Card Ideas using the Fine Art Floral Suite!

blog hop banner Have you been trying to come up with card ideas using the Fine Art Floral Suite? If so, then you will love this post as I am sharing tons of tips of how to use the products in this suite. 

If you don’t know which suite I am talking about, this is one of the brand new suites that Stampin Up! just released this month! You can watch the video below that I prepared for another event where I showed all the beautiful projects on this suite.. 

This is a 15 min video where I go over a few tips. However down below I will share the actual video tutorial for all the cards I am showing today.

You will learn the step by step process on how to use the Gilded leafing as well as how to color your stamps with markers to get two tone images! so make sur you watch that video tutorial as well!! I know you will love all the tips I share!

But before I continue please know that this post is part of a blog hop!!! where a lot of my fellow demonstrators will share samples using something new! so be sure to blog hop with us as I know you will get a lot of inspiration to keep you crafting for a while! Believe me the line up in this blog hop is amazing and will not disappoint you!  

So let’s get started! 

Card Ideas using the Fine Art Floral Suite!

A lot of times I hear from others they find it hard to come up with card ideas. They love the products but once they have them, they just don’t know what to do or where to start.

With this in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you the process I use to come up with card ideas when using a suite. 

So here is the process:

  1. Select a suite that you want to use. 
    • If you don’t have a full suite then select a paper pack, a ribbon spool that would coordinate, as well as some gems or rhinestones and a stamp set!
  2. Pick a sheet from the paper pack you want to use 
  3. Look for color combinations from the patterned paper you selected in step #2
  4. Pull cardstock in the colors you selected for your color combo 
  5. Think of what you will use as your focal point 
    • In my cards you will see that I wanted to highlight the stamped images as I wanted to showcase some stamping techniques, but this can be die cuts, stickers, etc.
  6. Look for sketches that will fit best your focal point
  7. Have fun putting together your cards!

You can see how easy this process is! believe me, try it out and let me know what you think.. I promise you that if you ever struggled coming up with card ideas this process will help a ton! 

If you to want to get even more details on how to come up with your own card ideas every single time, with ease and confidence then you might want to join my Card Making 101 program. This program will help you eliminate all frustrations to truly enjoy your precious crafting time!  This program is not open at the moment but you can join the wait list to know when it opens up again! 

Ok, so here are the cards I made using the Fine Art Floral Suite.

Are these not gorgeous??  l honestly love them all!! 

Card ideas using the Fine Art Floral Suite

The Color Combination 

The colors in these cards would not have been my typical pick however, because I follow the process above I always end up with so many color combination ideas to try out every single time!  

So here it is the color combo!!

So modern and so different of what I would have picked! but I love how these colors came together in my cards!

 

Give it a try my friend. Next time you are putting your cards together, make sure you pick colors from the patterned paper and you will see how easy it is to come up with so many color combination ideas!

Card Sketches & Other Details

Below you will see the sketches I used as well as other details. As mentioned before you will see below the full video tutorial to learn exactly how to make each of these cards step by step.  So make sure you watch the video tutorial below!

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For this card my focal point was the larger flower mainly because I wanted to play with the Gilded Leafing!! oh my goodness, this new product is amazing and will help you get a gold foil with a soft texture in your projects. It is easy to use, but there are a few tips I shared to help you get the best results with this product in the video tutorial below.

Additionally, this is an easy fun fold! Believe me this card is truly a wow card.. and best of all it is super easy to make!

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For these next cards I wanted to showcase the two step stamping images, as well as sharing how to get two tone images when coloring your stamps with markers. this is an easy technique that will give you a wow factor every single time!

For the card above I used Calypso Coral for the flowers, but you can see below I used Bumble Bee for the flowers. So imagine all the color combinations you can create with this beautiful set!

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So here you have it, three easy card ideas using the Fine Art Floral Suite from Stampin’ Up!. You can see how this suite can help you create as many cards in no time.  Let me know what you think? is the Fine Art Floral Suite a favorite of yours? What other suites are high on your wishlist? leave me a comment below, I really want to know.. 😁

 Paper Share Party!! last day to sign up is January 17 2021And if you love making cards with patterned paper and you cant wait to get all the new papers available in this new catalog, you might want to consider getting into my Paper Share Party! 

On this event, not only would you be getting a quarter of all the new paper packs (9) and specialty packs (4) but also you will be getting 9 make & takes where each of them features one of these paper packs!! so you will get lots of ideas on how to create cards using patterned paper!! I know you will love this event..

if I peaked your interest you can read more about this event here.  And if you want to join right away then email me to send you the registration link.  Last day to register is January 17th.

I will have this event later on available for the online only access on my tutorial store, so if you are reading this after the deadline to sign up for the event and are interested in this event, you can check my tutorial store to get the online version there.. (this would be after the event on 1/30/2021)

The Video Tutorial 

As promised, here is the video tutorial where you can see step by step how to make these cards. I show how to use the Gilded Leafing and how to color the stamps using markers to get two tone images as well as how to make a fun fold for one of the cards! so you will get a ton of ideas! I know you will enjoy this video tutorial! 

Blog Hop Line up 

And as I mentioned before today I am participating in a blog hop to showcase something new!!! , so make sure you visit all participant blogs as you will get a ton of inspiration!! 

You can click on the button below to go to the next blog or you can click the links below where you can see all participating blogs!!! 

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Angie McKenzie  ●  Jo Blackman  ●  Jan Musselman 

Tricia Butts  ●  Shel Anderson  ●  Libby Fens 

Gez Carpenter  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Karen Henderson

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Mo Rootes

Linda Moore  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Jill Chapman

Ann Krucek  ●  Susan Webster  ●  JoAnn Pollock

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Terry Hamilton  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Susan Simpson  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Ilse van Vliet  ●  Cheryll Miller  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

Teri West  ● Chris Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford

Vicki Milyard  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  Aurélie Fabre 

Mikaela Titheridge  ●  Alejandra Gomez (YOU ARE HERE)

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my onlline store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Easy Fun Fold Christmas Cards to make.

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Are you still working on last minute Christmas cards??? if so you are in for a treat as I am sharing here three easy fun fold Christmas card ideas that I know you will love!!! 

But before we start, let me tell you that this post is part of the Joy of Sets Blog Hop which theme this month is Christmas cards based on a song!! how cool is that right???

So if you want to get some inspiration for Christmas cards, you are in the right place… There will be lots of ideas when you visit all the participating blogs!!  so let’s get started shall we!!!

Easy Fun Fold Christmas Cards to make!!

When I read the description about this blog hop’s theme being Christmas cards inspired by Christmas songs, I quickly thought of the Peace & Joy Bundle, as this one would go really well for the Joy to the World song.

This song is one of my favorites!!

It always puts me in the mood when it comes to Christmas holiday spirit!! and so I thought it would be awesome to create a few cards with that sentiment in my cards!!

Not to mention that with this year being such a “particular” year to say the least, I thought it would be great to send these cards to all my loved ones.  After all we all need a little bit of Joy in our lives, and in our world… Don’t you think?

Easy Fun Folds for Christmas Cards

So here are the cards I designed for this theme!! and what is even better these are all Easy Fun Fold Christmas cards that you can me in no time!! believe me…

At the end of this post you will se the video tutorial where I would share with you all the measurements and how to make them step by step.. 

Color Combination

The color combo I used for these fun fold cards follow the colors on the designer series paper, as usual.. This is the easies way to come up with as many color combinations as you want!! Give it a try! 

Fun Fold Card Details 

Below is a close up for the Fun Fold Christmas cards so you can see better all the details of these cards..

Oh and by the way, the first red card below is actually a great gift card holder, so If you want to send a gift to that special person, this would be the perfect card!! 

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The Video Tutorial

Here is the video tutorial where I show you the step by step on how to make these cards, so make sure to watch it to get all the measurements and all the instructions. I am sure you will see how easy these fun fold cards are to make.  

If you want even more ideas for easy Christmas cards you can see the following posts, where I share even more cards and video tutorials to help you finish all your Christmas cards. 

Plus I have a lot more tutorials on my tutorial store, so you can even get more ideas for inspiration.  Majority of my card classes are PDF files with pictures of the projects as well as the measurements of the paper, and links to video tutorials.  I prefer to deliver my classes with video tutorials because I know I can share with you even more tips than I can share writing. 

Not to mention you can see step by step how everything is done. You can check all the card classes available on my Tutorial Store here

The Blog Hop Line-Up!

And as mentioned at the beginning, this post is part of a blog hop where the group will be showing lots of Christmas Cards inspired by a song!! so make sure you click on the NEXT button or on the list below to continue seeing all the blogs participating.. 

Thanks a lot for taking time to visit!! 

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Angie McKenzie

Annette Ball

Narelle Fasulo

Pia Gerhardt

Tricia Butts

Libby Fens

Fiona Whitehead

Susan Webster

JoAnn Pollock

Gez Carpenter

Mo Rootes

Jill Chapman

Sue Allen

Brenda Nelson

Allie Gomez

Linda A. Moore

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Easy Fun Folds to make!

Have you been wanting to try to some fun folds for your cards? if so, then you are going to enjoy this post as I share with you three easy Fun Folds to make!

These are super easy to make and what is best is that you can make them for any occasion! So give it a try and have fun with them! 

For these cards though I focused on Fall cards that I could use during Thanksgiving, but as I already mentioned you could customize them to any occasion you want, just change the paper and the stamp set and you are done! 

Easy Fun Folds to make

The Color Combination

For these cards I used the Gilded Autumn Designer series paper, which as usual helped me select the color combination.  This is truly an easy way to get color combos without any trouble! 

Plus Stampin’ Up! really makes it even easier as all their products color coordinate beautifully! so once you pick your colors you can pull the cardstock, ink pads and embellishments on these colors and start to play!

 

The Sketches 

Once I have selected the color combination, then I go ahead and look for Sketches!  

The biggest tip I can give you when selecting them is to pick sketches that are simple, as these offer the most of the possibilities. I said this, because it is easier for your to change shapes, colors, designer series paper, or textures. Believe me! Sketches can help you unlock your creativity.. 

Below you can see the sketches I used for my cards. 

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Fun Fold Card #1 

One of the things I wanted to do with these cards was to incorporate the window sheets! I love them, but I almost always forget about them.. so I have been trying to use them more.. you will see another sample in a future post from another card I made using these window sheets! 

If you are not familiar, Window sheets are like acetate sheets, that are sturdy enough and you can use them to do shaker cards, or in my case to make windows.

It honestly step up your cards! 

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The card above open like a tri fold card. On this card, I placed the window sheet in between the Early Espresso and the designer series paper.  This makes it more aesthetic from both in and out sides. 

Also, Since the embellishments on the front of the card were glued to the window, I added the same label die cut, as in the front, to cover the back. This not only covers the adhesive from the embellishments, but also gives you another area for you to write to your recipient. You could add another stamped sentiment to it.

On the video tutorial at the end of this post, you can see exactly how to put this fun fold together! 

Fun Fold Card #2 

For the second fun fold card, I wanted to do a gate fold card! This is very easy to make, you start with a card base of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/5″ and you score it at 2 1/8″ from both ends of your card base (on the long side). 

For my card, I just added a front panel that I decorated with the leaves from the stitched leaves dies.  Please note that when you are gluing the front panel, you just need to add it to one of the flaps, so that you can open your card! 

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For the inside I added a piece of Very Vanilla and a little strip of designer series paper to decorate it. You could also stamp the inside with a larger sentiment and some of the leaves from Beautiful Autumn set.   

Specially for this type of fun fold card, it adds a lot when you embellish the inside of your card! 

Fun Fold Card #3

This one is just even easier, and I call it a hinge card.  It looks like a regular card, but the front of your card is made with a window sheet! You could use any other specialty paper, like vellum or even some of the specialty designer series paper. 

For these type or cards, you just need to cut your paper 1/2″ larger, to make a hinge so you can glue it down to the back of your card, so it opens like a regular card, but both panels of your card are of different materials! 

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If you are using a see thru material, like the window sheets, it is important that you cover both sides, so that you don’t see any adhesive when opening your card. This makes your card look great from the inside as well. 

In my case, you can see that I added the mat of the front panel to cover the inside of the card. 

If you like fun folds then let me suggest you two other posts to check! Remember you can customize them to any theme or occasion you want. 

Additional Fall Card Tutorials 

Autumn Tutorial Bundle

And if you like making cards for Fall, then make sure you check out the Autumn Tutorial Bundle!

This is a great resource that includes 82 tutorials using Fall/Autumn stamp sets, so you will let lots of ideas and inspiration to keep you crafting!! 

I am sure you will even learn a new technique! 

If you are interested, make sure you go to the Tutorial store to check it out or you can click here to get your own copy! 

I know you will love every single one of these cards!

The Video Tutorial

If you want to learn how to make these cards step by step, then make sure you watch the video tutorial below, I provide all the measurements as well as all the supplies that were used.  

You will see how easy these are! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my onlline store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Easy Fall Card for a Friend

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With the Thanksgiving season upon us, I thought it would be great to share with you and Easy Fall Card for a friend that you can mail in the next week of so. 

This card is actually an easy fun fold where you can make multiple of these in no time!  Additionally this is one of those cards that showcases the beautiful designer series paper that you might already have!

But before we start, Today I am participating in the Joy of sets Blog hop, where the theme is all about “Thankful for you”. So make sure you check out all the blogs participating in this blog hop as I know you will get lots of new ideas and a lot of inspiration for your thanksgiving projects!! 

So let’s get started, Shall we?

Easy Fall Card for a Friend

As I was mentioning above, my card today is around making card for our friends and family specially during this season of gratitude.. As thanksgiving approaches us, I think its important to take a few minutes to reflect about what we are thankful for.. and even more important this year that has been a roller coaster of emotions! 

This year has been totally crazy and so I really think that it would mean a lot to send our cards to our loved ones to let them know how grateful we are for them. 

So without further ado, here is my card! 

Learn how to make an Easy Fall Card for a Friend

Fall Card Details 

When I think of Gratitude, I immediately think of Thanksgiving and Fall, and this always leads to leaves!! are you the same? 

And because of this, I knew I wanted to use the Stitched leaves dies!! these are an amazing set that help you create die cuts that can be used as embellishments, and that was the case for this card! 

I honestly think that this die set makes card making super easy as I can cut out leaves in so many colors and then just play with them to create cards.. you can see other examples of cards made with these leaves on the following posts.

For this card I used the Plaid Tidings designer series paper (DSP) a.k.a. patterned paper, mainly because it has so many color combinations. This paper pack can help you make cards for lots of occasions, so I just went thru the pack and selected the sheet I wanted to use. 

The Color Combination

Once I have selected the sheet of the paper pack that I want to use, then I pick the colors form there for my color combination. This is always the best way for me to pick colors, so if you ever struggle with this, then give it a try!! 

You will see how this gets easier the more cards you make!! 

Below you can see the color combination from the sheet of paper I selected! 

Fun Fold Instructions 

Learn how to make an Easy Fall Card for a Friend  You can see on the picture in the left how this card opens, so let me explain the construction of this card.. you will see how easy this is!!

 You start with a card base that is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 1 1/2″ and at 4 1/4″ on the long side

Fold on the 4 1/4″ mark so you will have a regular card, and then fold on the 1 1/2″ mark toward you (opposite to the first fold).

Then cut your designer series paper at 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and glue the the DSP to that second fold! (see the first picture in this post to see this.

Then add a strip of copper foil that is 1/2″ x 5″ under the fold of cardstock

And then add the ribbon of your choice around the card, in my case I used the Braided Linen Thread  and finally embellish the front of the card. For my card I stamped the sentiment on to a die cut from the Celebration labels dies and then added the three leaves that I cut with the Stitched Leaves dies.

Embellishing the card 

  Learn how to make an Easy Fall Card for a FriendHere you can see the details on the label and the leaves I added to the card. 

I cut out the larger of the leaves in Cajun Craze, the medium leave in Crushed Curry and the small leave in Pretty Peacock. 

The sentiment is from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set, which I stamped in Early Espresso onto the Whisper White die cut from the Celebrations labels dies.  I used the second from the smallest to the largest of this die set. 

And to finish off my card I added Wink of Stella on the leaves to have that glittery look and added randomly four Gilded gems. 

Like I said this card is easy to make and I think you can recreate this one with lots of designer series paper, I am sure you have a collection of paper in your craft room ready to be used!

If you want to get the full supply list to make this card, you can click here and download it! 

Autumn Tutorial Bundle

If you like making fall cards then check out the Autumn Tutorial Bundle which includes 82 tutorials. 

This an amazing bundle that will sure give you lots of ideas when it comes to Fall cards and I know you will learn even new techniques. 

This Tutorial Bundle features only the Autumn / Fall stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!, but you can easily substitute with whatever you have available!

You can get your copy of the Autumn Tutorial Bundle here or by going into my Tutorial Store where you can find this and other tutorials available to purchase. 

 

The Blog Hop Line Up!

Ok my friend, this is it for me today.. Please make sure you visit all the participating blogs on this blog hop! I am sure you will enjoy all of the projects and I know you will get lots of inspiration!!  

You can get to the next blog by clicking on the image below or on the below list of blogs participating!! 

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Thank you so much for visiting! 

November 2020 Blog Roll

Angie McKenzie

Narelle Fasulo

Lisa Mackey

Vicki Milyard

Pia Gerhardt

Tricia Butts

Gez Carpenter

Linda Moore

Jill Chapman

JoAnn Pollock

Brenda Nelson

Susan Webster

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Fiona Whitehead

Alejandra Gomez – You are HERE.

Mo Rootes 

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Non-traditional patterned paper for Easy Halloween cards to make

Do you want to see three easy Halloween cards to make using a non conventional patterned paper? If so you are in for a treat, as today I will share with you how to make these cute Halloween cards using any paper you might have.

In these cards I used the Playing with Patterns designer series paper, which has nothing to do with Halloween!! 

I shared this on my past videos, but this year’s Halloween paper from Stampin’ Up! was not really my cup of tea. It is beautiful, but I thought it was darker for my taste. I love bright colors with monsters or spooky critters the best, so I decided I was still going to make my Halloween cards using non-Halloween designer series paper for this year. 

These is my second set of Halloween cards.. If you have not see the first one you can do so here! – As you can see the first one used the Have a Hoot bundle with the Plaid Tidings designer series paper (DSP). Similar to the designer series paper I am using on these cards, the Plaid Tidings is another great DSP pack for so many occasions and it has way too many colors so the possibilities are endless. 😉

Easy Halloween Cards to make

So where do you start when making your Halloween cards?? you might ask…  Keep reading and I will take you thru the steps

Three Easy Halloween Cards to make

First thing first, we need to decide on the designer series paper you want to use. In my case, as I mentioned before, I wanted to use the Playing with Patterns DSP.  

Once you have selected the DSP pack, go thru it and see the patterns you want to use and even more important the colors that you are liking from the pack!

This step for me is the one that sets the tone of my cards most of the times! Let me explain.. If I wanted to get a “Happy” card, I would select colors that are bright and cheerful. Like in this case I wanted to have cheerful Halloween cards.

Below is the color combo that I picked form the Playing with Patterns designer series paper. 

Once you have selected the color combination you want to go for, then it is matter to decide which color you want to use as the main color and which one as the highlight. In this case I went with what I saw in the DSP.  Crushed Curry as the main color and then use Night of Navy for highlights. But Honestly I could have gone the other way around and I can guarantee you, the cards would have turned out stunning as well.  So just play with the colors and you will see!

Card Details

Easy Halloween Cards to make

Once I had selected the colors, I went ahead and picked my stamp set, and here is the thing.. before hand I kind of knew I needed to have something I could color in any color. Specially cause I knew I was going to use a non-Halloween theme DSP.

The Flight of Fancy was a great one to use as I could use image of the witch and change the colors of the outfit to any color combination I needed. 

So it made it the perfect image to use! 

TIP – Always have in mind what you want to do.. In my case I knew I needed an image I could customize so and image I can color, would be ideal, specially cause I was going to use a paper pack that is not Halloween themed!.

Because I was going to color her using blends, I stamped the image with the Memento ink. that way the alcohol markers would not pick up any of the black ink. 

To highlight the witch’s outfit I added wink of stella to her dress and her hat, which adds a glimmer look that you will love!! so try it out!

And finally, you can just play with the layout of the card using the cardstock, DSP and images you selected. One advice here is to always use one embellishment for your card, specially one that coordinates with it. In my case I used ribbon! and I honestly think, it made the card pop!

This first card was very basic and easy to follow, but I knew for next two I wanted to try using the same image, and colors but step it up with the folds so below you will see both of the fun folds I used. 

If you want to learn how to make these fun folds, make sure you watch the video tutorial below.. here is where I would show the step by step as well as the measurements of how to make all these cards.  

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The Video Tutorial

Below you can watch the video tutorial, where you will see how to color the witch step by step. Plus you will learn how to make both of these easy fun folds! Both of these fun folds are super easy to make and you can use them for any card you card you are making.. so give it a try! 

And below you will find a full supply list, in case you want to recreate any of these cards! 

TIP – as you can see on the video tutorial the Flight of Fancy is very similar in their images, so you could be doing these cards but for Christmas and Valentines!! believe me you want this set as you will be able to make these cards for two more holidays!!! 

Are you taking the challenge and recreate these cards for the other two holidays? even better what if you use the same DSP????  that sounds like a great challenge!!! 😁😁😁

Share with me if you create these cards..

and Let me know if you have any questions, I would love to help you with any question you might have regarding card making.. I am serious, if you could have a private chat with me, and you could ask me anything about card making, what would you ask me?  Leave me a comment below or send your question at allie@creatingwithallie.com 

The Supply List

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Three tips to make Easy Fun Fold Cards

One of the questions I get a lot is how to make Easy Fun Fold Cards, so today I wanted to take some time to share with you some of my tips.. you will see that these three cards are easy to make and easy to change to incorporate any paper collection you have! 

So let’s get started! 

How to make Three Easy Fun Fold Cards 

When thinking of fun folds, we picture complex cards, and fear that these will be super hard to make. It can get a bit intimidating.. 

However, Fun Fold cards can be super easy and still have that “WOW” factor that we all love. Specially when we want to add a little bit of interaction in our cards, and make them even more special for the person opening one of these cards. 

On the cards I am showing you below, you will see that these all look as regular cards, but it is when you open them that you see that “WOW” factor.  So here are a few tips to consider when coming up with your own fun folds.

Easy Fun Folds to try

 

Tips when making Fun Folds:

Here are a few of my best tips when it comes to making fun fold cards in an easy way! 

1.- Think of alternative ways you can fold the card base

Whether you have an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ or an 11″ x 4 1/4″ card base, you know that the card front should end up measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  So think of different combinations of folds that can result in this final measurement. 

A few examples of this could be:

  • Card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – Regular fold is at 4 1/4″ 
    • Score at 2 1/8″ and at 6 3/8″ and you will get a gate fold card
  • Card base 11″ x 4 1/4″ – Regular fold is at 5 1/2″
    • Score at 3″ and at 8 1/2″ –  this is the type I made in card #1 (below)

Click here to see another example of Fun Fold on this post where you play with the measurements of the card base. 

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2.- Fold in Half Twice the card base

This is by far one of my favorite ways to make Fun Folds! Similar to the tip above, you can do this with an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ or an 11″ x 4 1/4″ card base.

This is the easiest and you don’t have to remember scoring marks, though you can make score marks if you want. You can see that I used this method on card #2. 

One thing to consider with this type of fun fold is that you could use the inside of your card, so always put a smaller piece in the inside than the piece you are adding to the front to decorate.  Also always glue the inside first and then glue the layer on the top, that way you ensure you cover the inside of your card.  

If you want the measurements to score, here you go:

  • Card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – Regular fold is at 4 1/4″ 
    • Score at 2 1/8″ and at 4 1/4″ 
  • Card base 11″ x 4 1/4″ – Regular fold is at 5 1/2″
    • Score at 2 3/4″ and at 5 1/2″ –  this is the type I made in card #2 (below)

Click here to see other examples of this type of fun fold using a different suite.

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3.- See your sketch and think which piece can be added as a fold

This tip is a bit more advanced, but not hard at all, you just need to see which piece in a sketch can be added as the fold.

To help you pick which piece in a sketch can be added as a fold, think of the layer that is positioned towards the edge or the borders of your card. This will allow you to add a tab to make the fun fold.  

Your card base in this case is a quarter of a sheet (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) and when you add the piece you selected from your sketch, you cut it 1/2″ larger (on the side that goes toward the edge) to make a tab that you can fold and glue it to the front. To cover this tab you glue another cardstock or a piece of designer series paper so the tab is in between the card base and the DSP or second layer of cardstock. 

Similar to the card above make sure that you glue the inside of your card before and then glue the top layer, to ensure you cover the inside of your card.

You can see exactly what I mean in the video tutorial as this is how I made card #3 (below)

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The Video Tutorial 

And as usual, you can watch the video tutorial below where I show step by step how to make these cards. I think that the video will clarify a lot more what I explain above.. I am a firm believer that a visual always helps.. If you have any questions by all means leave me a comment and I will answer any question you might have regarding these fun fold cards!

 

Finally, I have a question for you. If you could have a private conversation with me, what two questions would you like to ask me? – I’m really serious – go ahead and send me an email me at allie@creatingwithallie.com and tell me your question. What do you need help with? – Until next week.. 

 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my onlline store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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