Thursday, February 7, 2013

Making A Tri-Fold Card Is Easy!

Tami M
If you're the resident card maker in your group of crafties, it can be a little challenging when you're trying to come up with something new and creative.  

Tired of the traditional half-fold cards?  Why not give this tri-fold, panel card a try!  It's easier than it looks:

tri fold card

Here's What You'll Need:
  • 12"12" cardstock
  • scoring board (like the Scor-pal)
  • favorite patterned papers
  • coordinating embellishments
  • adhesive (of course)
Measure and cut a 12"x5½" piece of plain cardstock (color your choice).  Using the scoring board, put the 12" side at top guide and then score at two inches, four inches, eight inches and ten inches:

Then turn the cardstock and score at the one inch and four and a half inch lines (between the original top and bottom horizontal lines).  It should look like this:

Now it's time to cut!  Start at the top horizontal line and end at the bottom horizontal line:

And fold like this:

That's the hard part!  Now you can start decorating the sides (or panels) any way you'd like.  For this particular card, I cut out pieces of patterned paper to fit each folded section:
  • 2 pcs of ¾" x 3¾"
  • 2 pcs of 1 ¾" x 5¼"
  • 4 pcs of ¾ x 1¾"
Image of closed card:

Now that you have the basics, you can alter the original scoring measurements to create your desired look.  Just have fun with it!

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