Monday, July 29, 2013

Folded Cheer

I love the idea that a card is a hug with a fold in the middle... here are some folded cards that are sure to cheer someone's day!
See how to do this, step-by-step to create a card that has many folds.... all that are hugs to be sent.
Amazed at how fun and easy it is to change up cards that are similar.  With the same inspiration of our Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (#129310) two different cards come to life.
Grabbing a 12"x12" card stock and score it with our Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334).  Here my Whisper White 12" card stock (#124302) is scored at 2", 4", 8" and 10" score marks on the Simply Scored Scoring Board with the larger end of the Simply Scored Stylus (#125624).
 
CUT the other side at 5-1/2" with our Stampin' Trimmer (#126889).  This allows for a card near the traditional size.  (4" x 5-1/2" when folded)
 
FLIP OVER and fold it crisp into it's self with the Bone Folder (#102300).  This is now ready to become any card you may like!
When folded you can decide the different look to the card.  Here the Wildflower Meadow background stamp (#129168) inked with the Island Indigo (#126986) to coordinate with the Gingham Garden paper. 
 
Using Feel Goods (#129684) is full of feel-good sentiments.  This stamp set, used on both cards, is so flexible.  It fits perfectly in the Labels Collection Framelits (#125598) that is held perfectly in place with the Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658) on my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439).
Here the Stippled Blossoms (#126747) stamp set gets its colors from the Gingham Garden paper.  Daffodil Delight ink (#126944) is the ideal base for this bright flower.  Layering (with our 2-step stamp system) the second accent stamp with our Melon Mambo ink (#126948).
SCORE the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper on the Simply Scored Scoring Board/Tool with the smaller side of the Simply Scored Stylus at every 1/4".  After scoring the full 12"x12" piece of paper cut  the opposite side at 1" increments.  This now has 12 - 1" scored pieces of paper. 
 
Fold and then hot glue this lolly/rosette.  Adhere it down, too, with the hot glue for a tight hold.

Our Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (#127555) for a neutral bling, adhered to the top of the lolly/rosette.
Belly Band it closed.  Create a band that wraps around using either Designer Series Paper or Card Stock, it slips off  to allow the tri-folded (Double Z) card. 
Given the same card stocks, folds, sentiments... you can create a slew of different looks and feels.

Folding cards and projects really allows for versatility and fun!  One of my favorite tools, our Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Simply Scored Stylus.
 
Sending a hug with this card, this cheer is sure to be received and multiplied.  My kids call this a spy card, that it's full of secrets, lol. The Lolly holds the Belly Band down and ties it all together. 
 
CLICK HERE to see ALL of our Amazing Tools, Papers, Accessories, Stamps... and you, too, can have fun creating and sending some cheer!
 
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