I recently purchased a book on fabulous folds. I was very skeptical about it, but I thought why not give it a try. I could always return it if it didn't meet my standards.
Here is a birthday card, I made for my nephew. I don't know about you, but I find it very difficult to make masculine cards, let alone cards for teenager. I wanted this card to have a bold, bright look to it and went through all my "stash" of paper and came up with Jersey Shore. It is too bad that this is retired now.
This is a tri-fold card. Here are the directions:
Cut a 9 1/4 x 4 3/4-inch piece of Brilliant Blue cs. Score vertically at 3 1/4 x 6 1/2-inches from the left edge; close card accordion-style and round off opposite corners using a corner rounder punch.
I made this panel into a pocket and the "Happy Birthday" can be pulled out, but I also added some money to the pocket.
Cut a 3 x 4 1/2-inch piece of printed paper; round off corners to match card panel. Center and adhere printed paper to card.
Cut a 2 3/4 x 4 1/2-inch piece of green printed paper. Round off the corners; centre and adhere to printed paper to card.
Cut a 2 3/4 x 3-inch piece of white cs. Stamp stars onto cs; colour orange with markers. Centre and adhere stamped paper to card. I only adhered the bottom and the sides to make a pocket.
Stamp cupcake onto white cs; colour with markers and cut out. Centre and adhere cupcake to card with adhesive foam dots. Stamp "Celebrate" on lower right corner of panel.
Tab: Cut a 1 x 3-inch piece of orange cs; round off upper left corner using corner rounder punch. Centre and attach eyelet; knot ribbon through eyelet.
Insert tab in pocket.
Cut a 3 x 4 1/2 inch piece of orange cs; stamp with stars. Round off corners to match panel of card. Attached 3 ice rhinestones. Centre and adhere cs to card.
Cut a 1 1/4 x 4 1/4-inch piece of green printed paper; adhere to card close to left edge.
Stamp "Best Wishes" onto white cs; cut rectangle around words, then round off upper left corner. Adhere to card as shown.
Stamp a cupcake onto white cs; colour with markers and cut out. Adhere cupcake to card with pop up.
Cut a 3 x 4 1/2-inch piece of printed paper; round off corners to match back panel of card. Centre and adhere printed cs to card.
Cut a 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inch piece of green printed paper; round off corners. Tie ribbon around cs, knotting ends on front; centre and adhere to cs to card.
Stamp cupcakes onto white cs; colour with markers, then trim around cupcakes to make a strip 2 3/4 inches long. Adhere stamped cs to orange cs; trim, leaving narrow borders. Adhere cupcakes to card 1 inch from bottom.
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Hero Arts, Crazy for Cupcakes, On Your Birthday, other miscellaneous stamps,
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Jersey Shore (retired), Only Orange
Other: Glitter Glue, Miscellaneous Ribbon, Brad, ice rhinestones, SU markers
Thanks for stopping by! ~Pat