Bonnie Szwalkiewicz created this wonderful fold tutorial first for her blog, then it became a Technique Challenge on SCS and now she wrote the tutorial for SCS as well. It’s a fun fold for special occasions.


My card base is a 5 1/2″ x 12″ strip of textured Soft Suede Cardstock.

It was scored at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″. Turn the paper, line it up at 1 1/2″ in your paper trimmer and cut from 2″ to 10″. Move your cardstock to the 4″ mark and cut again from 2″ to 10″.

Next I cut Chocolate chip cardstock 1/4″ smaller then each panel. The designer paper is from Thoroughly Modern Designer Paper pack and was cut 3/16″ smaller then the Chocolate Chip cardstock. Before I taped the cardstock/designer paper layers to the card base, I added some paper piercing.

The sentiment is from the Verve Stamp set “Beautiful Kindness“. It was stamped in Chocolate Chip on Shimmery White cardstock, cut out with Oval Nestabilities and then layered first on a slightly larger Chocolate Chip Oval, then on a Melon Mambo Scallop Oval.  A paper pierced border was added to the Shimmery White layer.


 The center of the Pretties Kit flower is a 1″ Chocolate chip circle. It was stamped with the small butterfly from Beautiful Kindness. The edges were sponged and distressed and a thick layer of Crystal Effect was added. Once it was dry the circle was added to the flower with dimensionals and the flower was adhered to the card with dimensionals as well.


The inside panels are all decorated with Chocolate Chip cardstock and Thoroughly Modern Designer Paper. The center panel has a smaller oval to write the message with a layered Verve Butterfly on the top right. The outer strip holds a smaller flower from the Pretties kit with an Antique Brass Build a Brad in it’s center.

I hope you play with this fun and easy card. The hardest part of this card is to decide which patterned paper you want to show off.

And if you are a visual learner, check my second (ever) video tutorial. I even figured out how to upload a better quality to youtube. 

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 Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles 


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

26 Responses to “Tutorial on SCS – Tri-Shutter Card”

  1. Beate…thank you so much! I was afraid to try one of these because they look difficult but your video shows me that I can do it! I’ll be making on of these today and linking you up on my blog in a couple of days! THANK YOU!!!

  2. The video is great, Beate! I enjoyed watching it and it truly helps to see the steps in action!

  3. WOW! I love this video tutorial, Beate. So great to get to see you actually make a card, especially one with a complicated fold.

    Appreciate all your effort and hard work. Now, if you could just pass on a video tutorial on one of those beautiful cakes you make!! 🙂


  4. Wow fantastic card, love the colors! What a great idea for the flower center, I spend a fortune on brads and that will be so simple to make.

  5. WOW Stunning card. Loved the idea for the flower center. Have to try this out.

  6. WOW thanks for the tutorial, I love to see you make a card!! the flower center is a great idea too. keep em coming!! thanks for sharing

  7. A beautiful shutter fold card Beate. I love the colors you chose, and the cool font on the sentiment. Not SU is it? Have I missed that one?….oh now I see Verve 🙂

  8. WOW Beate was für ein traumhaft schönes Werk, und es gibt so viel zu entdecken. Ich bin total begeistert, Du zauberst immer so wahnsinnig schöne Werke.


  9. Hi Beate,
    Your video is wonderful, very clear and concise. The card you created is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Beautiful as always my friend!

  11. Oh, my goodness! This is so wonderful. I had someone try to teach me this and we just couldn’t get it. I watched your video and now have a beautiful card. Thanks so much!

  12. Such a pretty card, Beate! I love the touches of Melon Mambo!

  13. Beautiful card, Beata. Not that I ever expect to see anything but beauty that you create.

  14. Serriously, you have the best accent ever!!! Also, I have never known how to paper pierce around a cricle or oval and that was genious. I am going to go and watch it a few more times so I can get that down. You are a video natural.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

    PS my 2 year old daughter Izzy loves your videos as well. She watches the whole thing.

  15. Beautiful rendition of the card, Beate!! Great tutorial (as usual) too!

  16. Oh my goodness! What a fabulous video. Bouquets of thanks for sharing your time, talent, and a plethora of tips! Hope to see lots more of your videos. You ROCK the stampin’ world!!

  17. Wow, this card is really elegant!! I love the touch of red on the browns and the sentiment stamp you used! All very pretty 😀


  18. Thank you so much for the video tutorial. I was able to make this card for the first time, thanks to your directions! -Mary

  19. The card looks Terrific, thanks so much for sharing the how-to’s of making it, great idea with the flower center too!

  20. Oh…I need to try one of these!! Yours is gorgeous, Beate!! Thanks for another wonderful video tutorial!!

  21. […] afternoon.  Previously I’d been a bit intimidated (not really sure why), and then I watched this awesome video tutorial by Beate Johns and it all looked so […]

  22. Love your cards! I decided to make one for my best friend’s birthday and she loved it! The video is so helpful. Thank you!

  23. Danke für das Video! Danach habe ich diese Karte gemacht:
    Und danke auch für das Video zum Wischen mit den Spellbinders Dies. Habe ich hier auch verwendet.

  24. Thanks for this tutorial. I have looked at a lot of these trying to figure out how to do this card. Yours was the best. I am now going to attempt to make it tonight. Wish me luck!

  25. When I saw the finished product I thought it was impossible. After seeing your video though it’s amazing how simple it is!

  26. What a beautiful card, I have to try this technique!

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