Tri Fold Christmas Card Workshop


Today`s workshop is a design I made way back first of all using the Angels & Fairies cdand it was one of my favourite cards, sadly the photo was on my old computer so I don`t have it anymore although it is on the pre record show so all is not lost as I have that on DVD

So I have reproduced the design using the Enchanted Christmas cd & the backing paper from the Victorian Christmas cd and will add the cookie workshop to the end of this page to link the styles together

1. So you`ll need , gold mirri , double sided card , stardream would be excellent for this , backing paper – holly design and the main girl images – 2 sets so you can decoupage them and some organza ribbon

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2. Take an A4 sheet of card and score it into 3 – tri fold measurements if using a scoreboard

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3. I have then taken a piece of card one width of the tri fold panel and folded it in half and laid it on the scalloped line of my score board and ensured I have a nice shape and 3 scalloped lines – the score lines I have added in red to show them up – you will just need to score only

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4. Please note I have rounded of the top scallop to give a nicer edge to the top of the card , round off when the card template is closed to ensure it is even , now lay the template on each of the panels and draw around the template , you will then have 3 even edges

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5. Place double sided tape around all the edges – although now i would use the tape runners ( dot one ) to do this as it would give adhesive right up to the edge – then add your backing paper – it will need to be borderless printed paper or a bought sheet to get the full size

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6. Then crease up the tri fold card – you will need it all to be very flat to allow this style to work as if it gets caught anywhere it will pull on the design

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7. Now edge the inside and outside of the card with Sakura gold pentouch – it`s best to start with the inside first as sometimes these pens can be oily when starting to use them if they are not shaken enough

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8. Now take the template and make another one for the sentiment panel , just trim some off the sides and base of this piece and stick down and then add a sentiment to the middle , both these have been edged in gold too

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9. The gold has been added to the edges down the backing paper too and then each of the girls have been decoupaged , each coat had been cut as the second layer of decoupage and then a third layer just of the top half of the coat – this has all be curved before adding with silicone glue

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10. I have used my Japenese screwpounch to make a hole thought the 2 edges of the card and then added a length of organza ribbon and just knotted it on the inside – this is done on both edges half way down ( or up !!!)

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11. Close the card up and tie the ribbon in a bow – this makes for a nice piece for a table or mantle piece

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12. Here is the other side

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13. And the last side

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14. Keeping with this style – why not make a gift with this cookie card – there is a complete workshop  if needed – great for those hard to buy for friends that you want to get something small but normally you buy a box of biscuits for

Cookie Workshop – click here

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Thanks for looking in

Suzanne

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7 thoughts on “Tri Fold Christmas Card Workshop

  1. Ooooooo Suzanne! This workshop is JUST what the doctor ordered! I saw the original of this card on C&C and was never able to reproduce it. Many thanks.

  2. Hi this is the first time i’ve been on your website, a friend recommended it to me – i’m so glad she did, this card is fabulous and i would never have know how to make it without the help of your workshop. Thank you very much, i will be hanging around your website form now on.

  3. Thank you very much Suzanne I have made the Christmas tri-fold in parchment so I can put a night light behind it,it looks great,it’s the first time I have been on the site but it won’t be the last!

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