I have a Mother’s Day card to share with you today. And it is a Fun Fold! You know those are my favorite.
I do want to give you a heads up about next week first. I will not be posting next week as I will be sitting on the beach and just relaxing! I cannot wait! Girlfriends on the beach is one of the best pairings. So I will not be posting again until Monday week.
Now, here is today’s card
This adorable Fun Fold was shared with me in a Team Swap of my Upline. So a shout out to fellow InKing Royalty Demonstrator Joan Brown for this great fold. I will show you the opening pictures first and then explain a bit.
If you can tell from the photo, the center strip is attached only to the right side of the card. The top and bottom strips are attached to only the left side of the card.
I think this truly is a FUN Fold! I have all of the measurements for you further down. I want to tell you about the products I used first.
Designer Series Paper
The DSP I used is the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper. There are such gorgeous pieces in this pack of paper. And it goes from very soft, like this one, to very vibrant with purple pansies as the star. The gingham on the strips is one of the reverse sides of the paper. You know how much I love those reverse sides as complimentary pieces. And of course, all of my colors were chosen from the DSP!
A great thing about this paper is that it has all of the new In Colors for 2021-2023 included on it. I chose to go with the Fresh Freesia for the layers. The inside of the perfume bottle is the Pale Papaya. Both are wonderful new colors!
The surprise of this card is the stamps I chose. I used the Dressed To Impress stamp set and matching All Dressed Up dies. This reminds me of my childhood, in that I would always give my Mom perfume or Bath Salts, etc. Things that as I grew older realized she never used. Once I realized that I did begin gifting her things that she did like and use!
One of the purposes of the image is to connect the top and bottom strips. I added an extra piece of the Fresh Freesia cardstock to connect the two strips and then positioned the perfume and rose to cover it. You can see a peek of it at the neck of the bottle in the last photo. That is okay with me.
Measurements and Building
- The base of the card is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 8 1/4.
- Cut two pieces of Highland Heather to 2 1/2 X 4
- Cut two pieces of DSP to 2 3/8 X 3 7/8
- Cut three pieces of Fresh Freesia to 1 X 4, plus one more to 1 X 3 1/2 to connect top and bottom pieces
- Cut three complimentary DSP to 3/4 X 3 3/4
- Stamp and color the perfume bottle and rose with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Stampin’ Blends. Then Die Cut.
- Layer and adhere the two panels to the card
- Layer all of the strips. Add the extra strip to the right end of two strips and line up the edges.
- Center the single strip on the card and adhere to only the right side panel
- Center the combined strips on the card and with the center strip. Adhere the two strips to only the left side panel.
- Add your stamped images.
I hope you like this Fun Fold as much as I do. This was the first time I had seen this one and thought it was a good one. And what better time to make a special card than for Mother’s Day.
Thank you for visiting today! Remember that I will be away next week. Please come back Monday week for more new projects. I have another new Fun Fold to share one day that week as well.
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