It’s good to be back home in my own Craft Studio the lighting is TONS better and I have more things to use 🙂 Today I have another easy fun fold card for you. I like a card with an unusual fold because I think it packs a little more fun into the envelope, they don’t necessarily need to be difficult, just give a little surprise.
This Easter card just looks like a normal card wrapped up with a little twine, but open it up and you have a little surprise. The right little panel folds under the left larger panel. Did you expect that extra pop of color from a second piece of B&T?
This card was super easy to make – it has a cardstock base and a couple of extra panels of B&T and cardstock mats. I mounted the little chick on a 2 1/2″ circle of Pixie so that he didn’t get lost amongst the other birdies. I want to share a little trick I have learned using the thin cuts.
First of all I stamp my image, then I line up the thin cuts over the image on my Big Shot (I use a Magnetic Platform and those little thin cuts don’t go moving all around – I’ve also seen Washi Tape used, but in my opinion that magnetic platform is worth it’s weight in gold) and tada a perfectly cut image every time. No more lining up your stamp to hit your die cut piece of paper.
Here are the measurements:
- B&T 4 x 3 1/4″ and 4 x 1 1/2″
- Mats for B&T 4 1/8 x 3 3/8″ and 4 1/8 x 1 5/8″
- Card base is 10 1/2 x 4 1/4, scored at 1 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 7″ and 8 3/4″
- If you want to add an optional layer to the inside: 4 x 3 1/4″
Have fun! Any questions, give me a shout!
Enjoy your weekend!
Our power went off for 2 1/2 hours yesterday while I was in the middle of preparing for my upcoming $5 Card Class. I wasn’t too worried because my craft room has plenty of light, but it did put a stop to my Cricut cutting.
I have recently become enamored with the monochromatic look it just seems like it gives a card such a fresh clean feeling. I love the Dots embossing paired with the seersucker pattern from the Penelope paper packet. The bunny is from one of my favorite sets Spring Critters and it has a Thin Cuts to match – no fussy cutting for this girl. Mine is colored with our Shin Han markers and popped up on 3D Foam Tape.
Thinking about joining my $5 card class – it’s the first Thursday of every month – you’ll go home with three cute cards (in my opinion of course).
Thanks for stopping by…leave me a comment what your favorite animal is from the Spring Critters Set. Don’t have the set yet, just click on the link and it will take you right to the stamp set in my store.
Hi my name is Tracey and I’m a fun fold card addict! I have a whole Pinterest Folder of cards I want to try and this Double Diamond Card just happened to be one of them. Sometimes I have to do a little research to find what I’m looking for so the instructions for this one come from a Split Coast Stamper Tutorial.
The color dare this week is to use Cranberry, Honey, Pear and Colonial White – what a fun mix of colors! I’m focusing on cards for March right now so I pulled out my Penelope paper packet and went to work. I stamped the little frog from the Spring Critters stamp with Pear ink onto a piece of the Pear B&T I love the texture that it gave to the little guy! When I die-cut the B&T I didn’t think it was sturdy enough so I cut a second piece of Pear CS and backed it – I didn’t stamp this piece and then popped it up with some thin foam tape. The doily of Colonial White is cut from Art Philosophy.
If you haven’t ever played in the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge you should really stop over and take a look. The inspiration to use different color combinations is amazing!
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