Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a super cute and fun Tri-Fold Window card using the sweet Frosty Friends set by My Favorite Things!! I love when an idea for a fun card turns out!
I started by cutting a 8-1/2 x 11″ piece of white card stock in half so that I had two A2 size cards measuring 5-1/2 x 4-1/4″ (these are side folds not top fold card bases). I knew that I wanted to use a die to create the windows on the card and decided to use the Stitched Arch STAX die from My Favorite Things. I didn’t have to use a stitched die, it’s just what I had in my stash that would create the window I wanted. I set aside the die cuts for another project since I didn’t need them for this card.
Once my first window was cut, I placed the two card bases together and lined up the next die to create my second window. I ran the second card base through my big shot and then set it aside. I searched through my Christmas papers and decided to use the Santa’s Workshop papers by Carta Bella again… I just love the snowy background papers in this paper pack!! Oh, and this paper is on sale in the shop, along with a bunch of other Christmas items… including the Frosty Friends stamp set that I’m using for my card today!! Be sure to check it out…. lots of great deals on sale until Dec. 2nd!!! I love a great sale!
Back to the card, once I had the papers picked out… I trimmed them down to 3-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I lined the papers up for the window layers and used the same arch die to die cut the windows out. It was easy to line up because the bottom portion of the cut out in the card base was visible under the patterned paper. Once the papers were die cut, I adhered them to the card bases. The last Christmas tree paper I just adhered inside the card in tact since it was the inside of the card with no die cuts. Once I had these papers adhered and any excess trimmed off the edges, I adhered the two card base together creating my Tri-Fold card base.
Now I needed my snowy banks for the snowmen to chill out on! I used the Stitched Hillside Borders dies by Lawn Fawn. I tried to keep the height of the hills similar for each layer so there was continuity throughout the card.
I then die cut little strips of the glittered silver paper using the same Stitched Hillside Borders dies. I used the same border die to keep the strips nice and even rather than fussy cutting them and it worked out really well (I hope the picture gives you a better visual of what I’m meaning).
I adhered the snowy banks to each layer of the card and then stamped and colored the Frosty Friends snowmen. I used the following Copic markers to color the snowmen:
Snowmen ~ C00, C1, Y06, YR15, YR24
Scarf/Mittens ~ G000, G14
Ear Muffs/Lights ~ B00, B02, R14, R29, Y06, Y15, G000, G14
Stocking ~ R14, R29, G000, G14, Y000, Y06, Y15
I fussy cut the snowmen and traced their outlines on light weight card stock. I fussy cut those out going inside the line a bit… I did this to add an extra layer to the snowmen. That way they were able to lay flat over the extra layer of glitter paper rather than be bumpy in the middle. To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiments using my Stamp Platform. For the last sentiment inside the card, I used the Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things. You’ll notice in the video below that the sentiment was a little messy on the front of the card (I pressed a little too hard and the ‘Us’ was a bit messy). To fix it I just used my white gel pen to clean up the letters, but I forgot to do it before I made the video and then decided that it was okay to show that and share how I fixed it.
I have a video on my blog (link above) showing the Tri-Fold Window card in action.
I sure hope that you’ve enjoyed my card and that I’ve inspired you to try something new!
Thanks for stopping by! See ya next time.