Friday, July 1, 2022

Trifold Inspiration and a Challenge

The Inspiration

I've been inspired by THIS PIN before, and it was so fun, I did it again!

This time, I chose to play with the outline and solid flower stamps from PTI's Beautiful Blooms II. It looked just a little blah after stamping and my go-to rhinestones wouldn't work given the folds, so I highlighted the centers of the solid flowers with a Sakura Stardust pen for a little flat shimmer. The sentiments are from StampinUp's Endless Birthday Wishes.

The card is 10.5" x 6.25" total, with scores at 3.5" and 7". I scored (but did not fold) before stamping so the first word would be on the first panel and flowers would be on the fold...inviting the card to be opened to see the full effect of the design. 

The card fits into a standard regular business mailing envelope, #6 3/4, size 3 5/8" x 6 1/2". I buy mine at Marco's Paper. It's becoming a favorite card size for me.

The Challenge

This layout is incredibly versatile and can be artsy and beautiful (like the inspiration piece) or cute and fun (like my version). I'd love to see what styles you all can create with this design! 

You'll have two options for submitting to the challenge:

  1. Email me a photo of your card at susanraihala at roadrunner dot com.
  2. Snail mail your card to me (with no writing on it) so I can get some happy mail. I'll photograph it and hang it on my inspiration board! No need to buy the envelopes unless you want to. Just put it in a standard business envelope or an A6 envelope. 

The deadline is two weeks from today: July 15, 2022, at midnight EDST. 

The winner (chosen at random) will receive a $20 gift card to Simon Says Stamp. The winner will be announced in the second half of July and the prize awarded in early August. 

If you are so moved, put your creative thinking caps on and see what you can make!

NOTE: This is my personal challenge. Marco's and Simon are not sponsoring anything here. I just really appreciate their service!

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,



  1. This looks really fun, Susan. Love how the design is CAS but impactful. Marianne x

  2. Am I able to send you a link to the card in my gallery or do I send it as an attachment in an email? I suspect my email will go into your spam, will you be checking there on the deadline? Also, may I send the card after the deadline as I don't expect to get a card made in time for it to arrive before the deadline at this point! Faye

  3. So nice of you to sponsor a challenge! Thank you. I'm game, and will be emailing a picture to you here soon.


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