Tuesday
Aug212012

Triple fold envelope card

This sumptuous and very special card will delight anyone who receives it. It can be made in a variety of sizes, some people love making huge cards, some very small – I would aim for somewhere in the middle.

To make the basic card you need a triple fold – so three panels of equal width. I used an A3 sheet to start with but you can also buy triple fold card blanks (from Craft Creations) if you don’t like having larger sheets of card in stock!

Once you have the triple fold then using a guillotine of just a pencil, ruler and scissors, trim the out fold into a triangle to create the envelope concept. Then using flowers from “If Flowers Could Talk”, decorate the edge of the envelope ‘flap’. The strip at the bottom can simply be a couple of strips of gold peeloffs or you can layer a thin strip of matching card onto gold mirri and attach it to the main card. The butterfly and wording are both peeloffs to but could just as easily be die cuts.

The inside is simply constructed with an insert from that same CD which features the words from Patience Strong together with artwork from Jayne Netley-Mayhew. Layer the insert onto some backing paper to fill the inside panel of the card and decorate.

The basic idea of this card is so very versatile it can be tweaked to produce lots of different creations depending on the images and ideas you have. Have a go and see what you think!

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Reader Comments (4)

Absolutely gorgeous!

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSylvie

What a beautiful simple idea. It can be made for so many occassions. I will really enjoy this one. Well thought out Joanna. Thankyou for posting it up for us.

Avril

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAvril

Looking back throuh the blog and revisited this card....it's lovely and will use it often I'm sure. Thank you so much, Mabex

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMabex

Hello Joanne,

This envelope card is so pretty and yet so simple - all in the one go.

I love the flowers on the front of the card. They are so pretty.

Best wishes, Joanne.

Judy

September 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJudy Munn

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