Today I’m taking part in the InspireInk blog hop for August 2020. This month our theme is Fancy Fold cards.
Once you’ve had a look at my project please click on the blue box below to see all of the other blogs taking part in today’s hop.
I chose to make this square swing fold Christmas card…
This card does fold nice and flat to go in an envelope…
And there’s plenty room to write your message inside…
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If you want to know more about my card then keep reading but remember to click the blue box when you’re finished.
I used Old Olive card measuring 11 x 5-1/2″ for my card base and scored and folded this on the long side at 5-1/2″. I added a piece of the Trimming The Town designer series paper (DSP) measuring 5-1/4′ x 5-1/4″ to the card front and then cut out a square from the middle using the largest Layering Squares die.
I cut a piece of Old Olive card measuring 7-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ and scored this on the long side at 2-1/2″ and 5″ for the tri-fold inside. You need a valley fold on one score line and a mountain on the other. I added DSP measuring 2-14″ x 5″ to 2 parts and Pool Party to the third (I heat embossed the baubles in the corner first)
The Pool Party section is added to the card base, leaving a 1/8″ gap at the side, top and bottom. Close the card and then add glue to the DSP you can see through the aperture and glue in a piece of Old Olive card cut with the largest Layering Squares die.
To make the swing mechanism you need 2 pieces of Old Olive card measuring 3/4″ x 4-7/8″, scored at 2-1/2″. Add the shorter parts to the back of the panel with the square attached, below and above the aperture; make sure the fold is in line with the edge. Then fold the tri-fold section back up and add glue to the remaining bits of the tabs and close the front of the card over to secure the tabs in place.
I stamped the tree, tree trunk, star and sentiments from the Tree Angle stamp set with versamark ink onto Pool Party card, added Silver Stampin’ Emboss powder and heat set it. I cut the tree part with the second largest Layering Squares dies and added it to the centre of the card. I trimmed the sentiments to fit and backed them with Old Olive card before adding them to my completed card.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and the other projects in the blog hop.
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