Sunday, 10 June 2012

Trifold Fun




Happy Sunday morning to everyone!  I don't often do trifold type cards but I wanted to use the smallest dies in the Cut, Fold, Tuck die templates and I thought this would be a really fun way to showcase them!  I am always asked the question about the small dies in any of the sets, "what do I do with them?"  The Cut, Fold, Tuck dies are strong enough to be focal points on their own as they are interesting and especially when you pare them with double sided papers or micro beads.  For this card I used the Coordinations brand card that is black on one side and red on the other.  I thought it would be more interesting to mix the sizes and shapes and prominent colours a bit.  I cut two of each of them, one with the black card facing upwards and one with the red side up.  I folded and tucked all the pieces.  Next I made my base card by scoring an A4 size of the taupe card from our neutrals pack in three equal sections and cutting the top at a diagonal.  I stamped the front panel with my sentiment in the lower corner.  I used my scoreboard to create a lined embossed background for interest.  Using Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue, I attached all my folded pieces to the top edge of the card to finish it off. Sorry no bow today! LOL  However, with a sentiment change, wouldn't this make a great card for a guy or even a teenager (they are always so difficult, aren't they!).
Here is a pic of it laying flat, you can see the embossed front better in this one too.  I stopped and started the score lines around the sentiment and made a few horizontal score lines on the bottom of the card too.



















It's Sunday so it is time for the weekly comment game winners.  This week there weren't any extra qualifying posts so just three names were drawn.  The winners are:
 
Wendy L!!!
Hollyberry!!!
Laura O!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your postal address and claim your prize!  All for now, Sue x

133 comments:

Joesgrandma said...

Oh! I'm first here Sue Happy Sunday. Very different card and attractive. Would make a great christmas card with white frosty glitter. Once again infinite possibilities and adaptions come to mind. Thanks for the card and the inspiration Sue XX

Anonymous said...

Another interesting card, I've got the dies and got some black card reversible with grey, so a card for the men is "on the cards" lol Mabex

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue

Wow! This is different, love the colour and concept!
Have a great day!

Lara xxx

Anonymous said...

You beat me to the 1st comment Joe'sgrandma... I bet you type faster than me!! lol Mabex

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue an actual card what a change for you. Love this concept and as you say could be a good man's card. The lines just finish off this card a bow would have been too much.

Wilma

shampylou30 said...

gorgeous card sue love the coloure together and yes it would make a great mans card sue xxx

Pam said...

An interesting card which as you say would make a great mans card. Can also see this done with the smaller floral dies too in softer colours for a female card. You do inspire me Sue. I also like Joes Grandmas's idea about the Christmas theme.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
great card, saw this on c and c and thought it was a good idea. A good way to use up bits of card. I haven't got those dies or the card. Maybe one day, or perhaps I'll adapt another die to try it. Have a great crafty day everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda said...

Beautiful card and loving the colours and I love those dies too!

Happy Sunday Sue and congratulations to the winners.

Hugs
Linda xxx

CraftyLoops said...

Holy moly Sue this card is completely AMAZING! You never cease to Wow me with your incredibly unique and beautiful designs. I love this card. Lee x

Leanne said...

Georgeous card!

kimberley said...

sorry to be the one to post a negative comment but this just does not do it for me but again new idea and concept and other people seem to like it;, take care xx

lestim said...

Hi Sue, tri fold cards are not my card of choice, I do like to add an insert and find it difficult with tri fold, but the concept is great. Best wishes, Lesley x

baconbits said...

Happy Sunday - yes the sun is shinning brilliant.
Definatley a card to discuss, love the colours and the concept those smaller dies can be so pesky. With colour change and different sentiment you can definately have a great christmas card -yes the "c" word.
Also the embossing lines on the bottom of the card really give it a life.
Congratulations to the Sunday winners
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Buttons said...

Love how you have used a trifold to show these off Sue. You really get to appreciate them. Hugs, Buttons x

franzesjoi said...

this card is soo cool, sue!! beautiful as always.. :)

auscrafts said...

interesting use of the small dies ,

Missmizog said...

Morning Sue
Unusual card for you, but interesting. Iwill be having a go at this one today.
Have a great Sunday everyone.
Sue

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great way to use the small dies, love this.

Val in Spain xxx said...

Good Morning Sue. very pretty card. I haven't got these dies but I have similar small dies which I'm sure would work as well. Really lovely idea. Thankyou Sue.

Janice K said...

Thank you for a great idea which is an effective but relatively quick card to make for all the 'tricky' people in our lives!

debs said...

Morning sue what a different card. I love to see all you card sue you give us inspiration this could be for a male or female by just changing the colours. Looking forward to thursday with the new dies. Are we going to have a sneak peep of them.

Debs xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
What a fab card. I like the way u scored round the sentiment. Yes a fun card for any occassion. Like trifold card very much.
10 out 10 again
Born again spellbinder
Nadine xxx hug
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Granny Ado said...

A different shaped card.....I like it

mags said...

Lovely card Sue which really shows what you can do with the smaller dies.
Mags
x

Karen said...

I need new double sided card so this has tempted me to pop out and look for some great colour combinations, I do like this unusual card

Sandybee said...

A really different card this morning Sue and a great way to use this set of dies.
My wish list grows ever longer

Have a lovely Sunday

xxx Sandra

Chris said...

Hi Sue,
Another great card, haven't got these dies but have alternatives that would work just as well. Look forward to your shows later in the week.
Chris X

Carolyn B said...

Another lovely card. I haven't got these dies, but I'm thinking that the layered flowers would work well.

Carolyn B

Maryann said...

great looking card hre too Sue. I don´t have any of these dies, but this sure looks great and I really like this kind of cards. Instead of always just the ordinary square ones, this gives a nice different look, I think.

Jan.moogie said...

A perfect Christmas card I think Sue, lovely x

Redanne said...

I don't have much luck with this type of card but may need to have another go after seeing this beauty.

Christine Hussey said...

Happy Sunday everyone and congratulations to the winners.

I do like tri fold cards Sue and this is no exception. As previous comments would work for both male and female and would make a great Christmas card. Thanks for such varied inspiration. Have a restful Sunday, hugs Christine H x

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card. Very different.

jayne denver said...

Hi sue lovely card I would do this for males thanks for sharing
Jayne

Linda said...

Hi Sue, This must have taken you ages, your cards just aren't 'you' without a ribbon? Linda x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I'm always forgetting that my score board makes excellent backgrounds. Thanks for the reminder. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Clare said...

Lovely card, love the design.

Clare x

Bea said...

good morning Sue - I really like the colour scheme you have used here. I haven't tried these dies yet but they are definately on my wish list

Jane said...

How affective, love the colour scheme something different, Happy Sunday

Jane xx

Wendy L said...

What a brill idea for a man card. xxx
And thanks for the draw. WOW xxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue,

Saw this one on C & C and thought it looked good. Have a safe trip back to the UK.

Love Rosemarie xx

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card love the idea could be used with other dies. Scoring adds interest.

Lovely sunny Sunday have a great day everyone.

Lydia
X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Sue

Not sure about this one but I do like the idea about scoring the main card

Sue xx

sheila said...

This card looks so great in a trifold, haven't got these dies , but you never know - one day!!!

barbiepinkfairy said...

Like the concept but not too sure about red and black probably because I like girly colours! I am a bit predictable so maybe should think outside the box! I don't have these dies but could see me using the basic concept but using flowers instead in more pastel shades! Have a good day!

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, well done to the winners, love this card, don't have the dies yet, but guess it is just a matter of time. Have a great Sunday all. Bx

Jane in Spain said...

unusual and very adaptable - useful addition to my ideas file! Thanks

Carol said...

hi sue

have seen this card on c/c as you say good way to use the smaller dies.have not got the card or dies but could try with any of the small dies and d/sided card.great colour combo.congrates to all the winners.

Love carol xxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
I loved this card when it was on C&C, not made this shape for along time, so must try and make one soon, not bought any of the cut fold dies yet but flower dies would work very well and place them back to back, and poinsetta flowers for a christmas theme.
Happy crafting Tina x x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
What an unusual card. I have never made a trifold card but will certainly try one now. I have some of the cut, fold, tuck dies so will give it a go. I also think it would look good using some of the spiral flowers and bitty blossoms for a "girlie" card.

Phil D said...

Different from your normal card and so interesting - trifold and scored is very versatile
Good wishes Phil D

Lizzie said...

Hi Sue
Ever since i seen this one on cc I've copied and used it in so many different ways its great
Thank you
Lizzie (serial copycat)xox

Julia Watts said...

Love those little dies. Great card. Love, Julia xxxx

Mary at Doghouse said...

Morning Sue

As Joe's Grandma said a different card but very attractive great idea for using the smaller dies, and I love the double sided card.
Don't have this set of dies or the double sided card hopefully some day. Have a good day and a safe journey back to the U.K. Looking forward to the shows on C & C.

Sonia Jones said...

Mmm sorry Sue not sure about this card. I agree with joesgrandm it would make agood christmas card. Soniax

Erica said...

Good Sunday morning Sue,
Well, this is very unusual for you. However did you manage to resist a bow?
It's good so see something different; shows how versatile both you and the dies are. Love it.
Erica.

Victoria said...

I like the tri-fold idea, and it would work with many of the smaller dies. Great using the double sided card too.

Lacelady said...

What a great card, and I love the idea for decoration. I don't have those dies, but I could substitute some of my flower die shapes instead, which I think would work equally well.

nattyboots said...

Yes i agree great man card , the colours are great too. Elaine H X

Anthea said...

Loving this card Sue just a great way of using the small cut fold tuck dies. Thanks for yet more brilliant inspiration. hugs xx

Christine said...

I like tri-fold cards, so this is a treat for me, and provides lots of ideas for alternatives.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Maid of Kent said...

A very different card from you Sue. Love trifold cards, and this is no exception. I agree that other dies would work just
As well, looking forward to seeing you on c&c lol Ann

pinkcraft said...

pretty little card

hollyberry said...

Good Morning Sue.I liked this card when it was shown on C&C as much as anything because it is different.It also has so many possibilities done in different colours for so many people and occasions.Thank you so much for the inspiration again!

Dawny T said...

Not sure about this one, missing the bows and bling Im afraid, sorry

Kate's Cards said...

This card has sparked a steampunk style card with cogs!! Thanks. Kate xx

Ladock girl said...

love the cut and fold dies, this looks like a hill of ferris wheels. Love Linda xxx

Cornish Emma said...

I think a bow and ribbon wouldnt work on this card, as the main focus is the dies. I had the thought that it looked like fireworks, so you could do them with different colours for different fire works!
It is different from your usual style but i love it.
Emma

Beverley said...

What a clever idea, something a bit different. Thanks fro sharing it with us x

jane gray said...

Hi sue. I am liking this simple card. Must admit haven't made a tri fold card in ages, or a gate fold come to think about it. Play time later i think

Take care
Jane:-)x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
I have some of these dies and have used them with blue pearlised card pink on the reverse and they are great. Used them on a wedding card for someone who didn't like flowers on a card they looked really good. It takes all kinds I suppose!
Have a great day and a safe journey home.
Margaret

HiggiSue said...

Very pretty simple card.

jane stillman said...

I must admit, I don't do tri-fold because I can never get them right! I love this though because it is so different, and would be perfect if using duo coloured card xx

jane stillman said...

So sorry, forgot to congratulate the three winners - Congratulations to you all lol xx

CraftyJo said...

Great use of those smaller dies and I do like the scoring you've done on the base card.

Ayelet said...

Beautiful card!
Love the trifold and the cut, fold, tuck dies.

gwen70 said...

another very interesting card, as you say great for men

Claveh said...

This is lovely Sue, I bet it felt a bit wierd, making an actual card and everything!! LOL! xxx

kasugga said...

Good afternoon all.
Another interesting card and very versatile. I don't have these dies . . . yet! ha ha. As I type I'm thinking up more ideas for things on the top instead of the cut and fold dies or flowers.
Sue, you are such and inspiration.
xXX

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Still not sure about these dies personally but each time I see you use them I waver a little more.

Thanks for sharing once again.

Jacqui xx

kasugga said...

? and ? inspiration??
Typo sorry, need more tea.

Tracie Carmody said...

Lovely card and has inspired me to do some variations

Love the idea of the embossing lines, why don't we think of that, such a simple idea

xx

Cinders said...

Hi Sue,
A different idea but truly wonderful.
Have a great day
Caz xxx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, Sometimes it's good to do something different, and I think this card would be great for a simple With Sympathy card...Enjoy your day...xx

nancyd said...

Hi sue, A great card a lottle different
but still effective. Loved yesterday's
card too didn't manage to log on
yesterday but really like it.
Nancyd xx

Victoria said...

What a different card! Really original and quite striking!

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
I like the trifold and the embossing, but I am still not enamoured with these dies. They just don't do it for me. However, this card would work, using some of the smaller dies and I will give them a go. I will probably include a bow too lol.
Sonia x

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Another way to use these dies, thank you for the inspiration. Love Jean x

Debbie Tinks said...

nice card sue

Vick McClean said...

Yes, i have never seen you do trifolds, but when i saw this on C&C i knida liked it for an interesting change, although not my favourite design, its still a lovely card. I remember doing trifolds years back and its nice sometimes to see these older designs making a comeback, thanks for the inspiration Sue, and Congrats to the 3 winners, enjoy your goodies girls!! xxxx Vick
the-artful-codger.blogspot.com
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Planetsusie said...

I saw this card on C&C and was really pleased to see a way to use the small dies. It is such a pretty design and I love the use of the scoreboard to give an interesting background. I feel like sitting and making a pile of the small dies up in co-ordinating colours - just for the fun of it!!!!

Congratulations to the blog winners. You lucky peeps!

Hugs Sue Pass xx

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card,
congratulations to this weeks lucky winners.
Margaret L

hazel said...

Afternoon Sue OMD this card is stunning really really like it. love the simplicity of just the sentiment on the card also with the awesome cut fold tuck dies. love the colours used in this. card looks amazing and would suit any occasion xx hazel

"Talk to the Tail" said...

I agree, this would make a great card for a man. Away from your usual cards but lovely none the less. ;0)

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
A totally different look for today, very interesting, more inspiration for us which is great. I too saw this on C&C and adapted the look into a steampunk card using the cogs.
Congratulations to the winners.
Have a good afternoon everyone.
Happy2craft

Solange Barreto. (Lange) said...

Surpreendente belo, maravilhoso, diferente e especial, amei, Beijo.

jordiegirl said...

That's a bit different Sue and a very good idea.

nannapat said...

Great idea Sue and a very striking card. Pat x

Sue, Birmingham said...

ooo I love the score lines done like that Sue, it really makes the sentiment stand out, hhmmm that's another one I must try! I went through a phase of making tri-folds a couple of years back and got some really good results, they can look quite effective and working out the decoration for each panel gets the old brainbox going! Sue x

Patricia said...

Good Afternoon Sue,
Not really into Tri-Fold cards but this is calling for me to give it a go....
Do not have these dies but this could be adapted for other dies.
Will have a go and see how it works out.
Thanks for all the inspiration.

Patricia xx

Heather said...

Hi Sue
Not your usual style card but it is still gorgeous.
Hugs x

Ita said...

Hi Sue I am not sure that I like this card ,?? will have to have another look ,it is realy different
Smiles
Ita

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely card Sue. What a great way to use the embellishment made with the cut and fold dies.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Carole Z said...

Love the card Sue, would make a super Christmas card with the poinsettia dies, Carole Z X

Suebak said...

Fab seeing the small Trifold dies used along with double sided Coordinations. This is how the original lace dies were used - plain but different colours on each side - although Coordinations was not the card/paper available then. The Coordinations obviously does not split on folding. Great. Thanks.
Susan

salem said...

fab card , love all

yorkielass said...

Happy Sunday Sue and everyone, I too have not made a trifold card for ages, might give it ago as I have the dies and card. I feel a crafty day coming on tomorrow.
Thanks for inspiring us to use the smaller dies, this card is fab, the flowers gorgeous and the scoring sets it of beautifully. Well done Sue.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Have a great day.
Hugs June xx

Marie said...

I like mixture f red nd black. Very striking card.

Hugs,
Marie

Su said...

Great idea for a male/teenage card Sue - I did something similar a while back but used medallion stamps for my focal point - needless to say there weren't as many on my card as you have motifs on yours - lol!

Su (Soop) x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
An amazing card love the dies cascading, looks stunning. Have a great day.
Hugs Rizwana xx

lilygee said...

Original way to use the dies and it's nice to get value from the dies so new ideas are always very welcome. Thanks for sharing Sue
lilygee xx

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
I like this card, these cut and fold dies are just great and I have the ones you have to draw and cut by hand and it take a long time so this way is alot easier.
Thanks fot the inspiration.
Carol x

CathyinMN said...

What a fun card. Congrats to the winners!

magpie said...

Hi Sue! I saw this card on C&C & thought it was nice. Nice colour combo. Makes a good mans card & as Joes grandma says a lovely Christmas card too. Love the dies & the sentiments. Congratulations to the winners, enjoy your prizes! Look forward to seeing you on June 14th?!!! xx Love Karen xx

Laura O said...

Sue another beautiful card it is nice to see ideas for the small dies.Laura O

Barbara said...

Hi Sue, not my type of card but great idea for small dies.

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

seemsissing summit sorry Sue

Lucy said...

I really like cards with different folds. You put so much thought into your cards, Sue, along with so much of yourself. I don't have this die, but you've given me some good ideas.

guffie said...

yet another beautiful card really like the tri-old card think i might try this one will have to put a bit of a twist to it i think tho as i hate to copy your work Sue xx gail

Jill Liddle said...

I like this card very much, beautiful.

Sarah said...

Very Unusual Sue!

Sarah x

Barney Bear said...

Wow! Thats a 'razzamtazz card' Sue...love it!

Vie Carter said...

Interesting and different from your usual style, not sure about these dies, would I use them?

Might do now I have seen this card

Vie
x

jucrook said...

Got my cut, fold and tuck (easy for you to say!!) dies last week on my hols and haven't had chance to use them yet - will have to have a go at this card to try them out. Ju

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Great card - not your usual style but I like it, especially for a man's card (I liked happy2craft's idea of cogs and steampunk too). The red and black really does something for those dies I think, and I love the embossed lines - will definitely be doing that now, it looks so smart.
Sue x

Cassieajh said...

A super card Sue, very different but has so many possibilities & other dies could be used I just would like to spend one day in your mind or just 10 mins would do! LOl I am sure I would pick up so many wonderful ideas. Allison xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Sue,
I am not sure of this one. I like it but I feel as if something is missing or is it just me again. I adore the colours that is for sure.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Hugs Linda x

Ria said...

Hi Sue
This is a very different card for you. I love the scoring you have done on the card I wouldn't have thought to do that. Thank you for yet more inspiration.
Ris

lynda said...

lovely card so different has the WOW factor Lyndax

Helen O said...

I love your versatility Sue, you can do allsorts of occasions and themes, Like you say this would be a great guy or teenager card, the ones I always dread along with bereavement, thank you for the inspiration Helen O xxx

zerena said...

Morning, Mmmm think this one looks a bit over the top, but seems a lot of other followers like it. Zerena

lindyloo12 said...

I like tri-fold cards but have not made one for ages, but will have to make some more having seen yours, I love the use of the smaller dies in this way. One lady above said she was not keen on them because she could not use an insert, I make my inserts on the computer, it takes time getting the sizing right but once you have done one you can save it for future tri-folds.