Category Archives: 4th of July

4th of July Tri fold card –Cardmaker Magazine Facebook Challenge

7.20144thofjulytrifold 7.20144tofjulytrifold2This card was inspired by a challenge on the Cardmaker magazine Facebook page to create a tri fold card. I have never made one of those before so I Googled it and found directions easily.

I used red card stock that was clearanced out at Target and an old paper pad from Provo Craft. You could easily substitute any paper pad, embellishments you have on hand.

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I also used the Inkadinkadoo vintage expressions stamp set for the “party” sentiment and stamped it in Versafine black onyx ink. I cut out the bird and uncle Sam and used foam dots to have those elements stand out a bit.

I used this stamp set for the other sentiment but cannot remember which set it is!

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QUICK TIP:  I originally had the sentiments stamped directly onto the cardstock, but I accidentally smudged the brackets and I really didn’t want to start over, so instead I found some coordinating paper from the same paper pad and re stamped the sentiments onto the cardstock and glued those onto the card. I find I like that even better!  Never give up when an accident happens. There is usually a way to save your project!

I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to make a tri fold card.  I kept this card relatively simple because I wanted to test out the technique first. It is really fun and the card has tons of little spaces to embellish. I will definitely try this again.

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–Lisa