From Start to Finish

Do you ever find that you create cards just for the outside? What about the inside? It always makes a card extra special if the design follows through when the recipient opens the card. That’s what the new Paper Crafts special publication Card Creations: Start to Finish is all about. Cath Edvalson is hosting a fun challenge on Moxie Fab World that I know you’ll want to play along with. If that’s not enough, leave a comment at MFW for a chance to win all the featured cards today.

Here’s mine…

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This second shot shows how the trifold panel flips to the inside once open…


This card is called a tri-fold card. There’s actually just one extra fold but three panels. The front panel is scored midway and then folded back so that you can see a peek at the inside of the project. These cards are so simple to create and so fun as the front flips to the inside when opened up by the recipient.

To cover my chipboard b monogram, I used Fired Brick Distress Crackle Paint. I love the texture and how easy it is to dress up plain chipboard. For this project, the Fired Brick was just a little too faded a red to match up with the patterned paper. To give it a redder hue, I sponged it once dry with Cranberry Adirondack Ink.


Quick Tip: Use any dye ink over Distress Crackle Paint. It doesn’t just have to be the coordinating Distress Ink colors.

Supply List: note pad, chipboard button and patterned paper by Jenni Bowlin,  Kraft Cardstock by Bazzill Basics, monogram by Basic Grey, Glitter letters by American Crafts, Trinket Pin  and Journaling Tags by Maya Road, Cranberry Adirondack Ink by Ranger, Fired Brick DistressCrackle Paint by Ranger, twine

Also…my sweet and talented friend Becky Olson isa  featured Start to Finish Cover Girl at Paper Craft Connections. How fun is that? Congrats B!

Have fun with the MFW challenge!

13 responses to “From Start to Finish

  1. Love this card! Not just that the inside is beautiful, but the whole shabby chic-ness of it all! Wonderful elements.

  2. Love this project !!!!
    Great !

  3. Julia –

    This is just such a sweet card! I love how you’ve put it together. I love all the different layers you have going on this card, just so pretty to look at.

    Elaine Allen

  4. I saw this at Moxie Fab. Congratulations! I loved it there, too, just as I do there.

  5. Love, Love, LOVE this! The card just POPS! Congrats on your Moxie Fabulousness!

  6. very cute!

  7. This card is fabulous! All of the elements and the tri-fold make this such a fun card. Thanks for the inspiration, Julia.

  8. Dear Julia,

    such a clever, fun card! I am so looking forward to trying it myself.
    Your version of it ist so beautiful, like everything you do! Thanks a lot for the inspiration!

    Eleni Nikolina

  9. Love that great big B! Such a cute card….inside and out!

  10. First time I’ve seen your work and I loooooove this card! I love trifold cards, big letters and red is my favorite color. Gee, wonder why I love your card. I’ll be adding your blog to my Google Reader list. TFS!

  11. You have such wonderful and creative ideas. I enjoy looking at your blog and the card is really cute.

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