Welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop
WOW!! Are you excited about fun folds? Then this is going to be the perfect blog hop because you’ll get to take a look at many different types of folds to create unique, handmade cards!
I am excited to participate in the Crafty Collaborators International Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that enjoy collaborating, inspiring, creating and sharing our talents. We have prepared a unique hop for you today, so grab your favorite drink, sit back, and enjoy!
What are Fun Folds?
Remember working with origami paper or building paper airplanes when you were a kid? Well, fun folds are similar to this design. When you take a piece of paper and manipulate it by folding or cutting, a “fun fold” card is created. While the creating part can be a challenge, these cards are FUN to make, FUN to share, and FUN for the recipient!
Let’s take a look at this gate fun fold design that I’ve created today!
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Creating a Gate Fun Fold
There are several options to creating a gate fun fold. Typically, a gate fold card is when there are overlapping panels that need to open in order to see the message written inside the card.
A single gate fold has to panels that fold in and are opened with one turn.
A double gate fold has two overlapping panels that require opening to see the message.
There are other gate folds such as twist, pop up, secret panel, triple stepper, diagonal fold up, criss cross, and many more. Each fold creates a unique look!
The card I am going to share is a double gate fun fold.
Create a Double Gate Fun Fold
Creating a double gate fun fold card is not as challenging as it may seem. To create this card I focused on the Dragon Garden stamp set, coordinating punch, and designer series paper. Other supplies included: one piece of 8 1/2in X 11in card stock in each color: misty moonlight and basic white; two different designer series papers that were each 6in X 6in, a coordinating dragonfly punch, and art gold ribbon. With these materials you can create this exact card; however, there are other examples that can be created just by changing up the colors, theme, and embellishments. Check the Related Sites towards the end of this post for more examples.
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Below is another card I created using the same double gate fold, but with different supplies.
This card features the In Bloom stamp set and Pierced Blooms dies. The colors I used for this card are Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam, Soft Suede, and Petal Pink.
Time to Hop!
Creating fun folds is a great way to make the “ordinary” card, EXTRAORDINARY! Now it’s time to learn about other fun folds and how to create cards for your family and friends. Grab your notepad to take notes and enjoy your trip hopping around the world!
Creating Fun Fold cards typically takes a little more time depending upon the kind of fun fold you are creating. However, the satisfation you feel when you are done, and the smile you see on your loved one’s face is all the reward you need to know that the card you created made a difference for that person! The next time you are in the craft room, consider creating a fun fold card!
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