Saturday, 25 January 2020

Peaceful Poppies Tricorn Fold Card


Today I am taking part in the Team Scrimpy Blog Hop for the launch of the new Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration event.  This is my contribution, please visit my colleagues (links below) and give them some support too.  Thanks xxxx

My contribution for the Blog Hop is a tricorn fold using elements of the Painted Poppies Suite and a sentiment from Sending You Thoughts.  You will also see a version below that I have made using Birthday Bonanza to show how versatile this style can be. My original inspiration came from a card made by Mixed Up Crafts.


1 piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock 8" x 6"
2 pieces of Silver Foil 1 3/4" x 5 1/2"
4 pieces of Whisper White card stock 1 3/4" x 5 1/2"
2 pieces of dsp 1 1/2" x 4 7/8"
Sending You Thoughts stamp set
Rich Razzleberry ink
Scraps of Rich Razzleberry, Silver Foil, Whisper White and Mossy Meadow card
Paper snips
2" circle punch
Sprig Punch
Bone Folder
Simply Scored
Metal Ruler
Multipurpose adhesive


On the 8" side, score the card at 2" and 6" then flip over and score at 4".

With a pencil, mark down 2" from the top and up 2" from the bottom on the 2" and 6" scorelines, then score diagonally as in the template below.

Fold the card in half and the fold the other two sections back so you end up with an M shape and burnish well.

Then coax the diagonals carefully until they look like this

Glue the centre sections together like this and put aside to dry while you make the panels.

On one side of each of the foil pieces measure 1 3/4" from each end and make a mark, then cut diagonally from that point out to the corner, see picture.  Do exactly the same with the 4 whisper white panels and keep the scraps for decoration.

On the dsp panels, measure 1 1/2" from top and bottom and make a mark and cut the diagonals as before.  REMEMBER that the pattern on the dsp means that you will need to cut one for the right and one for the left.

Adhere all the mats and layers to the panels and you can use the triangles that you removed from the foil to decorate the top if you want to. Make sure that you put them on the right end otherwise you will end up cutting more (as I did!), so I have got them top and bottom.

To decorate the front, I have cut a circle in Rich Razzleberry and then the swirl from the Silver Foil and stamped a sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White in Rich Razzleberry ink and punched that out with a 2" circle punch. Fussy cut some of the flowers from the dsp and punch out two sprigs in Mossy Meadow and adhere them all to the sentiment layer as shown.  Then adhere the whole thing to the front of the card using dimensionals.

I hope that you like my card and will give it a try, here is another example using the Birthday Bonanza Suite of products.

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  1. Absolutely stunning xx great, easy to follow instructions. I will defo be trying to make this.... thanks for the inspiration

  2. I'm having a go this afternoon. Brilliant card, Karen and so clever xx

  3. What a fabulous card - thank you so much for the step by step and great photos xx

  4. Am amazing card just love it . Great instructions as always. Defo on list of folds to try x x

  5. Wow! Wow! Wow! Gorgeous card!

  6. Gorgeous card Karen, fabulous design xx

  7. Beautiful x your blogs are easy to follow xxx

    1. I made several tricorn cards using your instructions but I can't figure out how to fold the card to fit in an envelope.

    2. From what I remember, haven’t done one for a while, you have to push it to one side or the other and then it will fold flat