Feb 09 2011

Fancy Fold Card: Is this fold “right”?

Fancy Fold Card Closed


This card had me really turned around!

I had a lot of fun making this card but I had to keep asking myself if I was holding the card upside down. Unlike every other card I have every made that has the fold on the left or the top, this card has the fold on the right. Really! 

And it just didn’t feel like I was doing it "right" as I was making the card but as you can see, it did turn out as it was supposed to. Thanks to Elizabeth Freiter, a fellow Dreaming About Rubber Stamps Team member for showing me her card using this same Fancy Fold technique and inspiring me to make my own.

Once I got used to the fold on the "wrong" side, this card was quick to make.  I folded a piece of 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Very Vanilla cardstock in half as usual. Then holding the fold on the right, I cut 1-1/2" from the left hand side of the top piece of the card.

Next, I scored a 3-1/4" x 4" piece of Basic Black cardstock at 3/4" on the long side.

After layering Riding Hood Red cardstock and Love Letter designer series paper to the front of the card, I added a length of Very Vanilla Seam Binding complete with a knot onto the Basic Black cardstock.   

I adhered the Basic Black cardstock to the left hand side of the card that is stationary making sure the the flap would open. 


Fancy Fold Card Open


Inside the card I stamped "Birthday Wishes" from the Bring On the Cake stamp set in Riding Hood Red ink. I thought the the elegance of this scripted greeting matched the rest of the card nicely. 


So, what do you think? Did I do it "right"? Please leave me a comment and let me know if you like this card. Thanks!


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Stamps: Nature Walk (Wood 121925, Clear 121997), You’re A Gem (Wood 122268, Clear 122270), Bring On the Cake (Wood 121899, Clear 121958)

Inks: Riding Hood Red (111836), Basic Black (101179)

Paper: Love Letter Designer Series Paper (117162), Riding Hood Red (111348), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650)

Other: Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding (120999), Paper Cutter (104152), Cutting & Scoring Blade Refill (104154)


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2 comments so far

2 Responses to “Fancy Fold Card: Is this fold “right”?”

  1. Christine Kon 09 Feb 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Looks ‘right’ to me!!! I like the whole look of this card! It’s amazing how the fold of the card can make an ordinary card, EXTRAORDINARY!!! Will definately be added to my list to CASE!
    Love it!

  2. Deb-a-doon 20 Feb 2011 at 11:47 am

    This card is beautiful. I haven’t seen this fold before, but if everyone else folds from the left – it is still okay. Nothing wrong with being unique. What counts is the ending result, and you did well! Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation. Deb :o)

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