Sunday, August 20, 2017

Thankful Trifold Card Tutorial

I've gotten a request to share how this card was made.  I'm not sure where the idea for this folded card came from...it's pretty safe to say I didn't come up with it on my own.  Here's my take on a triple fold card and a really rough tutorial on how I made this one -


I cut a piece of cardstock 12" x 5 3/4".  I leave a bit extra in width so I can even up the edges after folding.  The finished card should be 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" but you could adjust and make it taller if you wish.

I used a scoreboard to score at 4 1/4", 7 1/4" and 10 1/4".


I folded the first score(4 1/4") into a valley fold using a bone folder to burnish.


Then I folded the second score (7 1/4") into a mountain fold and again burnished with a bone folder.


The last score line (10 1/4") was made into a valley fold and burnished.


It looks like this from the side 

and this from the top.

At this point I would trim the card base to assure the ends are even and the height is as I intended.  Once that has been established I cut the design paper 1/8" smaller and adhered it to the card base.  For this card, I chose 3 different design papers and cut them into pieces 5 3/8" x 4 1/8", 5 3/8" x 2 7/8" and 5 3/8" x 1 3/8"

I adhered the two larger pieces to this side... 

flipped it over and adhered the smallest piece to the other side and then folded it all together as shown in the very first picture.

Last of all I cut a piece of cardstock 1" x 10", scored it at 4 14" and at 8 5/8", wrapped it around the card and glued down after cutting a wide V and adding some gold cardstock beneath.  Slip this over your card and you're done!  Easy peasy, right?

Hopefully this is helpful.  I realize it's very rough, keep in mind it's my first tutorial and I need to learn from this.  If you have questions or suggestions, please leave in the comments and I will try to answer them.  

Aloha,
Brenda

Supplies:
Dies - Frantic Stamper Elegant Thankful (FRA-DIE-10279), Wheat Stalk (FRA-DIE-10284)
Paper - DCWV Autumn Melody (found it!), Bazzill cardstock and gold posterboard from a local art store 

3 comments:

  1. Ooh, I do like a bit of a different design and this one is really lovely. Love the autumnal shades xx

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  2. Lovely card & great tutorial. It really is "easy peasy"! Mahalo!

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  3. What a glorious card! Thanks for the tutorial.

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