Good morning and Happy Friday. The LAST Friday – heck the last DAY! – in June! I think you know that means the DSP sale ends tonight, right?! But – more importantly – our Starter Kit Plus promotion ALSO ends tonight. And…it would be a shame for you to miss all the extra ($30 worth, in fact!) good things you’ll get if you join today!! So – don’t make me sad, okay?? 😉
Now – my card today is a fun fold – and it’s way easier than it looks, I promise! It’s called a Book Jacket Fun Fold – and I saw how to make it from Sue Campfield’s blog. I decorated mine with the gorgeous Stargazing DSP (on sale!!) and a bunch of fun goodies from the Reach for the Stars bundle. Take a look-see:
The layout on the front of the card was inspired by this week’s Paper Players challenge.
And – this is FOR SURE a FUN FOLD so…I’m playing along again at the Creative Creases challenge! 🙂
I made the card first. Using two pieces of Basic Black cardstock – I scored and folded them both.
The first one – I’m calling it the “Back and End Flap” is 5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ that I scored and folded at 4 1/4″.
The second piece – “”Spine” and Front” – is 5 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ – scored at 1/2″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ – with all the score lines folded in the same direction.
Using Tear & Tape on the 1/2″ section of the second piece, I folded and adhered it to create the “spine”. The video is the best place to see how to assemble the card – it starts at the 6 minute mark if you want to skip right to that part. 🙂
I folded the larger piece at 4 1/4″ – and then – with the fold on the RIGHT as I looked at it, used Tear & Tape adhesive to adhere the “spine” to the left end of the panel. Guess what? The video is the best place to see how to do THIS, too! 🤷♀️
I matted all the Stargazing DSP pieces on their Blueberry Bushel mats…
– Front: 3 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ mat with 3″ x 5 1/4″ DSP
– Spine: 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ mat with 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ DSP
– Inside of Card: 3 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ mat with 3″ x 5 1/4″ DSP
– “Secret Inside” panel: 2 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ mat with 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ DSP
– Back of “Secret Inside” panel: 2 7/8″ mat with 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ DSP (this will look like the front when the card is closed…it’s the panel you see in the picture just above!)
…and then adhered all but the matted front onto their respective places on the card using Liquid Glue.
Whew! Got it?? Okay – then it was time for me to decorate with the fun Reach for the Stars bundle and Stargazing DSP.
First – I did a bunch of die cutting.
– Smallest Reach for the Stars circle die – I cut a piece of dark DSP with stars (this will be the face mask of the astronaut).
– Next two bigger circle dies – cut out two planets right out of the Stargazing DSP. I picked a Pumpkin Pie and a Berry Burst planet.
– Fourth from smallest circle die – two planets – one in Pumpkin Pie (sentiment) and one in Crushed Curry.
– Both star dies – used them to cut out a bunch of stars from the silver Holographic Trio Specialty Paper.
– Two of the larger “flame” dies from Basic White cardstock.
– Stamped the shuttle in Blueberry Bushel on Basic White and cut it out with its Reach for the Stars die.
– Stamped the astronaut in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Basic White and cut it out with its Reach for the Stars die.
– And – this isn’t a die cut, sorry! – I fussy cut one of the smaller “Saturn” images from the DSP.
I stamped the sentiment from Reach for the Stars in Blueberry Bushel ink on the larger Pumpkin Pie die cut planet.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere two strips of Berry Burst Holographic Trio Specialty Paper to the card front.
Then, starting with the smallest die cut planet – I adhered them to the Front panel with Liquid Glue.
I used my Light Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Blend to add some color and shadowing to the die cut shuttle. And I brushed all the colored parts with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.
I colored the “flames” with the Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends.
I added the Crushed Curry planet with Liquid Glue, then adhered the shuttle over the top of it with Liquid Glue (I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on the video and…yep – like it better that way!) and then slid the flames into place with Liquid Glue.
Then – I used a bunch of little dots of Liquid Glue to adhere a bunch of Holographic die cut stars! I used some on the “spine”, too!
For the “secret inside” panel – with the astronaut – I adhered the fussy cut Saturn with Liquid Glue.
I colored the creases and folds – lightly (don’t get carried away!) – of the space suit using my Light Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blend. Then I adhered the die cut to the panel with Liquid Glue.
I brushed that smallest Reach for the Stars circle die cut piece of dark Stargazing DSP with the Clear Wink brush (doesn’t it make sense that that face mask would be shiny?!?) and adhered it with Liquid Glue.
Finally – whew! – I stamped the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel and snipped the words with my Paper Snips. I edged each piece with the Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered them to the panel with Liquid Glue.
I added some more of the die cut stars with Liquid Glue – and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Reach for the Stars splatters image stamped a few times in Blueberry Bushel and the stars in Fresh Freesia on the front…
…and more of the Stargazing DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Okay. So. The video is about 10 min longer than normal – but don’t let that scare you off from this card! The Book Jacket Fun Fold is really not that hard – you’ll see I’ve got it together in about 15 minutes. The rest is all the decorating! 😎 So – take a look at that to see how to make the fun fold. And then – the rest of it is all the steps and pieces and parts for decorating it with the Reach for the Stars bundle and amazing Stargazing DSP!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! And this is the card I made on my YouTube video yesterday. If you’d like to see it – for the first time or again! – here ’tis! This card really IS easier to SEE how to make than it is to READ how to make. It’s really easy – I promise!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Basic Black Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ (Back and end Flap piece – scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 5 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ (“spine” and front flap piece – scored and folded at 1/2″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″)
Blueberry Bushel Cardstock: 3 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mats for front flap and for Inside of card); 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for “spine”); 2 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mats for “secret inside” panel and back of “secret inside” panel)
Holographic Trio Specialty Paper: 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – on front panel); Reach for the Stars die cut stars
Basic White Cardstock: Stamped & Die Cut Reach for the Stars images; fussy cut sentiment on “secret inside” panel; Larger Reach for the Stars die cut “flames”
Stargazing DSP: 3 ” x 5 1/4″ (x2 – front flap and Inside of card); 3/4″ x 5 31/4″ (“spine”); 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – “secret inside” panel and back of “secret inside” panel); Die cut planets; Smallest Reach for the Stars circle die (astronaut face mask); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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