Cathy's Crafting Journey

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Fancy fold cards

Good evening stampers and paper crafters.  I put together a couple cards today after seeing a request from a fellow crafter if anyone knew the name of the card in the picture she shared and how to make...Well, I do not know the name of the card, but I took a stab at creating one (or two), and have the measurements for you.  
First are the photos..
1st photo is completed card extended opened..
second photo is the left side

Right side..

and the view looking down on it as it stands.

This  card below is the first attempt at the card earlier in the day..

Now for the instructions.. 
one sheet of base card stock, color of your choice 8 and 1/2 by 11.   Cut in half the long way so you have a 4 and 1/4 by 11 piece of card stock.  Then cut the piece in half so you have 2 pieces of 4 and 1/4 by 5 and 1/2 pieces of card stock, ~~those are your 2 end pieces.Cut 2 pieces of Designer series pattern paper to mat these 2 pieces at 4 by 5 and 1/4.

Now take the remaining piece of colored cardstock (the 4 and 1/4 by 11 ) and trim that so you have a 4 by 11 inch piece, and score that at 3" and 5 and 1/2" and 8 inches, and then mountain valley fold it.
 Then for the 2 end pieces that you just scored,  you can leave it as is and just punch a half circl off the top so you can put a gift card or a couple tags in, or you can do as I did and mark a small tick mark at 2 inches from top and then using a paper trimmer cut from the tick mark up to the score line at an angle. (on both ends)  Then for mats, you would cut them 1/8 or one inch smaller depending on what your preference is. I prefer 1/4 inch.
besides decorating and embellishing, you would then turn the accordian over and on the back side, you add tear and tape (or scor tape or liquid adhesive) to the bottom and sides to hold on to the outer 4 nd 1/4 by 5 inch mats.  If you have any questions, I did a live tutorial which you can rewatch on my Facebook page,  in the link below.  All the supplies used are Stampin Up products.  I am a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and would love for you to check out my website, Here

I also saw these instructions on Facebook, and thought I would share these as well
Cardstock Whisper White: 5-1/2 x 11 scored at 2-3/4, 5-1/2 & 8-1/4 fold on score lines but the two outside flaps fold in and the middle is folded mountain style.
Mark each outside flap 2” down put a pencil mark. From the penci
l mark to the first scored line cut at an angle do same for other side.
Back panels: Cut 2 pieces White Cardstock 5-1/2 x 4-1/2
Cut 2 pieces Cardstock (your choice) 5-1/4 x 4-1/4
Cut 2 pieces DSP 5 x 4 layer. Adhere pieces
Cut the Cardstock for inside accordian panel:
4 pieces: 2-3/4 x 5-1/4
Cut at an angle
Cut 4 pieces DSP: 2-1/4 x 5 cut an angle
Layer Cardstock & DSP adhere to base
Attach back panels 1” in on first & last flap

My video on Facebook is here
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Happy Crafting, Cathy