Fancy Fold Friday #7

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!

This week: EASEL FOLD.

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The “Easel” fold stands up like an easel to show off the front of the card and is a nice change from traditional handmade greeting cards. The finished size of this card measures 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ but these can certainly be made in different sizes as well.

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

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Cut a sheet of card stock to measure 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ {main portion of the card base}.

Cut a 4 1/4″ square of card stock as {additional portion of the card base}.

 

 

Score the card base at 4 1/4″ and 6 3/8″.

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Fold the card in half on the 4 1/4″ score line and then fold the 6 3/8″ score line in the opposite direction from the 4 1/4″ score line. Crease both folds with the bone folder. It should now look like this.

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Add adhesive to the top flap that is facing up.

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Line up the top of a 4 1/4″ square of card stock with the top corners of the section adhesive was just applied to. ∗Please note: This is going to make the “stand up” part of the easel card. It should now look like this.

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Now it’s time to decorate the front and inside of the card. For this card, I layered two colors of card stock – the top one 1/8″ smaller than the bottom one.  I then added a few adhesive embellishments, a fabric bow and some sequins.

 

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In order for the easel card to stand up, a layered sentiment  was placed on the inside of the card {at least 1/3 into the card from the bottom} using foam squares. This will keep the card front from closing. But this card design still folds nicely for mailing.

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I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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