Fancy Fold Friday #10

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: WATERFALL CARD.

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This card was fun to make and will hopefully be just as fun to receive. The ribbon tab is pulled to make the pieces of cardstock squares flip and the stamped images appear. Slide it back in and it look like a waterfall! Please note: There are a lot of photos in this tutorial but that does not mean that it’s complicated. I just wanted to show as many steps as possible with the hope that they will help while creating.

You will need: card stock, patterned paper, scoring board, bone folder, paper trimmer or cutting tools of choice, stamps/ink, hole punch, ribbon, adhesive. *Optional: powder tool, clear embossing powder, heat tool {you don’t have to heat emboss the images if you don’t want to}. *I did not include all of the supplies in the photo. Additional supplies may include embellishments/extras need to complete the intended design. Please note Any stamp set and color combination of card stock can be used. I am just showing you the way I created this card.

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Card stock cutting:

*Blushing Bride: 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″ and crease with the bone folder {card base}

2 @ 2″ x 2″, 1 @ 1″ x 4 1/4″

*Pool Party:  1 @ 2″ x 9″, 2 @ 2″ x 2″

*White: 4 @ 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″{squares for stamping}.

 

 

Score the 2″ x 9″ strip of Pool Party at 2″, 2 3/4″, 3 1/2″ and 4 1/4″. Fold and crease with the bone folder.

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Stamp images on the 4 white squares. Mat on the colored card stock squares.

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Add adhesive along the back top portion only of each matted square.

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Line up the top of one square with the first{the 2″} score line on the scored strip and adhere.

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Line up remaining squares with the remaining score lines and adhere.

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Adhere patterned paper to the card base. Add some strong adhesive to each end on the 1″ x 4 1 /4″ strip and attach to the patterned paper leaving about 1″ between the bottom of the strip and bottom of the card base.

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Add some adhesive along the back bottom edge only of the bottom stamped matted square. Slide the end of the waterfall strip under the narrow strip. Center it lining up the bottom edge of the bottom stamped matted square and the bottom edges of the narrow strip as shown below. Press down to adhere.

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Pull the bottom of the waterfall strip down, stamp a sentiment and punch a small hole.

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Add a small length of ribbon and tie into a knot for the pull tab. Add any chosen embellishments. Please note:I added a brad to each end of the narrow strip {for added strength and look} and a couple of enamel shapes.

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As the tab is pulled down, the pictures flip and change to the next one! 🙂

 

Stampin’ Up! supplies used:

  • Blushing Bride card stock {item # ~ page }
  • Pool Party card stock {item # ~ page }
  • “Something for Baby” stamp set {item # ~ page }

If you do not currently have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to earn your business or answer any questions that you may have. Please do not hesitate to ask.

 

 

I hope that 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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