Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Technique Tuesday - Tri-panel, Lace-border card

I've had a really pretty card for several months now, and have been meaning to "card-lift" it, because I love the simple folds and touch of lace border.  I received this card in a Magenta card swap I had joined, and it was made by Jaimie Sandler.  I think it is my favorite of all the cards I received, not only for the unique style, but also the fine craftsmanship, and the bright colors.  It really makes me smile.  Here's the card Jaimie sent me:

This card features three panels and two folds.  Here are my cards, and directions on how to make this simple, three panel card:

Inside/open view above

Simply start with an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock, and score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8". Fold top down and bottom up.  Punch 2 1/2" to 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" piece of coordinating or contrasting card stock with a lace edge punch to create lace border, and adhere to inside of upper flap. Add stamped panel and any other stamping and/or embellishments you'd like.  Easy!!
Here's another one....I just couldn't stop:

Open view above, and fully open view below

As you can see, you can keep things as simple as you like, or go all out and add layers and lots of stamping and embellishments.  Give it a try, and I guarantee you'll be coming back to this design again and again.  It's easy, yet elegant and classic!

Hope you're finding ways to stay cool in this heat.

Blessings and peace,



  1. Can't wait to give this a try, thanks for sharing the measurements! love that beautiful black and green card.

  2. Great idea! thank you for sharing!

  3. Hi Lynda,

    May I know if the measurement of the cardstock is correct at 8.5" x 5.5"? Then score at 2.1" and 6.4"?

    If the above measurement is correct, is my outcome suppose to be symmetric for both of the opening?


  4. WONDERFUL cards! They are so elegant! Love seeing your inspiration, too!

  5. Lyndia - I am really enjoying your blog. Lots of great ideas and you always inspire me to craft more. Bridget

  6. Lynda;
    I love the look of "lace" on this card. I've used the fold but the lacey edge gives it a bit of elegance! Thanks for sharing. I will have to CASE this idea.


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