I learned a new fold recently that I have been having a LOT of fun with. Remember the beautiful six-month milestone cards I posted recently, after giving them to my two team members at our May meeting?
Well that’s not the only card I’ve made with that fold. I used the same design to make my mom’s 65th birthday card (talk about a milestone!). She loves mushrooms, so I used some of the retired paper A Little Foxy that I’d been saving for just the right occasion.
Then a friend contacted me asking for Thank You cards for her son’s teachers as he is graduating to high school. I was happy to oblige, even incorporating the custom message she’d asked for (I printed it from the computer and punched it with my Decorative Label punch):
And then my June workshop participants got to use the Tranquil Textures suite and learn this fold themselves:
Now at last I’m ready to share the tutorial! Presenting the Epic Fold card!
(Note: If you prefer video tutorials, click here! If you prefer written tutorials, read on!)
Start with a piece of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock. Score along the long edge at 4.25″.
Rotate 90 degrees and line up your cardstock at 2.75″. Cut from the edge of the cardstock to the centre line you scored.
Then rotate cardstock back to its original position and cut along that centre score line to the line you cut in the previous step. As a result, you will be removing a large chunk of the cardstock, as shown below. Set it aside for a later project 🙂
Score the remaining cardstock at 2.75 and 5.5″.
You’ll also need assorted pieces of either stamped cardstock or designer series paper, all measuring 2.5 x 4″. And don’t forget a white or vanilla insert to write on!
Assemble your card and decorate as desired.
Have you tried any fun folds lately? Show me your creations in the comments!