SU Oh So Eclectic Fun Fold

August 21, 2017

Happy Eclipse Day, peeps!

I created something for the Craft Project Central’s Creating Pretty Cards Challenge # 74.

You can play along and your name will be submitted into a drawing for a free month’s tutorial! 

Here is the sketch you can use for inspiration:

 

I am not sure what kind of fun fold this is called but it sure is fun to make!

Here is how it folds flat for mailing.

I saw a few of this type of folded card on Pinterest and set out to find measurements, and you get to hear the story….

I knew the card had to fold into 5-1/2″  x 4-1/4″ to fit in an A2 envelope. So, I started with a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Night of Navy card stock and worked backwards. I took 5-1/2″ and added 1″ for it to stand on, added 2-1/4″ for the lower panel (so it would accommodate a 4″ x 2″ piece of striped DSP), added another 1″, and then 1/2″ for the tab to adhere it to the card base. All that added together is 10-1/4.”

So, I cut the card stock to 4-1/4″ x 10-1/4″.

Then, I scored that card base at 5-1/2″, 6-1/2″, 8-3/4″, and 9-3/4″. 

The next step was to fold it at 5-1/2″ and then place a strong adhesive on the 1/2″ tab as seen above.   Fold the cardstock as shown and fold flat being careful not to stick it to anything. Once flat, press on the adhesive. The card should move freely and fold flat. You can then add the 3″ x 4″ upper panel DSP with the flower pattern.

Next, I needed approximately 2-1/2″ x 4 for the white die cut on the other part of the card so I  again worked backwards and cut the other Night of Navy cardstock to 2-3/4″ x 5-3/4. I scored this piece at 4-1/4″ and 5-1/4.”

I also had some scraps from another lattice I cut from Berry Burst so I added them to the upper right corner for a little unexpected pop of color:) I decided the card was just the right amount of busy so I left the back open for whatever sentiment I choose in the future. I find myself doing that more often since I end up with a lot of cards but not the specific one I need so leaving it blank allows me to use it later! Do you ever do that?

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