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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Friday 1 September 2023

Trifold Twist Card

 Hello everyone, I’m back again with another fun fold with these two fun sets that I’m showcasing at the moment; the vibrant Merry Bold and Bright DSP teamed with the whimsical Festive & Fun stamp set. 




This fold really grabbed my attention as it starts in one orientation and then twists as it is opened into the opposite direction 😱. How cool is this! I did intend to use a ribbon closure on the card like the examples I show on the video at the beginning but how many themes do we start with one idea and then it evolves. As I left out the ribbon, I experimented with a latch fold closure using the circle dies. Actually, as I say, you can leave out the closure as once the card has been made and flattened, it will stay closed. If you do want to add ribbon, make sure you watch the video first as I tell you when to add it. 


The card is not difficult but you do need to cut, score and fold exactly. I show you how to get the scoring right. Note that I opted to use non-directional paper but I also show you cards with directional papers from the Online exclusive One Horse Open Sleigh DSP. Big Tip! check the direction of the papers and the inside writing card at least 3 times before adhering! Ask me how I know 😂 You can make this portrait or andscape but you need to decide before adhering DSP!



Card Recipe:

Base - I sheet A4 card trimmed to 10 1/4 ", score at 5 1/2" the cut in half lengthwise. Turn one upside down as in video with long parts overlapping. Measure 4 1/8 " from bottom right and score diagonally to top corner, then do same but with top left of left card and score down to bottom left.

(metric 10.5 x 26 cms. measure and score at 10.5 cms)

DSP - centre panel 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cms)  Check direction you want your card to open and cut diagonally. adhere right to the diagonal edge. 

side strips 2@4" x 1/2" (10 x 1.3cms)

Basic white for inside 4" x 5 1/4" (10.5 x 13.5cms)

narrow strip DSP if desired - as front strips

ribbon for tie-closure or make latch-fold as video with partial die-cutting of smaller circle, leaving strip to slip under larger circle. trim to length. 

My moose was coloured to co-ordinate with the DSP - see colours below


If you would like to order your supplies (min £35 or 40 Euros) through my online shop and  quote the host code FN3HP9CN at checkout for a free card kit from me if you are in UK. You will need the stamps to make the card and can order direct from my SU store if you live in UK, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium or Ireland. Remember you can't order these stamps and DSP  until 6th September as that is when the new mini catalogue goes live.

You can order at https:www.stampinup.uk?demoid=5060154

or go to www.stampinup.com, click on your country code (top left) and search for me by name in the top green bar - Lesley Kilby - and my photo should pop up!  

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SU Products - all available in my store https://lesleykilby.stampinup.net/ 

As always, I hope you give this fold a try and do message me on my facebook page or tag me on IG posts so I can see your makes. 

You can contact me via messenger or email: lkilby3591@gmail.com



Thanks so much for stopping by - I appreciate you all so much. 

Lesley x



SU Products used with order numbers: you cannot order the first 2 items before 6th September 2023! 

Festive & Fun stampset  #162078 

Merry Bold & Bright DSP  #161945

Granny Apple Green card stock #147014 

Memento Tuxedo black ink pad #132708

Simply Shammy stamp cleaner #147042

Paper trimmer #152392    Id be lost without this !!!! 

Paper snips scissors  #103579

Multi purpose liquid glue #154974

Dimensional pads #104430

stampin'Blends or colours of choice to co-ordinate with Poppy red, Blueberry bushel, crushed curry, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Pool party, Shaded spruce 


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