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Adapted Trifold Shutter Card…revisited!


A long while back, I designed a new Trifold Shutter Card template – with two things in mind. 1) Room to write, so we could make some for Operation Write Home. And 2) easier measurements! The one I had tried originally had ridiculous odd measurements that were really difficult to follow, and I need things…well, simpler. So…I created the template in December 2012.

This past summer, Narelle Darley emailed me that she wanted to make cut files for Cricut users….and since I wanted to share that with you all too, I had it on my list for months now to revisit that card. Yes, there are items that sit on my list for a lonnnnnng time! If you’ve made any suggestions for Technique Refreshes, it could take a while -but I always put suggestions on my list!

Below is my video of today’s card. Cards, actually! I made two, since I was doing inset die work that let me make two at the same time. If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it directly on YouTube.


Free Downloads

  • Download the PDF right HERE.
  • Narelle Darley created Cricut files HERE.


16 thoughts on “Adapted Trifold Shutter Card…revisited!

  1. Saw a card made with this template on Google images with a link to your page, it is beautiful and I am all geared up now to make a 30th anniversary card, can’t wait to get started.

  2. Thank you! I’ve avoided making these because I felt it was a bit complicated but mostly there was no where to write a message. Love this thank you!

  3. Love your new cards Sandy! And sorry it’s taken me so long to get here to comment! My To Do list is huge too! <3

    1. No worries on taking time to comment – lol – I’m years behind! 🙂


  5. Hi sandy I love love love this new version of the card. I’m wanting to do a DL size card using a4 piece of card but I’m getting a bit of brain freeze and can’t seem to work the measurement out. Can you help please

  6. This is so cool! I love mascular Christmas cards since I need a lot of them for my big nephews!

  7. […] at Sally Allnock’s Blog she showed us how to make an “Adapted” Trifold Shutter Card. She made it look so easy, […]

  8. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! Feel a CASE coming on for next year’s holiday cards!

  9. I have not had time to view your video but will be coming back to it. Your cards are STUNNING!! I love this look!!

  10. Thanks for the updated tutorial. Your video and PDF file are very easy to follow. I love making inlayed dies. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  11. I haven’t seen one of these in ages and I like this design much better. There’s room to write! These are gorgeous, thanks for the updated version.

  12. Beautiful cards and perfect guy cards. Love the paper you used and all your tips. TFS

  13. Thank you, Sandy! I’ve always loved the tri-shutter cards, but didn’t love having very little writing space. You rock!!! Have a good day 🙂

  14. When I was very new to card making I received a trifold shutter card and was in awe of it’s complexity. It was a long time before I tried to make one myself. Your video and PDF are so clear and easy to follow and take the complicated out and put fun into the card. I’ll be making one soon! I love how there is actually room to write a message. Thank you for this wonderful update!

  15. Thanks for the tutorial. I will try with these sizes.

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