February 1, 2013

Free Friday-Four Folds Card!

Happy Valentine's month! Valentine's is fast approaching and I thought I would show you a neat way to create a card. I'm not sure who originated this idea and I'm not sure what the card fold is called, but I'm calling it the "Four Folds Card":

If you scroll down to view all 4 of these photo's, you will notice I used 4 different patterns from the "More Amore Designer Paper". The photo above is Side 1. Keep scrolling:

Side 2:

Side 3:

Side 4:

And the photo below shows you what the card looks like from above:

To create this card, all you need are 4 cardstock panels measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". I glued a piece of DSP to each panel with a different pattern on each measuring 5" x 3 3/4". I then scored each panel in the center at 2 1/8" on the 4 1/4" side. Before I folded on each score, I used my "Hearts Collection Framelits" to cut a heart in the center of each panel. In order to make sure all the hearts line up exactly on each panel, I measured an equal distance from the bottom of each panel and marked it with my pencil. This is where I lined up the bottom of my framelit and cut all 4 panels.

Once all of your hearts are cut out, fold all 4 panels in half with your "Bone Folder". Glue the half panels to each other until you get to the last one. Before you glue the last 2 panels together, insert a piece of ribbon or baker's twine so that it will hang in the center of your card and glue in place. Finally, glue your last 2 panels together.

If you want to create a floating heart in the center glued to the baker's twine like I did on mine, cut 4 hearts, fold in half and glue the halves together like you did the card panels.

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Inks: Primrose Petals
  • DSP: More Amore
  • Accessories: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Hearts Collection Framelits, Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies,Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • Stamps: Hearts A Flutter, My Little Valentine

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  1. Wow! Thanks Debbie for sharing! I am so excited about this card Honestly this is the biggest WOW card I have seen this Valentine season!!!!!!! Plus you are so generous and gave us the directions! God bless you! I can't wait to make this. I was looking for my third card for my funky folds card class and here it is! Again thank you for sharing the directions

  2. What a fun and funky card fold! Love it!

    Ter ;)

  3. WOWZA !! What a great card. Thank you for the directions. It looks like such a difficult card to make, but your directions make it sound easy. I'll soon find out ~ I'm gonna go make one !!

  4. This wonderful and thank you for sharing the how-to with us! Now when I get my stamp set and framelits back from my friend, I will definitely attempt this beauty!!!

  5. This is such a great fold. I've done it with butterflies and beads. Love the idea of the ribbon on each edge.

  6. Wow! That is an amazing fold - thanks for the directions. I am pinning this for sure!

  7. wow and thank you! I'm impressed
    Can't wait to create a card like yours! Sherrill Graff Late Night Stamper

  8. Thank you, so very much, for the directions. I was looking for a card for special friends for Christmas and this is it.


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