Saturday 26 January 2013

Tri Shutter Album Tutorial

Hello Friends ,
This is Mallika from Aola Handmade Cards , again with a post as part of the DT for Crafters Corner .
In this post I will be teaching you , how to make a Tri shutter Album .
I was always fascinated to make a mini album , and somehow this time I took out time to make mine .
This is what you will create . It opens up . It is a perfect valentines gift
As the picture says , It requires two tri fold cards .
I will be teaching you step by step on how to make this .

Things you will need -
Tonic Trimmer 
Martha Score Board 
Atg Glue Glider 
Tim holtz Hanging sign Die 
Mulberry flowers 
Distress inks - I have used Gathered twigs { The new distress ink of my godfather Tim Holtz }
Magnolia Tilda Stamps - I have used Classic Bridal Couple 
Cherry lynn dies - Butterflies and Magic Mirror .
Assorted stamps

Step 1 -
Cut your cardstocks
2 pc of 6 by 12 inches
2 pc of 6 by 6 inches
1 pc of 6 by 8 inches .

Step 2 -
Take your distress inks and distress the edges .

Step 3 -
We will now make two tri shutters
Now take the 6 by 12 inches pc of Cardstock  . Align the longer side with the score board and Score it at
2 , 4 , 8 , 10 inches . Do this to other 6 by 12 inches of cardstock too .

Step 4 -
Now take 6 by 12 cardstock . Rotate it diagonally . From 1 3/4 inches cut down a line from first score line to last scoreline . Rotate the cardstock by 180 degrees and do the same .
Apply the above step to both the pcs .

Step 5 - 
Now start making alternate folds . One mountain and one valley . The picture will explain better . 

Step 6 -
We have to now allign them together and stick to the 6 by 8 inches of cardstock . 
But before sticking attach a ribbon to the 6 by 8 inches centre . 

Step 7 - 
Now take the two 6 by 6 inches of cardstock . Score them at 2 inches . 
Now we will attach a flap to front . 

Step 8 - 
You will have a composition something like this . 

Step 9 - 
Now embellish it to your consent . 


  1. I make this one for long now and i can tell its super amazing pattern to make..!! And as usual, yours is gorgeous!

  2. ohh my God.. This is amazing.. i'm soon gonna try this one out.. !

    Thanks for the lovely tutorial!

  3. Wow its awesome.. Thanx for the tutorial....

  4. this is really special creation ..

  5. Very pretty album.Love the embellishments

  6. Its lovely.. thanks for the tutorial

  7. OMG....Awesome, even i'm also working on the same concept!!!!!!

  8. awesome tute mallika de.... love it...

  9. wow awesome card, looks very hard and alot of time put into it, love it !!!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous and eye popping.What an inspiration! Thanks a lot Mallika for the tute

  11. wow....wat a fine tut. of this fabulous folded album...will try it...thanx for sharing.

  12. Hey that' looks amazing ...have to try out

  13. I can see lots of ppl making this nowadays but the way you have made is the best for inspiration... :) keep it up dear... :)

  14. very beautiful!!!!!.fine and very clear tutorial ..

  15. very nice....for a change u have changed ur colors ;)

  16. Awesome n v clear tutorial :-)

  17. your tutorial is the best I have seen for the tri-shutter album! Thank you so much from Caracas Venezuela


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