Good morning everyone. Today I made a cute fun fold card that I saw on the internet somewhere (sorry I can not remember where). The card I saw that was made by a stamper from the UK named Amanda Charlesworth (if you click on her name it will take you to a link on her YouTube channel with directions). Her measurements made a larger card than I wanted to make so I had to experiment with how to make it a regular A2 (5.5″ x 4.25″) card but other than the measurements, I followed her directions. Once you learn how to make the sliding piece, the rest is easy. I listed the measurements of each piece below.
This fun fold is called Slide and Lock. The middle section keeps the card together and you slide it up to open it.
The sentiment I used for this card is from the stamp set called Country Home. The Designer Series Paper is Flowers For Every Season. I used a die from Stitched Shapes to cut out the sentiment. The measurements are as follows:
Card base: Whisper White 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored at 2 1/8″ on both sides. Then I cut a 1/16″ off one side to make it slide better.
The side panels on the card base (using the DSP) are 1 7/8″ x 5.25″ and 1 15/16″ x 5.25″ (remember you needed to cut that 1/16″ off one side so you have to adjust the DSP for that.
The sliding mechanism is 4 pieces of Whisper White cardstock 2.75″ x 2.75″.
2 pieces of Misty Moonlight cardstock 2.5″ x 2.5″
1 piece of DSP 2 3/8″ x 2/38″
1 piece of Whisper White cardstock cut out with a square from the Stitched Shapes Dies.
I think it would be fun to use different shapes for this card such as a circle, a star or a label die. Thanks, Amanda for sharing your directions!
Love, love this card Susan. The new in colors are so vibrant.
That is a really cool fun fold! Very clever, and it showcases the DSP beautifully.
Super cool fold! I’m going to have to try this one soon. It’s especially bright and happy with the DSP you chose.