This fun fold offers a little more room to write messages inside, and is a variation on a pop-up card.
Inspiration for this card came from UK Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Fiona Whitten. Her design was a 6×6″ finished card.
This modification fits inside a medium Stampin’ Up! envelope, and you can either use the paper envelopes, or clear for mailing. I love the clear envelopes, because it shows off your card to everyone in the delivery chain.
Taking inspiration from cards you see and changing the size to fit your needs is a fun exercise in creativity. When you need to modify measurements, map them out on a piece of copy paper, or big box store cardstock so you’re not using the good stuff.
Shockingly, it only took me two attempts to come up with the correct measurements for this card. That was because I made an error with my score line.
Score lines are properly measured and folded to a crisp crease for the card to lay flat and for the square to be, well, square.
The Take Your Pick Tool stylus end makes scoring quick and easy. Place the cardstock on on box board, or the heavy weight cardstock that pattern paper arrives with helps make the diagonal score line deep enough to get a good crease.
For ease of folding, I like to burnish (go over with a bone folder) the diagonal scorelines twice- once one way, then fold it over the other and burnish again. Doing this makes sure it is nice and flexible.
This card can be easily varied by stamping abstract shapes on the flaps, or using patterned paper. Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Basic Grey inks, which work well with the Hues of Happiness patterned paper.