Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fun Folding Card

In last month's issue of Stampin' Success, our monthly demonstrator magazine, there was a feature on an interactive card that just kept folding and folding until it ended up back where it started.  I though it was kinda neat so I knew I had to try one myself.  Here is what I came up with...

Forever Folding card using the Morning Cup stamp set and Play Date DSP.  This is the front of the card (I did it backwards to what the instructions said because I liked that the first fold was a gate fold)

Second fold (the clip at the top is not part of the design...it is holding the card open so I could take a picture!)

Third fold (same goes for the clips in this pic!)

Fourth fold.  After this you end up back at the front again.
I had such fun with this card!  First of all, figuring out how to put it together from the photos in the magazine was impossible!  Thankfully my upline figured it out for us and had us make a sample at our monthly team meeting!  The second challenge in making this card was the design.  One must be very careful when placing embellishments etc. because there really is no "back" of the card.  Every side of the card is visible at some point.  The final challenge was finding a sentiment that would make one want to keep folding the card to get to the punchline.  I think this one is great and so I broke it up into four parts; one for each view.

For those of you fellow demonstrators who want to try one of these cards for yourself, here is a link to a video from the SU demo site that explains how to do so as well as a cutting template that explains how to cut and score your cardstock.  For non-demos, Julie Buhler has done a tutorial on her blog here.

I hope you have as much fun with this as I did!

4 comments:

  1. I am following you too now - thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I have been wanting to try one of these cards -so may just have to do that! Love yours.

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  2. After your comment on my blog, I just had to come to yours and take a peek. So glad I did! This card is awesome!

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  3. Love how you used the Morning Cup set!

    Sounds like you are getting quite the following Leena.... you go girl!

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