Trimming The Town Split-Panel Card

Published by under 3D projects | Sep 08 2020

Trimming The Town - Split Panel Card by Simone Bartrum

Welcome to this week’s project for The Spot Creative Challenge. Our challenge this time is to create a project using our favourite fun fold.

What an awesome theme!

I have a few fave fun folds, but my ultimate (at the moment lol) is the SPLIT PANEL CARD. I’ve shared a few of these in the past – and you can find a couple here in the portrait orientation.

For this card I decided to turn the card in its side – literally – and try a landscape version.

Trimming The Town - Split Panel Card by Simone Bartrum

The card base is Misty Moonlight cardstock, with the bottom and top panels 4cm high each.

The gap is joined by the house and tree, which were both cut from the Trimming The Town designer series paper using the coordinating Home Together dies.

To make them more sturdy I cut an extra piece from Misty Moonlight cardstock and adhered them together.

For a little bit of extra dimension, I cut an extra roof (from another house), scored along the roof lines and raised it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. For a giggle, I added a little piece of tissue paper poking out from between the chimney layers to look like smoke.

The sentiment was trimmed from an amazing sheet of paper from the same Trimming The Town pack. It has loads and loads of sentiments in different languages.

I cut out the English ones to use on projects and was totally blown away by the variety! One of these little sentiments were the perfect fit for my card.

And finally, to finish the card I did a little stamping and colouring with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

Split Panel Card (inside)

In this photo above, you can see how backing the house and tree with cardstock (to make them more sturdy) had the added benefit of allowing them to blend in when the card is open.

So there you go! My favourite fun fold card. I hope you like it!


Each week our Design Team of international creatives share projects based on a new challenge. It could be a sketch, a technique, a colour challenge or – as it is in this week – a theme challenge.

Each Tuesday at 9pm (Syd/Mel time) you’ll see a new challenge post on the challenge website (click to visit). You can play along, and if you want you can even enter your card in the weekly challenge by uploading your project (and you don’t even need a blog!).
A winner will be chosen each week.

Your Challenge

So now it’s your turn. Think of your favourite fun fold card and make it with different stamps or papers. When you’re finished, jump over to The Spot and upload a photo of your project. Have fun!

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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2 Responses to “Trimming The Town Split-Panel Card”

  1. Christine Kiehlon 10 Sep 2020 at 1:16 am

    Very creative and so very adorable!

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