Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February Tutorial ~ A Tri Fold Card

Good morning, crafty friends.  Today I have a quick but picture heavy tutorial on how to make my version of a tri fold card.  I tweaked it a lot to make it work for what I wanted it to do.  I have a confession to make ~ I had a video tutorial all filmed and was going to post it ~ but two things happened.  One, I kept filming my card off the screen so that you couldn't see what I was doing and second, I forgot how to upload my videos.  My camera is old and it has always been confusing as to what software supports it and I believe the original program is no longer on my computer.  So instead, there are a series of pictures for you to follow.  If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and your email and I will get back to you with an answer.

 The Tri Fold Card:

Card open:

Supplies Used:

Copics Used: BG11, BG13, BG15, E11, E13, E15, YG61, YG63, YG67, YR02, YR04, YR07

And now for the tutorial:

Step 1:  Begin with a piece of base card stock 6 1/2" x 11 3/4"

The reason for 11 3/4" is because I needed the center piece to be 5" across so that I could use my Punch Around the Page punch and have it even.  If you have a border die and would prefer to use that to make a fancy edge along the top, you may use a 12" piece of card stock. 

Step 2:   Score as shown in diagram.  At 3 1/4" and 8 1/4" and at 2 3/8" along longer edge.

Step 3:  Cut out rectangles formed by score lines, either by hand or with your trimmer.  Punch along upper edge with punch or die.  Round corners.  Fold on score lines.  This is your card base done.

Step 4:  Cut 3 outside layer pieces as per measurements shown.  If you use a 12" card stock you will need to cut the small piece 1/4" larger in both this step and the next.

Step 5:  Cut 4 inside layer pieces as per measurements shown.  If you use a 12" card stock you will need to cut the centre layer 1/4" larger.

And your card is ready to embellish any way you want.  Thanks for joining me for this tutorial today.  If I can every figure out the video, I promise I will add it to this post :)

Have a great day!  Until next time,

Hugs, Heather


  1. Heather, what a great tutorial! Pitctures work perfect for me! Lovely design, can not wait to try it.

    Shari G.

  2. A great tutorial Heather. Pictures are fine. Will have to try it.

  3. I love this! thanks for the tutorial

  4. I love it too! Im going to try it out for sure.

  5. This is a beautiful card. I'm so glad you posted a tutorial for it. Love your blog and have become a follower.

  6. Awesome card and tutorial, thanks so much, can't wait to try it!!