Thursday, October 30

Four Fold Card

Debbie Henderson made a very unique four fold card.... she graciously shared the step by step tutorial:

The top photo shows the card all folded up and ready for mailing while the photo below shows you how the panels open up to reveal the inside:

I've seen this card made with a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock but I decided that I wanted a smaller version for mailing, so I opted to adjust the sizes to accommodate an 8" x 8" piece of cardstock. I used the Maritime Designer Paper for the wonderful masculine patterns on this card.

The tag is made in two layers and I'll talk about that a little bit later. Let's start our project first. You will need a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock measuring 8" x 8". Score at 2" on all four sides as shown below:

Using the 2" sections that you created with score lines, add another score line at 4" on all four sides but stop the score line when you meet the first score line (no scoring in the center square):

Using your Paper Snips, cut off all 4 corner squares completely. Next you will cut one slit per side as shown in the photo below. Make sure you slit each side exactly the same and fold on all score lines:

Now that everything is cut as needed, let's decorate our card. We will start with the inside. Cut (4) squares measuring 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" using designer paper and glue in place at opposite corners. Cut a piece of Real Red Cardstock measuring 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" and glue to the center of your card:

Cut (4) pieces of Real Red Cardstock measuring 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" and glue to the remaining four squares.

Cut (4) Whisper White Cardstock squares measuring 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" and (1) piece measuring 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". Stamp all if the pieces using the Traveler stamp set with Real Red, Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana Inks. Glue all five cardstock pieces over the Real Red layers:

Fold each side over and punch a hole in the top square as shown, repeat four times for each side:

This is what your card should look like when all of the holes have been punched and all of the sides folded in:

Now we will create the tag. You will need to stamp the image from the Tag Talk stamp set using Coastal Cabana Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Cut out using the Label Bracket Punch. Cut the tag shape using Real Red Cardstock using the Note Tag Punch. Layer the stamped piece over the tag using Stampin' Dimensionals. Use the 1/4" Handheld Punch to punch a hole at the top of the tag:

Thread a piece of Real Red 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon through all of the holes of your card and add the tag to the ribbon. Tie the ribbon into a bow:

She made a coordinating envelope using the
Envelope Punch Board at a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" size. 
And did ya notice the cute little spider web
painted on her index fingernail????

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