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Make Your Own "Juanita" Tri-fold Card

One of my favorite birthday cards I received last month was from one of my dearest friends, Juanita. When I began to open up her card I thought, "gees, I wonder where she bought this?" But then I started to recognize the TAC patterned paper on her card. "Hey, wait a minute, she made this!" I was so blessed with it especially since she's a "newbie" at rubber stamping and I love receiving surprises! Here's her card:

I loved her 8-1/2x11 one-sheet idea with matching envelope so much that I made my version of hers to share with you all (yes, I asked her) AND I used it as my project for Rita's CSWM. The ladies all loved it Juanita! They thought it would be neat when you want to actually "write" a letter to someone. Or, use as a holiday card and include a family picture with it. Here's my card:

Here's how to do it:

-Take one sheet of 8-1/2x 11 white cardstock.
-Fold at 3-1/2" and at 7" on the long side (the 11"side of the paper.) Use a bone folder to make firm, crisp creases.
-Stamp your design on the first two "thirds" of the paper.
-Cut a 1x8-1/2" strip of paper and adhere to the bottom of the card. This area is where you will write your sentiments.
-Stamp a matching image at the corner of an #10 envelope to tie it all together.

Voila! There you have your very own "Juanita" trifold card!

I used TAC's Sands of Time paper and colored in the Oopsie Daisy stamps with prismacolor pencils. Used the Speckle stamp for the background splattering look. I use this stamp alot to give my cards more depth. Leave a message if you have any questions. Bless ya!


Allison said...

Great idea!

Megan Peacock said...

Very cool-I am definitely going to try this. Thanks Mary and Juanita!

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