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'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.  


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 


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

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

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

  4. Beautiful card and the tutorial was easy to understand. My question is where did the thankful word come from? Thanks so much and God bless you.

  5. Hi Debbie! Thanks for your visit and kind words. The die is from/by Frantic Stamper (I hope you will visit, they are so wonderful and have so many wonderful things in their store). You can find the Thankful die here

  6. Thanks for the great idea. I have so many lovely fall papers (pads bought on sale) and now I can mix and match patterns and don't have to choose just one. Wonderful tutorial.

  7. Brenaa, what a lovely card AND the instructions were easy, clear and concise. Good job!

  8. Beautiful card and good instructions. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Beautiful card! Instructions were also good, and the most helpful for me to understand was the sideways view of the card. I plan to make this one ��

  10. Love this design. Hoping for more tutorial from you. Thank you so much for sharing

  11. I love this card. After I have it all put together can a message of thankfulness be put in the card where not noticeable when closed up.

  12. Great tutorial and very easy to follow thank you for sharing.

  13. You did a wonderful job with the tutorial. I loved the pictures to explain the folds.

  14. Beautiful card Brenda and I love the fold and gorgeous colours and the belly band to hold it all together, I'm really going to try this one, love it..
    Thank you for you query on the volcano aftermath, we are fine, nothing came here at all, a bit of wind, no ash, only strange tides, very high for a few days and unhappy surf, but everything is fine..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  15. Love the look and fresh take on tri-folds; thank you for your very understandable instruction and pictures!

  16. This is a beautiful card. I make and send cards to 6 seminarians from my church and I'll be making this one for them for Thanksgiving. They will love it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  17. The tutorial is perfect and your card is beautiful. I love the fold and band. I'm going to make these for my Thanksgiving cards!! Thank you.


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