Folding Fun With Free as a Bird

I was looking for something different to do with my limited stamp sets, so I decided that I needed to try and do some different types of folding my cards.  So instead of the traditional side or top fold, I branched out a little and tried something new.


Laying down flat it just looks like a regular card….but stand it up and lookee there….it’s not!


It’s just extra little fold on the front, but it really makes a fun little card a bit more special.


So easy to do!  I also tried to color my bird in the sentiment the same as one of the birdies in the Designer Series Paper to give it a more cohesive look.


To make the bird look like it’s sitting on a branch, I stamped the bird on a Post-it note and cut it out, then used it as a mask while I stamped the leaf in two different directions. I removed the Post-it note and then stamped the bird.  Very simple.  I also colored the leaf a little different (not because I meant to, but because I didn’t read the label on the Stampin’ Blends marker, I was just going by the color of the cap!)  So the leaves are a combination of Mossy Meadow Dark and Old Olive Dark.  I actually like the way it came out, so don’t think you have to use matching light and dark of the same color to get a good effect!  Mix it up a bit!

If you’d like to make this card, this is what you’ll need:


  • Free as a Bird Stamp Set
  • Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo Black
  • Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow (Dark), Old Olive (Dark) and Calypso Coral
  • Snail Adhesive


  • Calypso Coral Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”; Scored at 1 1/4” and 4 1/4”
  • Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper – Cut one piece: 1” x 5 1/4”, Cut two pieces of coordinating paper: 2 3/4” x 5 1/4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock – Cut 3 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 3 1/4” x 2 1/4”

And for once….there is no inside to show you….because well, you can see it in the picture above!

Hope you’ll try this fun fold on one of the cards you’re making!  Please share your card with me in the comments if you do!

Happy Stamping!


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