Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tri-Fold card tutorial

I had this tutorial up on the Momenta blog last week and I also want to share it here. It's a tutorial for a tri-fold card that will fit into a standard A2 sized envelope. It's a great way to shake things up a little bit with your cards!

Here is what you will need:

-5 1/2 inch x 7 1/4 inch piece of paper (this will be the base of your card)
-coordinating patterned paper (I'm using the Family Outings paper pack)
-a focal point for the card front
-ribbon or twine
-pop dots

Line up the 5 1/2 x 7 1/4 inch paper the long way on your Scor-pal. Score at 1 1/2 inches on both sides.

From patterned paper, cut a 5 1/2 inch x 4 inch piece. Adhere to the middle panel, between the 2 score lines. This will become the inside of your card.

Cut 2 pieces of patterned paper, 1 1/5 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Adhere to the front of the 2 folded sides.

Create your focal point by cutting paper 3 inches x 4 inches. I matted this piece with more paper, but you can creative here. Add a border punch, round the corners, whatever you feel like doing! I added a Momenta clear layered sticker to this paper. This will become the 'front' of my card.

I adhered pop dots to the left side of this panel, in the upper left and lower left corners. I added this to my folded card using just the side pop dots. You don't want to adhere all 4 corners or you will not be able to open the tri-fold card. Tie a piece of twine or ribbon around the card to hold it closed.

When you want to open the card, untie the twine. The front panel will fold open to reveal the inside of the card.

I added a sentiment box to the inside of my card. You could add a stamped image, another clear layered sticker or just a handwritten note inside.

This will fit into a standard A2 envelope, you just might need to add extra postage. Or maybe hand deliver it if your layers get too big! 
Tomorrow is the first day of the school year for my kids...the routine starts again! Yeah!! I hope you're having a great week so far...thanks for stopping by!


Joyce said...

What a fun card, and thanks for the tutorial. You make it look so easy. You should check out this week's CAS-ology challenge--your card is perfect for it.

Michelle H. said...

I love your tutorial on the tri-fold!! I have been wanting to try this for awhile.
Thanks for the inspiration!!
Love your card!!!

IamDerby said...

What a great card Mara! And your pictures in the previous post are so cute. Zealand is such a cute name!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic card and tutorial Mara, I agree with Joyce you make it look so easy...and you should post it at CASology this week's cue is RELAX!

Annette Allen said...

wow thanks for sharing...this is so awesome...

Joni M said...

What a FUN card, Mara! Thanks for the tutorial and measurments!
I am definitely going to make one!

Christa said...

SUPER cute Mara and using one of my fav lines! Lovely. I will definitely be giving it a try!

VanessaB said...

super cute!!! :)

Julia Aston said...

Love the bright colors and fun fold on this 'cool' beach card Mara!

Sue said...

So cute! Looks like you had a fabulous vacation:)

Aubree said...

Grear card Mara! Hope the kids enjoyed their first week back.

Rebecca Keppel said...

Fabulous card!