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2009-05-12 5 1/2″ x 11″ TRI Shutter card template


The original version of the TRI Shutter card is based on a piece of card stock that measures 5 1/2″ x 12″. Lots of my card stock is 8 1/2″ x 11″ so it made sense to try to figure out a TRI Shutter based on an 11″ width.

Here is what I came up with. It is based of the full card front version I created. The link for that sample is HERE.

You will end up with a card that is just slightly smaller than a standard A2 size. The actual finished measurements when the card is folded are 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Some of the measurements in the photo are somewhat hard to read. Reading from left to right they are as follows: 3 3/4″; 1 13/16″; 1 13/16″; 1 13/16″ and 1 3/4″

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And here is a diagram of one of the ways it can be folded.
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If you use this template; please link back to me so I can see what you’ve created.

Now the link to the finished sample using this template. 5.5″ x 11″ finished TRI Shutter Card

2009-06-03 a 2nd sample: 5.5″ x 11″ finished sample (Turquoise & caramel color theme swap)


Full Card front (5 1/2″ x 12″)

Original Version (5 1/2″ x 12″)

Have fun!

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Robin permalink
    2009/05/12 10:33 am

    Thank you!

  2. Angela B permalink
    2009/05/12 10:34 am

    I can’t quite make out the measurements after 3 3/4. Is that 1 15/16 or 1 13/16. Thanks for your creativity and sharing with us.

  3. Lori permalink
    2009/05/12 12:57 pm

    Thanks Bonnie
    I will try this on the weekend!!!


  4. 2009/05/12 4:45 pm

    So great, Bonnie! Thanks for sharing this with us!!

  5. 2009/05/12 7:49 pm

    Thanks! Love your blog. Is there a way for me to subscribe so that I can be notified when you post new entries?

  6. 2009/05/13 7:09 pm

    Thanks so much! This will be so useful!

  7. Joan permalink
    2009/06/02 8:51 am

    I love your card, can hardly wait to give it a try.
    Thanks so much, will be looking forward to your next tutorial.

  8. Lee permalink
    2009/07/18 2:33 pm

    Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial Bonnie! I made the smaller card because I had a great piece of CS that I wanted to use. As requested, here it is!

  9. caroline permalink
    2010/01/03 3:14 am

    Thank you so much for putting this on the net!!! I cant wait to get started .

  10. 2010/03/08 2:09 pm

    I have made a few of the Tri-fold Shutter cards… and just realized you had a full front version. So I gave it a try this past week. Thanks for the tutorial. I put a link in my blog for your website.

  11. 2010/11/25 2:20 am

    To Angela B: looks to me like 1 plus 13/16 ……[1-13/16].

    Love this card!

    Will try this size out….as I hate to use my 12 inche pages – terrible at hoarding them, lol!

    Thanks 🙂

  12. 2011/06/10 4:10 pm

    I made a card using your tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  13. 2012/06/26 9:25 pm

    Very good blog you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any forums that
    cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get advice from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thank you!


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