Thursday, May 24, 2018

NEW Summer Mini Tryfolds! PLUS Challenge 233 Door Openings!

Hello, Ai Fans!

Unfold Summertime favorites with our nostalgic Mini TryFolds! Our two 2018 sets include fun outdoor scenes with hinged openings for a great interactive element! Our Happy Camper set will have you 'glamping' in no time, with an adorable sleepy fox inside. Check out our new Produce Stand set with a cute awning and raccoon pal enjoying a slice of watermelon inside! Sets include multiple clear stamps and die cuts for the peek-through openings! Find these and our entire Mini TryFolds collection at! See the sets and some fun card samples in our Creativation preview video!

Happy Camper MTF Produce Stand MTF

Sharon is here today with a lovely tutorial, check it out!

Hello AI Fans!

I'm excited to show you the brand new and oh so adorable Mini Tryfolds!  My card today features the fabulous 4970 Produce Stand!  If you peek under the awning, you'll see the cutest raccoon eating a yummy piece of watermelon!  I started out by cutting a piece of cardstock 5" x 10" and scoring in half at 5".  Along with that, I cut another piece of cardstock at 4 7/8" x 5 1/8" inch. Score at 1/4" on the  longer side so it's 4 7/8" square.  That is for the middle portion of my card. 

I stamped all three pieces and colored them with copics.  Colors I used will be listed below. As you can see, I still wasn't quite sure how I was going to attach it to the card because I added grass around the image. :) 

After coloring, I fussy cut the front piece out. I then die cut three pieces to represent the grass for each page of the card, and attached it to the front page.  I then placed the image where I wanted it, and lightly traced inside the cut awning so I could die cut the card front.  After removing the image, I placed the die around the trace line and die cut.  I then glued the image to the card front, making sure the awnings lined up.  

A look at the inside of the front of the card. 

Apply a strong adhesive to the 1/4" edge of the middle piece and adhere it to the card.

I cut the center image out with a stitched die and cut a mat for it also. I then placed the die inside the fruit and cut out the center. After die cutting that,  place the image on the mat and again, lightly trace the inside with a pencil and die cut the mat. Adhere the image to the mat, making sure the die cuts matched up. 

Using a cloud die set, I cut three clouds for each page in the card, and doodled around the edges.  I stamped the sentiment from the set onto the large cloud for the last page of the card. I applied mounting tape to the back of the clouds so they would be popped up from the card. 

I guess I didn't have quite enough doodling, so I ended up going around the outside of the card as well. And here's the finished product.  Hope you've enjoyed and can't wait to see how you create your MiniTryfold Card! 

Look at the fun dimension!!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today, and until next time - stay crafty!! 

Copics used:
E13, E15, E17, E19, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E71, E74
C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
T1, T2
R02, R22, R24, R27
Y04, Y08
YG05, YG07, YG09, YG13, YG17, YG21

Thanks, Sharon! Love your summery layers revealing that sweet raccoon! 
A new release calls for a new challenge! This challenge we want to see how you incorporate doors, openings, or hinged elements on your cards! We love how our new Mini Tryfolds feature windows that open and close, and wonder what creative ways you can come up with for doors in your cards!

Here are the Challenge Rules
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, June 6 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Before we go, let's recognize the winners of last week's "Playing Dress-Up" Challenge! What fun ideas you crafters have!

Top Spot goes to...
Congrats, Rosa! We love your fun shaker card with our Crazy Friends set! Such lovely coloring, too! Those ladies look like they are having a great time! Please email with your address so we can send you a fabulous prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

Amy Marshall!

Irene Rhodes!
Congrats, you two! Amy, we are really digging your warm colors on your Flaunt It girlfriends! And Irene, *swoon* your selective coloring is so darling and makes your Elephant pop! How cute. Email with your address and select the stamp set of your choice for a prize!

Thank you to everyone who joined our "Dress-Up" challenge - please join again for our "Door Openings" for a chance to win! Happy Stamping!


Cheri Burry said...

Love the way you made the try fold for this adorable card! Congrats to the winners too!

Jil Lebel said...

Great directions! It's really been fun seeing all of the ways to use the mini try folds! Im glad you showed us this way while displaying your gorgeous coloring.

Dot J Freel said...

Totally love those new trifolds!