I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Father's Day Tri-Shutter Fold

It's time for another 3D project challenge with Cardz TV. The theme for this challenge is Father's Day. My sample card for the CardzTV is a Father's Day Tri-Shutter Fold.

I have always admired the intricate folding of the tri-shutter fold card, and now it is so easy to achieve. You can find SVG files with the template, companies like Sizzix have die cuts that cut the base of the card, and there are tons of tutorial on how to make one yourself.

For my project, I used the DCWV paper pack, The Guy Stack, with a touch of yellow floral cardstock from My Mind's Eye, Remarkable, paper pack. I adhered all the paper first before I settled on my decorations and die cuts. I wanted some semi-vintage or heritage looking die cuts, so I used all cuts from the Cricut Cartridge, Billionaire, and made everything black and white where possible.

I used two of the CardzTV stamp sets from the sets: You're the Man and Going in Circles. Each of these phrases were cut out of white scalloped punches and then matted with paper from the card.

Finally, I used Pebble Glitter Skittles from AKA Abusybee Skittles. These are such beautiful alternative to flat gems. I'm already almost out of the Pebble Glitter Skittles!

Challenges Entered:

Crafting for All Seasons - No Squares
Frilly and Funky - Father's Day
Hobbybook Challenges - For Dad
The Male Room - For Dad
Bitten By the Bug 2 - Father's Day


  1. Your card is so awesome my gosh you really outdid yourself from the fun fold to the gradeoso way you embellished it.....OMG it's so perfect you really paid attention to so much detail....totally impressed....you sure are one super talented gal....and what an awesome stamp set.

  2. You did an awesome job with this 3d card, loving all of the little compartments, very creative!!!

    Happy Crafting,

  3. Fantastic card Faith!! Love the fold and all of the cuts and colors. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Father's Day' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  4. You put alot of work into your card and it is amazing. I really love this paper stack and all the cuts on your card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  5. Wow-super cool! This turned out great!!!! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2 this week.

  6. Faith, your card is AMAZING!!! LOVE your papers and images! You did a fabulous job! I am so glad that you shared it with us over at BBTB2 :)

    Have a wonderful night!

    Mollie's Motif

  7. This is a super cute card! I love the fold and the papers you used on it. The embellies you added make it extra special! Love it!!!
    Lena’s Creations

  8. Nice card. Perfect for Father's Day. Thanks for joining Bbtb this week


  9. What a super cool Father's Day card!! I love the papers you used, love that stack and I love, love, the die cuts! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  10. Fantastic card, I love the fold! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting For All Seasons in our Don't be square challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  11. What a great card. This design is so good and you've decorated it beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  12. Fabulous card, love this style ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  13. I think the folds on your card are just fab with so many super surfaces to decorate. Lovely card. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

  14. This card is incredible!! Love all the paper you used and then how all your die cuts pop out because they are B&W!! The fold is amazing!! Great project!! T.F.I

  15. Great card, thank you for sharing with us at Hobbybook :)

  16. Love these trifold cards and you have made a super on. Thank you for joining us in The Male Room.


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