Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Three Fold Card Tutorial

It's time once again for Tutorial/Technique Tuesday here at Shelly's Images.

Today I'd like to share another fancy fold card design with you.
It's the THREE FOLD CARD ...

You will need TWO pieces of card stock (or design paper) to make a Three Fold Card.  Your FIRST piece of paper will be cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored to make the sides meet in the middle.  If you have a Scor-Pal there are score lines already marked for you (see next photo) to achieve equal sides.

See the DOTS next to the 2 and close to the 6 1/2?  
Those are the score lines you will follow to achieve this 'gate' fold. 

Your SECOND piece will be cut 4 1/4" x 9 1/8" and scored at 5 1/2". This piece will be adhered to the back of your 'gate' folded card and the short flap will come down over the front.  I chose to BORDER PUNCH the front flap for extra character.

 Now you can decorate it anyway you would like!
Here is my finished card . . .

The design paper used for my card is from the Graphic45 Le' Romantique 8x8 pack (2 sided).  My inside sentiment is from the Shelly's Images 'Key To My Heart' stamp set.

This is such a fun, fancy fold to create and can be decorated in so many ways ... for so many occasions!
I hope you'll give it a try and please let us know if you do ... we'd love to come to see what you create!

Have a fabulous day and be sure to stop back on Thursday for our next Terrifically Thrilling Thursday Challenge and meet my Special Guest Designer!  See you then!

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  1. Hi, This is a great card and your tutorial l have copied l'm going to give it a go and your card is amazing so lovely of you to share this:)x

  2. Great Card and great Tutorial Darlene!


  3. Darlene this is so pretty. You know how much I love fancy fold cards and this one will definitely be on my "to do" list. Sheesh...that list sure is long lately.

  4. Love this great fold and love the scalloped topper. The images are lovely as well! Are you still keeping hubby busy fixing stuff- and are you getting plenty of stamping time with him off???

  5. hi, Darlene!!! beautiful card! and thank you for the great tutorial, i will try this... :)

  6. What an awesome card and great tutorial.

  7. Very pretty card...love the design. Thank you for sharing the tutorial.

  8. Hi
    Very pretty card and thank you for the tutorial.I used this for a challenge on one of the sites I follow and love it.Thanks for sharing!

  9. Pallavi, thank you so much for letting us know that you used our tutorial! That is awesome! I visited your blog and left a little love. :)