Tri Fold Cards

You’ve probably seen these tri-fold cards, but this was my first attempt to make one. They are pretty easy to do. The first one I did was with the Urban Garden Designer Series paper and the other one is the Rainbow Sherbet Designer Series paper. Both of these are on the retirement list. Darn it, the Urban Garden is one of my favorites. The first one I used several different stamp sets. Upsy Daisy, Pocket Silhouettes, & Great Friend. (click on the photos to see them better).

For the Rainbow Sherbet card I used Petal Pizzaz (love this set), Great Friend and Quick Thinking (which is retired).
I should also note, that you need extra postage when mailing these babies. Depending on my many embellishments you add.
I made one of these for a friend who just had surgery and the other one (actually made 2 other ones) are for friends of mine who I haven’t seen in a while and just wanted them to know that I was thinking of them. Who doesn’t like to get mail like that? And they are all worth the extra postage!

Bella Blue Card

This is such a cool card, a little different. This is one of the cards from Sandi MacIver’s 5 Project Tutorial, which you can purchase here.
I used Bella Blue Designer Series paper. The stamp set is Bloomin’ Beautiful. I stamped it on water color paper and used my aqua painter and re-inker to color in the flower.  Its hard to tell from the photo, but the card closes with a Top Note which have the points cut off on the sides. I also ran the 5 petal punched flowers through my Big Shot using one of the texturez plates. Of course you can’t tell in the photo, but really, I did. You will notice that the ribbon on the flower is blue. I colored it with my Not Quite Navy marker. I was surprised how easily the color went on the Taffeta ribbon. I will be sharing a couple more projects from Sandi this week. So stay tuned.

Manhattan Flower Textured card

Have you seen these cards done with the Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die? (What a mouth full!) Thanks to Lene’e for sharing the instructions with me.  You start with a piece of card stock at 5 1/2 x 12. I scored at 4″ on each side. Then you put your c/s in the embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot. Flip you c/s around and run it through the other end. You will have the embossed side on the front and on the other side it will be the opposite. Click on the photos to see them better. I also rounded each corner of the center of the card after I cut away the top portion that didn’t get embossed, and added Whisper White that was also rounded. Almost forgot, I did sponge the edge of the Whisper White with Ballet Blue which is the color of the main card, and added the Rose from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. The thank you is from Upsy Daisy stamp set. Finished off with some So Safron ribbon from the Sale-a-bration bundle. The ribbon just slides off so you can see the inside of the card.