You know I am always on the lookout for fun new card folds to learn – and this one caught my eye, for sure! It’s a terrific way to show off lots and lots of our beautiful Designer Series Paper. You’ll have to cut a lot of pieces to get started, but it’s pretty easy to put together – I’ll walk you through every step!
Here are the measurements:
Cardbase: 10 x 6″
Cardstock: 7-1/4 x 3-5/8″
White cardstock: 3-3/4 x 3-3/4″
Cardstock: 3-7/8 x 3-7/8″ (3 pieces)
Cardstock: 1-7/8 x 1-7/8″ (7 pieces)
Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4 x 3-3/4″
Designer Series Paper: 3-1/2 x 3-1/2″ (3 pieces)
Designer Series Paper: 1-3/4 x 1-3/4″ (7 pieces)
You’ll also need about 16″ of ribbon or twine.
Let’s start with your piece of 7-1/4 x 3-5/8″ cardstock. Score this in half and burnish the fold to make it into a mini card. Add two of your DSP pieces (3.5 x 3.5″ to the two inside panels.
Wrap your ribbon around the left side of the closed card, so that both ends are on the right. Apply adhesive to the front and back of the card to secure ribbon.
Attach third piece of 3.5 x 3.5″ DSP to the front of this mini card (which will cover the ribbon). Set aside.
Now let’s work on the main cardbase. We have some cutting and scoring to do.
Put your cardstock into your trimmer at the top and line up the long side at 2″. Cut only from 4″ to 8″.
Do not flip your cardstock over, but rotate it (spin it like a record, baby) 180 degrees. Repeat the step above: put the cardstock into the trimmer at the top and line up the long side at 2″. Again, cut only from 4″ to 8″ (these cuts will not line up.) At this point, your cardstock looks like this:
Now time for some scoring. Rotate your cardstock so the short side is parallel to the scoring blade, and score as follows:
At 2″: From the top edge to the cut line
At 4″: Full length of card
At 6″: Full length of card
Rotate the cardstock 180 degrees again, and score the opposite side at 2″, from the top edge to the cut line.
Your cardstock should now look like this:
Start laying out all your cardstock and DSP pieces on the cardbase to see where they go and which sides you want to use. (The pieces shown at the top of the below photo will go on the back of the card.)
The mini card you completed earlier will go in the bottom left of the main cardbase.
Once you have everything lined up how you want it, attach all your pieces to the main cardbase.
Here is the back view, where you can stamp a sentiment and write a message.
Now you can burnish all your folds. Here’s a photo to show where all the different folds are going.
When the card is closed, it looks like this:
You can add extra stamps and embellishment to the card, but there really isn’t much needed in order to finish it off – it’s already pretty terrific!
Once you’ve tried out this fold, be sure to share a pic in the comments below! I love to see your creations!
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