June 6, 2012

Wednesday Wacky-Squash Fold Card!

When you look at the card below for today's Wednesday Wacky post, you see a cute little birthday card:

When laid flat on your surface, this is what the card looks like. Notice the inside? What is that?

Voila......a squash fold on the inside for you to decorate:

And I'll even show you how to complete the squash fold!

Step 1:

You will need a "Bone Folder" and a piece of designer paper measuring 8" x 8".

Step 2:

Fold your paper in half diagonally and use your "Bone Folder" to press the fold in place.

Step 3:

Open your designer paper and fold again diagonally on the opposite side.

Step 4:

Open your designer paper and fold in half horizontally.

Step 5:

When you open your designer paper slightly, the photo above shows you what yours should look like at this point. Position your designer paper so it looks like the photo. Using both hands, push the two folds in the center so that they fold towards the center.

Step 6:

Push the folds in Step 5 to the center until you have a triangle shape and press with your "Bone Folder" to make things nice and flat.

Step 7:

Using the top 2 corners, fold them towards the center to form 2 small triangles. Fold both corners until they slightly touch end-to-end. Fold flat with your "Bone Folder".

Step 8:

Flip your designer paper over and repeat Step 7 for side 2.

Step 9:

This is what your project now looks like. You will notice that each corner has "legs" hanging down. You will now take one leg at a time, open up the leg and push towards the inside of your project. The photo below shows where I opened and pushed one of the "legs" towards the inside:

Step 10:

Repeat Step 9 for all 4 corners and the photo above shows what your project should look like.

Step 11:

Push down on your project to lay it flat and using your "Bone Folder", press down to smooth all the folds.

Step 12:

Position your folded project inside your card close to the fold and glue in place on both sides. The photo below shows you what the squash fold looks like when completely glued in place:

Now decorate the inside:

And......completed card! Wasn't that fun and easy?

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Labels Collection Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Full Heart Punch, Scallop Border Trim Punch, Blender pen, Bone Folder
  • DSP: In Color Paper Pack
  • Stamps: Easy Events, Delightful Dozen
  • Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade
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  1. I just love your blog....so fun! Love the squash fold tutorial....will definitely try this one.

    Jan D.

  2. love this tutorial and the card is awesome


  3. What a wonderful surprise for whoever receives this one! Another fantastic tutorial!!

  4. i really like your tutorials. actually, i bookmark it so that it is easy for me to locate your blog. question, what kind of die cut that you use for the shape under the happy birthday circle. I like it

    1. ah i found it now. It is Labels Collection Framelits. Question..where do you bought?Or are you selling that?

  5. Awesome! I love your designs and your blog. Thank you!!

  6. Just run unto this one!!! HAD to try it! What fun!!! You come up with the most unusual things! LOVE your blog and ideas!!!

  7. Super tolle Anleitung vielen Dank dafür.
    Thank you!!

    Lieben Gruß Gisela

  8. Beautiful card and awesome tutorial!! Just a quick question....... What is the size of the base card that the squash part gets adhered to? I could probably figure it out but thought you might be able to quickly answer to save me the trouble! :-) Thanks in advance!!

  9. This will be a really fun card to make and fun for the person that gets it. Thanks for the great idea.

  10. hola quiero ver el video, soy colombiana

  11. me encanta la tarjeta porque esta bonita


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