Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How to make a Tri-fold card Tutorial and Giveaway!



It is our first giveaway here at Fireflies and Jellybeans!

We are excited and I hope you are too! Not only are we giving away some FREE cards but I will also be showing you how to make your own! What a deal!

This Tri-fold card is an idea I got from my friend Amy, but she does not have a blog to show off her talents. I love it because it does not need an envelope! I have added my touch to the card and you can add yours!

Here is the tutorial (I will have the rules for the giveaway at the end of the post):

Materials :
12X12 paper
ribbon
coordinating scrap paper
embellishments (I like paper flowers)
circle punch (optional)
paper cutter (optional)
scoring tool (not pictured) - I use a skewer and a ruler

1.) Cut your paper into 12X4 strips


You should get 3 strips from a 12X 12 paper (great for 3 cards!)

2.) Make scoring marks at 4 inches and 9 inches on the top and bottom of the paper. I make mine pretty light so I can erase them later. If you have a scoring tool you can score at 4 inches and 9 inches.
3.) Line up your ruler on your two marks at 4 inches and use the skewer to score the paper. Do the same thing at 9 inches.

4.) Fold your paper into the middle at the scored lines
The flaps should overlap.

5.) Using the circle punch, punch out a circle in coordinating paper and attach your embellishment to it. Or you could stamp a monogram or picture on it too. Attach the embellished circle to the card hanging off the flap slightly


6.) Cut a piece of ribbon about 13 inches long and tie around the card to keep the flaps together.

Vua-la 3 beautiful cards! They are great to use and give away as gifts, speaking of giving away...

And Now the Giveaway!
We will be giving away 6 cards: The set of 3 red-Asian themed cards above and this lovely set of 3 spring-flower cards here: I can add a monogram stamp to the outside or inside if you would like as well.
Rules:
1. We will only ship to US addresses
2. The giveaway ends on May 31st at 9 PM Central Standard Time at that time I will use a random number generator to choose the winner.
If you have a blog I will leave a comment that you won, if your blog is privet or you do not have a blog leave a way for me to contact you if your e-mail is not available from your profile.
3. We will mail the cards out by June 3rd
Enough rules... here is how you Enter! You can get up to 6 entries!
Leave a comment for each entry:
1. Leave a comment about what your favorite homemade gift to give is.
2. Become a follower of our blog
3. Blog about this giveaway (leave a comment with the link)
4. Facebook this giveaway (leave a comment with the link)
5. Tweet the giveaway (leave a comment with the link)
6. Grab our button for your blog
Good Luck!!

70 comments :

glam.spoon said...

great cards! my favorite homemade gift to give is a recycled wool blanket made from thrift store sweaters. After I piece it all together I wash it in hot to felt the wool making it dense and warm and cozy. thanks for playing!

Leslie said...

my favorite homemade gift is anything with pictures, I am trying to be more crafty :)

Leslie said...

I follow your blog

Leslie said...

I have your button @ rantsravesandpetpeeves.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/gosfam/status/1936948496

Melissa said...

Great cards! I love giving away anything homemade, but baked goods are pretty great!

Vicki said...

I like to make embellished dish towels for gifts.

Auntie Bee said...

I love giving homemade gifts. My favorites lately have been cozy cuddlers, homemade soap and a towel hair-holder for washing your face.

Ginny said...

Probably mini scrapbooks is my favorite gift to give.

Ginny said...

Following

Hootie said...

adorable paper!

I like to cross stitch baby bibs to give away!

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

hootie364@gmail.com

MaMa said...

I love giving away coffee with homemade coasters & homemade coffee cuffs. Thanks for hosting!
Lisa
mistyfuji (at) yahoo (dot) com

MaMa said...

I'm following your blog! Luv the cards, very pretty.
Lisa
mistyfuji (at) yahoo (dot) com

MaMa said...

I Twittered here...http://twitter.com/Mistyfuji

Elizabeth said...

hey you girls! it's me! :)

this is a super cute idea. i'd love to win the cards you made!

hugs to you, neen.

visit me for my giveaway tomorrow! it's a girly giveaway. :)

lalepop said...

Beautiful cards! I really like them! (I'm crossing my fingers in hope that the random number is mine!)

Great blog, as well!

-Mandi

Kerry said...

I'd like to win them! :)

One of us Dragonfryes said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for the instructions as well! Hmm...my favorite gift to give would be quilts. I'm from Minnesota, too.

Thanks!

Tina

Susan W said...

What a creative and lovely idea! I love to give homemade gift bags (cloth bags with ties at the top) along with whatever gift I give people. Something pretty and reusable :)

Thanks for such a great giveaway opprotunity!
suserat at yahoo dot com

Trisha said...

I think my favorite crafty gift is probably tote bags - they're pretty easy to make; you can use fun fabrics so they're pretty; they're useful (no matter how many you have); and people like them. Fun cards!

Dolphin Girl said...

I like to give baked goods.

K. C.
kccuties AT gmail DOT com

Steph said...

Homemade blueberry jam! :-) Thank you for your generosity. stephw3-at-yahoo.com

Mama Lusco said...

These are fabulous! I don't do papercraft, but my favorite handmade gifts are usually handbags.
Thanks for the giveaway. I can be contacted thru my blog: www.luscofamily.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

My favorite handmade items are probably whimsical kids hair clips for my daughter, but these cards would be just for me! Here's hoping I win!

Charissa said...

I love giving any homemade gift that is personal and makes the recipient smile. :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

Tracey said...

I love to give homemade jam. I make lots of it in the fall and then give it away throughout the year.

traceypa@yahoo.com

Angie said...

My favorite homemade gift to give is usually something made in my kitchen, but I love making baby booties too.

sarah buki said...

i love to knit hats or bake something yummy!

Daisy said...

Love the cards.

Peggy said...

I like to give away mini purses and scarves, The cards are fabulous!

Misty said...

Adorable cards! My favorite homemade gift to give is baked goods. I also like to give homemade cards.

Misty said...

i'm a follower!

Paige said...

Cute! I give baked goods, and sometimes I sew. I've been giving my friends yoga mat bags for their birthdays this year.

Kendra said...

Cute cards! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Maria said...

I love the trifold card idea!! So simple but elegant! My favorite gifts to give are anything handmade that people couldn't get anywhere else... like rose petal jelly, elderberry cordials, and knitted fish hats.

Chris said...

My favorite homemade gift is usally something I bake like banana bread
norton_kristin at yahoo dot com

Sara said...

Great giveaway...the cards are beautiful!!!!

my favorite homemade thing to give is knitted washclothes...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

zees5 said...

Yes, yes. This is a great idea! My favorite gift to give right now is a monogrammed scarf.

Kath said...

My favorite gift to give to my relatives is a hand appliqued and hand quilted small wall quilt. I love to put my love into the projects.
Your cards are lovely. You are most generous to post the tutorial. I will be back, for sure.
Kath

Deanna said...

Small scrapbooks have been my homemade gift as of lately. I would like to start making some play food for my birthday gifts for the year.

Love the cards!

Paul Thompson said...

Food is the favorite home made gift.

Sarah Seitz said...

These are lovely! THanks for the tutorial too, what a great time to post it! My favorite homemade gift is anything that I make with some people fabric and a cute matching button. It almost doesn't matter what it is, they will love it!

marzy dotes said...

What cute cards! I always seem to be giving away different handmade things. I actually made overnight bags and pillowcases for my SILs whole family and they have been a big hit. Her boys, hubby and herself love them.

affectioknit said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks! My favorite gift is a handknit dishcloth - I make them while sitting in the movie theatre as they don't require that I can see them...

Annette said...

Great blog name. I'm boring...The Whipples.

Recently I have found the need to create. I appreciate the tutorial because I know the chances of me winning are fairly slim. I will make my own. Maybe for Father's Day??

I plan to come back too!

pattynubs said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite hand made gift is a quilt.

Little Lady Cakes said...

I love these cards!

My favorite thing to give is homemade truffles.

Whimsical Creations said...

My favorite handmade thing to give are my christmas ornaments I make. I have been giving them as gifts for over 10 years now.


Thanks for the chance to win!
=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

melonkelli said...

I love to give food gifts -- jam, pickles, fresh bread, cookies.

bylulu said...

Cute!

michellejohnnie said...

MY FAVORITE GIFT TO GIVE to babies(WITH a handmade card) is taggie blankets.

kathytypestoo said...

i've been making embellished flour sack towels-really great! thanks for the giveaway!

mmmoffitm said...

Great cards and I think I actually could follow the tutorial which is saying tons since I need LOTS of direction. I'm crossing my fingers.

roseread said...

I love to give people handknit socks

Super Fun Mama said...

I like to make gifts that create memories. For example at christmas jars that have 25 advent activities to do as a family.

Tracy said...

My favorite type of homemade gift would be food. People seem to appreciate that you made it rather than buying it.
Tracy
4heartbeats@gmail.com

Cindy Cropper said...

I follow your blog and I notice my photo automatically added.

Cindy Cropper said...

My favourite thing is making red pepper jelly. I always give a jar away decorated nicely for the season.

Cindy Cropper said...

Really hope to win. You are very generous. I am going to put your icon on my blog.
bevsabo.cm @gmail.com

Libby said...

These are fantastic ! I love to make yoga pant and raglan shirt sets for little nieces and nephews and friends' babies. They are awesome 'jamas and hanging out around the house clothes !

urbancraft said...

cool giveaway! I love to give felt handmade keychains. Thank you!

Lisa said...

Wow! You are so talented! I hope I win one of these. I love to send cards to my friends! I love your blog!! Pick me! OOOOOOOOoooo I hope I win!! hahaha

Emily said...

Awesome giveaway!

I am 8. I am learning to sew, and I have my own sewing blog.

I am doing a giveaway too. My blog is www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

My mom is also doing a giveaway. Her blog is www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Jodie said...

my favorite homemade gifts are breads or cookies. Everyone likes food, right? Thanks for the chance to win!
Jodie
jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

MICHELLE said...

Thank you for the chance to win. Your cards are beautiful and what a great tutorial. Something to keep us Minnesota ladies busy over the long cold winter!!
My favorite homemade gifts are baked goods, I am a better cook than crafter!!
Leitinger4152@gmail.com

KarenD said...

I like to make homemade cards, too.

krdickinson@grandecom.net

bethany said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway. Really neat....

jannza said...

These cards are so nice. I'm sure it's wonderful to get one. Thank you for offering the tutorial as well. It is very easy to follow.

My favorite gift to make (at the moment) is a crocheted scarf. I had been making quilted table runners for a little while. I enjoy receiving anything handmade. I think most people who make things know how much thought and effort goes into making something so they really appreciate it!

Mission Valley Nana said...

Love the giveaway!
I posted your button on my blog.
I like to crochet blankets to give, and also make the "fleece blankets" that you tie the ends. they are simple, but the kids love 'em.
Have a great day!

Ali said...

I used to love making cross stich items for people, but lately, I'm on a yarn kick, anything with yarn! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!

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