Wednesday, November 22, 2023


I have a new fun fold to share with you today--at least it is new to me. I first saw this foldon 2 Big Cirls Crafting.  I'm calling it a cascading Fun Fold because the two panels on the front of the card are attached to the multi-fold card front which is cut so that it cascades downward. 

This is what the card looks like when it is partially open.

You are probably thinking that it looks difficult to make.  But the two most difficult things about this card were trying to figure out how to explain it in a tutorial and then to take pictures so that you can fully understand the card.  Photography is not one of my best skills.

There was a metric diagram on the site where I saw the card, but I tweaked it a bit so it worked better with Imperial dimensions.  I included my template for cutting and scoring of the Daffodil Delight card base in the tutorial.  You can use this link to download a copy.

The Daffodil Delight Plaid and the Sweet Sorbet Daisy panels are just adhered to sections of the fun fold.  They can be decorated any way you like.  

For my card I used the BEE MY VALENTINE BUNDLE which is part of the BEE MINE SUITE COLLECTION.  I am featuring sneak peaks of this suite all week.  Demonstrators that attended OnStage on November 11 were given the opportunity to purchase this Suite early so we could stamp along with the OnStage demonstration.  It will be available for everyone to purchase with the launch of the 2024 January - April Mini Catalog.

The above photo lets you see the first two panels of the card.  The sentiment is from Bee My Valentine and was die cut with a die from Sending Smiles Dies.  The bees and flowers are also from Bee My Valentine.  The bees were punched with the Bee Builder Punch, which is part of the bundle, but the flowers were fussy cut.  After I finished fussy cutting them, I realized I could have stamped the Tuxedo black stems directly on the designer series paper and then would have only had to fussy cut the 3 flowers.  But by the time I thought of that I already had them cut.

This photo lets you see all three panels.  The bright and colorful designer series (DSP) paper is from the 12" x 12" BEE MINE Collection.

When this fun fold is closed you could use areas hidden behind the two front flaps for a place to add additional sentiments or write a personalized note, but I chose to use the back of the card.

The above image also lets you see what I meant by a cascading panel.  I stamped the Happy Valentines Day sentiment from the stamp set as well as the cute little flowers on Basic White and then matted the panel to Sweet Sorbet cardstock before adding it to the back of the Fun Fold.

I hope you will download the tutorial because once you see it, I think you will realize that it isn't as difficult as it may first appear.  If you have any questions, please leave me a comment with your questions.  I'm always here to help!

The currently available products that I used for this card are listed below.  Since the BEE MINE SUITE products are a sneak peak, they are only available for demonstrators to purchase at this time.  If you already love them, you can always sign up as a demonstrator so you can then purchase new products early, too.  I'd love you have you on my team.

Product List

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