Welcome to another Art with Heart Team blog hop where we are focusing on fancy folds. You will find loads of creative inspiration tonight, showcasing different folding techniques and projects. Don't be afraid of trying some Fancy Fold cards; they may look intimidating, but in fact, they are not that difficult to create.
I have created a Squash Fold Christmas card for you today. These are a really simple card to create, and only needs one sheet of A4 for the base piece.
The finished size of the card is 4 and 1/8", but it opens up to reveal a place for a 3x3 family photo, and some writing. On two of the panels I have done some subtle stamping using the Merry Patterns stamp set, which you can earn FREE with a workshop (in person or online) in September or October. Ask any of the girls along the blog hop about booking a workshop.
Here's what the back (chequered paper) and front panel (with foil shape) looks like. Each of those squares of DSP are 4x4 inches and the overall size of the opened card is 8 and 1/4 inches.
To make the fold, start with your 8 1/4" square cardstock piece and score in the centre both ways. Fold both of thee folds inward and crease with the bone folder to make a well defined crease. Then score diagonally as shown and fold that outwards and define the crease with the bone folder.
Here are some side views to show how it folds up.
Finally here are some closer looks at the decorated panels. It's a great way to use up bits of left over paper and cardstock.
Isn't this greeting from Merry Patterns gorgeous? It's actually a two step stamp, but super easy to line up because it's Photopolymer. I've also used some of the black and white striped ribbon, foil snowflakes, green sprigs, black rhinestones and mini ornaments from the Holiday Catalogue to give it a real festive feel.
I hope you like today's project. If you have any questions about it, you are welcome to contact me at any time via the contact me link in the navigation links at the top of the blog.
Now it's time to continue on with the blog hop and head over to the blog of my very talented friend and team member Alisha Watson.
The blog hop runs full circle, so if you get lost anywhere, just click on any of the names below to get going again.
- Caroline Manwaring
- Ros Davidson
- Monika O'Neill
- Sharon Davern
- Tina Gillespie
- Kate Morgan
- Andrea Roberts
- Rachel Woollard
- Claire Daly (you are here!)
- Alisha Watson
- Kimberly Hern
- Catherine Proctor
Thanks for stopping by today to check out the Fancy Fold blog hop. I hope you found lots of creative inspiration.
Have a happy week,