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Tri-Fold Birthday Garden!

Hello Crafters

Well I am very excited today to share this amazing creation! First I have to give credit for the idea from a great lady called Sandie who is on the design team of Stamping Bella – I received an email and followed the link, and this popped up but the minute I saw it I knew what I wanted to create! You can follow her here.

My theme was for my husband, who loves gardening, and when I saw the centre section of the card, I just immediately had a two fold vision of ‘fruit & veg’. It worked so well, although it did take a bit of time, and I also managed to use some paper that I have been holding on to (as you do) for 11 years! So if you have any doubters, this my crafty friends is a perfect example of why we never throw away perfectly good supplies!

I started with the back and front of the card first so that I could size the whole project, and also to check that I had a die the correct size for the centre area. I didn’t follow the pattern from Sandie’s design, just the idea of how it went together, the rest I sized and worked out for myself. I am really naughty for seeing something and just going for it and making my own mistakes along the way, besides, think you don’t forget like that!

CARD & DECORATING RECIPE:

  • RIGHT SIDE: 1 x 26 cm x 15.5 cm – Scored at 13 cm on long side – Cut opening large enough to put the centre section through on the left hand side. Decorate the panels, prior to cutting the holes so that you get the exact opening on all panels and then create a frame to finish the edges.
  • LEFT SIDE: 1 x 26.5 cm x 15.5 cm – Scored at 13 cm & 26 cm on long side – Opening large enough to put the centre section through on the right hand side. Decorate the panels, prior to cutting the holes so that you get the exact opening on all panels and then create a frame to finish the edges.
    • Adhere left and right together to form one long card with the two openings opposite each other in the centre and forming a ‘W’.
  • CENTRE SECTION: 1 x 30 cm x 10.5 cm – Scored at 1cm, 5cm, 15 cm, 25 cm, 29cm on long side. Decorate to theme selected.
  • N.B. – Cut papers for decoration slightly smaller or as desired – I used 0.3 cm less to create a very narrow border.
  • Once all panels are decorated then attach the centre section – The best way to do this is fold the centre section – Mountain, Mountain, Valley, Mountain, Mountain. The thin edge I secured with red tape as it needs to be secured strongly, then with the centre section folded and keeping the first fold flat, make sure the centre fold line, lined up with the back of the card. I secured my centre section making sure that it was in the middle of the cut out area. Sandie tucked her end under her paper before she secured it to the card body, I did not, just secured to the decorated panel front and back, but it is entirely up to you. As you can see below.

I think Sandie’s instructions with pictures are probably clearer than my explanation but it will only go together correctly one way, so before you glue or stick, just practice the placement and how it will work. My die that cut out the hole was a bit too big, but I cut a wide frame that closed the gap.

INGREDIENTS:

There are absolutely endless possibilities with this layout, and am so grateful for Sandie for sharing with us. Have a look at her blog – The Paper Cove

Thanks for stopping by and I really hope you liked the make, have a go, you never know what fantastic creation you can make!

Hugs

Kim x

8 thoughts on “Tri-Fold Birthday Garden!

    1. Thank you muchly Cobs. I had so much fun, felt a bit like when I was making mud pies in the garden and then you present it to your mum! Just magical! Thanks for stopping by 😊 xx

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  1. Ph this is great! I have often thought about trying something that she demonstrates, but just never seem to get around to it. This is so cute! I just might have to try this one! Thanks for sharing!

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