As you know, I love Fun Fold cards. When I receive a card in the mail, it always makes me so happy but if it is a Fun Fold card, it really makes me smile. This card opens in two different ways. First, the front piece just opens as a normal card would like this:
Then, the inside piece also opens up the opposite way.
This Fun Fold card is very easy to make. First I took a Balmy Blue A2 card base (4.25″ x 5.5″) and added a piece of the same size of Country Gingham Designer Series Paper on the front. I find the best way to do this is to use Multipurpose Glue. The glue gives you a little bit of time to move the piece of DSP so it lines up perfectly. Don’t worry if you are off a bit because you can always cut a little bit off if you need to. After it dried I used a couple of dies from the Framed Florets die set to cut out the oval and the oval of hearts on the front of the card.
Next, I took an 8″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White card stock and folded it in half. I adhered it to the inside of the Balmy Blue card base so it opened the opposite way from the front of the card. I cut the flowers and leaves from the Designer Series Paper called Hues Of Happiness using the Blossoming Happiness die set. I love how Stampin’ Up! designs their dies to do this. I used a pencil and lightly drew the oval shape from the front of the card onto the inside of the card so the flowers and leaves would fit inside the oval on the front. I layered these on top of the Basic White inside card. Then I erased the pencil marks so you could not see them. I stamped the Happy Birthday Sentiment and cut it out using a miscellaneous die and adhered the ends of it to the front of the card. You don’t want to add adhesive over the entire piece or it will stick to the inside piece too.
Next, I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink and added the flower and leaves from the DSP.
It really did not take a long time to make this card at all.