Thursday, February 5, 2015

Tri-fold Card: Home is Where the Heart Is

Whenever I hear the expression "Home is Where the Heart Is", I immediately think of family. I come from a fairly large family, and married into a HUGE family! As a Coast Guard wife, I don't get to see family as often as I would like, so I am constantly sending cards to show my love. Since, the first challenge for Heart 2 Heart this month is to interpret Home is Where the Heart is, I took the opportunity to create a family centered Tri-fold card.

Tri-fold cards create the illusion of a normal card upon receipt, but open up to reveal several panels that help the card stand up for display. 

I had a great deal of difficulty finding a really good tutorial for this card, so I am going to do my best to walk you through it.

  1. The Cardstock Base is cut to 5.5 x 12in.
  2. Using a scoreboard, score at 2, 4, 8, and 10 inches.
  3. Using your paper trimmer, cut at 1.5 and 4 inches from scoreline to scoreline.
  4. Fold back and forth several time to create a good crease. Your final folds should be mountain/ valley style.
  5. B&T paper is cut as follows:
                     *1.75 x 5.25in (cut 2)
                     *1.25 x 1.75in (cut 4)
                     *2.25 x 1.75in (cut 2)
                     *1.25 x 3.75in (cut 2)
                     *2.25 x 3.75in (cut 1)

For mine, I used the retired Skylark paper. This paper has some writing on it that I wanted to feature in my card. It was sort of a paper waster to cut out the words and phrases, but I really liked what they said.

My final embellishments was stamping using several retired stamp sets. I kept the whole thing relatively flat, because these cards would be mailed. But, the stamping still creates a big impact.

For more information about Heart 2 Heart Challenges, click here.

Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!


  1. Such a pretty card. I havent made that sort of card in years. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart. .

    1. This was my first one! I really enjoyed it, and will definitely make another in the future.

  2. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I have a mission for the day!

    1. Thanks, Ronda! I hope I made it easy enough to follow. I found a tutorial on Splitcoast, but it didn't give measurements for the B&T, which was really frustrating!

  3. Great job, I love those cards. I love everything about it! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

    Brandi R
    H2H DT member