Fancy Fold Frenzy
I’m on a Fancy Fold Frenzy these days! You can see some of my latest here. Today I have one that I learned from my friend Deborah Smart. Deborah and I have been cyber friends for awhile, and I got to meet her in person several years ago at a Stampin’ Up!® Leadership event. She’s a hoot, and if you live in Canada and need a demonstrator, give her a call. She’s very creative and her projects are lovely.
Here’s my take on her Triangle Fold card. (I’m not sure that’s the official name, but that’s what Deborah called it, so hey – it’s good enough for me! And it fits.)
This is so fun, and it’s a great way to use that Designer Series Paper (DSP) that you’ve been hoarding. (What? Seriously? Is it just me?)
Here are the measurements and instructions.
First, score a 4-1/4″ x 7-1/4″ piece of Call Me Clover Cardstock at 2-1/4″ and 5″. These will be valley folds. Use a Stampin’ Trimmer to score the two outside panels diagonally from the bottom left to the top right (just in that panel; not all the way across).
*Note: This is a little different than the instructions I used for my card. I may have misread (I think I need new glasses), but after I scored and cut enough paper for 10 cards, I realized the outside panels weren’t quite the same size. It was ok, but I like symmetry. Plus the triangular DSP pieces fit better. Apologies to my swap group!
Cut four 2-1/8″ x 4″ pieces of the beautiful All Is Bright DSP.* Cut two of the pieces of DSP diagonally (from bottom left to top right). I followed Deborah’s advice and placed my DSP over the cardstock panels before I cut them diagonally to fit, just to be sure I was cutting the right direction. Adhere to the front triangular panels.
Flip the cardstock over, and repeat with the two outer back panels. This time, you’ll cut from top left to bottom right. Adhere these to the back triangular panels. You can use the same DSP design as the front, but I used the opposite side of the DSP for some contrast.
Cut a 2-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the sentiment from Winter Woods* in Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink. Stamp the pine needles from Winter Woods* in Call Me Clover Classic Stampin’ Ink. Adhere to the inside center of the card.
Stamp the evergreen tree from Winter Woods* in Call Me Clover on a piece of Call Me Clover Cardstock. Die-cut with the coordinating In the Woods Framelits Dies*. (Bundle the dies and stamps and save 10%!)
Adhere the die-cut tree to a Pearlized Doily, then adhere the doily to one of the front panels, making sure the adhesive is only on one flap. (You don’t want to seal your card closed!)
When I put the first card into an envelope, it looked really small and lonely. I decided to adhere it to a Real Red card base. Cut a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Real Red Cardstock. Emboss using the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder* (DTIEF), then adhere the center back of the triangle card to the center of the embossed cardstock.
A note about the Corrugated DTIEF. Stampin’ Up!® suggests that you spritz your cardstock with a little water when you use the DTIEFs to soften the fibers and get a better impression. I never do that, because I’m impatient, but I’ve never had trouble. The first time I used the Corrugated DTIEF, though, I ended up with four or five corrugated strips. Oops. Spritzing would have helped! But I’m still impatient, so for this card, I used my old Big Shot Platform (the one with the tabs you can flip) with no tabs and a top plate. It worked great!
Give this fold a try! It’s super fun and really easy. Thanks, Deborah, for the inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day! Check in tomorrow to hear about my awesome weekend!
*Coming soon! You’ll be able to order this from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog beginning September 5.
Great minds think alike (including Deborah’s). I took a screen shot of her directions and have it on my list to make. Your version is beautiful!
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Thanks, Susan! I can’t wait to see yours!!
I love your triangle fold card, Buffy! (and thanks for the shout-out!) 🙂 The tree is perfect in the middle. I really like your idea of adding the triangle card to a regular card base, too!
Thanks, Deborah. And thanks for the idea! So fun!