Hi everyone! Happy Friday – I hope you’ve had a wonderful week! Can’t believe another week is almost behind us! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun trifold window card. This came in a recent Splitcoast Stampers newsletter (tutorial is HERE if you’re interested) but I already had handwritten notes in my tutorial folder from a few years back which followed basically the same super easy process. I have made several horizontal trifolds over the years and this vertical one with the window is particularly fun. I used the amazing Birch Press Design Wreath Layer Set as the focal, along with a sentiment and bow from the Sizzix Christmas Ribbon Thinlits, some pretty coordinating Christmas papers, and lots of bling.
I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, along with a CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock folded panel, a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock layer, and diagonally-cut patterned paper layers. I adhered the patterned papers to the CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock panel, added a diagonal embellishing strip, and then die cut a large circular aperture in the layers with a Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Circle die. I traced the aperture on the front flap and then cut a slightly larger circular aperture on the front flap and adhered the layered panel to it. I added a bow created with the Sizzix Christmas Ribbon Thinlits to the bottom of the aperture along with a stamped sentiment.
I adhered the CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock folded panel to the inside of the card base with the fold at the bottom, opened it up, and adhered the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock layer. I embellished this layer with strips of green glitter paper and the holly patterned paper from the Christmas cardstock pad along with a narrow red cardstock strip. I adhered the sentiment cut from the Sizzix Christmas Ribbon Thinlits with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, then folded it upwards into the card base, closed the front flap, and adhered the Birch Press Design Wreath into the opening. The finishing touch was the addition of tiny clear gemstones to the wreath and some larger ones to the diagonal strip, along with a large red gemstone in the center.
And one more peek… this was so much fun! Now to decide who will receive it in the mail! I’m starting to earmark certain Christmas cards for certain people! I like to be ahead of the game, lol! ;)
Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock, CutCardStock Canvas Texture Galax 4×6 cardstock, American Crafts 6×6 Christmas cardstock pad
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, Flourish with a Bling clear rhinestones, large red gemstone
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