Unique Folds

Creative Card Fold : Dutch Door Fold- using the Carousel Birthday set

I have a fun card fold to share with you today. I was visiting my friend Linda Bauwin, in Ohio a few weeks ago and I saw this fun and simple fold she had done on one of her class cards. I was surprised at how easy it was to make. Linda always has great card fold ideas and I always love visiting with her to see all of her fun creations.

So, I had create a Dutch Door card fold of my own. I thought the Carousel Birthday stamp set would work perfectly for this card idea.

Plus, I had to create a card for a swap that I host with other demonstrators across the country that have served on the Stampin' Up Advisory Board. These girls are top notch, so I wanted to share something that they could easily use in their own classes and workshops.

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The bottom of the card opens like a "dutch door." How clever is that? I used all the coordinating accessories from the Carousel Birthday suite. The Cupcakes and Carousel designer paper is so perfect for this carnival card. I love how the Layering Oval framlits work together. I used both the smooth edge and scallop edge ovals for this card. There are 15 ovals in the set, so there are lots to choose from!

Here's what it looks like on the inside.

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I think it came together really well. I love all the fun colors in this suite.

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If you'd like to learn how to create this Carousel Birthday card, I have a video posted below with all the instructions and details for you.

Here's a few more samples... same card, different patterns from the Cupcakes and Carousel designer paper.

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And the big bunch of swaps...

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Its such an easy and cool card fold. I hope you'll give it a try!

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Unique Card Folds: Dutch Door Fold with Cool Treats stamp set

Today I want to share with you a card fold called "Dutch Door Fold." I was in my friend Linda Bauwins stamp studio a few weeks ago and noticed this cool fold. She always has such fun and creative folds to share.

I used the Cool Treats Bundle to make this special card. Its really quite easy, and really cute.

Here's the closed card. It looks pretty much like a basic card except for the split down the middle.

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When I stamped the ice cream on both cones, I used the "stamp off "method. So, I used the flirty flamingo for one of the cones, but I inked the stamp, then stamped off once onto my scratch paper before I stamped the image. Next, I inked up the detail of the cone in the same color, and stamped it directly onto the ice cream. This gives it a perfect two tone effect using the same color. I did the same with the peek a boo peach ice cream.

Here's another look at the Dutch Door fold:

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I'm going to give you the measurements of the cardstock, so that you can create your own Dutch Door fold.

1 piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 -Watermelon Wonder cardstock

1 piece of 2 1/4 x 11 -Watermelon Wonder cardstock- scored at 5 1/2

1 piece of 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 -Tasty Treats Designer Paper

1 piece of 2 x 5 1/4 - Tasty Treats Designer Paper

1 piece of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 - Pool Party cardstock

1 piece of 2 x 2 whisper white cardstock (this is the piece that the peek a boo peach sprinkles are stamped on)

This is what it looks like when it is open:

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Give it a try. You'll be surprised that this unique card fold is so easy and fun!

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Card Fold- Triple Panel Standing Card

I designed a birthday card for my friend Cindy, using the Pineapple stamp set, of course, because she loves pineapples, just like me AND she lives in Hawaii.

Her favorite colors are pink and black, so I wanted to use all of those elements when making this card.

I decided to try a unique card fold for my unique and special friend. Its called the Triple Panel Standing card.

Here's the pineapple birthday card:

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 The designer paper is from the Pop of Pink designer paper pack. I used whisper white and basic black cardstocks as well as flirty flamingo, melon mambo, pear pizzaz, wild wasabi and basic black inks.

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To make this card fold:

Cut basic black cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Lay the 8 1/2" edge in the paper trimmer against the top of the trimmer.

Score at: 2", 3 1/8", 5 3/8" and 6 1/2" and fold on score lines.

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Here's a view from the top:

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A view of the inside- which is actually the back of the card.

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Pretty cool, huh?

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I know its the middle of winter here, but I wanted to customize this card for Cindy. Her gifts also all fit the theme of black, pink and pineapples too! I hope Cindy enjoyed her card and her birthday gifts that I chose especially for her.

I hope you learned a new card fold technique as well!

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Creative Card Fold using the Cool Treats stamp set

Here's a "cool" creative card fold using the new stamp set, "Cool Treats." There are so many fun things to do with this set and its coordinating "Frozen Treats" framelits.

This card fold is called, Peek A Boo Gate Fold. It seems everyone is using this fold lately. So, I thought I would share this sugary sweet card with you using this card fold technique.

Here's the card...

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As you can see, there is a peek a boo gap in the middle of the card, to stamp the greeting.

The measurements of this card are:

Pool Party cardstock: 7 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Whisper White cardstock: 4" x 5 1/4" (inside piece)

and (2) strips of whisper white cut at: 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Tasty Treats designer paper: (2) pieces cut at: 1 1/4" x 5"

SCORING: laying it long edge in paper cutter- score at 1 3/4" and 6"

When you fold it up, you will have a peek a boo gap in the middle of the card.

Here's the inside view with darling cherries and colorful sprinkles.

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How cute is this tiny spoon die cut from silver foil paper?

Can you see how sweet this designer paper is? It has a clear gloss shine over the ice cream images. So, I added some shine to the cherry on the top of the sundae by squeezing a little fine tip glue pen over the cherry. It dries quickly and its not even sticky!

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I layered my sundae on a stitched circle framelit, from the Stitched Shapes framelit package. Did you know that Stampin Up sells about 20,000 framelits from any one framelit set during the course of a year, but has sold 20,000 of the Stitched Shape Framelits in its first two weeks on the market! To say this is an awesome framelit set is an understatement.

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If you don't have this set yet, don't miss out- get it during Sale A Bration. For every $50 order, you will recieve a free product from the Sale a Bration brochure!

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Simple Z Fold Birthday Card

Todays card is a very simple Z fold card that we did at Card Class last week. It was made with one of my favorite's from the Occasions Catalog 2017- "Cool Treats" stamp set and coordinating "Frozen Treats" framelits dies.

The "Tasty Treats" designer paper with those tiny little popcicles looks so cute with this "cool" ice cream card.

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To make the simple "Z" fold: Start with a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of pool party cardstock, simply fold it in half as you would to make a regular card. Next, fold the front flap of the card, up towards the top fold of the card. Thats it. You will then attach the whisper white 4" x 5 1/4" piece on the inside of the card.

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When attaching the ice cream images to the front flap, make sure to only apply adhesive to the top of the square.

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Here's a close up of the cute cones and popcicles that were die cut with the "Frozen Treats" framelits. I love that this is a two two-step set. It gives the cones more depth and a realistic look. I used pool party, peek a boo peach and flirty flamingo inks, but I "stamped off" the ink onto my grid paper and then stamped the cone and the popcicles. I then added the detail in full strength of those same inks.

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A shiny enamel circle for the dot on the chocolate chip colored  birthday greeting and its ready to give!

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I hope you enjoyed todays quick tutorial. You'll be able to whip up a simple "z" fold in no time.

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Simple Z Fold Card Technique- Featuring Stampin Up! Fiesta Birthday Stamp Set

We did a simple Z fold card at Kim's Card Class last week, featuring this same set, the "Birthday Fiesta" and the coordinating "Fiesta Time" framelit dies.  This card is very similar to the one we made at class. This is my favorite Z fold, because its the easiest. No measuring and no cutting- just how I like it.

Here it is... super bright and colorful, just as a Fiesta should be!

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The Z fold is super simple. You will fold your card in half as you normally would ( to form a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card) Then simply fold the front of the card back to meet the fold of the card. So, you are just folding the front flap in half but backwards toward the fold.

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I've added the banner using the Banner Framelit dies. Be sure when you adhere the banner to the Z fold, to only apply adhesive on the left side of the banner.

I used the Watercolor Wash background stamp inked in so saffron ink, to add some subtle color behind the cute cacti.

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As always, gotta stamp the inside. I had to use that silly little llama somewhere!

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Here's another shot, showing more of the fold and how the banner is attached.

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I love all the bright, sunny and happy colors of this card and I hope it makes the recipient feel happy as well!

Stay tuned this week for more great projects. I just made a super pretty card with the "Thoughtful Branches" set today and I'm hoping to post it tomorrow.

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