Using Triangles for Cardz 4 Galz # 176

Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Galz two week challenge!  Dawn S., our host, chose using triangles for challenge #176.  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see all the projects by the rest of the design team.  

If you are joining my blog from the challenge site, you are probably wondering if my card only has triangles on the belly band.  I assure you, there are many more triangles on this very difficult to photograph fun fold card!

Here’s my card:


One of my favorite demonstrators on YouTube is JanB with JanB Cards. I watched her video for creating this card. As always, Jan B. makes these fun folds manageable and, relatively, uncomplicated. Her directions are very much step-by-step and I just pause as many times as necessary through the measurements and scoring directions. One of the best things about this card is that it’s base starts with an 11 by 8-1/4 inch piece of cardstock.

I thoroughly enjoy learning new fun folds, and this one is definitely a keeper and I’ve added it to my journal for fun fold directions.


  • I’ll just share the things I had to adjust for my card because JanB does such a good job with her videos..
  • I added a belly band in order to keep the card closed. I needed to use two strips of Calypso Coral Each one measured 8-1/2 inches by 2-1/2 inches. After I completed the card, I wrapped the bands around the card, trimmed down the excess and adhered the DSP.
  • Then, I trimmed two squares of Happy Forest Friends DSP (designer series paper) to 2-3/8 by 2-3/8 inches. Then, I trimmed each into triangles by cutting them diagonally.
  • The DSP for the back of the belly band covers the overlapping edges of the cardstock. This piece of DSP measures 5-3/8 inches by 2-3/8 inches.
  • The sentiment for the front of the card comes from the Artfully Layered stamp set. I cropped it using the banner die from the Stylish Shapes die set and added dimensionals. The Calypso Coral and Old Olive mats were adhered using multipurpose glue. I did add a dimensional under the balloon.
  • The DSP paper for what JanB calls the liner needs to be trimmed an 1/8 inch shorter than the measurements in the video. You will wind up with two squares measuring 2-1/2 by 2-1/2 inches. You’ll need two panels for the sides of the liners, each measuring 5-1/8 by 2-3/8 inches. Finally, the top panel of DSP measures 5-1/8 by 2-3/8 inches.
  • JanB didn’t add DSP to the top part of the card. I chose to do so. Therefore, I needed to trim a strip of DSP to 5-1/8 by 2-3/8 inches.
  • Follow JanB’s directions for trimming all these pieces down.
  • I need to find/make an envelope for this card, which will need to measure 6 by 6 inches on the inside.

Elephant Parade Bundle:

  • I’ve already made and posted a card using the Elephant Parade bundle, available in the annual catalog. This whole set is so stinking cute!!!!
  • With the exception of the leaf bundles, I used Momento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp everything. I stamped the leaf bundles using Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock.
  • I used Smokey Slate blends combo for all three elephants. Then, I colored the toenails and tails using a Basic Black Stamping Write Marker. I colored the insides of all the critter’s ears using the SU100 blend. The natural tone blends can be found on page 128 of the annual catalog.
  • I colored the adorable mouse using the Crumb Cake blends combo.
  • The small butterflies would’ve been too difficult for me to color using blends. Therefore, I used Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral stamping write markers. I colored the centers of the butterflies using the black marker.
  • To create the balloons, I first stamped them in black on white cardstock. Then, I stamped just the balloon part on coordinating pieces of 6 x 6 inch DSP. I cropped the balloon pieces and trimmed the string off the DSP balloons. Adhering the two pieces together with multipurpose glue finished off each one.
  • I used the coordinating elephant dies to crop all the elements already discussed.
  • The card would’ve been too think if I used dimensionals on the inside. Therefore, I only used them on the outside under the elephant, mouse, butterflies, and one of the leaves.

Additional Products:

  • The shadows under the two elephants were stamped second generation using Smoky Slate ink. The shadow stamp comes from the Wildlife Wonder stamp set.
  • The two sentiments on the card come from either the Happy & Heartfelt or Special Moments stamp sets.
  • Since I wanted to add clouds, I needed to use the cloud and bird dies from the Waves die set. I cropped four of the larger and two of the smaller clouds. Then, I glued two of each together to give the clouds just a bit of dimension. I added texture and color to the clouds by using a blending brush for blue ink. I didn’t add any ink to the brush at all, so the clouds took a little bit of time to color.
  • I cropped the three birds from scraps of Smoky Slate cardstock.

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