When you go to the store to buy a card these days, they've gotten so very fancy -- dimensional embellishments, foiling, glitter, shaped edges, laser cutting. It's amazing. The good news is that with a little imagination, you can make even cooler cards all by yourself.
Recently, I've been excited by the idea of creating tri-fold cards -- meaning cards comprised of three folded parts.
I made this one for my Dad for Father's Day, using double-sided cardstock so that there was contrast between the three sections:
The card is a bit of an odd size, so I also made a custom envelope to go with it.
I made this card for my friend Nat's birthday:
As you can see, it's a different kind of tri-fold card. Instead of having three distinct parts like the first card, it's one large message that folds into three parts.
I have some ideas for future tri-fold cards I'd like to make. I want to make one that's like a baby version of a tunnel book. I also want to make one that has a banner that opens when you open the card. Haven't figured out the engineering on that one, but I think it's doable. I also think it would be cool to create a tri-fold card that has a moving part in the center section, like a hanging heart or something similar.
Have you made a tri-fold card? What did it look like? I'd love some ideas and I'm sure other readers would too!
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