As the guest designer over at Our Creative Corner, I made this “Fancy Folds” card for this week’s challenge.

This was super easy and quick to make and has such a fun surprise as you open it!

When the card is closed the pop-up star is completely concealed.

As the card is opened it begins to rise.

Here is the card fully open.

Before doing any of the scoring for this card, I first stamped the inside image.  This prevents any problems with trying to stamp over a score line which can distort a stamped image.  Since 2-1/8″ will show on both sides when the card is closed, I made sure that the image and sentiment were stamped at least that distance from either side of the card.

This design uses a standard sized card base of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ with the center scored at 4-1/4″ and an additional score at 2-1/8″ to the left of the center score.

On the center score line, measure 1-1/2″ down and lightly mark the fold.  Then measure 1-1/2″ to the left and right at the top of the score line and lightly mark it.  Then score from the top marks to the center mark.

Fold the card and pinch the top 1-1/2″ on the center score forward.  The 2-1/8″ score, to the left of the center fold, is folded forward.  It may sound confusing, but a picture is worth a thousand words.  It’s really easy-peasy.

Make sure that when you adhere your star or flower or whatever you want to pop-up, that it is attached only on the left hand side of the fancy fold.

Also, check out this great TUTORIAL.  I was inspired by it almost two years ago and have been wanting to try it ever since.  Thanks so much for sharing it, Bonnie!

Have a great weekend.  Happy Crafting!


Stamps: Flourishes City of David

Papers: PTI Select White and Basic Black; SU Gold; SEI Rochester DP

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: Spellbinders Stars Five Nestabilities; May Arts Satin Edged Grosgrain Ribbon; Photo Anchor; Brad

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