Saturday, March 8

Tutorial: Double Shutter Card (aka Double Display Card)

These fabulous cards fold out to create a wonderful display piece that you can fill with gorgeous stamps, beautiful patterned papers or even a gallery of different sized photos.  As you can see from the picture below, they are very long and require two pieces of cardstock to create but they still fold up to a standard card size for postage.


Use this template for measuring, scoring and cutting your cardstock.  Pay close attention to where the cuts are situated and where the score lines are marked.  In general, the cut lines are horizontal and the score lines are vertical.


1.  Start with a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock.


2.  Cut the cardstock in half so you end up with two pieces measuring 12" x 6".


3.  Using the template above, score and cut your two pieces of cardstock.


4.  Mountain and valley fold both pieces of cardstock as shown in the photos below (refer to the template for fold lines).  It's a little tricky to get your fingers around each section as they are very close together.  Make sure you press firmly on each fold for a nice crisp line. 


5.  Adhere the two 4" sections together with glue or double sided tape.  It doesn't matter which side is on top.

View from above.

6.  To decorate, cut 18 patterned paper squares measuring 13/4" x 13/4".  I used two co-ordinating pieces but you could use a single design or even different papers for each square.  Adhere to each of the small panels.  Cut two strips of patterned paper measuring 53/4" x 13/4" for the long sides and adhere.  These will be visible on the front of your card when you fold it up.


7.  Add stamps, embellishments, ribbons or whatever else you would like to complete the inside of your card.


8.  Due to the bulk of the card, it's a good idea to create a belly band to hold it all together when its folded.  I simply used a strip of cardstock, a strip of patterned paper and some embellishments to finish it off.  My band forms the main decoration for the front of my card.

  
All photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir 2014.


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS (added: 08.08.17)
Here is a step-by-step photo tutorial for folding the sides of the card correctly. It can be a little tricky to get all the little squares to fold up in the right places!













27 comments:

  1. wow super fab Beccy, will look and study this later and try and get my head around it...love it...off to see my dad ...again.xx

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  2. Fabulous card and tutorial! thanks for sharing

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  3. thanks for sharing will have a go at this one

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  4. Gorgeous card and tutorial!
    Thanks for sharing Beccy....

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  5. TFS Becky definitely going to have a go at this :o)
    Val x

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  6. Wow what a fabulous card and tutorial again Beccy. You really are so clever! I used one of your beautiful images on my card today too, see my latest card. Love it as much today as I did when I first saw it ;) Viv xx

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  7. That looks really complicated until you see how it is done another fab tutorial Beccy :)

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  8. Awesome tutorial, thank you so much for sharing :)

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  9. WOW how clever, love how you have finished it.

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  10. Lovely card and thanks for the tutorial :) I love all the variations I've seen on this card.

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  11. Fabulous card Beccy. Thanks for sharing the directions.

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  12. So pretty is your card and thank you for the tutorial x

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  13. I should never have stopped in the middle of cleaning to check my email. You know I'll have to make this card. Guess I'll go into speed cleaning mode.
    Thanks Becci for the tutorial.

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  14. This is Stunning Beccy. Thanks for the tutorial..Loz

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  15. great tutorial Beccy I am always looking for new card shapes to try

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  16. Brilliant ma'am.. These are the best cards i have ever seen.. and the ideas are amazing..!! :D :D

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  17. This card is gorgeous! It looks so complicated, and is actually easy. If I can put it together any one can!

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  18. Made this today, and it is gorgeous. Just need to add a few baby embellishments and it's done. Thank you for sharing. I love, love, love your blog! <3

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  19. Infinite thanks for posting your terrific instructions and photos! You made my day ^_^

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  20. Wow amazing.... going to have a go☺

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  21. Thank you so much for this tutorial, i have made this card after your amazing tutorial :)

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  22. Thank you so much, it's lovely and perfect for an upcoming request!!
    Very descriptive tutorial :)

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  23. Hi Beccy do you have measurements for the belly band, I'm creating a wedding card and intend to make a box to put my display card in but think it would look nice with a belly band as well. Angexx

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    1. Hi Angela,
      The easiest way to make a belly band is to cut a strip of patterned paper to the width you like, around 1.5” - 2” is usually a pretty good size. Take the strip and fold it all the way around the card, starting and ending in the centre back. Add some adhesive where the strip overlaps itself and cut off any excess. Your band will be exactly the right size and shape to slide easily over your card.
      Have a great afternoon!
      Cheers
      Beccy

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