24 December 2012

IF FRIENDS WERE FLOWERS ...
{DT Project Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge #42}

Another lovely relaxing weekend, except for teaching a card class the whole of Saturday, but hey that is always so fun for me.  I am sure most of you are winding down, or must I say up, for Christmas.  Hope you will have a blessed Christmas celebrating with your family and friends.

This week our theme for Challenge #42 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner  is Bingo (see the Bingo Board below). I used the  If Friends were Flowers image from Bugaboo.  You can purchase it here.   This was such a versatile digi to colour and create with as it is an image and sentiment all in one.

You are probably falling off your chairs as its not a another centre step card lol, but this time I tried my hand for the first time at this specific tri-fold card.  The very talented Carla was the inspiration behind this.  I have printed the image twice, one a bit bigger than the other and used the bigger one for the front of the card.  I have also cropped the butterfly from the image and scaled it in various sizes to colour and use as embellishments on the card.  I have used H2O's again for the colouring.  And of course a girl cannot live without bling.  I have done a tutorial with a template (see below) which is in inches and centimetres.  So hope I have accommodated everyone this time with the measurements.





Here is the template for this tri-fold card design.  A very rustic template I know, but I think you will get the drift.

Once you have scored and cut the card, fold it with valleys and mountains as below:

Once you have embellished the inside of the card, turn it over and apply double sided tape on the back as follows and mount it on another base card (measurements on template above).  Tip: Using a darker colour than that of the card itself gives great depth to the card.


Now decorate the front of the card to your heart's content.

I would love to hear from you should you give this design a go.  Its quite time consuming, but the result is so satisfying.

Here is the Bingo board and I really do hope you will play along with our BINGO Challlenge this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
  


So I am off again to join some challenges with this:
Thank you to all my Followers old and new for stopping by.  Wishing you all a blessed festive season.

59 comments:

  1. I was surprised not seeing a center step card !! Nice to see tri-fold card and so kind of you to share the template, Thanks.Loved the beautifully colored image and butterflies too ! Wish you too a very Happy Christmas !

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  2. Just beautiful Desire, I love the blue theme and the stamp is so pretty. Hugs and Merry Christmas!

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  3. Gorgeous and beautiful card Desire and wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  4. that's a stunner! Not only the shape is brlliant but the design of your wonderful creation is too! love the blue touch and thebutterflies and I love that the threeshuttercard is sandwiched in an other card! Brilliant!
    Have a Merry Christmas, dearest blog buddy!
    Hugs, Alessandra

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  5. WOW!! This is stunning Desire. Such a fabulous design and I love the images, colours and detailing. Thank you for the template, I love the try different shaped cards.
    I wish you a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year
    Hugs Sue

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  6. This is a gorgeous friendship card. I love all the detail.

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  7. wow gorgeous card Desire beautiful made.

    have a wonderful christmas.

    greetings karin

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  8. Stunning card!! Thank you for your good wishes. Merry Christmas and the best best of everything for 2013

    Sylvia x

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  9. Beautiful and elegant design Desire, love the fancy folds you have created.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, hope you have a good one and here's to a fab crafty 2013!

    Donna
    ♥ oxo ♥

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  10. Oh I like THIS different tr-fold card with the large central pieces! Thanks for sharing the template, and a gorgeous card!
    Margy (DS4J owner)

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  11. Such a beautiful card and i love the verse. Thank you for joining in the fun over at challenges 4 everybody.

    Joan x

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  12. Morning Desire,
    this is another wonderful creation. I love the tutorial and will have to try my hand at this.
    I adore the colors an all the elements.

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
    hugs Tammy and Marc

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  13. Beautiful card Desire, I want to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
    Kevin xx

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  14. Totally stunning card! I just love the complex folds!!!! Awesome colors and choice of papers.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  15. This is great Desire and like everyone else was surprised not to see your stepper card.

    Merry Christmas sweetie.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  16. This is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges.xxx

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  17. this is exceptionally amazing!!!!
    love, love the fold!!!!!
    excellent color choices, too.
    happy holidays !!!!
    tfs:)

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  18. WOW!! This is stunning Desire. Awesome colors and choice of papers. Thank you for joining us at elk kaart een feestje.

    Merry Christmas.

    Hugs, Marijke

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  19. This is absolutely gorgeous, Desire! The colors and papers and images are so beautiful! You did a fabulous job on the tutorial and template! Wonderful project! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing this template! Will have a go after the festivities - thanks for all your lovely comments when you visit me - your work is fab and I ADORE the colouring on this card! Wishing you peace, joy and happiness this Christmas. x

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  21. WOW Desire this is awesome! What a fabulous creation and loving the papers and stamps.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. xxx

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  22. This is absolutely gorgeous, Desire! Love the colors, papers, embellies & beautiful image you used. And the design is lovely! Thank you for sharing instructions. :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Merry Christmas to you & yours!

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  23. Gorgeous Desire!! I love this card and I am surprised it isn't your regular step card. LOL!! I saw this on MIM. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a wonderful compliment on my blog. Thanks for another fabulous tutorial! I am going to have to try this one too. You are teaching me so much and are truly a blessing in my life. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blospot.com

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  24. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!~ Merry Christmas!!~

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  25. Stunning card Desire! Thanks for tutorial. Merry Christmas to you and your kin. hugs, Helena

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  26. Desire!
    Just stunning as always. Love your card layout. Miss you.

    Hugz
    Kim

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  27. Desire
    Love your card layout and the tutorial. Just stunning as always.

    Hugz
    Kim

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  28. Oh Desire, yet again a fabulous designed card, I love it and will have a go at making up this design myself, not that I will do anything as beautiful as yours *smile*
    Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again. Merry Christmas
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

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  29. What an amazingly beautiful card!!! Fantastic colors and great fold, so intricate!

    Have a very Merry Christmas!!!!

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  30. Dear Desire
    a fantastic card you have worked again. I really like again particularly well. The colors you've chosen very nice.
    Thanks for the great tutorial.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year 2013.
    Greetings from Germany sends you Carmen

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  31. Dear Desire,
    Thanks so much for the tutorial for this card. I love your card and specially Sentiment is wonderful.
    Wishing your a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2013.
    Hugs,
    Archana

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  32. love this card DEsire!! I looooooooooooove that quote so much

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  33. Wow, ist das eine klasse Kartenform. Du hast sie wunderschöne bearbeitet.
    Liebe Grüße, Anja

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your fancy fold design on the inside and your butterflies! Thanks for sharing!! Merry Christmas! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
    *My Blog* - Stamp Smiles
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  35. Oh wow! This is stunning! I love the colors and your design.

    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm number 64, 110, 132 & 167


    --Cheryl--

    Stop by my blog to check out my Winter Blog Candy!

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  36. Gorgeous card, and thank you for giving sharing the template.
    Jose x

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  37. Beautiful card Desire and love the trifold, may have to try that one day!
    Hugs
    Laurian

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  38. What a fabulous card Desire, I love the design and your fantastic attention to detail - a stunning card.
    Pauline
    x

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  39. Very pretty! Love the raised butterflies and the flow of the paper inside :)

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  40. What an amazing card. I've done a couple tri-folds, but really love this design. I'll have to try it out. Thanks for the instructions!! I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  41. Love this! Such an amazing looking card, the way it opens up. You've decorated this so nicely as well!

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  42. Wow! really gorgeous! Elegant and beautiful.. thanks for the instructions and the kind comments on my blog.

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  43. I'm back with my DT hat on!
    Beautiful card!Such a clever fold and beautiful colouring.
    Thanks you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope you've had a lovely Christmas!
    Hugs
    Laurian

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  44. Oh that is one stunning card! I hopped here from MiM :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@36)

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  45. Desire, this is an incredible tri fold, beautiful colors, just simply outstanding. Happy New Years.
    Hugs

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  46. Fabulous, beautiful tri shutter card, thanks for the tutorial! Wonderfully done.
    hugs
    Glenda

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  47. Stunning and this one I am going to give a go. Have made one before but not as beautiful finish as this...thanks for always sharing your tuts and skill...xxxx

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  48. WOW this is amazing Desire and absolutely gorgeous! I have printed out your instructions and hope to give it a try the first chance I get! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing! HUGS from OHIO!
    DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  49. Beautiful card, hope you had a beautiful holiday!

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  50. gorgeous card and thanks for joining us at Diva's
    Hugs
    Jayne

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  51. Gorgeous card as usual Desire love the colours. Thanks for the template
    Bettyxxx

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  52. Love your card!! The colors, folds, and the butterflies!! Great card!! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR
    Angela

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  53. Wonderful card Desire, Will give it a try this afternoon, lots to do to day, and not the things I love. xxxx

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  54. Very beautiful in bleu with the pretty butterflies and great sentiment!

    Loved that you joined in
    elke Kaart een Feestje!

    Warmest greetings,
    Renata

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  55. Wow Desire, this card is awesome on so many levels. You are a paper engineer and I love visiting here. Gorgeous!!! Happy New Year :)

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  56. OH MY GOODNESS! You will never cease to amaze me! I love this so much. In fact I think I am going to try to make it right now since you were so kind to show us how! I wish I could sit under your leadership so maybe I could learn to make awesome creations too! Love your talent. Hugs and God bless you always.

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  57. This is a fabulous work of art Desire- thanks for sharing it with us at the Great Impressions Stamps December “anything goes” challenge

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  58. Been working, cutting and measuring all afternoon, will have it to display tomorrow. xx

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Desire