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Monday, May 23, 2011

Retro Father's Day Card

Good evening, everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous Monday. I had a pretty decent day!

This project is being submitted in the Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky with K. Andrew. This is my first attempt at trying to make a tri-fold card and I must say, I'm pretty darn happy with how it turned out!!

My father and I have never really had a great relationship but lately, in the past year or so, I've truly started noticing some changes in him. He seems to be a little more grown up. He seems to care a little more about his life and someone other than himself. This is such a huge deal for me because he was just never one of those fathers that was "there" for his children. So, I decided to make this card for him for Father's Day.

The theme for the Sunday Challenge was "Retro" and it could be interpreted any way we wanted so I went with these colors.

Cardstock (5-1/2 x 12 inches)
4 different patterned/printed paper
ATG Tape runner
Straight cutter
Scorer tool

I took my cardstock and scored it 4 times width-wise at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches apart. Then I turned the cardstock so it was vertical and at 2-1/2 inches, I cut from one score line to the other one. I did this on both sides.

I folded the paper on the score lines and and then for the center one, I folded it in opposite directions. I cut my different papers to length and put them on wherever I wanted on the card.

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. I will be sending out the card to my dad in the next week!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!!!

Much love and creativity,


beejay said...

I love tri-folds, great job on this one and it really looks quite retro! TFS

Dr Sonia S V said...

It is beautiful. A perfect card for a man!Stylish and elegant
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter

Anonymous said...

GREAT card Krystal! I have ALWAYS wanted to try one of those cards, but am a bit intimidated by it...thanks for sharing your directions.

Happy Craftin'!

Nati Tristan said...

Very cool card! I have that retro paper and you worked it great!

Shawnee said...

Such a great card. I love the paper!! Great job!!

Alyssa Leanne said...

Your card is wonderful! I really have to try one of these cards. I'm sure your dad will love it :)

Stopping by from the LULP!


Kathy said...

I love this card, I think you did a great job with the colors. I have never made one of these, I think I might try one. Good Luck!
Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

Vicky said...

Fabulous card I love these type of cards.
Thank you for following my blog I really appreciate it hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Frank Garcia said...

Hi Krystal thanks for following my blog lovely projects, this card is wonderful. Glad to meet you!!!

Lisa said...

This card is so awesome! I love the retro paper and how you mixed the papers for such a beautiful effect! Thanks so much for posting my giveaway and have a great weekend :)

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