Shelli’s Tri-Fold Thanks Card With A Twist

Today's card is a CASE from the queen of Stampin' Up! herself, CEO and co-founder, Shelli Gardner!

Trifold twist - crumb cake

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I fell in love with this card design as soon as I saw it!  It uses the Window Frame nested Framelits in a fancy-opening, tri-fold card! 

Trifold twist - open 

Here is the card opened up.  I even added a matching Whisper White die-cut to the inside to write on!

Festive framelits 127857LNow was the perfect time to create this card because of the awesome October FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack promotion! This pack has templates that coordinate with the Window Frame Framelits also used on this card. 

See details on how to earn your FREE pack: October FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack promotion.

Make Your Own Tri-Fold Card With A Twist

  • Start with a Crumb Cake card stock base that is 5-1/2" x 4".  That's a little skinnier than a standard size card because part of the accent sticks off the side and we want it to fit in a Medium White Envelope.  Also note that it's not a folded base, just one layer.
  • I nipped each of the corners of the base with a 1" Circle Punch.

Trifold twist - scoring

  • Use the largest Window Frame Framelit to die-cut the next piece in So Saffron.
  • Run the die-cut through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot Texture Embossing Folder.  You won't be able to emboss the whole piece, so do the part that is going to show on the front. 
  • Using the Simply Scored Tool, score at the 1" mark from the non-embossed side.  
  • Use the next largest Window Frame Framelit to die-cut a Soft Suede piece.
  • Add Distressed Dots background texture, inked in Soft Suede.
  • Score the second piece 1" from the curved edge, just like the previous die-cut.

Trifold twist - back

  • Use Sticky Strip to adhere the tabs of each die-cut to the back of the card.

Trifold twist 2

  • Die-cut the next size smallest Window Frame in Pool Party.

Trifold twist - sentiment

  • I decorated this layer with paper-piercing using the Festive
    Paper-Piercing Pack, then attached with Dimensionals.  It's overhaning
    the edge of the card so that it's centered on the Soft Suede layer. 
  • Wrap
    a Crumb Cake Seam Binding around the entire card and tie into a bow.  I cut the outer point off of the die-cut, so the ribbon
    would lay better.
  • Add a Pool Party Designer Printed Brad through the ribbon to hold it in place.
  • Stamp the image from Friendship Preserves in Soft Suede ink, then die-cut with the smaller die-cut.
  • Color in the image with Pool Party and So Saffron Markers.
  • Add Dazzling Diamonds glitter with a 2-Way Glue Pen.

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Labels framelits 125598L

You could easily duplicate this card design to work with some of the other nested Framelits dies.  I've seen a cute one with the Floral Frames Framelits, and I bet the Labels Collection ones would look fantastic on a vertical or horizontal card!  One more project on the To Try List!  

Complete Supply List:

You can find all the supplies to create this project and more at my Online Store! 

Or, come and make this project and two others at my Wow Technique Class on Thursday, October 18th!  Contact me today to sign up! 



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