Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"The Open Sea" Trifold Shutter card – Goodbye to a great stamp set!

Hi everyone! Today, August 31st, is the last day to order from Stampin’ Up!’s Summer Mini Catalog.  There are some great sets there that you are not going to want to miss. My card for today highlights my absolute favorite set from this catalog, The Open Sea. Here it is both open and closed, so you can see all the details. 

I made this card using all the stamps from The Open Sea, and the great designer paper pack Nautical Expedition.  I am really going to miss both of these! I also used Cherry Cobbler textured cardstock, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla cardstocks. The inks I used were Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Not Quite Navy classic ink. I also sponged a lot using the Early Espresso ink.

Here are the cutting and scoring directions for making a Trifold Shutter card.
1. Start with a 5 ½” x 12" piece of cardstock. Line up the long edge at the 1 ½” mark and cut between 2” and 10”. Repeat on the other long side.

2. Put your card stock into your score board so that the long end is across the top of the board. At 4” and 8” score all the way across. Then at 2” and 10” score from the top edge down 1.5” to the cut line.  Turn the cardstock so that the opposite side is at the tops and then score in 1.5” at 2” and 10”on that side.

3. Fold cardstock away from you at 2”. Then at 4” fold the top and bottom toward you and the middle section away from you. At 8” fold the top and bottom away from you and the middle section toward you. At 10” fold the cardstock toward you.
4. Embellish as desired.

Thanks for reading my blog! Happy stamping!

All items that I used to make this card are available from Stampin’ Up!. The The Open Sea stamp set and Nautical Expedition Designer Series paper both are only available for one more day, so don’t miss out! If you would like to purchase any of the items shown here, please visit my business website at

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I love this set, too. Hats off to you for the sponging. ;)