Welcome to the June NC Demos Blog Hop! We are so happy that you have joined us and hope you are finding inspiration from everyone’s projects. For this month, we were challenged to incorporate the themes that are shown on the dice above into our project. Focusing on In-Colors, Layering, Embellishments, Fun Fold Designs, and Masculine themes and including them all in one project was a very fun challenge!
If you just came from Tracie’s post, I know you’ll agree with me that she absolutely nailed the challenge. Her project was amazing! Thank you so much for visiting my post to see what I am sharing this month. You’ll see a picture of my project below. It is a Double Twist Fun Fold card! My husband and I are currently at a lake in upstate New York, which is the backdrop for the picture.
This style of fun fold card is quick and has quite a lot of fun folded (pun intended!) into the design. Check out how the progressive pictures of the card below. Below you’ll see how the card folds up nicely to fit into a regular A2 size envelope, designed for cards that are 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
Then, as the card is twisted open, the message inside begins to be revealed.
The card can be completely opened to see the entire message.
And, it looks nice when it is setup to display.
Here are the steps that I used to make the card –
- For the card base, cut a piece of Pecan Pie card stock to 4 1/4″ x 7 1/2″. On the 7 1/2″ side, score at 2 1/2″ and 5″.
- The next step is to make the diagonal score lines. The easy way to make these score lines is to start with one from the 7 1/2″ corner to the 5″ score line at the bottom of the card base. Then, flip the card base over and repeat for the second diagonal score line. The result is shown below. You can also check out a visual of how to make the score lines (and another version of this card) by going to this video. This is what the scored card base will look like –
- Fold your card base as pictured below –
- In addition to the twisted fold design, the star of this type of card is definitely the Designer Series Paper (DSP) that you use. I hope you agree that the Earthen Elegance DSP is just gorgeous. I truly love the earthy colors and beautiful patterns that are included. Here is a close-up of the designs in this collection.
- Pick out two DSP patterns that work well together to be used to add to your card. You’ll notice that I chose the patterns that are shown in the upper left of the picture above. They happen to be on the same piece of DSP.
- Cut two pieces of DSP (one of each design) to 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″. Then, cut each of these pieces into two triangles. If you have a design in your DSP, make sure you look at the way the pattern is going before you cut your triangles. Check out the triangle pieces below.
- One set of triangles is attached to the outside triangle folds of the card. When you add these pieces, put the DSP close to the edge of the triangle fold leaving just a little border around the outside card stock edges. This will give an illusion that your DSP is one solid piece until the card is opened. For the example, look at the brown DSP on the front of the card to see how it was adhered.
- The second set of triangles is adhered under the outside flaps. See the picture below.
- For your inside sentiment, cut a piece of Basic White card stock to 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″. Stamp this piece with the sentiment of your choice. I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp a sentiment from the Something Fancy stamp set. The sentiments and fonts that are included in this stamp set are really versatile. Adhere the sentiment piece to the inside of the card.
- Finish your card as you would like. I think a layered sentiment that overlaps the outside triangle folds is a fun way to add another message. I used the “Happy Birthday” stamp from the Something Fancy stamp set and Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the sentiment on Basic White card stock. The sentiment was die cut a die from the really awesome Something Fancy die collection.
- The layers for the outside sentiment were made with another die from the Something Fancy die collection. The layers are Pecan Pie card stock and a piece of the DSP that was leftover from my initial cutting. I layered all the pieces together and popped-up the sentiment with some dimensionals.
- A little bling is just the final touch to the card. You’ll notice that I added a few of the new 2023 – 2025 In-Color Dots to emphasize the Pecan Pie color!
I hope you give this fun fold design a try. There are an infinite number of ways this design can be used, and I would love to see what you make!
Be sure to hop on over to Toni’s post! I know she has an amazing project to share with all of us! And, please make sure that you visit the posts from all of this month’s blog hoppers. At the bottom of this post, you’ll find a list of everyone who is participating.
You can also check out the main products that I used to make my project. They are shown below. If you would like to add any of them to your stash, simply click on the picture. You’ll go directly to my online store.
Product List for the Double Twist Fun Fold Card –