Monday, July 31, 2023

Monday Montage#241

I am on a fun fold card kick lately!  This is the first in a series of about 15 that I've made using this particular style card. They are fast, super easy to create and oh so cute!  The hardest part is choosing what DSP/stamps to use.

For my card- I've used the Masterfully Made DSP, Gorgeously Made Stamp Set and coordinating Gorgeously Made Dies as well as Fresh Freesia,  Pretty Peacock, Azure Afternoon and Basic White Card Stock.  

This is the front of the card.  From this view it looks pretty much like a regular card however...

Simply open the first panel to reveal the first inside panel.  

Open the second panel and you'll see a third panel!  On this particular card- I didn't leave room to sign the card.  I was debating whether or not I'd adhere the DSP layer to a card base or if I'd leave it as is.  Since I chose to leave it as is- I'll be using a post it note to include my personal message to the recipient.

I'm not really sure what this card is technically called or who created it originally (I found so many versions when I was looking for fun folds).  But I've seen it mostly as a trifold accordion card.  

Want to make one too?  It's SO easy!  Simply begin by cutting a piece of DSP that measures 12" x 5-1/2".  Score at 1-3/4", 4-3/4" and at 7-3/4".  
First score line (1-3/4") is a valley fold.  Second score line (4-3/4") is a mountain fold.  Third score line (7-3/4") is a valley fold.
Adhere the middle fold closed using Stampin' Seal.

To decorate the card- It doesn't really matter what shape you use for your image panels as long as they are all the same size/shape.   It can be circles, squares, rectangles- anything really!

1. Center and adhere the first stamped panel to the 1-3/4" panel. (Only apply adhesive to the left side of the panel)  Open the first panel so the second panel is exposed.  
2. Line up the second panel with the back of the first panel, and adhere using Stampin' Seal.  (Only apply adhesive along the left part of the panel- otherwise it will stick to the 3rd card panel)
3.  Line up the third stamped panel with the back of the second panel.  Apply adhesive to the entire back of the panel and fold the back of the card closed.  
All 3 panels should now be aligned with only the first panel visible.
Tip:  Don't use Stampin' Dimensionals to decorate the inside panels as it makes them too thick causing them not to close properly. 

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful Card I appreciate the directions to make this card.