It’s a brand new year and a great opportunity to try new things and push ourselves a bit. Maybe it is just me , but my standard go-to card looks like an A6 folded in half. There are a ton of possibilities with this shape, sure. But when you add in an unexpected fold , you can make your cards look like works of art. I am excited to share with you some of the ways our crafty colleagues are using folds, flaps and dies to create dimension, fun and folded fabulousness with their cards.
Kelly created a way to add dimension on her cards that still fit in the envelope so you can mail your loved one some lovely flowers in paper vases! How clever is that? They are just lovely.
card by Kelly Griglione photo courtesy of Notable Nest
I haven’t yet tried my hand at these cards in a box but they are so cool and add such a specialness to any occasion. Could you imagine opening this box and being showered with these gorgeous butterflies. What a neat treat.
card by Filomena Green photo courtesy of Personally Yours Create
The details on these next cards just blow my mind. Helen sets up her scene so beautifully and when you open and close the card, the gingerbread house pivots back and forth.
Card by Helen Cryer photo courtesy of The Dining Room Drawers
This minion is the perfect character for the Circle Thinlets die. On the other side of his eye is the perfect place for a little message for a little fan.
card by Linda Higgins photos courtesy of Linda Higgins
I just could not resist these characters too. Do you remember Pac Man and its little ghosts? These guys are an awesome pop up that Kate created. They are really fun. You could come up with some funny sentiments for these guys.
Cards by Kate photo courtesy of Mini-eco
I just love the way the ornament in the circle tag tucks into the circle outline on the opposite side of the card. This is such a classy look.
card by Jenny Moors photo courtesy of Stamping Moments
These flowers are acrylic are just so lovely, I would set these on my desk at work to just bring in the sunshine. They are so cute and they are pop ups. Kelly has a tutorial on her site to help you make your own.
cards by Kelly Griglione photo courtesy of Notable Nest
The swing cards are a great option for a card that has a strong sentiment but you don’t need to write too much on the inside of the card. This is a beautiful encouragement card by Brenda.
card by Brenda Rose photo courtesy of Rose Bloom Legacies
Helen’s easel card is another gorgeous example of how to incorporate interactive elements in your cards that still lie flat in envelopes. Check out her snow flakes hanging from the top of the card. Just lovely.
Card by Helen Cryer photo courtesy of the Dining Room Drawers
This half century celebration is such a lovely statement card. It is so stately in black and white, you could also use bright colors for a younger persons birthday celebration.
card by Amanda photo courtesy of The Craft Spa
Another look at black and white but this time in a Z fold. I love that you can hide you message underneath the front panel or show it off boldly on the base behind the image.
Card by Moz Roberts photo courtesy of All Things Moz
Whether you use an interactive version, a pop up or simple try a new way to fold your cards, I hope this year you push yourself to try a new technique or fold to give yourself another way of creating fun, fabulous folds this year.
So go ahead… make something pretty.
I found a few products to help you with your folding fabulousness.
Label Card Thinlets Die from Stampin’ Up
Circle Card Thinlets Die from Stampin’ Up
Sizzix Thinlets Die Set – 5 pack – Square with Accordian Folds
Sizzix Movers and Shapers L Die Card, Ornate Flip-its
Sizzix Movers and Shapers XL Die Card, Circle Stand ups
Sizzix Mover and Shapers Pro Die Set – Card, #10 and window panes