Q is for Quarter Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s fun fold card is quite different, a Quarter Fold. It’s quick & easy to make and you fold it like you would a packing box.

Stampin Up Fun Fold card using Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.. For more fun fold cards, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

This card showcases the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.  Today is your last chance to get this paper before it retires. The bright fun colors of this card just scream birthday to me. I used the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set (also retiring) to stamp my sentiment. This has been one of my favorite stamp sets.  It has cool fonts and lots of sentiments for tons of versatility!

To make this fun quarter fold card you need to start with 2 pieces of cardstock (4 1/4 x 11, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2). Trim a sliver (1/16″) off the long end of each piece so the widths are actually 4 3/16 x 11 and 5 7/16 x 8 1/2.  This will allow the cards to fit together and close easier. Score the 4 1/4 x 11 cardstock at 2 3/4 from each end.  Score the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock at 2 1/8 from each end. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the two pieces of cardstock together, lining up the edges with the score lines. (It doesn’t matter which one in inside.)

Fold on each of the score lines and crease using a bone folder. Decorate with DSP or cardstock measuring 2 x 2 5/8.

I used the pansy punch to cut a flower from melon mambo cardstock.  I added a White Perfect Accent in the middle and attached it with glue dots.

Cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock for the inside.  I used the Stylized Birthday stamp and Tempting Turquoise ink. The little flowers are from the Designer Tin of Tags Stamp set that I used on the front of the card.

Stampin Up Fun Fold card using Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.. For more fun fold cards, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Fold the card as you would close a packing box. Fold in the left side, fold up the bottom, fold in the right side, then tuck the left corner of the top flap underneath the left side panel.

This card would be great to hold confetti or a monetary gift. (No worries of it slipping out!) The card fits in a standard envelope.

Stampin Up Fun Fold card using Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.. For more fun fold cards, directions, and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Sets: Designer Tin of Cards (retiring), Stylized Birthday Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Festive Birthday DSP (retiring) Accessories: Pansy Punch, White Perfect Accents

Here’s another version I made using the Eastern Palace Suite. These cards are so fun and easy to do.  You can make these cards vertical or horizontal.

Stampin Up Quarter Fun Fold made with Eastern Palace Suite. For more fun fold ideas, directions, and supplies, visit www.juststampin.com

For this card I used the gorgeous Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and matching dies. These dies are the most versatile set I have ever seen! I stayed with clean and simple on this card.  You can click HERE to see more ideas using the Eastern Palace Suite and read more about the bundle offers.  Today is the last day to take advantage of the special Eastern Palace Suite Bundles!!!

Stampin Up Quarter Fun Fold made with Eastern Palace Suite. For more fun fold ideas, directions, and supplies, visit www.juststampin.com

 

Stamp Set: Eastern Beauty  Ink: Dapper Denim  Papers: Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Eastern Medallion Thinlits, 3/4″ Circle Punch, In Color Enamel Shapes (retiring)

You can make these fun fold cards vertical or horizontal. Do you have a favorite?

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Have a Quintessential Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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P is for Pop Up Fun Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today’s card is one I have made several times.  I love this Pop-Up fun fold!

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I used the Affectionately Your Specialty Designer Series Paper for my card base.  This piece is a thick cardstock with copper embossing.  Oh how I love it! It is retiring tomorrow so if I were you I would stock up now…it’s even on sale!!! Click HERE to add this to your shopping cart.

To make the pop up card you need a piece of cardstock measuring 4 1/4 x 11. Score at 1, 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 5 1/2, 7 1/4, 8 1/4, 10. Line it up in the personal trimmer in the center (at the 5 1/2 inch score line) and trim from 3/4 inches – 3 1/2 inches. The arrow on the cutting blade makes  it easy to see where to cut.

Next, fold the cardstock along the center cut line and trim the opening with paper snips for a clean cut along the score line.  Then fold along all score lines. Apply Tear & Tape Adhesive along the top and bottom of the card base.

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I heat embossed the sentiment from Big on Birthdays on a piece of 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 Night of Navy cardstock using Copper Embossing Powder. I layered the sentiment on Flirty Flamingo cardstock that’s just 1/4″ larger (2 3/4 x 5 1/2). Notice how I stamped higher on the cardstock to make sure it would show when the card is sitting in the base.  I used the Star Blast Edgelits Dies (also retiring) to cut the design from Copper Foil.  I adhered it with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

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The card slides up and down through the slot.  It’s so cool how it folds flat for mailing and is free standing once it is opened.  I wrapped some of the new Copper Trim around the card and tied a bow. I punched the flower from Flirty Flamingo cardstock using the Pansy Punch and stamped the center with VersaMark using the Love & Affection Stamp Set and heat embossed it before adhering it to the card front. I adhered a piece of 2 1.4 x 6″ piece of DSP to the envelope and trimmed the excess.

Here are some other Pop-Up cards I made previously using the Gift of Love Stamp Set (retiring May 31). You can click on the image to see the original post with lots photos.

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

Pop Up Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

I love this infinity shot of some of the ones I made for a card swap.

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Hope you get some time to play today!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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O is for Origami Fold

Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. I have two origami cards for you today.  I have always loved origami ever since I was in elementary school. My fourth grade teacher introduced me to this and I would be in awe of everything she made.

My first origami fun fold is a shadow box fold in red, white, and blue in honor of Memorial Day.

Origami Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

This one is quick and easy to do. I started with the Whisper White note cards & envelopes and added a 2 x 5 strip of Night of Navy across the middle.  My DSP measures 4 x 4.  I folded it in half and creased with my bone folder.  Then I opened it and folded it in half in the opposite direction. Next, I folded the points to where the fold lines intersect and creased each time with the bone folder.  Then I took each tip and folded it back to the edge and creased with the bone folder.

I adhered this to the center of my note card.  Then I cut a navy star using the smallest star from the Star Framelits (retiring May 31). I attached this to the center with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Origami Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

That’s all there is to it.  You could easily make a bunch of these in no time at all.  A set of 20 note cards & envelopes is only $6.  There are many variations you could do with this design…just changing out the DSP would give it a totally different look.  Add a flower, heart, or sentiment in the center or even turn it so it is a diamond shape instead of a square.  It’s definitely a fun fold that’s fun to make!

Origami Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

This next origami fold is a little more time consuming but still fairly easy to do and lots of fun. This card makes a statement when you open it!

Start with a piece of 8 x 8 cardstock and score at 2 & 6 on both sides.

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Fold all score lines using a bone folder.  Fold again in the opposite direction. (This will allow the folds to fold easily.) Mark the center at 4″.  Fold each corner into the center. Notice how the score lines line up. Fold using a bone folder.

Unfold the cardstock with the square in front of you. Push the sides (with the large triangles) in with your fingers on the fold and push the square down to make it flat. Do this on all four sides.

 

Next, take the inside corners and fold over, folding each in half to form triangles. Make sure to line up all the edges and points and crease with a bone folder.

Next you can decorate as you like.

Cut (2) 2 1/2″ squares of DSP.   Cut these in half from point to point to make 4 large triangles.  *When cutting from points it is best to place your blade in the center and cut up and down rather than try to start at the point.

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Cut (8) 1 3/4″ squares of DSP and cut in half to make 16 small triangles.

Cut a 3 1/2″ square to stamp your sentiment and layer with a 3 3/4″ square.

Adhere these to the card base.

Origami Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

The belly band measures 9 x 1 1/4 with a 9 x 1 strip of DSP.  Wrap lightly around the card and adhere.  You want to make sure you can slide it on and off easily.

The DSP diamond on the front is a 1 3/4″ square layered on a 2″ square. I embossed and fussy cut the flower from the Floral Affection Embossing Folder and attached it on the front.

Origami Fun Fold Card. For directions and supplies visit www.juststampin.com

This card fits in a regular envelope. (I plan to hand deliver mine.)

Many of the products I used on today’s cards are retiring…Affectionately Your Specialty Designer Series Paper, Floral Affection Embossing Folder, and the Star Framelits.  Check out my online store to SAVE on these products and more before they are gone for good! (*The Brights Designer Series Paper Stack used on my first card is already sold out!)

Have an Outstanding Day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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