Love For You Trifold Valentines Card PP625

by Joanne James29. January 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and I have my favourite, a sketch challenge, for you to work with:


I took my inspiration from the pink and red hearts and flowers in the top right corner of the Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration board and decided to make a slightly fancier card for a loved one today featuring the Love For You bundle - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Today's card is a trifold card. I wanted to use the Love For You layered dies in a different way, so decided to make a two-colour tri fold card and cut each piece out of the alternating layers. I cut the largest aperture from the front section, then cut the second aperture from the second flap, having first added a piece of gingham to the centre of the panel:



 The last skinny set of diecuts were adhered to the inside of the card, with the 'so much love' being adhered with foam sheets for added dimension. I also added a small stamped sentiment and a sprinkle of hearts. The card has a double ribbon bow tie closure, tied through a couple of diecut slits. Here's another photo of the front that shows the detail of the layering, depth and dimension, along with the the pretty stamped pearl-centred flowers and diecut leaves that I used to accent my focal sentiment:


 A few hearts and a sprinkle of in-colour dots complete my card. I love the layered effect of these dies and the trifold really steps it up, yet is easy to achieve. What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts - do leave me a comment below.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (14) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/29/2023 7:54:44 PM #

This is awesome!  I can see lots of possibilities here! The trifold part is amazing enough but adding the openings and diecuts really take it up notches!  Very cool...gonna have to try this!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/30/2023 2:40:38 PM #

Fab card Joanne!  I got confused at first about how the sentiment could show on the inner flap and then when opened there was a die cut aperture.... doh! 😂 Loving the trifold design

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
2/2/2023 4:36:07 AM #

Joanne, Love, love, love your card! The plaid paper behind the words is fabulous. The die cuts and flowers add so much texture. Suzy

2/2/2023 2:12:10 PM #

Beautiful card, happy day ☺️

JaydeeUnited States
2/2/2023 2:54:09 PM #

Fabulous tri-fold card, Joanne!  it came together beautifully.  I love that you made some of the elements on the front white.  they add texture and interest without taking away from the other elements.  Love it

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
2/3/2023 3:06:01 AM #

So creative, Joanne! Not only do I love the tri-fold design, I love the die cut aperatures.  The Sweet Sorbet plaid is "yummy"! This is one fabulous card!!!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/3/2023 7:06:59 AM #

Oh my word! This is a totally stunning trifold. As it unfolds it gets better and better! Glorious work!

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
2/3/2023 4:48:38 PM #

Joanne, I am such a sucker for tri-fold cards - and especially ones that are so beautifully tied. You've inspired me and now I'm going to have to try my hand at one! Everything about this card is wonderful - the colors, the embellishments and layers, etc. etc. It looks like you have a special die for the tie - is it a Stampin' Up die?  Xoxo, Fran

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
2/3/2023 5:46:29 PM #

Wow, this card is so cool! What a clever use of the dies in a fun fold! Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/4/2023 12:06:06 AM #

Joanne, what a fantastic challenge!  This card is so great!  That Sweet Sorbet is a gorgeous color!   I love fun fold cards and this one is a winner.  The big, bold sentiment and the flowers are so fabulous.  Love the bows, too!  Have a great weekend, My Friend!  

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
2/4/2023 5:38:27 AM #

There is so much TO love about your card Joanne! And seriously, stop making my buy bundles. Every. Single. Time! LOL! The double ribbon closure is fabulous, too.

Jolanda Johnstone
Jolanda JohnstoneUnited States
2/6/2023 4:22:00 PM #

Joanne, a very creative tri-fold card.  All the elements compliment your HSS Mood Board choice nicely.  Happy V- Day!  Cheers, Jolanda - DT

Patti Brunter
Patti BrunterUnited States
2/6/2023 6:12:45 PM #

Such a lovely card Joanne! I love how the flowers on the inspiration board inspired you to create the flowers on your card! I also really like the way that the sentiment is die cut through the card! Brillant idea! Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
2/9/2023 11:54:13 PM #

Sigh.  I was really trying to resist this set, Joanne!  Now look what you did - I have to have it now!  That trifold is spectacular - beautiful choices!  It's just delightful!  Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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