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Two Tri-Fold Cards

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:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Two Tri-Fold Cards

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:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Two Tri-Fold Cards
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Two Tri-Fold Cards

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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