I received a sample of a fun and easy fancy fold at OnStage 2019 and had to come and make a tutorial for you guys! It's so simple but such a WOW. Sorry the photos are a bit rough as I snapped them during our virtual team meeting!
Here's the card folded up to fit in a regular a-2 envelope (medium)...
One extra nice thing about this fancy fold is that it stands up on its own on the mantel or shelf, so the Double Door fold is great for display.
I used the Dashing Deer stamp set with Pretty Peacock ink and cardstock, gold foil cardstock and plain Whisper White, accented by some of the embossed foil papers from the Noble Peacock suite.
To make the basic card, you'll need:
- Simply Scored board or Paper Trimmer with scoring blade
- Colored cardstock base of 4.25 x 5.5 inches
- Whisper White or Very Vanilla 4 x 11 inches
- Strong adhesive such as Tear & Tape or Liquid Multi
- Stamps, ink, patterned paper, etc to decorate
Score your 4 x 11 inch Whisper White at the 2, 3.75, 7.25 and 9 inch marks on the long side.
Fold the two center scores in towards the middle, and the two outer scores back on themselves towards the outside.
Stamp everything before assembling.
Attach the back of the main middle panel to the card base with strong adhesive.
Add a focal point and sentiment to the center of the outside, attached on the left panel only.
Another variation is to turn the double doors sideways so they open vertically instead of horizontally. This of course wouldn't stand up by itself, but still a fun and unexpected fold without a lot of work.
I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial! I love sharing the "real-life" kinds of projects that ordinary crafters like me actually make with our busy modern lives and limited resources. Thanks for making Song of My Heart Stampers a inspiration stop today!