Saturday, November 24, 2007

Trifold Card

Step One:For the base card, cut one of the cardstock pieces to 8-1/2" x 4-1"4 Inches.

Step Two:Score this piece at 3-1/2" from the shorter edge.

Step Three:For the mat on the base card flap, cut the second piece of cardstock to 3-1/4" x 4". Adhere to flap.

Step Four:For the top mat on the base card, cut patterned/decorated cardstock to 3-1/8" x 3-7/8" and adhere to flap over the mat from step three.

Step Five:Using the same color cardstock from Step Three, cut the cardstock for the fold-over flap to 8-1/2" x 3".

Step Six:Score this piece in half, at the 4-1/4" mark.

Step Seven:Add adhesive to one side of the flap up to the fold (but not on the fold).

Step Eight:Center this piece on the inside of the base card (up to the fold) so that the fold on the base card faces left, and the fold on the fold-over is on the right. Adhere to base card.

Step Nine:Fold flap over

Step Ten:With the lightest color of cardstock, cut a mat for the fold-over flap to 4" x 2-3/4". Adhere to flap.

Step Eleven:Using the same cardstock as in Step Ten, cut a square 2-1/2" x 2"1/2". Decorate as desired, keeping in mind that the orientation of this piece will be diamond shaped.

Step Twelve:Using the same cardstock as Step Five, cut a mat for the square to 2-5/8" x 2-5/8". Adhere decorated piece to this mat.
Step Thirteen:Adhere this piece to the top flap by turning to a diamond orientation and keeping the left corner aligned with the fold on the base card.

Step Fourteen:Stamp the greeting next to the diamond on the top flap.

Step Fifteen:Attach a ribbon to the top flap.

This was one of the funnest cards I've made in a long time. I did it for one of my convention swaps. It's called the Tri-Fold card. Or better know as Flip & Fold. With River Rock & Soft Sky card stock it's just beautiful. I actually used about 10 sets to make it I think. The double stitched ribbon really sets it off as a co-ordinating beauty.

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