Fancy Fold Friday #14

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: FLAP OVER FOLD.

This is a very easy card fold that could be used for any occasion at all. The greeting is on the inside and peeks through the window on the front flap.

You will need: card stock, patterned paper, cutting tool of choice, scoring board/bone folder, die/punch {to cut out the sentiment/layer and the window in the front flap, stamp/ink, adhesive, embellishments. ∗Please note: The sentiment can be heat embossed, if desired. This will require a powder tool, embossing powder and heat tool.

 

Cutting the papers:

*4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card stock {this is the back flap of the base}{white}

*3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″{Soft Sky}

*3 3/8″ x 5 1/2″{white}

*3 3/8″ x 6″ {patterned paper}. Score the patterned paper at 5 9/16″.

 

 

Stamp the greeting on a scrap of white card stock. Punch or die cut. If you want the sentiment to be layered, punch or die cut a larger shape in a different color.

Punch or die cut a window in the front of the patterned paper panel. This is where the stamped/layered sentiment will peek through.

 

Apply adhesive to the inside flap of the patterned panel {along the narrow bit that was scored}. Fold over on the top of the colored card stock and press the adhesive down to adhere. Center the white card stock piece to the colored. Place the layered stamped sentiment under the window in the front flap. Even with a layered sentiment, there is still lots of room for personalizing the inside of the card 🙂 Add embellishments ~ I kept this card simple by adding a couple of enamel dots and a glitter ribbon knot.

  

 

 

 

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

Fancy Fold Friday #13

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: CASCADE FOLD.

 

This is a simple card fold that makes good use of coordinating patterned paper for decorating. Since Father’s Day is coming up in a couple of weeks, that is the theme of this card design.

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

 

Cut one piece of card stock to measure 6″ x 12″.

Starting at the left hand side with the card stock longways on the scoring board, score at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″.

 

 

 

Fold on the score lines as follows: mountain, valley, valley, mountain. Crease the folds with the bone folder.

 

 

 

Measure and make a pencil mark 2″ down from the top left corner of the card base. Draw a line from the pencil mark to the top of the 4″ score line. On the right side measure and make a pencil mark 2″ down from the top right corner of the card base. Draw a line from the pencil mark to the top of the 8″ score line.

 

 

 

Using your cutting tool of choice, cut along the lines. ∗Please note: save the cut off triangles to use as templates for the patterned paper pieces.

Fold the card base and crease each fold again. Now it’s time to decorate!

 

 

From the patterned paper cut:

*A piece that measures 5 3/4″x 3 3/4″. This is for the large inside space that you see when the card opens.

*4 pieces that measure 1 3/4″ wide by 6″ long. Now is when the cut off triangles are helpful for getting the correct angles when you cut them to the correct length. Lay the patterned paper on the flaps so that there is equal space on the left/right/bottom. ∗Please note: refer to the very first picture of the completed card to see what I mean. Lay the cut off triangles on the patterned paper at the top and trace along the angled line to mark for cutting. If they are still to long after cutting, you can always trim a bit more off.

 

 

 

I used patterned paper only on the areas that can be seen when the card is folded. You can add some to the other 2 inside panels if you want to. A blank piece of card stock was added for a hand written message.

 

 

 

I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it before using a die cut to cut it out. Then matted it onto a larger layer of card stock that matches the card base before adhering it to the left side. ∗Please note: only adhere to one front side or the card won’t open. A few enamel shapes and it’s all finished. What do you think? More embellishments could be added and it would look awesome! 🙂

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!

 

 

 
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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Fancy Fold Friday #12

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: PINWHEEL FOLD.

This card fold looks a bit tricky but I assure you it’s not. How fun for the recipient to slip off the belly band and find a special message inside 🙂

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

 

 

Cut the patterned paper to 8″ square. Decide which side of the paper you want for the inside of the card which will also be the narrow outside strips that form the pinwheel design. This is the side you want facing up for the next step.

On the envelope punch board, place the left corner on the 3 3/8″ mark and score. ∗Please note: Do not punch. Turn the paper and repeat this on the remaining three sides. As you are scoring, you will notice that the score lines intersect or cross each other.

   

 

 

 

Where the score lines crossed each other, cut out the triangles as shown. This is now what it should look like with the four triangles removed.

 

 

 

Flip the paper over and place it on the scoring board. Score at 1″ from the top of the paper to the point of the triangle. Turn the paper and repeat this on the remaining three sides.

 

 

 

Fold the score 1″ score lines and crease the bone folder.

 

 

 

Add a panel to the inside for the sentiment or hand written message. I just added a 4 1/8″ square piece of white card stock but this piece could be cut to 4″ square and matted with a coordinating card stock cut to 4 1/8″ square.

 

 

 

To fold the card: left flap, top flap, right flap then tuck under the last fold to secure.

   

 

 

 

I then created a 1″ belly band and added a die cut sentiment/embellishments.

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!

 

 

 
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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Fancy Fold Friday #11

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: FOLDING SCREEN.

Use punches to create a card that looks like a decorative room divider screen. The finished size of this card measures 2 3/4″ x 5 1/8 ” {when folded} and will fit in a standard A2 envelope.

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

 

 

Cut a piece of card stock to 5 1/2″ x 11″. Score at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″ and 8-1/4″ on the long side.

 

 

Using a border punch or die, create a border along the top edge of the card.

 

 

 

Fold in half at the 5 1/2″ score line. Then fold each side back in the opposite direction on the scored lines. Crease score lines with a bone folder.

 

 

 

To create the screen “legs” at the bottom, work on only half of the card base at a time. Keep the two right panels folded together and center a punch or die to cut. ∗Please note: only punch or cut through two layers at a time to avoid damaging the punch/die. If the card stock being used is very tick, just cut one layer at a time.

  

 

 

 

Repeat with the right left panels. This is what the card base should look like.

 

 

 

Now it’s time to decorate! To create the finished card:

#1} Layer patterned paper onto card stock panels. The measurements are: patterned papers are 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ /  card stock panels are 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″. Plain card stock could be cut to the same size as the patterned paper and then stamped before layering.

#2} Adhere to the panels.

#3} A die cut piece of white card stock was adhered to the last panel for the message.

#4} A sentiment was stamped, die cut and layered before attaching to the first panel on foam dots.

#5} Add embellishments ~ punched butterflies, enamel shapes, perfect pearls and Wink of Stella.

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!

 

 

 
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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

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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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

Fancy Fold Friday #9

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: POCKET FOLD.

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This card is different from the previous folds that we have done so far. The insert card greeting peeks out of the window and there is room to slip a gift card in behind {the message to the recipients can be written on the back of the insert card}.

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

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Cut a sheet of card stock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. On the 8 1/2″ side, score at 4″ and 8″.

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Rotate the card stock 90° to the left {so that the small scored area is at the top}. Score at 1/2″ all the way down. Then score at 4 1/2″ and stop scoring when you get to the second score line.

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Center the die on the score line as shown. Please note: to help keep the dies in place, use a piece of washi tape or a post-it note. Run through the die cutting machine.

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For the pocket widow, place the die where you think it will look the best. Keep in mind that there needs to be enough room below the window to hide the second sentiment {if you are using one}. Run through the die cutting machine.

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Referring to the picture below, remove the unneccesary sections of card stock. Be sure to angle cut the corners of the bottom flap. This helps to make a cleaner looking fold.

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Cut the patterned paper to 3 15/16″ x 4 15/16″. Please note: the reason it is not cut at 4″ x 5″ is there needs to be room for the bottom and side flaps to fold and adhere. Attach the patterned paper, apply adhesive to the two flaps, fold them over and crease the folds with a bone folder. Now you have the card pocket.

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To make the insert card, cut a piece of card stock to 3 15/16″ x 4 15/16″. Slide it down into the pocket ~ if it does not slide down smoothly, cut it just a wee bit narrower. Trace the top and bottom of the window with faint pencil lines. These lines will help to center the sentiment for stamping. Stamping the optional second sentiment below the bottom line ensures it won’t be seen through the window. Erase the lines after stamping.

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Now it’s time to decorate! I machine embossed the top of the card and colored it in with a blender pen/inks for a soft water color look. Some punched flowers and leaves were added to the pocket. Rhinestones added to the centers of all the flowers finished it off. I plan on making boxed sets of these with an assortment of sentiments 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!

 

 

 

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Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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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Erin

The Country Touch

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