Friday, April 5, 2024


The Fun Fold card I'm sharing today was one of the projects shared by Jacking Bolhuis, my upline, at the Winter Creativate Retreat.

I finally got around to trying it!

There is more going on with this card than first meets the eye.  So, I have more photos than usual to help you understand all the FUN!

The card is basically a gatefold card with a surprise inside.  To hold the gates closed it has a belly band.  

I've used the Nature's Sweetness Designer Series Paper from the January - April Mini Catalog, which is gorgeous!  It is a specialty paper with lots of gold!

The focal point on my belly band includes a Nested Essentials Die Cut that has been embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder.  The Heartfelt Hexagon frame was first embossed with gold Embossing Powder and then the sentiment was stamped inside the frame and also embossed with gold embossing powder.  Before assembling the punched hexagon to the Nested Essentials, the die cut was wrapped twice with gold Simply Elegant Trim and tied in a big floppy bow.  

Now for the surprise!

When the gates are opened the sentiment Pop-Out presents itself.

The scored "hinge" at the center of the card allows the card to slightly fold reward at the center and then the sentiment pops forward.  But this also allows the card to fold flat for mailing.

Sill confused?  Use this link to download a PDF tutorial with all the cutting and scoring dimensions as well as step-by-step directions on how to assemble everything.

Maybe you are wondering where you will sign your card or write a short message.  Easy Solution... use the back of the card.

You just need to split the two panels so that the center portion of the fun fold will still bend.

I'll admit, I was a little intimidated by this fun fold when I first saw it, but if you just take it step by step, is so much easier than it looks.  

Below is a list of the products I used.

Product List

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