Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! How’s your week going? Especially since we have a holiday weekend ahead! Today’s project is a card that is pretty enough to be used as a gift card holder for a birthday, anniversary or even a wedding. Were you able to watch my Facebook Live this morning creating this fun fold card? If not, you can watch the replay over on my YouTube Channel here. While you are there, I would be so grateful if you gave my video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel if you aren’t a subscriber. Also, I would love it if you joined my email list so you can keep up on all the scrappy news in my neck of the woods. You can join here.
Here are the measurements:
- Card base in Thick Basic White cardstock cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Countryside Inn DSP cut at 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ and 5 1/4″ x 9 1/2″, scored at 3 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 5 3/4″
So this card style is actually something we created at our team gathering over the weekend as our Mystery Card. For that card I used the Taco Fiesta stamp set. I wanted to create a video for my team so the ones that couldn’t attend had a chance to see how this went together. Plus I wanted to give it a different spin using other products. And here’s a tip: when you are creating this fun fold, it helps to use a pattern that isn’t directional, meaning, it only can be attached one way for the pattern. When you use a basic pattern, you can save paper by using the edge that is trimmed of the length for the card front. I couldn’t since my pattern runs vertically. Once the DSP is cut, I started with the inside of the card. The easiest way to attach the paper is by folding in half at the center score line, and then the two edges get folded up. It will look like a “W”.
Before you attach this to the inside of the card, you want to fold the top right corner down. I did add adhesive to this so that it stays folded. Then add adhesive just at the left hand edge and the right hand edge below the fold. The area where the corner is folded down becomes your gift card holder. Next I closed the layers together, added adhesive to the back and then closed my card over it to secure it to the card base. If I’ve lost you, check out the video again, here. Then I worked on the card front. I attached the 1 3/4″ piece to my card front, making sure to leave some white showing on the edge. Next I die cut 3 labels, in descending sizes, from in Basic White using the Country Corners dies. The largest of the 3 I used on the front. I stamped the speckles in Boho Blue ink on opposite corners and the sentiment from the Layering Leaves stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink. I attached it to the front with dimensionals. I stamped the larger leaf in Misty Moonlight ink on a piece of Boho Blue cardstock and punched it out. I stamped the little bud in Misty Moonlight ink on white, punched it out and attached it to the blue leaves with a Mini Glue Dot. I added it to the card front with another Mini Glue Dot, added one more to the top and added a bow in silver trim from the Simply Elegant Trim pack. I sprinkled on some silver pearls from the Festive Pearls pack. These are still available as part of the Online Exclusives line of product.
Now because we have that fold in the middle of the inside DSP layer, we can add another panel or layer. This is where I attached the next smaller label. I first stamped the speckles in Boho Blue ink and the sentiment in Misty Moonlight. I only added adhesive on the back of the left side so that it wouldn’t attach to the card base. This picture also shows you the portion of the DSP that creates the card holder.
For the last label, I stamped it just like this with the speckles and the sentiment, but because it’s the smallest layer, it hides behind the larger label. I added it to the DSP with Stampin’ Seal.
And don’t forget to decorate your envelope. You can always add DSP to the flap, but I chose to stamp the speckles and the leaves image in Boho Blue and Misty Moonlight inks.
Isn’t a great fun fold? Once you get the hang of it, it really is simple. Here’s a look at the card we created on Saturday using the Taco Fiesta stamp set.
Aren’t those great cards? And what a great way to use your DSP!! And speaking of DSP….starting June 1st select packs of DSP will be going on sale. This is perfect for all paper crafters, because really, one can just NEVER have enough paper!!! You can download and print out the flyer here. The Countryside Inn pack of DSP is one of the ones on sale, so win-win!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope I was able to inspire you to get out your paper and to USE it! If you would like to add anything I used today to your arsenal, be sure to stop by my online store here. I hope you have a great rest of your week and that you have a fun-filled 3-day weekend! Take care!