Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
Happy Sunday! Today I have a fun fold for you with our “Cheerful Daisy” … perfect day for it today, it’s beautiful here in Wisconsin!!
I am repurposing some “cut” cardstock from my retreat (I always take a few extra … just in case) so I was on a mission to start using these up. This was one of our Fun Folds that we made, the “Book Binder” technique/fun fold. They are so simple to make and add a little fun to your card.
We begin with the card base; Starry Sky measuring 11″ x 4 1/4″ and then on the 11″ length; score at 4 – 1/4″ and 5 – 1/2″. Now you’ll fold your card in half on the 5 – 1/2″ score line, then fold the front flap “back over” … like you are opening the card but on the 4 – 1/4″ score line.
Now we are ready to add some cardstock and create the Binder effect …. You’ll need Basic White measuring 1″ x 4″ and 4″ x 4″ embossed with the Timeworn Type 3-D embossing folder. Once you’ve attached your textured pieces, you can add your bow. I’m using the Black & White Gingham ribbon using 2 pieces. Cut one piece at 6″ … add your adhesive to the “inside / back of that piece and secure your ribbon edges down.
Now, put adhesive on that area “between” the two score lines and secure it … this creates your “Book Binder” fold. Now you can slide the second piece of ribbon under your secure piece on front and tie. This creates a bow that will not fall off or slide around.
OK … We are ready for the focal point of our card ….
Our Basic White square measures 3″ x 3″ and we begin by stamping our “hello” first. I am using the beautiful Layering Leaves stamp set. I then stamped my large daisy … both are stamped with our Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
Using the Night of Navy in the Assortment 2 Watercolor Pencils, I added a touch of color and then softened it by blending it with the Blender Pen. I finished it off by filling the center with the Iridescent Rhinestones (they are so versatile)!
That’s it! It really is so simple to make and the Book Binder fun fold adds a great touch to your card. Hope this inspired YOU to try out this Fun Fold. Until next time … Have a great day.
Thanks for stopping by today ~
Here is the list of supplies that I used to create today’s card. Just click on the image for more details and to add it to your stampin’ collection.