Shutter Fold Card with Belly Band Shows a Hidden Greeting

Shutter Card 1

Fun fold cards are so much fun to make!!

I love “fun fold” cards so when I saw this one, I knew I was going to have to make one and keep the plans so I could share it with my Monthly Card Club ladies!! These are the pictures – supplies & instructions are below.

Supplies used:

  • Stamps:
    • Happy Thoughts Stamp Set [154507]
  • Ink:
    • Mint Macaron Classic Ink [147106]
  • Paper, including cutting instructions:
    • Mint Macaron Cardstock [138337]
      • 1 @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score @ 2-1/8″ from either end to form a gate fold
      • 1 @ 4″ wide, score @ 1/2″, cut 2 @ 3-1/2″ – shutters
      • scrap to cut scallop circle frame
    • Basic White Cardstock [159276]
      • 2 @ 5-3/8″ x 2″
      • 1 @ 5-1/2″ x 3″
      • scrap to cut circle for greeting
    • Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper [155499]
      • 2 @ 5-1/4″ x 1-7/8″
      • 1 @ 5-3/8″ x 2-7/8″
      • 1 @ 9″ x 1-1/2″ for belly band
  • Accessories:
    • Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials [155567]
    • Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690]


  • Fold 1 side of the base on the score line, burnish – fold 2nd side to meet in the middle without an overlap
  • Attach 2-7/8″ DSP to 3″ Basic White Cardstock.
  • Use dies or punch to cut 2-1/4″ (approx) circle from the centre of the DSP/cardstock layer. This is where the shutter will open and your greeting will peek out. Attach the frame around the circle opening
  • Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the 4 corners, remove the protective layer from the bottom 2 ONLY and attach in the centre of the card base
  • For the shutters:
    • with 3-1/2″ side at the top of the paper trimmer, use a pencil to draw a light line at 1-3/4″
    • with 4″ side at the top of the paper trimmer, use a pencil to draw a light line at 2″
    • on the side without the score line, use paper trimmer or paper snips to cut from the bottom corners to the centre where the 2 pencils line cross
    • add Tear & Tape to the narrow edge created by the score line
    • slide one piece from each side & centre to form the shutter
    • peel off protective layer from the Tear & Tape & attach carefully to the “wings” of the card base
  • Stamp the greeting on Basic White cardstock – use die or punch to cut out 2″ circle – use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach to the card base behind the shutter opening
  • Stamp the greeting for the belly band on die cut Basic White cut with Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Fold the 9″ x 1-1/2″ DSP around the card – use Tear & Tape on the ends – attach the greeting over the ends
  • Embellish with Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials

When you need supplies, just click here
you’ll be redirected to my Stampin’ Up! shopping page!
Thank you for using the
Current Host Code PZ4JJDV2 
when your order is under $200.00!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: