To make the belly band, fold the piece of 1” x 9 ½” Early Espresso around the folded card so that the ends overlap at the front. Adhere the ends. Be careful not to make the band too tight. You want it to stay on, but you also want to be able to easily slide it off the card. This will become the belly band.
Tie a piece of Faux Suede Trim around the belly band. Finally, decorate the belly band with the sentiment and the globe. Slide the belly band onto your tri-fold card for the finishing touch.
We had another awesome Mystery Stamping event last night on the On Y Go! Facebook Group. We made a super fun and easy fun fold card. My guest host and sister borrowed this idea from Jessica Taylor. You cut off half of the front of the card, flip it sideways, and adhere it to the front flap that is left. For step-by-step directions, join my Facebook group and watch the replay of last night's Mystery Stamping. Then, be sure to join us next Tuesday for another fun card.
Today's fun fold card is really easy to make as it is basically just a mini card adhered to a flat card back. We had a blast making this card during Mystery Stamping last night. Be sure to join us next Tuesday on my Facebook group to play along!
On y go! Let's get stamping.
Adhere your larger piece of patterned paper to the piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardstock. Then, adhere your mini card on top of that. Add the smaller piece of DSP over the front of this and then add images and embellishments as desired.
Big shout out to my Mom for being the guest designer for this week's Mystery Stamping! She created an awesome card using the barn door fun fold. To see her card, be sure to check out the On Y Go! Stamping Facebook group. The bottom half of this card swings open while the top half stays put. It's quick and easy to make!
Fold the piece of 11" x 4 1/4" cardstock in half along the scored line. Open the cardstock back up. On the 4 1/4" side, carefully cut from the edge of the cardstock to the fold line. Fold the card again.
You should now have a card that has two flaps on the front. Glue the top flat shut so that it is flat against the back of the card.
Adhere the Designer Series Paper pieces to the front of the flaps and the long piece of 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" White or Vanilla cardstock to the inside of the card. Add you images as desired to the front of the card.
I made three different samples using this card design and three different packages of Designer Series Paper.
More Tuesday night Mystery Stamping means another Wednesday card sketch! This time it includes another fun fold for you to flip out over. For these cards, the front greeting area folds out to allow the card to open and reveal a second greeting are on the interior.
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You're going to flip out for this fun-fold card! Well, after you flip up, you'll flip out, because the card front flips up to reveal to panels that flip out. You could decorate each panel with images and greetings or just use some pretty patterned paper like I did.
I used the retiring Varied Vases stamp set and the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper for this card. I'm so sad to see both of these go! I love the two-step flowers and vases of the stamp set and spring colors of the DSP are just gorgeous!
Now, decorate your card as you wish. For mine, I added a piece of Petal Pink cardstock cut to 5 1/4" x 4" and embossed with the retiring Country Floral 3D embossing folder. On top of this I added a piece of Petal Pink (3" x 4") mounted on Calypso Coral. The circles are cut with the Stitched Shape dies and the Layering Circle dies.
The pieces for the interior flaps measure 2" x 5 1/4". I used DSP mounted on Petal Pink cardstock, but you could just use DSP directly on the card flaps. The interior of the card measures 5 1/4" x 4". I stamped this with a greeting and more flowers from the stamp set. For the flowers along the bottom of the interior, I used the two-step stamps from the stamp set. The tulips are Petal Pink and Calypso Coral with Old Olive leaves.
For the Christmas cards, I used the So Many Stars stamp set and dies with the Beautifully Gleaming Designer Series paper. Unfortunately, this gorgeous paper is sold out for this year, but Stampin' Up! has promised to bring it back next September! The stamps and dies will be retiring at the end of December, so if they're on your wish list, be sure to order them before they are gone.
While all of these fun folds make great Christmas cards, they can be used for any occasion. I paired the Check You Out stamp set with the See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper to create another set of cards using these same three folds.
I hope you've enjoyed these Christmas cards and are able to use the fun folds in your own creations. Please take a moment to check out the rest of the designers participating in the Magnolia Blog Hop!
Heidi Collins (You are here!)
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!
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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