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Around the Bend with a Tri-fold Card

I have totally been intrigued by the Around the Bend Bundle since it debuted in the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. However, I didn't purchase it right away...that is, until I knew it was going to be in the new Annual Catalog. On Wednesday I played with it for the first time during What's Up! Stampers, and NOW I'M IN LOVE! Check out how fantastic these products are!

Although the stamps and dies are no longer sold as a bundle, they're both available and full of possibilities. I decided to pair my card on Wednesday with the Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper (DSP). I chose a pretty floral and ended up with this:

I started with a piece of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Old Olive cardstock, then I used the curved die with leaves to decorate the corner. I cut the corner of the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of DSP the same way to get the same curve as the card base, but then I cut off the leafy portion so just the curve remained. Using the flowers and leaves from the die set made decorating the front easy. The sentiment, however, evolved after What's Up! Stampers was over. I started with this stamp:

But when I went to stamp it on the banner I cut from the Stylish Shapes Dies, it just barely fit. So...I covered the "THERE" with a sticky note, inked just the "hello," removed the sticky note, then stamped "hello" on the banner. Perfect!

This card really did end up just beautifully, but the inside is just fantastic!

First inside panel measurements:

Basic White cardstock: 3 3/4" x 5 1/4"

Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper: 3 3/4" x 3/4"

Inside measurements...

Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper: 4" x 5 1/4"

Basic White cardstock: 3" x 4 1/4"

Fresh Freesia cardstock: 3 1/8" x 4 3/8"

It's a tri-fold card, created using one extra piece of Old Olive cardstock, measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I scored the 4 1/4" side at 4", then adhered that little 1/4" section to the inside back of the card. It shows just a bit, but really not a big deal, in my opinion. I preferred to assemble the flap this way rather than put it on the back of the card because this way it's mostly covered.

I'm loving how this turned out, and it's not super complicated. You can watch here as I made the card, and see the list of items I used to make it - along with links to my online store - by scrolling to the bottom of this post.

Happy fun fold card making!


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