In the next few weeks, I’m going to be sharing a bunch of cards featuring fun folds. Today’s may be my favorite! This fold creates a 3D effect when you stand the card up so it looks a little like a picture window or a diorama. It’s super easy to make!
In this sample, the piece of Pacific Point card stock is 4 1/4” x 8. Score it at 1 1/4”, 2 1/2”, 5 1/2”, and 6 3/4”. Fold the two outsides into a z-fold by folding the center score marks towards the middle and then fold them back out on the outside score marks.
Cut it a strip of Pacific Point card stock to measure 5 1/2” x 1”. Lay your base card on the table with the folds on one side opened and the folds on the other side folded. Adhere the outside edges of the long strip to the two outer panels. It should lay flat like this as this is how you put it in the envelope. You can unfold the folded side to see how the card pops open to stand on a table or shelf.
To finish the card, cut four pieces of patterned paper to 1” x 4”. Adhere these to the outer panels. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 2 3/4” x 4” for the center panel. Add stamped images of your choice!
I just love the depth and texture of this fun fold card. I’d love to see your creations with it!
Since all four of us work for or attend a University, it was Back-to-School week for the whole family this week. (Well, technically, my daughter was supposed to start last Thursday, but since she somehow managed to schedule all of her classes on Monday and Wednesday, she didn't have class until this week.) To celebrate my daughter's senior year, I made these fun goody bags for her and her roommates.
She has a great group of friends who she is rooming with again this year. They met the first day of band camp her Freshman year. I know lots of people make life-long friends in college, but I also know it doesn't necessarily happen for everyone. I am so thankful she found this great group of buddies to spend these four years with.
Then, I used the new Check You Out stamp set (149462) to stamp the owl in Soft Suede ink and cut it with the Layered Circle dies (141705). I love this new stamp set! It has been on my wish list since the day the catalog was released and I am so glad I finally got it. It is great for making cards for students, teachers, or any of your favorite bookworms. I stamped the books in Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, Gorgeous Grape, and Granny Apple Green. I cut them out with my scissors and stacked them up. I angled and overlapped the books just a little so I could adhere them to one another with a little liquid glue. Then I attached them to the owl circle. I used some *very* retired flower eyelets to reinforce the holes at the top and tied it together with ribbon from my stash.
Hopefully the girls will enjoy receiving a package in the mail and it will be a great start to a great senior year!
Heidi Collins, Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
I have been stamping, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for over 20 years, and I love helping others explore the joy of making beautiful projects for yourself and others.
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