steph. Gorgeous colours.

I called mine a Tri-Fold. I wonder how many different names there are for different cards, lol?

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Post by kimb on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 14:43

i thought it looked familiar , i think they must have regional names just like meals etc . its a lovely card steph , it does look a bit complex though i must agree , all that precision for the cutting of the papers etc

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Post by Guest on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 15:22

Gorgeous chrismassy card Steph.

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Post by lyndaejane on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 15:46

That's really effective, Steph, and I love all the different blocks (quite into block designs). But is it really all that complicated? Just looks like four folds and two cuts - it's the re-folding to get the different bits pointing one way or t'other that I imagine is a bit fiddly. Rather like folding up some of those brochures that fold this way and that and you can never work out which way it should go.

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Post by Guest on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 15:53

I have to be honest and say I didn't cut the card. I found it when I was sorting
all my craft stuff out to go into the Tardis. I would imagine it would be
very awkward, well not so much awkward, but precise. I added all the design bits.
The main Poinsetia is lightly decopaged (3 layers) and the poinsetia card on
silver was an A4 sheet. The Merry Christmas bit was left over from something else.
If anyone sees any of these already cut for sale,I would be very interested. Took a long time
but it is very effective.

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Post by lyndaejane on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 16:02

This would be one of those cards that you could set up a conveyor belt on, Steph: once you know that you need so many rectangles at such-and-such a size, and so on, you could cut a load at once. It would certainly make the recipients think "wow!".

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Post by lyndaejane on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 16:08

Looking again, I would say take a rectangle of card (probably A4)and fold it in thirds. Then fold the first third and last third in half. Cut between the first fold and the last fold about 2" from the top and then again 2" from the bottom. Then manipulate the folds so they're as shown in your example. Decorate.

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Post by kt_dragonfly on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 16:16

Lovely card Steph & dont blame you want pre-cut cards, think I'd get well and truley confused trying to do it myself!

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Post by Guest on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 16:26

create and craft sell the card but they are sold out at the mo and cardcraft plus also do them.

http://www.cardcraftplus.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2ecardcraftplus%2eco%2euk%2facatalog%2fCard_Blanks%2ehtml&WD=kinetic&PN=Kinetic_Christmas_Cards%2ehtml%23aKCC01#aKCC01

those come with bits for cards. c&c sell the blank cards and i think they may sell the mirror bits already cut out.

btw lovely card.

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Post by Guest on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 23:04

Jane - thanks for that link. Gosh they are pricey at 1.50 each to
perhaps I'll have a go myself. I know you get all the bits and pieces with those but
I would rather add my own .

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Post by Lorraine on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 23:08

If you go look at my Tri-Fold card, half way down, I tell you how to make these.

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Post by gingerjo on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 23:10

THis is lovely.

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Post by Guest on Sun 11 Oct 2009 - 23:37

Lorraine wrote:If you go look at my Tri-Fold card, half way down, I tell you how to make these.

Thanks Lorraine. I had forgotten that you had done this. Will
have a go at doing my own this week.

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Post by WeirdCat on Mon 12 Oct 2009 - 10:31

Great card, they look so complicated

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Post by Scatty on Mon 12 Oct 2009 - 14:37

Fabby card Steph, the person who gets this will love it.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Mon 12 Oct 2009 - 16:29

I remembered Lorraines one, must have a go sometime, looks lovely, a nice way to use up little bits too.

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Post by Di Masters on Mon 12 Oct 2009 - 18:39

Had a play this afternoon and made up a basic template. Made with A4 card (you may have to tweak side panel width as card not always exact size by just a few mms)


dotted lines are scored and complete line is cut, fold are marked V (valley fold) or M (mountain).
You can easily adjust depth of top and bottom strips to make them narrower.

this is how it looks partially done



Just realised the card is upside down comparing folds to template, imagine it other way up lol.
Hope this helps give idea of how its done, quite easy after first one!

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Post by Guest on Mon 12 Oct 2009 - 20:51

Well done Di. That looks ideal. I will have a go later in the week.
I think it's a really impressive card when decorated/embellished.

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Post by Di Masters on Tue 13 Oct 2009 - 8:37

Will have a go at scaling down to A5 card later, should work if the card is not too thick.

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Post by Guest on Tue 13 Oct 2009 - 8:59

That will be interesting Di.

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Post by Di Masters on Tue 13 Oct 2009 - 14:56

A5 version, used light weight card to make base shape.
As before, score on dotted line, cut full line.




and the two together for comparison

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Post by kimb on Tue 13 Oct 2009 - 15:51

oh di , thanks for doing that ,it makes it a whole lot easier,i just might try this now

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Post by thriftycrafter on Tue 13 Oct 2009 - 18:33

Keep 'em coming liking this a lot.

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Post by jcrulesfootball on Tue 20 Oct 2009 - 8:43

gr8 card i had someone make me one of these all in monochrome with humphrey bogarte and sinatra on it was fantastic.
lolxxx

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Post by Guest on Tue 20 Oct 2009 - 13:13

I will have to have a go at making one of these. Great card.

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