Actually, it is a double shutter card.
To make this fun card, I started with a double sided 12×12 sheet of paper. This was heavy-weight paper, but not quite card weight.
Pick which direction you want your paper to go and cut 1″ off the top, then cut 5-1/2″ down further.
Set the 1 x 12″ piece to the side. On the two 5-1/2″ pieces, score at 4″ 6″ 8″ and 10″. If it matters which side is up, flip the 2nd piece before scoring. (You’ll see why later in the instructions.) Now, parallel to the long side, you want to cut at 1-3/4″ and 3-3/4″ between the 4″ and 10″ score lines. (Yes, one of my cut lines went too far. It still worked, as I covered the extended cut with another piece of patterned paper.)
Adhere the 4″ x 5-1/2″ sections on top of one another. Fold mountain and valley until you get it looking similar to this. You can see the 1″ piece on the table behind the card. It is not attached.
Before adding your patterned paper pieces, determine which side of the paper you want showing.
Decorate as desired. The easiest way to do the belly band, which holds the card closed, is to fold your card, lay the center of the belly band across the center and fold at the sides. You will probably have a piece to trim off. Adhere one end on top of the other and slide off. You can decorate your belly band, as well.
After this was complete, it seemed a bit bare, so I added some embellishments.
This really is pretty easy, once you fold and refold the strips to get them set up correctly.
Thanks for spending some time with me today! Go check out the challenge on WeCraftCards.com that is this fold. You have a week to participate and be entered in a random drawing for a prize. It’s free to join the side and it is a lot of fun. I hope to see you there.