Welcome, today I’m sharing a sweet little card that unfolds to reveal the message in the centre. I was inspired by the post at Stampin Fancy Friday by Manuela. It looks complicated but is surprisingly easy, which is so often the way with fancy folds and why we’re all intrigued by them I guess.
I’m also participating in Kylie Bertucci’s Interntional Blog Highlights Winners Hop. Thank you so much for all the lovely feedback and votes on my entry earlier this month.
Bird Ballad Quarter Fold Card with a Twist
The post at Stampin’ Fancy Friday had no instructions so I googled and found a tutorial at Annettes Art Alchemy on how to make the fancy fold card base. Annette gives detailed instructions with photos of each step that was very easy to follow.
I used the normal weight Whisper White card stock, I thought about using Thick Whisper White but I thought it would be too bulky and I’m pleased to say I made the right choice.
I love how the Birch background stamp coordinates with this suite so I used Gray Granite to stamp onto Whisper White for my rectangular sections. I also enjoy how the lines go in different directions when the card is folded up.
I used similar fussy cut images from the Bird Ballad DSP to what Manuela used but I chose to decorate the center square differently by using the Ornate Frames Dies and words from Seasonal Wreaths stamp set.
Then I created an envelope with another piece of the DSP and the Envelope Punch Board. My envelope is then decorated using 2 more Ornate Frames and some words from the Free as a Bird stamp set. I’m not sure who will be the recipient of my card yet but the sentiments are fitting for many of my friends.
Coordinating product with Bird Ballad Suite
The Bird Ballad Suite on pages 90-92 of the Annual Catalogue also has the cute little trinkets so I used a key trinket on the envelope. The laser cut cards would also make lovely backgrounds on this card and you could incorporate the Scalloped Lace Trim as well.
Everything folds around the twisted square section in the centre of the card and as you fold the card up the last section twists in to lay flat. It takes a little practice to fold up but it’s worth it as it makes the satisfying flick into place.
I hope you enjoyed this Bird Ballad Quarter Fold Card with a Twist and you’ll consider adding the Bird Ballad Suite to your next order, here’s a list of the products I used. The Bird Ballad DSP will retire on 2 June and is on sale at 20% off while stocks last. The Free as a Bird stamp set will still be available but not the bundle that includes the Stitched Nested Labels dies.
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