Hello my friend, and welcome to another week! Are you ready to get creative? I saw a new fancy fold design (well, new to me, anyway) on my talented friend Susan’s blog last week. She thoughtfully provided the measurements on scoring, so I thought I’d share it with you. Here we go!
A PAPER HUG
As a card maker, you’ve probably heard or seen the saying ‘a card is a hug with a fold in the middle’. During this pandemic, this saying has never been more true! Have you found yourself sending more cards? This is the theme I used in my weekend post for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. If you missed that card, you can see it HERE. Today’s card uses the Picket Fence Studios (PFS) stamp called A Paper Hug.
I told you it was a ‘fancy’ fold!
This card comes together quickly, but looks like you took a lot of time to make it. I love it when that happens! *wink*
First, start with a card base of 4 1/4″ x 11″. Next, score this at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″. Fold on the 5 1/2″ score line – now your card is in half. Use double sided tape to tape down the card base between the 5 1/2″ fold and 6 3/4″ fold. Now you can go ahead and decorate your card!
I’m still loving the Lavinia Dream-scapes Colourburst paper, so I chose one of those for my background. Working with the colours in the paper, layer them over solid coloured cardstock, and glue them to your card front. For the 1 1/4″ section on the left, use a 3/4″ punch to punch notches from the top and bottom. Then, wrap a length of ribbon around it, and tie it off in a knot or bow, at the front. For the sentiment, stamp the PFS A Paper Hug stamp in a coordinating blue ink onto white cardstock. Die cut it with a stitched oval, and another from the blue cardstock, one size large. Layer them together using foam squares or tape, and then glue to the card front.
Finish off by adding some Gina K. Sequins – Clear Quartz Solid – to the front. In this photo below, you can see how the card front opens, with the left side staying closed.
I love it when a simple sentiment plus pretty paper, and a little extra fold make a special card! I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing my new fancy fold design, and that you’ll give it a try. And thanks to my friend Susan for sharing it on her blog!
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