Spring-Fold Card

I’ve been having so much fun with different folds and cuts!  There are some cards – like this one and the pop-up from yesterday – that I wanted to try, but didn’t have the right sized envelope.  Now that I have the Simply Scored scoring tool and diagonal insert from Stampin’ Up®, I can make my own envelope to match the card.

This is a spring-fold card, because it “springs open.”  It kind of reminds me a little of a slinky.  It’s another easy one – especially if you have the scoring tool.  The directions I had were wrong, and it was still easy.

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Stamps:  Apothecary Art, Messages for Mom; Ink:  Soft Suede, Blushing Bride classic; Regal Rose, Soft Suede stampin’ write markers; Paper:  Baja Breeze 12″x12″ card stock; Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock; Attic Boutique designer series paper; Other:  Scallop punch, vintage brads, crochet trim, Blushing Bride smooch spritz, scallop trim border punch, pinking hearts border punch, eyelet border punch, Simply Scored scoring tool and diagonal insert, stampin’ dimensionals, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Frames – Labels collection

  Here’s a photo of the open card.

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Once you cut and score the card stock, the rest is just decorating.  One of the fun things I added to the card is the “smooch spritzed crochet trim.”  It covered enough to color the trim, but gave it just a soft look, not dyed, so it kept the vintage feel.  I love the Blushing Bride smooch spritz, and I’m thinking it may retire at the end of May, along with the other 2010-2012 In Colors, so don’t miss out.  Order it now!  You have another week of Sale-a-bration, so this is a good time to stock up on those retiring colors.  Stampin’ Up!® will announce the retiring stamps and other retiring accessories in April, but we know the five In Colors and probably their coordinating accessories will retire (Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait).  I say, “probably,” because I’ve learned with Stampin’ Up!® that there’s not “always” or “never.”

Here are the cutting/scoring instructions for the card:

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Card stock:  12″ x 6″
Score at 6″ and 9″ on longer side.
Score diagonally from 3″ (top left) to 9″ (bottom right) and from 9″ (top right) to 3″ (bottom left)
With a pencil, lightly mark the 3″ point (center) on the left side of the card stock.
Cut diagonally from this point to 3″ top and 3″ bottom to remove triangles.
Fold card.  Diagonal scores are mountain folds and vertical scores are valley folds.

I hope you have fun with this one!  With all the designer papers and stamps that are available, your possibilities for creativity are endless.

Thanks for stopping by – and have a wonderful day.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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