Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Tri-Fold Cards

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I featured beautiful laser-cut papers from Stampin' Up! on my LIVE Class last week, including the pretty Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Notes & Envelopes.  During the class I shared how to easily create beautiful tri-fold cards with these elegant notes!  You can see all the details and supply list, as well as the LIVE Class Replay, below!

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Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Tri-Fold Cards

Today's cards begin with the beautiful cards that you get in the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Notes & Envelopes Tin!  First of all, the storage tin is gorgeous! It has a soft Petal Pink matte background and is decorated with shimmer gold leaves that coordinate with the Bird Ballad suite.  It's perfect for gift-giving!  Inside, you'll find 12 Very Vanilla cards with laser-cut card fronts all in the same design, plus matching Very Vanilla envelopes with a pretty, large scallop seal flap.  Simply decorate them and give them as part of a gift set to someone special!  

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I shared how to add to the cards to turn them into lovely tri-fold cards at my LIVE Class.  I got the idea from Too Cool team member Kim Hollenback.  

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Tri-Fold Card Base—I started with a standard 5-1/2" x 11" Soft Sea Foam card base, scored at the 4-1/4" mark. This card base would overlap with the back of the Bird Ballad card and fold in from the opposite direction, creating the tri-fold.  Before adhering, I trimmed off an 1/8" strip from the front flap, just so that it would close a little easier. I also did some stamping on the Bird Ballad card inside with the Free As A Bird leaf image in Soft Sea Foam.  The backs are adhered together with a combination of Tear & Tape and SNAIL adhesives.

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Focal Point Foundation—I die-cut a Soft Sea Foam scallop circle with the Layering Circles dies and adhered it to the front of the card using tiny dabs of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. TIP: Be sure to open the card and have scrap paper underneath in case some glue oozes out. You can take away any residual stickiness by dabbing the back with an Embossing Buddy. 

Next, I fishtail cut a 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" Soft Sea Foam banner and adhered it onto the circle with SNAIL.

Sweet Sentiment—I stamped the Free As A Bird sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a Very Vanilla Stitched Shapes circle, then added some Soft Sea Foam leaves.  It's popped up over the banner with Dimensionals.

Finishing Touches—I stamped two Free As A Bird flowers in Memento Black onto Very Vanilla scrap and colored them with Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends Markers. They are hand-cut with Paper Snips, then attached to the circle with Glue Dots.  I added a couple Pearl Jewels to the flowers that I had colored with the Dark Crumb Cake Blends Marker.

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Inside Circle—I hid another sentiment circle behind the front focal point.  This time I stamped the birds on a branch image over the Very Vanilla Stitched Shapes circle in Soft Sea Foam ink, then added another phrase in Memento Black.  How fun!

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Two Cool—Here's another version that I did using Petal Pink for the accent color. The flowers are colored with Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo Blends and the Pearl Jewels are colored with Flirty Flamingo Blends.

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Three Cool—This time, my card base is Pool Party, the scallop is in Pool Party and the 3-1/4" x 3/4" banner is in Crumb Cake.  

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Focal Point—I stamped the Free As A Bird image in Memento Black and colored it in with Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers.  I finished by brushing on some Wink of Stella shimmer.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and the pearls are colored with Crumb Cake Blends.

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Inside Circle—The sentiment is from Free As A Bird. I colored the flowers with Daffodil Delight Blends.

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