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Mini Try-fold


Hi All,

Today’s card is an Art Impressions mini try-fold card. Yes, it’s a “try-fold”. Not sure why they named it that – it kind of sounds like they are daring you to try it. Honestly, it’s not hard at all, but their directions are not very detailed and the measurements are a little off. No fear – everything is explained in the video. 🙂

Here is a close-up of the front panel:


Open this panel to reveal the next panel:


And one more time to reveal the inside:


It’s actually quite adorable. The set comes with the stamps and the dies. There are also two other designs… the kitty and the birds.

Here are the measurements for your reference:

  • For a 5″ x 4″ finished card: Use a 5″ x 12″ sheet of cardstock. Score at 4 1/8″ from one side. Flip. Score at 3 7/8″ from the other side.
  • For a 4 1/4″ x 3 5/8″ finished card: Use a 4 1/4″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock. Score at 3 3/4″ from one side. Flip. Score at 3 5/8″ from the other side.




To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Zig Watercolor Pens used: pink, light carmine, green, light green, lilac, purple, yellow, bright yellow, oatmeal, and beige.

Mini Tryfold Set
Mini Tryfold Set
Kuretake Zig Markers
Kuretake Zig Markers
Martha Stewart Mini Scoreboard
Mini Scoreboard
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape


  1. wrote on June 29th, 2016 at 8:05 am


    Yes indeed it is a sweet card and so very different. I’m tempted to buy the set as I found one right here in Aiustralia. Of the 3 versions, I think I like the bunny one the best!

  2. wrote on June 29th, 2016 at 8:06 am


    How cool! I was only able to watch the video on mute…can’t wait to get the full effect later. Would make a nice Easter card. I like how you added the flowers to the front. You always know how to add something to make the card pop. Love it!

  3. wrote on June 29th, 2016 at 2:21 pm


    Oh! That is such a cute card!! I have great-grandchildren who would love that!! Thanks for sharing Darlene!

  4. wrote on June 29th, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Carol Mac

    OMG Darlene, I was gritting my teeth watching you color with one marker and hold the other in the same hand….I would have hit the top of the card already, probably at least 5 times!! Haha! I love the card, not so much the stamp set, but you could improvise! Love those zigs!!?

  5. wrote on June 29th, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Sherry W.

    I suppose the “try” fold is a play on tri-fold for the 3 panels. Very sweet card. I like how you used the flowers for a border. I would never have thought to do that. I haven’t given in to the Zig markers yet, but I’m getting close.

  6. wrote on June 29th, 2016 at 4:49 pm


    I agree with everyone else so far–really adorable card! I love the colors, and the addition of the flowers for the top & bottom border. A really nice touch. Since you used the Zigs, I was wondering if you could have used the Canson XL Mixed Media paper? I know it comes in a 9×12″ size, so you could easily cut it down to 5×12″. Anyway, just a thought. Thanks so much for sharing this! Always love your videos! 🙂 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on July 2nd, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Andrea. I think that paper would be a little too thin. But the other watercolor papers would probably work just fine.

  7. wrote on June 30th, 2016 at 12:53 am


    OMG OMG OMGEEEEEE!!!! This is awesome!! I am running screaming to my craft room, digging out my stamp-a-am-jig, my pencil, my zigs….I CANT WAIT TO TRY THIS AGAIN!!! Because jeez did I screw it up the first time around. Now it all makes sense. The measurements and all your tips were SOOO helpful!!! THANK YOU DARLENE!!!

    • wrote on July 2nd, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      LOL Amy, you crack me up. Thanks for that!

  8. wrote on June 30th, 2016 at 12:57 am


    PS And did I mention all those fabulous tips??!! This is great!!!

  9. wrote on June 30th, 2016 at 8:30 am


    To add to the excitement, I too really enjoyed that video. Thanks Darlene. I will give it a try using stamps that I already have and maybe use a small circle or square die.

  10. wrote on June 30th, 2016 at 12:12 pm


    I saw this previously demonstrated on You Tube. Your video is great, Darlene. I love the fact that you are clear with your instructions and offer great tips as you go along.

  11. wrote on June 30th, 2016 at 6:12 pm


    Darlene, this card is darling. I have an AI Tri-fold of the lady and her cats and may try that one now. Thanks for your inspiration.

  12. wrote on June 30th, 2016 at 9:38 pm


    Darlene: this is one of the sweetest cards you’ve ever made, Oh my gosh!!! I haven’t gone to the Art Impressions on line store in a long while but, now I will.
    I’ve never seen this types of stamps anywhere but they are amazing, the little nook where this little bunny is sleeping is just beyond adorable.
    Thank you for the inspiration and the enabling, LOL!!
    Big hugs, my dear.

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