Happy Happy Hawmp Day, y’all – and happy first day of February! Hope you’re ready for a good month!
I like fun folds. Actually – I LOVE fun folds! And one of my very favorite folds – which also happens to be one of the EASIEST – is the Book-Fold! I pulled that one out again today and added some so-pretty paper from the Regency Park 6″ x 6″ DSP. The focal point is from the slightly overlooked (just my thoughts!) Around the Bend Bundle. Take a look-see:
And I played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge this week. I went across the top, down the middle and across a diagonal or two!
I started out by scoring a 4 1/4” x 11” piece of Basic Gray cardstock at 5 1/2” and 6 3/4” on the long side. I folded the 5 1/2” score line as a “valley” – so….you know, ”regular”! – and at the 6 3/4” score in the opposite direction. Topographically speaking, that would be a “mountain” fold!
Using Liquid Glue between the 5 1/2” and 6 3/4” score lines, I adhered the front of the card base to the back – just in that 1 1/4” area. This made the “book” or “side” fold.
I matted a piece of pretty Regency Park 6″ x 6″ DSP on an Evening Evergreen mat and then adhered it to the larger side of the card front with Liquid Glue.
I matted a smaller, narrow panel on Evening Evergreen for the side fold panel. I wrapped a length of Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon around the narrow panel – securing it in the back with a couple of Glue Dots. Then I adhered the panel to the side fold with Liquid Glue.
A faux bow tied around the ribbon was all I added from there! Tip: a “faux bow” is just a length of the same ribbon tied around the first piece, snugged down and then the ends are trimmed to look like bow tails. Easy peasy!
On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the leaf corner image from Around the Bend in Evening Evergreen and then added a sentiment in Sweet Sorbet. I matted it on Evening Evergreen and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.
Using my fun little Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine, I cut out a Basic White flower, a small two-leaf leaf from Evening Evergreen cardstock, two leaves from Evening Evergreen Fine Shimmer Paper and a little flower center from Daffodil Delight cardstock.
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I used Liquid Glue to adhere the leaves and flower (with it’s little yellow flower center) in the corner of the card front.
I added a Pale Papaya 2021-2023 In Color Opal Round to the middle of the flower – and a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels – and the card front was done!
The inside got another Around the Bend sentiment in Sweet Sorbet on a square of Basic White – plus the Evening Evergreen leafy corner in the…well…the corner! 😎😎
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and then into the inside of the card – and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Around the Bend leafy corner on the front…
…and a little more Regency Park 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I love love love this fun fold – it’s a perfect way to design to a square card – without making an ACTUAL square card! And it gives you a lot of real estate for showing off pretty paper like our Regency Park 6″ x 6″ DSP! I am also a real fan of the Around the Bend bundle – the sentiments are really nice and the die cut flowers and leaves are perfect!
I hope you like!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Basic Gray Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″)
Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for narrow side panel); 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for center sentiment panel); Around the Bend die cut leaf
Fine Shimmer Paper (in Evening Evergreen): Around the Bend die cut leaves (x2)
Daffodil Delight Cardstock: Around the Bend die cut flower center
Basic White Cardstock: 3″ x 3″ (center sentiment panel); 4″ x 4″ (inner liner); Around the Bend die cut flower
Regency Park 6″ x 6″ DSP: 1″ x 4″ (narrow side panel); 4″ x 4″ (card front); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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