Happiness Abounds Fun Fold Card for the SU Demo Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fun Folds Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!!

We hope you enjoy the inspiration we have for you. You will find the lineup to the other great fun fold stampers at the bottom of my post. I love to make easy fun fold cards! They just add that little bit of detail that makes it stand out from a regular card, don’t you agree? Recently, I was going through some old boxes of cards and found a fun fold card that I didn’t recognize at all. It wasn’t signed so it was probably from a card swap years ago. Anyway, it was an interesting fold so I thought I would try to replicate it, using the Happiness Abounds stamp set and coordinating dies as well as designer paper.

Happiness Abounds Fun Fold Card by Secrets To Stamping
Happiness Abounds Fun Fold Card by Secrets To Stamping

My Secrets!

  • Firstly, for the fun fold layer, I cut the designer paper to 5-1/4″ x 8.”
  • After that, I scored it (lightly) on the 8″ side at 2″ and 4″. Then, turning the paper to the 5-1/4″ side, I cut the paper at the 1/2″ and 2″ mark from the 2″ score line to 6″. Once that was done, I burnished the score lines and made the paper fold at the 6″ line. Easy!
  • Then, I cut panels of designer paper and white cardstock that give the card more stability.
    • Panel 1: Cardstock – 1-3/4″ x 5″ and DSP – 1-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
    • Panel 2: Cardstock – 1-7/8″ x 1-3/8″ and DSP – 1-3/4″ x 1-1/4″

Now, the FUN Part!

  • Firstly, one of my favorite things is designer paper with coordinating dies. I’m not saying that the flower stamps aren’t great but I really want to use up the gorgeous flowers in the Hues of Happiness paper pack while I can! So, I cut a few with their coordinating dies and fussy cut the rest.
  • After that, I stamped the two sentiments in Gorgeous Grape ink onto white cardstock. Then, they were cropped out and glued in place on the card base.
  • Once that was done, I glued some of the flowers and popped up a few with dimensionals. (SECRET: If you look, then you will see the bottom flower on the left panel extends to the bottom of the card. The purpose of this is to allow the card a stand up straight. So, to give it a little support, the flower and leaf were adhered with dimensionals to keep it from bending.)
  • Finally, I placed a few Enamel Dots on the large flowers as well as the card base.
Happiness Abounds Fun Fold Card by Secrets To Stamping
This A2 card fits in a regular envelope!
Happiness Abounds Fun Fold Card by Secrets To Stamping

Then, on the flip side…

  • Finally, to write a personal message, I made a panel for the back of the card, using Gorgeous Grape cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″) and layered white cardstock on top. Then, I stamped the sentiment and placed a pink flower for a little color.

So, here’s a template of the card base…

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33 thoughts on “Happiness Abounds Fun Fold Card for the SU Demo Blog Hop”

  1. Debbie, I always enjoy your beautiful and detailed cards. You are so creative and have an eye for design and coloe.

    Question: do you know whethr your card today requires extra postage? I sent a card to a special friend, going overboard with die cuts and learned to my chagrin she had to pay $1 in extra postage. Ugh.

  2. Ugh is right, Hope! Almost all of my cards require extra postage. I keep a sleeve of the butterfly stamps on hand at all times! And I just had someone tell me that my card to them needed postage as well, even though it wasn’t that layered. Seems to me that the post office is getting picky so I will be taking them to get weighed in the future. I think it’s a small price for a loved one to get a handmade card though, so I’m not going to complain!

  3. Debbie, this is a gorgeous card. I love this fun fold, which will be fun for the recipient. I agree with you, Debbie, about extra postage. Sometimes I put two Forever stamps to avoid the recipient having to pay any extra. Love the pictures of dramatic Noah. So fun! Enjoy your day!

  4. Absolutely stunning! That paper with this fun fold is just gorgeous! And yep – I ALWAYS use extra postage, too!

  5. Gorgeous card. Would you consider making a short video? (For those of us who are directionally challenged)

  6. You’ve used one of my favorite DSPs AND sentiments. Beautiful fun fold and handsome Noah! Love his sweater!! Glad to see you played at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies.

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been looking at my share from the Regency Park DSP and this fold will be perfect! I can’t wait to try it out!

  8. Debbie, your fold is similar to a z-fold card, but has a cutout instead of an extra panel glued on… I’ll admit that I’ve never seen one like this before, either! Thank you for haring your dimensions and cut lines so we can try it on our own! Love that SU paper, it is so versatile and beautiful!! Thank you also for partnering with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

  9. Truly a lovely card! I have some old wallpaper pads that I’ll use a page of to “practice the fold cuts” on before I use my cardstock. I have all the ingredients, just don’t want to mess up the good stuff first. Noah’s picture definitely put a smile on my face this morning. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Debbie, this is a strikingly beautiful card. And I do live fun folds. Quickly perusing the instructions, I am a bit confused but will practice on old papers first. Great job and thank you.

  11. Your card is splendid, Debbie! The pretty florals jump off the card base and the colors you selected are so rich. Thank you for sharing at Double Trouble Challenge #132. (This reminds me of my garden – the yellow and white Daffodils are in full bloom, and the purple tulips and pink Hydrangea are just peeking through.)

  12. Striking floral watercolor with a fabulous fold, Deb! Great Job! Thank you for sharing your ‘Beautiful Blossoms with us!
    Hope you will join in again. Good Luck!
    Hugs,
    Jan

  13. Beautiful card. The paper choice is wonderful with this style. Thanks for the template and ideas. Appreciated.

  14. WOW, Debbie, this is a beautiful fold and the use of patterned papers with the dies is stunning. I have never gotten the patterened paper with dies; but think my next trip to the craft store I’ll have to seek it out. Stunning card and fold, thanks for sharing your card with us at Double Trouble.

  15. This is GORGEOUS!! I love the floral! The creative fold is perfect for it too. Thanks so much for joining us at double Trouble! 🙂

  16. Debbie, a gorgeous card front and middle and back. The paper sets it off perfectly! And such an adorable ending to your post, love that grin. So happy you played with us at Beautiful Blossoms this month and hoping to see you again! XOX, Aimeslee DT

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