Welcome to our Fun Fold Blog Hop! All of the Stampin’ Up Demonstrators involved love Fun Folds and sharing them with all of you. Once you have finished my blog post there is a list at the bottom for you to continue Hopping along to see the other creations. We are hoping you love them and will leave some comments.
The Fun Fold that I have chosen to share with you today is a Buckle Fold. It has been around for quite a while and is a variation of a Double Fold that has even more variations. That is what is so fun about card making! For a Fun Fold, I went with a fun holiday and chose Halloween.
If you are a regular follower of my blog, I always say I begin with the paper. Since this was a Fun Fold Hop, I decided on the fold and then went looking for everything else that would fit. So I am going to begin with the fold basics.
The card base is Gorgeous Grape cardstock that is cut 4 1/4 X 8 5/8 and scored at 3 1/8. And the beautiful DSP is from the Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper cut to 2 7/8 X 4, Those colors are what decided the Gorgeous Grape and the layer of calypso Coral. The Calypso Coral layer is cut to 3 3/4 X 3 3/4. And the White layer is cut to 3 1/2 X 7 and scored at 3 1/2.
To make the Buckle, I used the Sending Dies. There is a long and narrow sentiment die which fit perfectly. Actually It was the longest die that is narrow I have in my collection! After measuring the die length, the height of the White piece was determined and that my focal images would fit on it. Adhere the DSP piece prior to die cutting the slit. Layer the folded white onto the Calypso Coral layer and hold in place to ensure the “buckle” works. Here is a closeup view of the buckle part.
The white piece easily slips through the slit to hold the card closed. Other than getting the die centered on that front piece of the card, this is a simple card to make.
Now that the card is basically complete it is all down to the fun decorations. The Bewitching Bundle, stamp set and Witch Hat Builder punch, are so cute. One of the hardest things was choosing which hat to use! By going with the mostly solid hat, I could just punch the hat using Basic Black cardstock. Stamping the hat on scrap in Gorgeous Grape and punching it out only the hat band gave a more colorful one. It is colored with Stampin’ Blends. The leggings and shoes are stamped and colored with Stampin’ Blends also.
The front of the card sentiment is the little “BOO”. It was stamped and die cut with the smallest of circles. Both the Boo and the inside sentiment are from the second cute Halloween stamp set. This one is the Scary Cute (how appropriate) set.
By raising the hat with Stampin’ Dimesnionals, it gives a bit of depth to the card. And did you notice all of the stars? Those are on the punch as well. The black ones came when I punched out the black hat. And the purple ones were made with just a corner of a scrap of Gorgeous Grape cardstock. They are all adhered around but needed something. So all but the smallest received a Rhinestone, including the little BOO. Even witches need bling!
Thank you for reading my post today! It is very much appreciated. Below is the list of other designer who have more Fun Folds for you to check out.
- Beth McCullough
- Rae Burnet
- Jess Atchison
- Melissa Seplowitz
- Jackie Beers
- Karen Finkle
- Debbie Mageed
- Lisa Ann Bernard
- Sue Jackson
- Amanda Howard
- Melissa Tootle
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