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

26 Responses to “Fancy Folds – An OCC Guest Design”

  1. Hi Susan, your card is absolutely fabulous, I love these “pop up” cards and I love how you have portrayed the scene here with the shining star up above … fabulous in every way and thank you for the tutorial!!
    Also, thank you once again for sharing your talent and creativity with us as Guest Designer at Our Creative Corner!!!

  2. A great card, Susan! Thanks for such clear instruction. Love seeing the star pop up in the fold, very clever.

  3. Wonderful card, Susan! It’s a beauty, and I love the way you used the photo anchor as a closure. So glad to have you on board as Guest Designer at Our Creative Corner this week!

  4. Simply fabulous, Susan!! Love the star in the fold and the scene is always one of my favorites. Great job!

  5. Beautiful card and a great tutorial. I must try this. Have a good weekend.

  6. Wow, this is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing how you made it. Your coloring is gorgeous and I just love this design for a Christmas card! You did a beautiful job as our OCC guest designer this week!

  7. Your fancy fold card turned out fabulous, Susan!! Everything is aligned so perfectly and the image and star you chose are so right for this piece. It’s just really a gorgeous piece of work. Thank you so much for being our guest designer this week. You really did us proud!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! I love your design and the star pop-up on the inside is such a fabulous touch!

  9. This is very cool! This is a thinkin’ fold for sure LOL. All your elements fit wonderfully and that star is a great touch!

  10. What a gorgeous and cleverly designed card! I love it!

  11. Susan your card is AMAZING!!~

  12. WOW – what a great fold and excellent design! Love it!!

  13. Amazing! Your card looks fab:-) Really clever – I will definately try this some time!

  14. so cool, love the surprise you get when you open the card, not only a great scene of Bethlehem but the star too!

  15. Oh this is FABULOUS!! I love it Susan!! Such a clever idea too- the whole Christmas scene!

  16. Wow … oh’
    Love this amazing multi-scene! Hey! Could you possibly arrange to teach this uber-cool idea to me! I am certain that I can slip you right into the monthly stampin’ zone here in N. Texas! Love this!

  17. I’ve never tried a fancy fold card, but this one is so clever and pretty with the addition of the star! Thanks for showing us how!

  18. Susan, this is a beautiful card I love love love the fancy fold you have created here!!!!!

  19. That is very cool, Susan! It’s not only beautiful, but a wonderful theme and a clever design. Very nice!

  20. WOW! What a very cool fold!!! Very creative and perfect for this card!

  21. Hi Susan! Wow, what a gorgeous card! I have never seen this style of fancy fold before and you have completely inspired me to try it out. Your shading is beautiful, too. Thanks so much for being our guest designer this week at OCC. Your work is wonderful! Hugs! 🙂

  22. This is FABULOUS, Susan…I love the stamps you used and the pop up star is AWESOME!!!!

  23. Very COOL Susan! Wonderful card. Must try one.

  24. This is beautiful…I love the pop-up surprise when the card is opened! So glad you could guest-design with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

  25. Great fancy-fold card and tutorial, Rainy! Thanx for the inspiration!

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