Fun Fold Cards

Season of Christmas Fun Fold

I stumbled across this Explosion Card Fun Fold and I had to make one for my Fun Fold class!! It looks daunting at first glance-but I promise it’s super easy to make!

Supplies:

Card Base: 5 ½” x 8 ½”-Scored at 2 1/8” and folded to meet in the middle.

DSP: 4” x 8”- Scored at 2”, 4”, 6” & diagonally from every corner to opposite corner’s 4” score line. (see diagram)

Basic White: 2 ½” square & 2 ½” x 4” piece

Color Layer: 2 ¾” square & 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” piece

Belly Band: 3”x 9 ½”

Other Supplies: Ribbons, embellishments, adhesive, bone folder, and Paper Trimmer with scoring tool. 

Huge thank you to Julie Davidson for this template!!

  1. Fold the card base in to meet in the middle and crease with your bone folder.
  2. 4” x 8”- Scored at 2”, 4”, 6” & diagonally from every corner to opposite corner’s 4” score line. Crease the vertical lines first and carefully crease the diagonal ones inward.
  3. Adhere your Color square and Basic White square together and then place in the center diamond above.  This will hold the inside sentiment.
  4. Stamp and decorate your Basic White 2 ½” x 4” piece and adhere to the 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” piece. 
  5. Use your DSP Belly Band 3”x 9 ½” and bend it securely (not to tight) around the closed card base.  Then use Tear & Tape to join together.
  6. Adhere your decorated piece from step 4 to cover the join line on the belly band.
  7. Fold your inside diagonal piece into a square-rotate to make a diamond before adhering it to one side of the card base. (use Tear & Tape).  Then slowly press the opposite side onto the other side of the diamond.
  8. Open your card to see the explosion!!! 

Check out the products I used to make this unique card! While you are browsing the online catalog check out the Clearance Rack! Just refreshed today!

I just snagged a couple of these ADOREABLE Santa’s Tag Kits! You can also add the Cello Bags or buy the Project Kit! Great family craft too!

Product List
Christmas To Remember
$22.00
Christmas Season Bundle (English)
$54.00
Painted Christmas 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Evening Evergreen 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Bone Folder
$7.00
Tear & Tape Adhesive
$7.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Fun Fold Cards

Playful Penguin Fun Fold

The Penguin Place Bundle paired with the SAB FREE Playful Penguins is a win-win! The Penguin Builder punch is a perfect fit for some of the penguins on the DSP! That means you can make several cards with ease!

Or you can choose to dress up the penguin like I did for the belly band on this Triple-Fun fold! I used the Black Glitter paper and then stamped the body & face on some Basic White-a quick punch and done!

Did you see the cute fun fold too?? Here is how to make one for yourself! Super easy and what a fun way to give cards this year!

Card Base: Balmy Blue 5 ½”x 11” base

Belly Band: 1”x 11”

Coordinating DSP: 1 ½”x 5 ¼”, 1” x 5 ¼”, & (2) 3 ½” x 5 ¼”

Basic White: 4”x 5 ¼”

Add some ribbon and/or embellishments to dress it up!

  1. Score the 5 ½”x 11” base @ 1 ¾”, 5 ½”, & 9 ¾”
  2. Fold score lines to look like the figure below:
  • Adhere the DSP pieces to the card base accordingly by size.
  • Make label to cover the area on the belly band where you adhere together.
  • Decorate as desired.

Here is a peek inside the card! Mix up the patterns and have some fun!

I have a rule of thumb to take the color combos from the DSP-the colors are listed on the back of the paper!

I hope you enjoyed this fun fold! Come back soon to see a couple more!

Product List
Penguin Place Bundle (English)
$31.50
Encircled In Warmth Cling Stamp Set
$19.00
Penguin Playmates 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Black Glitter Paper
$6.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
$10.00
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Fun Fold Cards

Flip Up & Flip Out Fun Fold

This is a fun fold card that we made last night during our Virtual Mystery Card Night!

I was determined to find a way to keep connected back in March when the lockdown was in place. My teammate and I started these virtual classes via Zoom and they have been a great addition to the classes I offer! It is great to see people that are far away or need to be more careful about where they go for personal reasons. If you are looking for an engaging and silly group of ladies to craft with virtually, we are here for YOU!

What is a Mystery Card Night? I make a card-so far they have been fun folds-and then I craft up a Power Point to share with everyone. You use your ink, paper, stamps, and embellishments that you have on hand. (doesn’t have to be current or SU) I send the Zoom meeting ID and the suggested items to have on hand to those that RSVP. I love seeing what everyone creates by the end of the class! We have a contest on my Laura’s Creative Corner FB page for a fun prize! Check my list of events for the next one! (usually once a month) We would love to have you join us!

This was a Flip Up & Flip Out fun fold that I found on On Y Go! Stamping! I loved how simple it was to follow her tutorial and how everyone would have items at home to create this for our class! The following are from her blog-why reinvent the wheel? She did a great job with these visuals!

After scoring and cutting the 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock-the rest is really just coordinating your patterned DSP with your other items. Here are the measurements I sent to the ladies that join us Friday.

Card Base: The base will be an 8 ½” x 11” piece of cardstock

Insert: light color to write on; cut one 4” x 5 ¼ ”

Card Front: Pick a color that coordinates with your DSP; cut to 4” x 5 ½ ”

DSP:  (2) pieces of one design cut 1 7/8” x 5 ½” & (2) pieces of another coordinating design cut to 1 7/8” x 5 ½”

Other pieces:  Scraps for sentiment, labels, little extras

•One set or two stamp sets •Embellishments, dies, punches, and inks of your choice •Tape, glue, dimensionals, scissors etc.

Here is a quick peek inside my card that I made! I love this Gilded Autumn Suite! The Gilded Autumn DSP has the most beautiful colors and metallic pops of color! It also includes the elegant Beautiful Autumn stamp set, coordinating Autumn Punch Pack, super sweet Acorn Trinkets, and coordinating Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon combo pack!

Have you ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up!? NOW is the time! Stampin’ Up! is offering a wonderful promotion this month! In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD, new demonstrators choose $125 USD-worth of products)you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event. (or just personal use! Join for the discount or for some extra cash!) I have both types on my team! We have a private team FB page, Zoom training topics, contests, SWAPS, and quarterly gatherings (hybrid-virtual & in person) SO, what are you waiting for? Join us today! No risk, no penalties! Your new friends await!

This is the additional items you will receive! WOW!

Blessings!

Laura

Product List
Gilded Autumn Suite Collection (English)
$96.25
Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Beautiful Autumn Bundle (English)
$50.25
Autumn Punch Pack
$39.00
Beautiful Autumn Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Acorn Trinkets
$8.00
Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
$8.00
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Simply Scored
$30.00
Fun Fold Cards

Easy Accordion Fun Fold

We had another Mystery Zoom Card class last night! We created an Accordion Fold that I saw on Lisa Curcio’s blog! It makes me laugh when the girls questions why they are cutting, folding, or scoring! Then they are so happy when they see their final product! We have a lot of laughs and have time to catch up or get to know any new people! You should join us on the next Mystery Zoom night! Check out my events on my website: Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website!

Here are the supplies and measurements to create your own!

Card Base: 4 ¼” x 5 ½” colored cardstock; a mat piece 4” x 5 ¼” (I used Whisper White) •Insert: 4 ¼” x 11” (Don’t Fold); Whisper White/Neutral color @ 2 ¼”x 4” •DSP:  2 pieces @ 1 ¼” x 4”; 2 pieces @ 2 ¼” x 4”, 1 piece @ ½” x 4”(I used 4 patterns from the same pack) •Inside the Insert:  1 ½ x 9 ½” – I used a color that coordinated with my base color. •Other pieces:  Scraps for sentiment. •One set or two stamp sets •Embellishments, dies, punches, and inks of your choice •Tape, glue, dimensionals, scissors etc.

1. Attach your card base (notice it is a card front only-not a folded card like usual) and mat pieces together.

2. Attach your DSP pieces to the smallest sections; then your bigger pieces.

3. Attach the Whisper White 2 ¼” x 4 to the last part of the zig zag piece.  This will be for your inside message

4. Attach the ½” x 4 piece right next to the Whisper White so they are flush.

5. Attach the zig zag piece to your card base centered.

6. Take your 9 ½” x 1 ½” piece and wrap it around the card adhering it in the front where it overlaps.  Not to tight-it’s a belly band.

7. Decorate the belly band.

Add extra focal stamps, ribbons, or embellishments!

The Flowers for All Seasons DSP pack is just gorgeous! The colors are just so vibrant and all the flowers can be used for all occasions!

Shop with me 24/7 @ my website: Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website

All orders of $35 or more will get a thank you gift shipped to you from me! Bonus Days are here too! For every $50 increment that you spend, you will receive a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! to use in August!

Product List
Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Flowers For Every Season 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Medium Daisy Punch
$16.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Just Jade 1/4" (6.4 Mm) 2020–2022 In Color Ribbon
$6.00
Simply Scored
$30.00
Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Seal+
$12.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25