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This is probably the simplest fun-fold card you could possibly make … and it’s my latest de-stashing obsession! I’m not sure if there’s an official name for this fold, but I’ve been calling it a Z-fold card.

Cardstock: 4.25 x 11″
DSP: 4 x 5.25″, and 4 x 2.5″
White cardstock: 4 x 2.5″

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Score your cardstock at 2.75″ and 5.5″. Fold as below.

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Attach your cardstock and DSP panels as below.

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Embellish as desired.

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It’s that easy! This card fits in a standard notecard envelope (5.75 x 4.5″) and best of all – unlike many fancy-fold cards – you can get two cardbases out of one piece of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, with no wastage. This might be why I’m obsessed with this fold right now …? I made about 130 of these on a recent weekend away! (I had cut all the cardstock and paper ahead of time, and assembled while relaxing in a hotel room watching Netflix with a dear friend on a girls’ getaway …. yep, that’s how we do it!!)

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Here are some more of the finished cards:

I’m even using this fold for my October workshops:

Nature Z fold

The October 15th workshop still has room! If you want to come and make this card, along with two other fun-fold cards, go to the “Upcoming Events” page and RSVP before the class is full!

Have you made any projects with this fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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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!

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 πŸ™‚

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!

Happy Stampin’!

I promised last week that I would share a new fancy fold tutorial here! I got to share this fun fold at my team meeting several weeks ago. Hope you enjoy it!

Diagonal Pull-Out Card Tutorial

Supplies:
Card base 10.5 x 3.5”
Cardstock 2.5” square
White cardstock 2.25” square; plus another white cardstock piece 3.25″ square, for the inside of your card.
DSP 3.25” square; cut in half along the diagonal
About 20” of ribbon

Instructions:
Score the card base at 3/5 & 7”. Now your cardstock has three square sections.
Score the first and third squares diagonally as shown in the photo.

Make both diagonal folds β€œmountain” folds.

Fold up the card and decorate with the two DSP triangles.

Loop the ribbon around the card on the left side, so the ends come out on the right side. Make sure the ends are even.

Add the 2.5” piece of cardstock, and attach it only to the piece that fits on the left side of the card. Tie ribbon to keep card closed.

Stamp your white square as desired and attach.

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As soon as I saw the Happy Wishes stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration brochure, I knew I had to have it! I just love the versatility of this stamp set. And you can get it FREE with qualifying purchase until the end of March! Just look at the amazing collection of sentiments you get:

I’m even running a contest on my Facebook page to see who can come up with the biggest list of sentiments you can create by combining the stamps in this set. Check it out, you may want to enter!

Here’s a beautiful card I made for my February workshop using the Happy Wishes set. It’s shown here with Naturally Eclectic designer series paper, but it also looks terrific with the Picture Perfect Party paper πŸ˜‰

This fun fold (Cut Card Front) creates a big wow, and is easier to create than you might think! Start with your full sheet of 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, and score as follows:
Along the long side at 5.5″
Along the short side at 4.25″

Then cut the entire sheet diagonally to make two large triangles. Voila – your sheet of cardstock is now ready to make TWO card bases!

You will also need:
Whisper White: 5.25 x 4 for inside of card
DSP: 5.25 x 4, cut diagonally

Stamp and embellish as desired.

Have you made a card with Happy Wishes, or with the Cut Card Front? Comment below and share your creations! I’d love to see them!

If you want to order Happy Wishes, be sure to get your order to me by the end of March! You can shop online at my online store – use the hostess code below and I’ll send you a free gift!


Happy Stampin’!

 

Cut two pieces of cardstock as follows:
4.25 x 11”
Score at at 2.75” and 5.5”

2 7/8 x 8 1/8”
Score at 2 7/8 and 5.5”


For the bigger piece of cardstock, you will need the following pieces to decorate it:
4 x 2.5” dsp for first panel
4 x 5.25” dsp for third panel
 

 

 

 

 

For the smaller piece of cardstock, you will need the following pieces to decorate it:
2 3/8 x 2.5” white, stamped with sentiment or pattern
2.75 x 2.5” dsp for third panel

 

 

 

 

 

You will also need a 4 x 5.25” piece of white to go on the back of the third panel, for writing on.

 

 

 

Embellish as desired and assemble.

 

Here’s another card with the same layout, using the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper!

Comment below and show me what you’ve made with this layout! I love to read your comments and see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

I came across the Dutch Door fold in the spring when I was planning my June class, and decided to pair it with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Petal Garden DSP to create a teacher thank-you card. I really love this fun, simple fold, and have created several different cards with it since! Here are some of the cards I’ve created – you can see how easy it is to completely change the look of the design by using a different paper, sentiment, and shape on the front centre of the card. Read below for the tutorial so you can create your own Dutch Door card!

Start with two pieces of the same colour cardstock, one measuring 5.5 x 4.25” and one 8.5 x 2.75”.

Score the 8.5 x 2.75” piece in the centre (4.25”).

Cut two pieces of DSP, 2.5 x 4”. Cut one piece of Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock to the same size.

Attach the scored piece of cardstock to the bottom of the card base, with no border. This creates your “door”.

Attach one piece of DSP to the top of the card base, leaving a border around the top and sides. Attach the second piece of DSP to the front of the scored piece of cardstock.

Attach the White or Vanilla cardstock to the inside of the scored piece, leaving a small border around the bottom and sides.

Embellish as desired. Keep in mind that when attaching the embellished element to the front of your card, you will only use adhesive on the bottom part of the cardstock, so that the “door” will still open.

Lemon Lime Twist cardstock
Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
Lovely Words Thinlit Dies
Sunshine Sayings Stamps
Night of Navy Inkpad

Happy Stampin’!

This card fold was such a hit at September’s class!! I am excited to share the tutorial with you. The centre step card is a terrific way to show off beautiful designer series paper; and at the same time, you don’t need to use a lot of your stash to make a huge impact!

Supplies needed:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Designer Series Paper:
1 piece 5.25 x .75”,
2 pieces 3 x .75

Accent cardstock:
1 piece 5 3/8” x 7/8”,
2 pieces 3 1/8 x 7/8”,
1 piece 3 3/8 x 3 1/8”

White for front of card –
3 x 3.25”

White insert for inside of card – 3.25 x 3.5”

At 1” in from the long side, cut your card base from 5” to 9.25”.



Repeat on other long side of card base.

Rotate your card base 90 degrees.
Score from each cut to the edge at 1”, 2”, and 5.25”.

Score between the cuts at 4.25”.

Your completed card base should look like this:

Assemble the cardstock and DSP panels for the sides and bottom of the card, and attach.

For the front panel, note that the white piece is not quite a square; it is slightly wider than it is tall.
Stamp your design and sentiment accordingly!

Attach the white front piece to the framing panel and attach to card base.

Attach the white insert to the inside of your card.

Happy Stamping!


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