Tri-Fold Window Cards – Easy Hack!

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We just LOVE it when our designers spot something clever and today we are excited to share a very fun and easy way to make stunning tri-fold cards without having to purchase specially sized card stock. Annie, who brings us today’s card, spotted that all the “In Circle” dies released this past fall are the same size and line up the same way and she’s showing us a way to layer them to make a tri-fold card that you can use with other dies in the same ingenious way!

First, she use two pieces of green card stock in slightly different shades for more depth to create two card bases. She scored them down the center and then trimmed a sliver (she guesses about 1/16th of an inch) off the LEFT side of the front panel and the RIGHT side of the “inside” panel. She then cut the right side of the bright green cardstock (front) with the Winter Deer In Circle Die and cut the left side of the blue green cardstock (inside) with the Winter Trees In Circle Die.

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At this point she added greetings to both panels using the Snowmen With Presents stamp set, Versamark Ink, and gold embossing powder (which you can see in the images below). She also used the Winter Deer In Circle Die to cut some brown card stock and trimmed out just the deer to add to her die cut window for a little more detail.

Now comes the genius moment – she adhered the two solid panels of her green pieces together, forming a solid panel in the center with the two die cut panels folding in and over each other.

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Now she created her scene details by cutting brown, white and red card stock with the  Cabin #1 Die and building her cozy cabin from the pieces.

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For that gorgeous snowy background, she trimmed pieces of light blue and white card stock to 5.5″ x 4.125″, added the light blue to the center and cut the top of the white panel with the Pine Tree Forest Die.  Then she cut the pines again out of a pale teal blue and offset them a tiny bit behind the white pines for a lovely shadow.

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Then she added the greeting from the Wintery Friends Stamp Set onto the white panel with Versamark and gold embossing powder and layered it over the light blue center. All that was left was to add her cabin with liquid glue and that scene was complete!

 

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You can see how the scene inside becomes visible from front to center with the deer panel right on top:

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And then the trees slowly revealing the cabin:

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And finally, the entire, gorgeous spread:

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Here’s what Annie used to create this clever tri-fold card:

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We just LOVE this idea and it has us looking around at our other dies to see how we can use this great idea of two facing cards with a center panel to make more tri-fold window cards without having to buy that over sized card stock! Are you seeing ideas in your head?

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