Sunday, May 6, 2007

A Different Tri-Fold Style Card

My friend, Catherine, sent me this link today for a card that she wanted to try, but was having trouble getting the cut and folds right. I told her that I'd play with it and see what I could come up with. This is my take on Lisa Hoekstra's tri-fold style card.

~First, I cut a piece of ruby red card stock that was 4.25" x 5.5."
~I took a piece of of my pretty new double-sided patterned paper and cut it to 12" x 5.25."
~I then measured 1.25" up from the bottom of the patterned paper when it was placed on the horizontal and added a tick mark. From there I had a guide as to where I would make my diagonal cut line from the very top of the patterned paper to the tick mark.
~Now that I have my paper cut, I proceeded to score it on the vertical at the 4" mark and the 8" mark.
~I glued the bottom piece of the patterned paper to the ruby red cardstock in the centre.
~Now, I added the extra flower (that I cut out of the scrap of patterned paper that I cut off) with a cute Dollar Store pewter brad and adhered it with a pop up square.
~I stamped 'friendship' with SU Whisper White craft ink, then I tied on a pretty piece of Michaels ribbon to finish it off.

This was kind of a fun card to make. Thanks for asking me, Catherine and thanks to Lisa for the inspiration! I love a challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!


Mary-Jane said...

Hi Julie - wow down that much weight - good for you - you go girl!

maiahs_momma said...

Thank you, thank you Julie for figuring out this card for me :)! Lol, but I don't believe I said anything about staying up all hours to do it:P! Thanks again...glad you had fun :D!