Fancy Fold Friday #5

Happy Friday everyone!

Fancy Fold Friday posts are posted on the first Friday of each month and are about making a wide variety of card styles just by varying the way that the paper is folded. Knowing how to fold cards from a single sheet of cardstock is a useful technique to learn. Many different styles of handmade cards can be created from standard sizes of paper and card stock ~ typically 8 1/2″ x 11″ {letter size}. The various methods of card folding each provide different design opportunities. Very unique looks can be achieved simply by changing the fold or orientation of your card and special folds are a great way to create eye catching cards!



The “Criss Cross” fold gets it’s name from the two side panels that cross over the front of the card. *Please note: This card fold does require a 12″ x 12″ piece of card stock as the card base measures 5″ x 12″. The finished size measures 5″ x 5″. Since we are now into October, I thought this card should have a Halloween theme 🙂


You will need {to make the card base}: card stock, scoring board, bone folder, paper trimmer or cutting tools of choice. *Additional supplies may include patterned paper, adhesive and whatever embellishments/extras need to complete the intended design.



Begin with a piece of card stock measuring 5″ x 12″.




Place the piece of card stock horizontally on the scoring board and score at 3 1/2″ and 8 1/2″.




Place a small pencil tick mark along the right hand side 1 1/2″ up from the bottom of the card.  Line up a ruler edge at the very top of the right fold and line it up with the tick mark.




Cut along the ruler using a trimmer or craft knife. Repeat for the left side.




Then fold along the score lines as shown using a bone folder for nice sharp creases.

Now it’s time to decorate the card base.


#1} Cut some patterned paper 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ to fit the the center inside section and glued it on.
#2  Now cut 4 smaller pieces of a different patterned paper to fit the 2 panels, both inside and out. Then glue them on. *Please note: once you have a piece measured and cut for one of the panels, lay it on top of 3 more layers and cut through all 3 at the same time. This way, they all turn out exactly the same. I find angle cuts a bit trickier so anything to make it a bit easier is always nice.
#3} Add whatever other embellishments you like. For the inside, I stamped a sentiment in black ink, matted it on orange card stock and added a few coordinating rhinestones for some sparkle. A 3D sticker was centered across the two front panels. *For the small section of sticker that sticks out at the edge of the flap, I just touched it with my finger until the “stick” was gone. *Be sure that your finger is clean so that the backside of the sticker doesn’t get dirty. A couple of K & Company epoxy stickers were also added ~ one on each side.



I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!


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Until next time,


The Country Touch




One comment on “Fancy Fold Friday #5

  1. Love that fold! Great card!


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