Good morning, fellow cardmakers! Today I have a “prototype” that I thought I would show you- I think I will tinker with it a bit more, but don’t know when I’ll get to it, so here is the project thus far. I know I have seen this fold SOMEWHERE, but I can’t for the life of me find the name of it– if you know, please comment! I wanted to use a designer paper that has Soft Suede line drawings on a Mint Macaron background; I find the combination calming somehow, so here is what I came up with:
I actually intended to use a complementary designer paper on the inside, but I was working late at night, and glued down the popup before I adhered the designer paper (oops!). Anyway, the base of the card is 11 x 4.25 inches of Mint Macaron, folded in half. I decorated the front with a 5 and 3/8 by 4 and 1/8 inch piece of Soft Suede, and a 5.25 x 4 inche piece of designer paper (Garden Lane Series). All products are from Stampin’ Up!. The centerpiece used two sizes of the Stitched Shapes dies, the larger in Soft Suede and the smaller in Very Vanilla, a bird stamp from the Free As a Bird set (I used Soft Suede ink but stamped off once), linen thread, and woven ribbon, colored with Crumb Cake Blends marker. The stamped image was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. I stapled the v-shaped piece of ribbon to the brown shape and adhered that to the card, then glued a circle of the thread in place, and added the stamped piece with dimensionals. A few Iridescent Sequins finished it off.
Inside, I used a 6 x 6 piece of Soft Suede cardstock, and folded it in half to make a rectangle. Then I unfolded it, and folded the paper in half in the other direction to make a rectangle. Open and fold from corner to corner in one direction. It should look like this:
Now push the triangles toward one another, and it will fold into a square, turned on point. Decorate the surfaces as you wish- I embossed two pieces of cardstock cut to 2.75 inch squares, cut them in half to form triagles, and adhered them to the larger triangles. I used Very Vanilla squares for the sentiment and a place to sign or write a note, stamped with Mint Macaron Ink. Don’t be like me, adhere some pretty paper to the inside first, THEN glue the squares to the inside of the card at the center of the fold, leaving just a hair of space to account for the thickness of the fold.
I hope you’ll enjoy give this fairly simple fold a try. If you do, send a picture in the comments! And someone please, please, tell me what it’s called. Click Visit My Site on this page to go to my Stampin’ Up! store if you want to shop. There are lots of lovely paper, stamps, and trinkets in this year’s Annual Catalog, and the Holiday Catalog will go live on September 4th. Thanks for stopping by!