Fancy Fold Friday #8

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: ACCORDIAN FOLD {with a top flap}.

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This card has a lot of layers and it does take a bit more time than some of the other card folds we have done so far, but it is well worth but the extra work.

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 card stock/patterned paper and whatever embellishments/extras needed to complete the intended design.

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Cut the sheet of card stock to measure 4 1/4″ x 11″ {main portion of the card base}. Score at 2 3/4″ and at 5 1/2″.

Cut a 2 1/2″ x 8″ of card stock as {top flap of the card base}. Score at 4″.

Using a bone folder, crease the score lines as shown.

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Now it’s time to put the card together and decorate.

 

Choose a coordinating color of card stock for the patterned paper.

Cut 2 @ 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ and 1 @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ {main portion of the card base}.

Cut 3 @ 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ {for the top flap of the card base}.

 

From the assorted cordinating patterned papers:

Cut 2 @ 2 1/2″ x 4″ and 1 @ 4″ x 5 1/4″ {main portion of the card base}.

Cut 3 @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ {for the top flap of the card base}.

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Layer the assorted cordinating patterned papers to the card stock mats.

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Adhere the matted patterned papers to the card base as shown and decorate as you wish. I added a stamped sentiment, some punched flowers, a heart shaped brad/thick bakers twine {for tying it shut, which is optional}, some rhinestones and a white inside panel for a personalized message. Much more could be added though as far as embellishments if desired.

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Please note: because this card has so many layers and added embellishments, it will cost a bit more for postage if it is to be mailed. Depending on how the thick with embellishments the finished card turns out, a bubble envelope would be a good choice for mailing to protect it.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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