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Mini Tryfold Cards


I’ve liked the full-size TryFolds before – but they were a bit hard to figure out how to do the stamping…the minis? Oh man. Easy peasy!

Mini TryFold Cards

There are a couple designs in these mini try folds….I love being able to peek “into” the card from the front and get a preview of the images inside. And I thought it would be hard – but paired with the MISTI, it was a total piece of cake! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I painted these with my Daniel Smith watercolors – but you can easily use whatever kinds of paints you’ve got at home. For paper, I used the Arches Rough – and some folks find the “regular” cold press or the smoothest hot press to be easier to stamp on.

Sandy Allnock Tryfold tulips2 Sandy Allnock Tryfold tulips3

I also gave you a peek at the Garden Window set  – there’s also a sweet set called Hello Friend that I want to try!
Sandy Allnock Tryfold window

Know that if you want to use Copics you might want to use the 110lb cardstock – don’t get overly heavy with your coloring and it may not bleed through at all 🙂 But I used my pencils for the window card.


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18 thoughts on “Mini Tryfold Cards

  1. I am glad that I spotted this tutorial while Stumblin around the web in bed this morning (too chilly to get out from under the duvet!).
    I bought on of these tunnel sets a year or so ago and COULD NOT figure out how it worked (hand cutting the opening was no picnic either), so I tossed the stamp into the “Sell or Donate” tub. Since seeing this, I’ll dig it out and give it another try!
    Have you done a tutorial for the Art Impressions tri-fold stamp sets? I bought the “Garden” set, I think. It has a wooden bench, a bunny and flower pots. That was another that was difficult for me, because of the fussy cutting. After those 2, I didn’t bother to open the window die w/the windows on the world stamp and the Deco Windows die! Maybe I’ll dig them out too! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration to try again!

  2. […] Mini Tryfold Cards (watch on YouTube) (see blog post) […]

  3. Cute cards and stamps. Love the tryfold and the size of the card. TFS

  4. I love the way you did these cards . They remind me of Beatrix Potter’s delicate illustrations. So now I’m probably going to have to get these! I so appreciate this video , I would’ve taken me forever to figure that set out !

  5. You’re awesome Sandy!! I love your watercoloring videos!! I learn so much from you, thank you!!

  6. This is adorable. I’m putting these stamps on my wishlist.

  7. I thought they were too complicated for me. But now, with your video and very clear explanations, I’m going to make some additions to my wishlist ! Thank you.

  8. These designs are adorable! Thank you for the video. Very helpful.

  9. These cards are adorable!

  10. When I was little the Easter Bunny always left me one sugar egg that had a view inside. It was so hard to eat it since I didn’t want to destroy it. Your card brings back those sweet memories and is a wonderful card!

  11. Love the tunnel through to the bunny. Not sure if you would find this helpful, but when using solid stamps with my misty I have a clear sheet same size as the base. So when I do my test stamp on the acetate, instead of moving the stamp I move and position card underneath stamped acetate and then place my magnets. I usually stamp little closer to the centre, so I have room to move card around. I find this way is really useful if I am masking or trying to line up multiple stamps.

    1. Thanks Sam – I will try this tip with my new MISTI!

  12. Love! Thanks for the video!

  13. That card is so darn cute!!!

  14. The cat in the window has my heart! Thanks for the video Sandy!

  15. So, so cute. Love the mini tri fold as well as your watercoloring.

  16. Love these. I like the peek through effect.

  17. Hi Sandy, I love this cute little bunny. I have this stamp set, too but I haven’t tried it yet. Thanks for the tips on how to use!

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