Triangle Fold Christmas Card Ideas

Triangle Fold Christmas Card Ideas


Hello my crafty friends. Today I have another easy, fun fold card idea
to share with you. It’s called a triangle fold and there are
some fun ways that you can decorate it and change the look of the card. Hi, it’s Lynn Dunn from Stamptastic Designs. Thanks so much for joining me today. In this episode of Stamptastic TV, I will
share four different Christmas card ideas featuring the triangle fold. I will also share a few design tips with you
so that you can change the look of your card. Now the cards in this video feature products
from the stampin up brightly gleaming suite, but keep in mind you can use this fun fold
card design to create cards for any occasion. Just get creative with it. By the end of this video, you will have four
different triangle card ideas that you can use for this holiday season or any other occasion. For the latest card making ideas, be sure
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I upload a new video. Okay. So first let’s talk about the supplies you
will need to create these cards. So I am using a variety of products from the
brightly gleaming product suite. So of course I’m working with some card stock
colors which coordinate with these patterned papers. So for these cards I am using very vanilla
and night of Navy. I am also using the Christmas gleaming stamp
set as well as one of the punches from the ornament punch pack. Now the punch pack comes with two as you see
here. But for these cards I’m just using the bigger
one. I am also using night of Navy ink. And to do some embellishing I will be using
some of these foil elements and a little bit of the classic weave ribbon and some of the
star designer elements. Alright, that’s it. I think we’re ready to get started. Okay, so first let’s talk about how we create
the fun fold card base for this particular card. So one of the cool things about creating this
card is that you can make two of them from one eight and a half by 11 inch sheet of card
stock. So we’re going to start by scoring the eight
and a half by 11 inch piece of card stock in half on both sides of the card stock. So first let’s start with the eight and a
half inch side. So place the card stock in your paper trimmer
and on the eight and a half inch side, I want you to score the card stock at four and a
quarter inches. Now go ahead and turn the card stock to the
11 inch side and score it at five and a half inches. Okay, now that we have the cardstock piece
scored, now we need to cut it diagonally. So turn the card stock piece on an angle and
line up the corners of the card stock in your paper trimmer. We will be cutting it diagonally in half from
corner to corner. Now your paper trimmer might not be large
enough to cut the paper from end to end, but that’s okay. You can either reposition the card stock so
that you can cut it completely or you can just take it out and cut the rest of it with
your scissors. Whatever is easiest for you. Now once the diagonal cut is made, you will
have two triangular fold card bases to play with. Okay, now let’s decorate them. We are going to decorate them in portrait
and we’re going to decorate them in landscape style. Okay. The first card design that I want to share
with you features a portrait style triangle fold. So we will start by creating one of the triangle
fold card bases that I just showed you how to create. Now I’m using night of Navy cardstock for
the base of my cards. Next cut a five and a quarter by four inch
piece of patterned paper. Now you can use the same patterned paper for
the entire front of the card or you can choose two different patterns like I have here on
these cards. So if you want two different patterned papers
on the front of your card, then simply cut to different pieces of patterned paper at
five and a quarter by four inches. You will actually be able to make two cards. So cut the five and a quarter by four inch
pieces in half diagonally from corner to corner. Adhere the patterned paper pieces to the triangular
sections of the card front. Now to do this, you’re going to line up that
long edge of the triangle so that as flush with the long edge of the card front. That way you will end up with a quarter inch
matting of Navy blue around that patterned paper. Once you have both pieces adhered, now we
can go ahead and decorate it. So use the stitched shapes dies and cut an
oval for the front of the card out of some night of Navy cardstock. Now if you don’t have these days, you can
choose any shape that you have on hand to create this focal point. Adhere the top part of the oval to the top
triangular part of the card using a few dimensionals. Now be sure to only add dimensionals to the
top of the oval or you won’t be able to open up your card. Next stamp and ornament on a scrap piece of
vanilla card stock using Night of Navy ink. Punch it out with the coordinating punch from
the ornament punch pack and then go ahead and adhere it to that Navy blue oval with
a few dimensionals. Then for the finishing touch, embellish the
card with the little copper foil element and one of the copper stars and of course a little
Christmas greeting. Of course you can also decorate the inside
of the card. Now the second card idea is really the same
as the first one that I just shared. The only difference is that I took those other
pieces of patterned paper and adhere them to the top and bottom sections of our triangular
fold card and then I just embellished it a little bit differently. But otherwise the concept for creating it
is exactly the same. Okay. The next two cards I want to share with you
feature the landscape style triangle fold card design. Okay, so the creation of the triangle fold
for this card is exactly the same as the previous card. So you’re going to be cutting the card base
the exact same way. The only difference is we are decorating it
in landscape style instead of the portrait style. So let me show you how to create this card. We’ll start by decorating one of the triangle
fold card bases that I showed you how to create earlier in the video. Now again, I’m using night of Navy card stock
for the base of the card. Next I cut a five and a quarter by four inch
piece of patterned paper. Now again, you can use the same patterned
paper for the entire front of the card or you can use two different patterns like I
did on this card. Now the interesting thing about the patterned
paper that I chose for this card is I need to make sure that when I cut it diagonally
that my patterned paper is running the correct direction. So for some patterned papers like the one
I just shared with you, it really doesn’t matter. But for this one with the ornaments on it,
it does. So cut this piece in half diagonally from
corner to corner and be sure to pay attention to the angle at which you are cutting this
paper or it will not match up with your triangular card base. Now go ahead and adhere the patterned paper
pieces to the triangular sections of the card front. Again, line up the long edge of the triangle,
so that is flushed with the long edge of the card front. That way you will end up with a quarter inch
matting of Navy blue card stock around that patterned paper. So to decorate this card, I again use the
stitched shapes dies and cut an oval for the front of the card. But you can use whatever shape that you have
on hand to create this piece. Stamp an ornament on a scrap piece of vanilla
card stock using Night of Navy ink. Punch it out with the coordinating punch from
the ornament punch pack. Then adhere the ornament to the oval shape
with a few dimensionals. Then for the finishing touch, embellish the
ornament with some of the stars and foil elements and of course a little Christmas greeting. And of course you can also decorate the inside
of the card. Okay, so this second card idea is just another
fun decorating idea. It’s the exact same design that I just shared
with you except I added a cute little bow. I used my ornaments on the top part here of
my fun fold and I used a different piece of patterned paper on the bottom, but the concept
for creating it is exactly the same. Alright, so there you go. Now you have four triangle fold card designs
that you can make this holiday season. Bbut don’t limit yourself to just Christmas. You can use this fun fold card design to create
cards for just about any occasion. Just get creative with it. And if you enjoyed these cards, feel free
to download the printable tutorial. You can find the link in the description below
this video. Thanks so much for joining me today. If you enjoyed this video, please let me know
by liking it and sharing it with your friends and leave me a comment below to let me know
what you enjoyed most about the video and the cards shared here today. Have fun getting creative, take care, and
I’ll see you soon.

24 thoughts on “Triangle Fold Christmas Card Ideas

  1. Such awesome ideas, and such clear instructions to make it look so easy. I will definitely make some of these beautiful cards today. Thanks for sharing with us. 'Kiwi' card making enthusiast ☺️

  2. I know you told us the name of the supplies during the video but may I suggest that you also list them below in your description if possible. Thanks

  3. Lovely designs! And the DSP is gorgeous. Thank you for an easy enjoyable tutorial. I prefer the portrait style. 🇦🇺😍✂️

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