Thursday, September 21, 2017

AWH Blog Hop: Fancy Folds

Hi!


Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don't be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.


scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Art With Heart, Wood Textures, Number Of Years, Milestone Moments, Tabs For Everything, Bunch Of Blossoms

I was recently asked to make a birthday card for a woman turning 50, but it had to be big enough for around 30 people to sign. My first thought was to make a super-sized card, but I thought about how annoying that would be to store, so I decided to make something that was the size of a regular card, and add some extra pages for the guests to write on.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Art With Heart, Wood Textures, Number Of Years, Milestone Moments, Tabs For Everything, Bunch Of Blossoms

I'm not sure of the name of the fold, but you pretty much take a sheet of cardstock that is double the height of the finished card and 3-4 times the width. In this case I used a sheet of 12x12 cardstock in Elegant Eggplant. I should mention at this point that my brief included using purple and no flowers - the recipient is a really outdoorsy kind of person who enjoys camping, etc.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Art With Heart, Wood Textures, Number Of Years, Milestone Moments, Tabs For Everything, Bunch Of Blossoms

I scored the 12x12 at 4 and 8 inches, and then turned it 90 degrees and cut at 6 inches from the edge and stopping at the second score line from the edge. I also cut two extra pieces of cardstock that were 6x4, with an additional flap on one 6 inch side. Here's a diagram that shows what I did. Dashed lines are scored, solid are cutting lines, and all measurements are in inches.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Art With Heart, Wood Textures, Number Of Years, Milestone Moments, Tabs For Everything, Bunch Of Blossoms

I adhered the to extra flaps to the edges of b and c. I then adhered A to a, B to b and C to c using Tear And Tape Adhesive. This creates a little book with 8 pages. You could leave the top of each page open, so that you could have extra tags in the pockets too.

I decorated the front and back cover with Wood Textures DSP and used another piece of cardstock to act as a spine, hiding all of the folds. I added a length of twine to the cover before adding the spine, so that the card can be tied shut.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Art With Heart, Wood Textures, Number Of Years, Milestone Moments, Tabs For Everything, Bunch Of Blossoms

Each of the pages was decorated with a little more of the DSP, and I also added a few stamps from the Tabs For Everything set to give it a bit more colour. I heard that the card was a hit, so I was very pleased!

Well, that's it for me, so now you're hopping off to visit Kate Morgan's blog. She always has something fabulous that is bound to inspire.
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Bye for now,

Tina

7 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Tina your card is amazing, its like a mini flip book or album, love the colour choice how perfect for someone who loves the outdoors, I would be very happy if I received one of these xx

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  2. Tina, this is such a clever card to create for many signature. You are a genius coming up with this! I love how the Elegant Eggplant coordinates so well with the Wood Textures DSP too, who would have thought!!!

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  3. Tina what a fabulous solution to the problem of needing 30 people to sign a card. It will be wonderfully received I am sure. I will have to try this next time I need a card with extra room for writing and so lovely decorated too!

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  4. Wow Tina, I love this. I have never made one of these before and will have to give it a go.

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  5. Tina this is not only a great card but also a fantastic inspiration for mini albums! I think the wood notes bring out the poetic side of cards like this. I'll have to try this too. Thank you xx

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  6. Tina, this is such a fantastic card and perfect for lots of family and friends to sign. I think you nailed the brief! Well done :)

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  7. This is really fantastic Tina and I have to try it...thank you so much for sharing how to make it!

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