Thursday, March 31, 2016

Best Wishes | Tri-Fold Card

Good Morning!!!  Candi back again to share a simple Tri-Fold card using the March Creative Cafe KOTM :)

When I am creating, measuring is not a big deal to me!  Let me explain how I created this card...

I grabbed the kraft 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock and placed it in front of me (portrait, not landscape).  With my hands I grabbed the left hand side and folded in that side down and used my bone folder to make a nice crease!  I just guessed as to how far to fold measuring at all!  I opened up that fold and then took the right hand side and folded that side in.  Once again I used my bone folder to make a nice crease!  Just in case you do want to know the measurements...the left flap is 3 1/4 inches wide and the right flap is 2 1/2 inches.  Now I have this really long tri-fold up I grabbed my paper trimmer and just trimmed off what I thought would be a fun size for a card.  I ended up trimming it down to 5 1/4 inches!  Now I have 2 tri-fold for now and one for later :)

Next I grabbed a few of the 6 x 6 papers from that amazing Paper Pad and trimmed down a piece that would fit the front left panel.  Before I adhered it down, I edged it with my brown chalk ink pad.  I took my second piece of paper from the 6 x 6 Paper Pad and trimmed down a piece to fit the right hand side panel.  Once again I edged the paper with my ink pad before adhering it down.

Let's talk about the ribbon and the front of my card again!  After adhering those two panels down, next I stamped out "best wishes" from the Little Cupcake Stamp Set.  I used brown ink and stamped it out on a piece of kraft cardstock.  I trimmed around the wording and edged all sides with brown ink.  I sandwiched the ribbon in between two layers of cardstock with some roller adhesive and then adhered that to the front of my card.  Next I tried several things with that ribbon...I tried just wrapping it around the card and tying a bow, but my bows were pretty sad :( I ended up adhering the ribbon to my card, all the way around to the right hand side panel!  (see above and below)

To cover up that ribbon I added another trimmed down piece from the 6 x 6 Paper Pad...
I left the card empty inside to write my note!

I used several of the Silver embellishments from Queen & Co.!  Those pearls add just the perfect touch to any handmade card!!!

Hope you were able to grab some inspiration from this blog post to create your very own tri-fold card!

I will be back soon with another creation...can't wait :)

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