Morning, all!

We’re on video 3 of my Folded Card series for Friday Focus. One more week of folded cards and then we’ll move on to another topic. Anyhow, once again I used Folding Ideas for Cards and Envelopes as a jumping off point for this week’s card. I know a bunch of you have picked up this book, but it’s awesome! I’ve heard from a few of you that you love it as much as I do. :)

Bottom Top Progressive Fold

Since there are three parts to this card, I decided to split the sentiment into three segments. As I was thinking about and planning the card, I thought it would look awesome to have the three main words of the sentiment be larger and more substantial–to make them stand out. I created Silhouette cutting files of the three words “Brilliant,” “Strong,” and “Anything,” using my handwriting. I created the words in Illustrator, took screenshots of them, and then auto-traced them in Silhouette Studio (just like I did in this video).

I got the color scheme for this card directly from the Happier 6×6 paper pad from My Mind’s Eye. Such calm and happy colors. Perfect for a card of encouragement. :)

I mention in the video that I used the Sew Easy tool (I have the starter set, but you can buy separate pieces at Simon Says Stamp). I’m still getting the hang of it and it took a long while to do that portion of the card, so I edited all that out of the video. But no worries, I plan to do a video specifically on it in the near future. :)

Free Silhouette Cutting File Download

If you have a Silhouette, you can download my Brilliant Strong Anything words for free HERE. Make sure you have the most current Silhouette Studio software before opening it.

TERMS OF USE: By downloading the above file, you agree to use the artwork for personal projects only. May not be used on any projects or cards that are sold. Commercial use is prohibited. All rights reserved. (c) 2011 Kristina Werner.

If you’re looking for a cardstock that works extremely well with digital cutting machines, I highly recommend American Crafts textured cardstock. ( has a bunch of it on sale at moment–all sorts of colors).


Solid Card Stock: Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up!); White (American Crafts)
Patterned Paper: Happier 6×6 pad (My Mind’s Eye)
Brad: Silver brads (Stampin’ Up!)
Circle Punch: 1/2″ Circle Punch (Stampin’ Up!)
Edge Punch: Scallop Sentiment (Fiskars)
Corner Punch: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
White Pen: Signo Broad (Uni-Ball)
Black Pen: Multiliner Pens (Copic)
Cutting Machine: Silhouette
Adhesive: Mono & Mono Multi (Tombow)
Tools: Sew Easy Cross Stitch Piercer, Grey Floss set (We R Memory Keepers)

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