Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s fun fold has a hidden message. I have been wanting to make one of these fun folds for a long time. I like simple cards and did not think this style card would fit that bill. I was wrong! It really is quite easy once you break it down into steps. Many thanks to fellow demonstrators, Patrice Halliday-Larsen, Natalie Lapakko, and Meg Loven who shared their inspiration and directions to get me started. I changed it up a bit to simplify it! Here’s my card.
I have lots of photos and measurements for you. You need to cut and score 3 pieces of paper for this card.
Front: 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 scored at 5 1/2
Back: 4 1/4 x 5 3/4 scored at 5 1/2
Inside: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Punch a circle out of the front piece by sliding the 2″ Circle punch along the side as far as it will go.
Line up the inside piece the same way and punch from both the front and back. (*You may prefer to line up the inside piece under the top piece and trace the circle with a pencil first then punch it out if you are not confident you will line it up exactly.) The 3 circles should all line up.
Add sticky strip or use Fast Fuse Adhesive along the flap on the back piece. Adhere this piece along the right side of the inside piece.
Close the inside piece and apply adhesive to the top piece only. The front page of the middle layer is adhered completely to the inside of the front layer, with the right side edges lined up.
The photo below shows what the card should look like assembled.
Stamp the sentiments through the hole to make sure they line up exactly. My sentiment is from Garden in Bloom which is a photopolymer stamp set so it was easy to see. (*If you are using a clear mount or wood mount stamp you may want to trace the circle then open the card and stamp the sentiment inside the pencil line using the stamp a ma jig. Remember to erase your pencil marks afterwards.) I opened my card to slide the hidden message part in view and stamped my inside sentiment through the hole.
I decorated my card using the Flourish Thinlits. I adhered the die cut pieces using the Fine-tip Glue Pen. I embellished with ribbon and Pearl Basic Jewels. I stamped the envelope using the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Soft Sky ink. This is such a fun card to make and open! This fun fold would be great for kid birthdays as I’m sure they would enjoy the hidden message appearing when they open their card.
Stamp Sets: Garden in Bloom, Flourishing Phrases, Balloon Adventures Ink: Island Indigo, Soft Sky Papers: Soft Sky, Whisper White Tools & Accessories: Flourish Thinlits, 2″ Circle Punch, Island Indigo Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
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