Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SPRING. Spring is a special time of year – it’s fun to celebrate the beauty of nature and to get back outside during this transition of the seasons. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
My card is a fun fold that I have not done in years. I found one I had made in some cleaning out I have been doing and then saw one on Pinterest almost the next day. So I thought today’s Hop would be a great time to bring it out again. As the title says, it is a Squash Card. That is a different name for a funky fold. I have several different photos of the closed and open card. Please bare with me.
This is the closed up look. The card ends up being 4 1/4 X 4 1/4. Even though it is a little thicker than a regular A2 card, it still fits in the A2 envelope. And the bonus of that is no extra postage charge!
Here is it opening:
This view gives you the idea of how you would insure the inside decorations do not get folded or bent. And Here is another of a little more open.
And the final of a fully opened card.
Can you see that you could easily add a gift card holder to the left hand side? I was tempted to redo the entire card when I had that thought!! Sanity prevailed though and I settled for just giving you that idea.
I used the Wonderful Floral Dies and the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper to create the die cuts and the leaves. I love the look of the leaves cut from the DSP. The butterfly was laying on my desk from a previous project and I thought it would fit perfectly on that last panel.
This card began with an 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 piece of DSP. I scored at 4 1/4 on two sides so that it is quartered. I then scored from one corner to the other. After burnishing on the score lines, fold the two diagonal score lines to the inside and burnish again. That is what makes the fun fold. Then decorate as you see fit. The card I saw on Pinterest was made by Lyssa Zwolanek of Song Of My Heart in 2015. You may be able to find it or a newer version. Of course, I would be very happy to assist you in making one like this if you contact me.
All of the supplies used are at the bottom of the post. Stampin’ Up! updated the Clearance Rack on Monday, so please check it out for some awesome deals.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping ← You Are Here
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
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