Tri-Fold with Grateful Bunch Bundle

I’m a clean and simple guy.  While I am always wowed by the amazing 3-D projects and pop-up cards people make, I’m never really that interested in making them for myself.  I get inspired every once in a while, though.  By sharing their creations lately, my team has inspired me to dip my toe in the 3-D pool again. I shared Andrea Merlin’s fun one-for-one swap card with you a couple of weeks ago (you can see that amazing card here).  That card inspired me to entertain the idea of playing around with a crazy, out-of-control fold.  When Candy Ford shared her tri-fold project from her May stamp club (see that seemingly difficult project here), I knew I’d have to give this a try.

When my local stamp club met last week, we focused on some of the great products that will be going away soon.  I played around with this fun fold and settled on this project:

Grateful Bunch, Tri-Fold Card, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

That looks harmless, right?  It fits in a standard envelope, so it can’t be THAT difficult, right?  Well, here’s how this card looks when it’s unfolded:

Grateful Bunch, Tri-Fold Card, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Instructions for this Amazing Fold.  This style of card has been floating around for a while – it wasn’t until I read through the instructions Candy provided that I actually had faith that I could do it.  The pieces-parts you’ll need to cover the panels are the most difficult part – the cut, itself, is straightforward.


(and please be sure to swing by her blog to let her know how much you love it).

Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper.  I’ll be sad to see Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper go away.  I’ve really loved creating my own designs with pens and ink on top of this black-and-white paper.  We used three Stampin’ Write Markers (Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight to add a touch of color to random hearts on each of these panels.  These inks bring a lovely pop of color to this dark, heart-filled paper.

Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!

Grateful Bunch & Blossom Bunch Punch Bundle

While the Grateful Bunch stamp set and coordinating Blossom Bunch Punch will be carrying over into Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog, the bundle of the two will be going away.  The sentiments in this set are AMAZING, and the flowers are perfect accents – if you don’t have it already, consider picking up the bundle before the bundled pricing goes away.

Grateful Bunch/Blossom Bunch Punch Bundle , Stampin' Up!

Grateful Bunch/Blossom Bunch Punch Bundle , Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the flowers (the stamp has three flowers in one image that fits right into the punch so that all three can all be punched at once) twice on Melon Mambo, twice on Pumpkin Pie and twice on Daffodil Delight.  I used 8 flowers on my card and added one to the envelope – not a flower wasted!

Grateful Bunch, Tri-Fold Card, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Grateful Bunch  Papers:  Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper, Real Red 12″ x 12″, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Blossom Bunch Punch, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals

What do you think?  Is this a card you’d try out?  It sure has a huge WOW factor, and my club really enjoyed putting these together.

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  1. You are a brave guy…..I have never attempted one of these! Came out great!

  2. I love your card made in this design. I have been wanting to make one, but couldn’t find the courage to go through with it. Now you have inspired me. It seems very straightforward with Candy’s instructions. It will challenge me and I need a good challenge once in a while. Hope you are having a great cruise.

  3. Awesome card Brian! Welcome to the dark side of fun folds!

  4. This is just beautiful! Ahhhhh, I love it and love this look, BUT to DO IT and have it look like yours, well….that’s a day to be in the history books. You have inspired me, though, to consider it and I do like a little challenge every now and then, just not sure if it’s a “now” or a “then” for me. Hammy….. This is fabulous, you must do more! I think you’ve nipped this tri fold card in the BUD, my friend! Very lovely and COOL AND different!! Thanks for your incredible inspiration, BK!

  5. What? “hammy?” No sure where that came from, but I meant hmmm…like one is “thinking” and it autocorrected it on the computer?? So, when I went back to read my comment, I burst out LOL! ANYWAY…goodness, I need a glass of wine I think!

  6. Good for you, Brian. I made 80 of these for our Christmas cards this year (well, I did start in February to accomplish that). They were in silver white and grey. Very frosty looking. All of this is to say — it can be done 🙂

  7. Great card, Brian! I love 3 dimensional cards!

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  9. I only made one Tri-Fold card before but I may have to revisit that fold! You card is just amazing! Love it!

  10. Robbye Hamilton

    I love this Brian, awesome job.

  11. Congratulations Brian for stepping outside your comfort zone – so, if you can do it I must be able to. As soon as I get settled back into my normal routine following my fantastic vacation, I’m going to try the tri-fold card. See, you inspire me every single day. Your card is fabulous and I’ll be happy if I can actually cut and fold it properly. LOL Thanks for sharing!

  12. Jill R Buehrer Wolfe AKA Mac Aughney on FB

    Great card Brian!! Way to step out of the comfort zone…I’ve been pushing myself to do the same thing the last few months with my group swaps as well. Unfortunately I couldn’t get the PDF link to work…any help would be greatly appreciated!! 😉

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