Thursday, January 10, 2019

Fancy Folds - V Fold Cards

Happy New Year and welcome back to another Fancy Folds Design Team blog hop. This month we are featuring V Fold Cards. If you have just joined us from Satomi's blog. I hope you are feeling inspired. I always love Satomi's projects. She is soooooo clever.

This is my project this month:
I followed the cool tutorial by Crystal Wagner on YouTube on how to make a V fold card without cutting anything out and adhering it to the inside of the card. Instead you make two cards, the inside insert slightly smaller and you fold down the top spine to the size that you require for your internal feature.

The card is a standard C6 size made with Whisper White card as the base card and the liner.  On the front I cut out the void using the Layering Square Framelits. The largest square is cut from the card base, I then cut a scalloped square from a piece of Basic Black card stock and adhered it to the inside of the base card so the it frames up the DSP which is cut just a little larger than the void so that it could be adhered.
I love this designer series paper which is a free Sale-a-Bration Item when you spend $90 here in Australia, its called Botanical Butterfly DSP. I choose the finer detailed print as I thought it added a touch of whimsy to the card design.
The sentiment is from Part of My Story which is also a free Sale-a-Bration stamp set. I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, punched out with the Pretty Label Punch and daubed the edges with some Balmy Blue Ink. So simple and easy. The sentiment is dimensionalised. I also stamped the butterflies from the Beauty Abounds set in Memento ink and coloured the butterflies using the Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove inks and an aqua painter. I then cut them out and adhered them with Tomboy Glue to the edge of the punched out shape. #simplestamping

The V fold feature is of course on the inside of the card which looks like this:
Again I used the Botanical Butterfly DSP for the butterflies - I fussy cut three that I liked and I thought would complement the inside of the card and then stuck them on thin three strips of Window Sheet with Glue Dots and positioned them to the rear of the V fold so that they pop. The sentiments are from Beauty Abounds stamp set.

You could potentially use strips of Whisper White card stock instead of Window Sheet but it wouldn't have as much flex in it and the butterflies wouldn't look like they are floating. You could also use a piece of the seal plastic from the photopolymer stamp sets!
I bent the window sheet strips ever so slightly so that the butterflies all sit in different positions but fold nicely into the card without showing when its closed. Because of the flex in the window sheet the butterflies kind of bob around.
This is what they look like from another angle so you can see that they are all sitting a part. This was such fun card and very easy to make. I would like to try a few more of this fold because they would be fabulous for birthdays, thank you and thinking of you cards. This fold really is an example of simple stamping and two extra steps.

I hope that you have found some inspiration in the project today and that you don't leave us just yet because Nadine has the cutest project!

Until next time, add some glitter to it!
Shanni xx

Order of the January Blog Hop

Gina Connor (UK) 
Satomi Wellard (Japan) 
Shannean Moncrieff (Australia) ~ this is where you are now! 
Nadine Schweda (Germany) 
Aude Barbara (France) 
Miranda Mols (Netherland) 
Astrid Hofman (Austria)


  1. your card is so wonderful, Shanni! thank you for this inspiration

  2. I love your card Shannean really elegant, clean and effective! and it made me smile because our names are similar ( your nickname) and I have been adding glitter to EVERY butterfly project I'm creating at the moment! You totally rocked it! Sharni. x


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