Wednesday, February 15, 2023


Today's card is a Fun Fold Window Card.  It's really two cards in one.

The main card base, made with Thick Basic White cardstock, was covered with the pretty Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper.  The front of the card base was then die cut with the largest Circle Die from Stylish Shapes Dies.

I then adhered the Mossy Meadow cardstock to the inside of the front flap of the card base and centered the 2nd largest Stylish Shapes circle die inside the circle previously cut on the front of the card base and die cut the Mossy Meadow cardstock.  This created a Mossy Meadow "frame" around the window in the card front.

The "celebrate YOU" sentiment was heat embossed with White Embossing Powder on Mossy Meadow cardstock and adhered to the front of the card base with dimensionals at the lower right of the window.  This completed the main card base.

The "2nd" card base is adhered inside of the main card base with its fold on the right.  The front of the 2nd card base was decorated with Dainty Delight flowers, so that they show through the window.

Before adhering the two bouquets of flowers to the front of the Inside Card Base, I used my Blending Brush to add a Pool Party "sky" behind the flowers.  A simple Happy Birthday sentiment from the Heron Habitat stamp set and a few Brushed Brass Butterflies completed the "card front" of the inside card.

When you open the inside card, you will find some additional flowers, butterflies, and a framed sentiment.

All flower bouquets for this card were stamped with Black Memento ink, colored with Stampin' Blend on Basic White cardstock, and die cut with their coordinating dies.  I chose to stamp and die cut them rather than stamping them directly on the Basic White inside card base for two reasons.  

  1. It made it easier to find the best position for them because I could move them around to find where I liked them best.
  2. And the more important reason, if I would have stamped them directly on the Basic White and then color them with Stampin' Blends, the ink would have bled through the cardstock, and the flap on the right which opens, would have required multiple layers or you would see the bleeding ink on the opposite side.  I.E. I would have had to add a layer on at least one side of the flap, or I would have had a mess!

I think this will make a very pretty birthday card to send to someone special!  What do you think?

If you would like a detailed tutorial with all cutting and scoring dimensions, as well as step-by-step directions, you can download a FREE copy at this link.

A special thanks to my upline, Jackie Bolhuis, for sharing this fun-fold at a recent Creativate Retreat.  I hope I did her proud by putting my spin on it!

A list of the products I used is shown below.

Product List

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