Fancy Fold Christmas Card

Fancy Fold Christmas Card

During the past week, I have run a workshop demonstrating four fancy fold Christmas cards. In fact, the workshop extended into another session, as I didn’t take into account how much work we actually had to do! (Note to self, 2 fancy folds is enough in one session!)

This card is one of the ones we made. Probably the most technical and certainly a challenge to follow my own hand written instructions!

Lots of the materials were from the Whimsy and Wonder suite. I used 12 x 12 basic card stock for the base, but because it is not very stiff, I used lots of layers to help support it.

I wanted a cracker like feel to the card. The Basic edge dies were perfect to achieve this effect, and this is what took a lot of time….12 edges to die cut for each card!

I didn’t use Stampin’ Up! dies for the central aperture, as they were not big enough for it.

The gorgeous Whimsy and Wonder specialty designer series papers were used to decorate this fancy fold card. They are foiled on one side and so pretty. In fact they are so beautiful that its hard to decide which side to use, and in fact, some of the workshop attendees used the opposite side to what I used in my sample card. I stamped some of the Whimsical trees and the coloured baubles on to the central panel. To finish I added some Crystal Shimmery effects to make those pretty baubles shimmer.

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Corner Flip Card

During yesterdays Craft and Chat session, I demonstrated a Corner Flip fancy fold card. I got the inspiration for this card from a video by Rachel Tessman.

This card uses the discontinued Berry Blessings stampset and Berry Delightful DSP

For those who were not with us, and those who didn’t get their card finished, here are the instructions;

You will need:-

  • Standard A5 card base
  • Dsp 10×14.4cm x2 (one for outside, one for inside)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Stampset and sentiment to decorate
  • Additional card for layer if desired
  • Scrap of paper 7.5×7.5cm or post it note 3″ square will do the same job
  • Pencil, ruler, eraser

Cover the front of your card base with DSP, taking care to not leave any parts unstuck, as when you cut through you don’t want any loose edges.

Take the scrap paper/post it note and measure 1cm from the top left corner down the left side and make a mark.

Do the same from the bottom right corner along the bottom

This should be a 7.5cm square!!

Lay this paper onto the top right of your card, lining up the top and right sides

Transfer the lines onto your card, but include around the bottom left corner too

These lines will be on your DSP not on the blank card as shown

Carefully line up the lines on the cutting guide of your paper trimmer and cut along between the marks

Take care not to cut right to the edges!

Very gently bend the top right corner of the card forward, pivoting on the 1cm edge pieces, until it reaches the front of the card and is square to the rest of the card. Once happy crease these edges so that it lays flat

Gently manipulate the fold

The top of your card should look like this!

And when stamped and layered and an insert added to the inside, should look like this !

Hope you have fun trying this out!

Happy Crafting xx

Facebook Live makes

Since Covid 19 and lockdown, i have been doing Facebook Lives every Monday and Thursday.

I’ve decided I perhaps ought to show you what I’ve been doing. Each day is still available to view, so if you want to go back over any, then you can, or better still join me ‘Live’ on Monday at 11am (BST) and Thursdays at 2pm (BST).

Scrappy Strips technique

cased from Bruno Bertucci

using Perennial Essence DSP and Floral Essence Stampset for sentiment for ‘Congratulations’ card

Perennial Essence DSP and sentiment from Peaceful Moments Stamp set for ‘All days are…..’

Subtles cardstock collection and Happy Birthday to You (SAB SET) for ‘Happy Birthday card

Easter Cards

Fabled Friends, Painted Poppies and Very Versaille Stamp sets used for these three

Tricorn Card

Idea from from a sample given at a Stampin’ Up! convention

My cards used Bonanza Buddies and Family Party

and Best Catch stamp sets

Come Fly with Me!

A spot of masking with Free as a Bird stampset for the first card, and then co ordinating papersfor the second

Twisted Easel

Lilypad lake stamps and dies were used for the Egret card

Sea of Textures stamp set and co ordinating (retired) papers were used for the Octopus cards

A lot of Hot Air

Above the Clouds stamp set was used for all of these cards.

Bottom left card used ‘It Starts with Art’ Designer series papers for the balloons. And all used blends for colouring

Impossible Card

Can’t give this card credit to anyone in particular as there are hundreds of versions online, but here’s mine.

Ornate Thanks stamp set and co ordinating dies and papers were used for the floral card, and Geared up Garage stamps, dies and (retired) papers were used for the ‘car’ design

Want to find out more….pop over to The Stamping Booth Facebook page to see how these were made.