So I found this really simple and easy fun fold card and I had so much fun making one, that I kept trying it with different stamp sets, and papers and Designer Series Paper….I had a hard time stopping myself from making more. I think it’s going to be my new quick and easy “go to” card design when I need a card in a hurry. This is the first card that I made:
This card is made with several items that will be retiring and are part of the “Last Chance” list – The Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper, the Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set, Butterfly Duet Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, 2 1/4″ Circle Punch, Classic Label Punch and the 2020-2022 In-Color Enamel Dots. Seems like just about everything on the card doesn’t it?
There is just one extra score line on the card base and it makes all the difference! The cardstock is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2 (like a standard A2 Tent card), but then you also score the card base at 6 3/4″. Fold and crease on the score lines and then on the inside of the card, place glue between the two score lines and close the card giving the left side a little rub to make sure it’s stuck together. And what you are left with opens like this:
To make the notches on the left end piece use the Classic Label Punch, inserting the end of the card into the punch centering it on the left flap to make the v-shaped notch. Only put the edge of the card in a tiny bit….because you want a tiny notch! (Or if you miss out on purchasing the punch, you can use a pair of Paper Snips and get a similar result.
The butterflies were punched using the Butterfly Duet Punch (it’s on sale for $7.20 – that’s 60% off the regular price of $18.00. I used both sizes of the butterflies in this card. I punch one small and one large butterfly out of Bumblebee and Misty Moonlight Cardstock and then layered them on top of each other. I added some Misty Moonlight 2020-2022 In-Color Enamel Colored dots in the centers.
If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies that you will need:
- Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set
- Misty Moonlight Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4″ x 11″, Fold and score at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″, plus a scrap for a 2 1/4″ Circle
- Bumblebee Cardstock – Cut 4″ x 4″ and also cut 1″ x 4″
- Basic White Cardstock – Cut 4″ x 4″, plus a scrap for a 2″ circle
- Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – Cut 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (Pattern 1) and cut 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (Pattern #2).
- Ink: Misty Moonlight
- Misty Moonlight/Silver Twine – from Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
- Adhesive: Stampin’ Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionasl
- Tools: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips
You can also make this card with other Stampin’ Up! products for a completely different look…like this card:
This is the same design, but it uses a different set of papers. Real Red and Basic Black cardstock is combined with Playful Pets Designer Series Paper and uses the Playful Pets Basic Black & White Twine. And do you see the little dog bone hanging near the bow? That is from the Playful Pets Trinkets (silver dog bones and hearts). The dog is cut right from the Designer Series Paper, or you can stamp one of the dogs (or cats) from the stamp set Pampered Pets. This stamp set is not retiring, as it will be in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog but the bundle pricing of 10% off will be gone.
Or this card: Doesn’t this card make you want to go on a vacation to Florida??
I combined Garden Green and Flirty Flamingo Cardstock with the Forever Fern Designer Series Paper (which is on the retiring list!) The stamp set I used is called Friendly Flamingo and along with the the coordinating Flamingo Dies. That long-legged bird was die cut from Flirty Flamingo Cardstock too….I mean…. what else would you cut it from?
If you would like to watch the video to see how quick and easy these cards are to make you can find it on my Youtube channel here: Side Fold Card Or you can go to my Facebook Page: Pat’s Card Corner and look for the video post on March 29, 2021.
So pick your favorite paper and just have fun designing! And I bet you will make more than one!
The list of products that will be RETIRING from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is now available! Retiring Items go FAST! Especially the In-Colors (ink pads and re-inkers, Cardstock, Stampin’ Blends, Stamp & Write Markers etc, some of which are already sold out and no longer available, So don’t delay in placing an order HERE and use my HOST CODE: KPJ9ADF3!There are lots of items on sale too! Some items that are bundles now are retiring (as a bundle)…which means that the Bundle PRICING will no longer be available, but the products will be available in the new catalog, but as separate items
You can see the list with all the retiring items here: Last Chance List – 2020-2021 Annual Catalog
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
- May 3 – This is the last day to order from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! And your last chance to purchase items on the RETIRING LIST before they are gone for good!
- May 4 – the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will launch! Get ready to check out all the new goodies and start a new Wish List for the coming year! (As a reminder….if you have ordered from me this past year, I will mail you a catalog. If you are not a current customer and would like to receive a catalog (US customers only), you can request one HERE
SO COOL – APRIL PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
The So Cool Paper Pumpkin Kit is a little taste of summer fun, with enough supplies to make 12 colorful, shaped cards with coordinating envelopes. Six card bases are popsicle shaped, the other six are semicircles: three watermelons and three rainbows. All of the cards are splashed with cheerful, vivid watercolor images. The kit also includes two full-size, matching sticker sheets, die-cut accents, fun embellishments, and more.
This kit was designed with kids in mind...the young in age or the young at heart! It’s a great way to help spark their creative imagination and to introduce them to papercrafting! This kit makes a great gift or use it to enjoy some fun quality time with family members. The sentiments in the stamp set included in the kit can be used for multiple occasions such as Birthdays, Congrats, Cheer and more.
AND….the So Cool Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite of products in the Jan-June 2021 Mini Catalog with these coordinationg colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive and Terra Cotta Tile.
Watch a sneak peek video here: SO COOL PAPER PUMPKIN and then click to order your SO COOK PAPER PUMPKIN KIT today! You have until April 10th to order your kit by why wait? This is sure to be a popular kits, so don’t miss out!
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These are the products I used for today’s card. Click on any product and it will take you to my online Stampin’ Up Store.
7 thoughts on “Side Fold Fun! (or Book Fold)”
When I first saw this card it looked pretty difficult to make. But I love how easily and quickly it comes together. Thank you for sharing!
I think I had more problems trying to get that video working than making the card!.
Thanks so much!
Making this card tonite with hydrangea dsp – great directions and video