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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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