Hello everyone! Today I'll demonstrate how to make a fun fold card using limited supplies. Can we ever have enough masculine cards? This fishing card fits the bill with great patterned papers and an easy, fun fold mechanism. Let's get started...
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Instructions & Supplies:
Cream card stock 8 1/2" x 11 for card base
Cut in half lengthwise to 4 1/4" x 11" (this will make two cards)
Score at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2" and reinforce score lines with a bone folder
Patterned papers for card front (Echo Park 6x6 paper pad - Gone Camping)
Cut 2 1/4" x 4" for top flap
Cut 4" x 4" for bottom flap
Adhere patterned paper to card front top and bottom flaps
Select a pre-printed image or stamp an image for fun fold feature
Use a punch or die that fits your selected image and cut it out
Align punch/die halfway and centered or offset on the 8 1/2" score line (this is the smaller flap at the top of the folded card)
Open up the card and die cut or close top flap and punch to make the fun fold opening
Cut a second punch or die cut using the same size previously used to make the fun fold opening
Close card to align the selected image to the bottom of the 4 1/4" flap using the fun fold opening as a guide. Only apply adhesive to bottom part of the image cut out and adhere to the 4 1/4" flap.
When the card is closed, the bottom image will fit through the upper (8 1/4" flap) to create the fun fold
"Rectangle Basics" dies by Memory Box
"Fishing" rubber stamps by Stampin' Up (inside card image and envelope images)
"Celebrate Life" clear stamps by Hampton Art (inside sentiment)
Memento "Rich Cocoa" ink
Fiskars paper trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine
Tonic Studios by Tim Holtz stamping platform
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Silicone mat (my "go to" is a round, microwave silicone mat)
Ad tech Crafter's Tape permanent tape runner
Aleene's Tacky Glue
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