Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bracket Tri-Fold Valentine Card

This week over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge our twist is "Favorite Card Shape." What's your favorite shape of card to make? There are so many great folds out there! I have to confess that I don't really have a favorite because I like to make a lot of different types of cards, but I was in the mood for a tri-fold card since I hadn't done one in awhile.

This month our wonderful sponsor is Stitchy Bear, and this cute little Valentine girl image is from the Stitchy Bear store. You can shop for digis at their online store here:

The cut file for this tri-fold card was purchased from the Silhouette Online Store. To begin my card, I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size up my digi to fit in the bracket for the front of this card. I also did an offset of her so I could cut her out. I chose the double-sided Valentine paper I wanted and used the cut files to make the card base and the belly band to hold the card closed. The sentiment was in my Silhouette library, but I don't remember where it came from originally. I sized it to fit in the square inside the card and filled the letters in with a matching pink and turned off the cut lines so it would just print on the square without cutting out each individual letter.

I colored the digi with Copic and MEXPY markers and used glue tape to adhere it to the front of the bracket on the belly band.

I used a small amount of adhesive Velcro to hold the belly band shut in the back. Here's what the back looks like:

Here's a look at the card when it's open:

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Artbymiran Challenge - 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.49 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Brown SugarW, E2 - No. 180 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.100 - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale - 2W, 2E - No. 134 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes - changing to Tuesdays
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E - No.120 - Anything Goes
Left of Center Creative Challenges - W - No.111 - All Things New (W2 of 2) (new stamp)
Morgan's Art World - 2W, E3, - No.15 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.157 - (W2 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, 2E, SIO - No. 169 - (W1 of 2) - o ATG
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W2) - use something new--new stamp
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W2)new to you--new stamp
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party W E and C unlimited (Must include hand colored image) New stamp
Send a Smile for Kids 2W, 2E (W2) Valentines or love cards 4 kids
Dragonfly Journeys -W, E5 You Crack Me Up
Pile It On - 2W - Your First Initial (W1 of 2) (Cute Card)
Quirky Crafts - 2W - Let's Quirky Celebrate (W2 of 2)
Robyn`s Fetish - W - #298 Square Cards
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (Week 2) Something Old, Something New (new stamp, old papers)
Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - Use something New (new stamp)
Fun Cut's Alphabet Challenge - W - Heart
Get Creative Challenges - 2W, 3E - (Week 1) Something New (new stamp)
Not Just Cards - M, F - (January) Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - (Week 2) Girlie
Deep Ocean Challenge 2W - #120 - Something New (new stamp)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations 2W, 2E New (new stamp)
Inky Chicks W, 3E, cards & altered items - #61 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 2)
Paper Minutes W - #417 - Anything Goes
Retarte 2W, E3 - #68 - Anything Goes (Week 1)
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E - Seeing Red
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #84 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist New Beginnings (Week 2 of 2)
Fresh Brewed Designs - W, 5E - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #68 Always Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - 2W, 3E - Something Old, Something New (Week 1 of 2) (new stamp, old paper)
Wonderful Wednesdays - W, SIO - Always Anything Goes

WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #217- Anything Goes Challenge Runs 2 Weeks

  • As You Like It Challenge 2W,E3 Favourite Paper Or Non Paper Project (W1 of 2) paper projects just because I have more experience with making them
  • Cardz 4 Galz 2W,3E #13 Something New (+ DT Call) (W2 of 2) new digi stamp


  1. I love the tri-fold card base for this, Carrie. That image is an adorable one. I've used it myself on a card to my nurse sister-in-law! Great coloring and pretty papers on this too!

  2. Beautifully done, Carrie! That tri fold is perfect for your image! Love the papers you chose for this! Great Valentine or any time card!

  3. Love the fold on this card and the expression on the face on your image is priceless. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  4. Love the fold and your card. Gorgeous work. I'm a follower and will come to visit again!

  5. Hello Carrie, Thanks for sharing your card with CRAFTY FRIENDS... your card is lovely and I really like the sentiment you have chosen... good luck in the challenge... hope to see you next time, Diane Louise (DT)xx

  6. Beautiful card with a great shape. I like your new stamp. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

  7. Carrie, That i9s one gorgeous card. Love the Tri-folds, all those layers and love the paper your used.
    Hugs Pat

  8. Thank you for sharing your pretty creation with us at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. To be considered in the voting you need to have the word Celebrate, or Celebration. Please come back and enter another project if you would like a chance to be chosen or add the word to this project. Creative Blessings, Tracy - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

  9. Super cute card and love the sentiment!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    xEllie - let's color linky party

    PS: a new linky was just posted, hope you'll join in again!

  10. Hi Carrie! What a fun and funny little Valentine! Great image and a fabulous fold too. Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  11. WOW this is so pretty! very clever! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Something OLD, Something NEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  12. Great card, fun and cute image, and beautiful coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

  13. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  14. Beautiful card fold and card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

  15. Nice card!! Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#68
    Alexandra Dt

  16. Fantastic card! I never heard of Mexpy markers, I will have to check them out.
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters and linking it up to our "Something Old, Something New" challenge.
    Have a great day,

  17. Fab fold! But Loc's Challenge this week is Lots of Black??

  18. A super fun image and that sentiment is WONDERFUL!!! Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs hearts challenge!

  19. Awesome. Thank you joining us over at TTCRD.

    Tammi TTCRD DT

  20. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers and Not Just Cards. Hope to see you again next time.

  21. Simply Sweet project!! Thank You for submitting your project to my Alphabet challenge. I hope you had fun and will join me again for another week fun!!!

    Fun Cuts

  22. Nice and original card! Thanks for joining us at Retarte#68.
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  23. This is a lovely, fun card! Thank you for entering over at Creative Moments Challenge Blog.
    Hugz Tinz

  24. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  25. This is such a fun image and card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at AYLI Challenge this week!

  26. What a great make hun, and such a fun image! Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI for this challenge. Hugs xx

  27. Beautiful Valentine's Day card, very pretty, hugs, Lori m

  28. thank you for your comments on my blog and for your prayers, they are really appreciated.

  29. What a gorgeous project! thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  30. Well this is pretty cool! This is a new card style to me - it looks amazing! Love the fun image and the awesome sentiment inside! And I am excited to see that you enter a gazillion challenges like I do haha! Wishing you the best of luck!

  31. Hello Carrie. Welcome to my blog. Have done likewise with you too. I must say this is an unusual twist to a tri fold card. I really don't have an all time favourite card as I love to try out different shapes. My quest is to find and make as many as I can! Lol. hugs Mrs A.

  32. WOW Carrie love the unique design of your card and Thank you so much for participating in my 5 Million Page-views Celebration

  33. great card, I like the design and the fun image
    Kevin xx

  34. Such an adorable card! Happy to be your newest follower!