Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Joy Of Sets September Blog Hop Tri-Fold Card

 Welcome to the Joy of Sets September Blog Hop as we explore different ways to create tri-fold cards. This is my first time hopping with this wonderful group of stampers and I am excited to share my card design with you this month.

 This simple tri-fold card design features the Free as a Bird stamp set (item #149468) from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog along with the coordinating Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (item #149592). I love the soft, organic feel of this pretty paper and I chose my color combination from the colors used in this designer series paper.
 I chose to use Crumb Cake card stock for the card base, cut at 5 1/2" x 11" and scored at 3" and 7 1/4". The front flap is decorated with a piece of the designer series paper that is 5 1/4" x 3 1/2". The bird image from the stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and I colored the image with Stampin' Blends Markers. To add a touch of shimmer, I colored over the bird with Clear Wink of Stella. I fussy cut the bird and attached it to a circle die cut from Pool Party cardstock using the Layering Circles Dies and layered onto an Old Olive scalloped circle cut using the same die set. I attached it to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
 For the inside side panel, I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" and I stamped the sentiment and flower with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the flower with Stampin' Blends Markers. I attached a strip of the designer series paper cut at 1/2" x 5 1/4" and attached it to the panel so that the reverse side was showing, to provide a contrast against the front panel.
 The inside panel is a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White cardstock that I stamped with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the Stampin' Blends Markers. I was able to use the sentiments and images from the Free as a Bird stamp set to decorate the panels to coordinate with the designer series paper. For the sentiment on the front panel, I used the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set (item #151331) and stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch (item #141491) and attached the label to the circle element with Snail adhesive. To add a touch of bling, I added Basic Rhinestones to the sentiment label. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to try creating your own tri-fold card design and explore how you can use designer series paper to create your own projects. 

Now it's time to visit Angie's blog and see what she has to share with us this month. Just click the Next button to visit her blog or use the Previous button to visit Jane's blog. I hope that you enjoy our blog hop this month. 

Until Next Time
Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. Love your card and how you made your fold over pieces as deep as each other. I like that it will be good for a mini album type card or a card with a gift card inside to keep it nice and safe. Love your design too, it's beautiful. Thank you for joining in the hop! <3

  2. Beautiful card Tricia. The DSP is one of my favorites in the annual catalog.

  3. FINALLY!!!! Someone who did the same layout as me!!! **wink** Love your use of this beautiful DSP, Tricia! This suite is such an awesome one. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  4. Love how you have added a strip of DSP to one of the inside panels - what a difference it makes, a real pop of colour. Great project!

  5. Such a pretty card and a great use of the papers - thanks for joining us on the blog hop!