Double Point Fold Card (2 Easy Fun Fold Cards)


Fun fold cards are my favorite type of card
to make, especially if they are easy and quick to do. So if you love easy, fun fold cards, then
this video is for you. Hi, it’s Lynn Dunn from Stamptastic Designs. Thanks so much for joining me today. In this episode of Stamptastic TV, you will
learn how to make a double point fold card and we will be creating two different triangular
fun-filled shapes which will become the front of the card. I will also share a few tips with you and
a simple way to add a little closure element to one of the cards. The cards featured in this video showcase
the Stampin’’ Up free as a bird stamp set and other pretty products from the bird
ballad suite. But keep in mind that you can use any stamp
set and any patterned papers that you have on hand to create these fun fold cards. Just get creative with it. For the latest card making ideas, be sure
to subscribe to my channel and click on that little bell so you will be notified each time
I upload a new video. Now fun fold cards have that wow factor associated
with them and I love it when they are easy to make. But I also like playing around with a little
more complex, fun fold cards. So leave me a comment below and let me know
what your preference is. So special thanks to Lisa Curcio for the inspiration
and card idea that I’m going to share with you today. Okay. So first let’s talk about the supplies that
you will need to create these cards. You’ll need some card stock that coordinates
with the patterned papers we will be using. So for these cards that I’m going to share
with you today, I will be using pool party, soft suede and some white card stock. We will also be using some of the beautiful
patterned papers from the bird ballad designer series paper pack. So I have a couple of different patterns here
that we will be using to create the two different cards. And I’m also using this patterned paper to
create some embellishments for the card. So I will also be featuring the free as a
bird stamp set. And obviously this stamp set coordinates with
all the products and things that I will be using today. Now you will also need some type of shape,
um, to create the focal point for the front of your card. So I am using some of these stitched nested
label die, um, to create the focal point for my card. But you can also use other shapes that you
might have on hand. So be sure to watch the video and I’ll give
you some suggestions and some additional ideas and tips. Now one of the other shapes I will be using
is some oval shapes. So I have an oval from our stitched shapes,
uh, die set and then an oval from one of our layering oval die sets. And again, um, I’ll give you some tips on
other shapes that you can use as well. So for one of the cards I’ll be doing a bit
of coloring. I’m with some of our stampin’ blends. These are the alcohol based markers. Um, so I’m going to be using Daffodil Delight,
Pool Party and the Old Olive stampin’ blends. Of course we will also need some ink. So I will be using some black memento ink
and soft suede. And to embellish the cards, I’m going to be
using a few pearls, but you can use any embellishments that you have or that you prefer. And the last couple of items you will need
are a bone folder and a scissors. Okay, that’s it. I think we’re ready to get started. Okay, so let’s start by creating the double
point folds for the cards that we’re going to make today. So first you’re going to want to choose the
patterned paper that you would like to use. So for these cards, I’m using some of the
pretty patterned papers from the bird ballad designer series paper pack. So you’re going to start by cutting two pieces
of patterned paper, which measure three by four inches. Now it’s important that if your paper has
a design on it like these papers do, then you need to cut your paper so that the design
is running in the correct direction. So I recommend cutting your paper into four
inch strips. So if you’re using a 12 by 12 inch piece of
patterned paper, you’re going to cut it into a four inch strip. So that’s what I have here in front of me. That way when we go to create the triangular
pieces, our design will be running correctly. It’ll be, it’ll look just like this on our
card. So now that you have your four-inch strips
of paper, you can go ahead and put the paper into your paper trimmer and cut off a three
inch piece. You’re actually going to cut off two three
inch pieces from that one piece of patterned paper. Once you have your two pieces of paper that
measure three by four inches, you’re going to score each of them on the three inch side
at one inch. Again, you want to keep in mind the direction
of the design on your paper for scoring purposes. So the one inch scoreline will be folded over
and adhered to the top and bottom of a piece of white card stock. So be sure to create the one inch score line
on the top of one of the three by four inch pieces and the bottom of the other three by
four inch piece of patterned paper. So here’s what the patterned paper pieces
will look like when they are scored. Okay, so now that we have the pieces that
are scored, we need to create the triangular folds. So you’re going to start by folding each of
the corners of the patterned paper up to that one inch score line. Now you can use a bone folder to help burnish
down the folds. Next you’re going to use a strong adhesive
like Tear and Tape to adhere the folded paper down. So go ahead and add some adhesive to the triangular
pieces and adhere them down to the patterned paper. So you should now have two triangular pointy
pieces that are above or below that one inch scoreline. Okay, so here is what the finished pieces
should look like. So you’ll notice that I have some adhesive
already on this one inch strip and I have my rectangular pieces all ready to adhere
to the card. And you will also notice how the pattern is
running. So this is going to be my top piece. And this one here is going to be my bottom
piece and they’re going to fit directly on my white card stock, just like that. And then you’ll notice that these pieces will
get adhered to the back of the white card stock. And then your triangular pieces will be hanging
over on to the front of the white card stock. And this is going to make up the card front
for this particular card. So now that we have the double point folds
created, let’s make some cards. So here is the first card that we are going
to make and as you can see, these are the triangular pieces that you just created. So I’m going to show you how to assemble the
card, um, so that you can create this fun fold with those triangular pieces. So you’re gonna start with a piece of pool
party card stock cut at five and a half by four and a quarter inches. Cut a five and a quarter by four inch piece
of white card stock. Adhere one of the triangular pieces to the
top of the white card stock using a strong adhesive like tear and tape. Now just a little tip for you, simply rest
the scored area, that area where the fold is, on top of the white card stock and then
press it into place. This will help ensure that the fold is positioned
correctly on the top part of the card stock. Now go ahead and adhere the second rectangular
shape to the bottom of the white card stock. Now I find that it works easier if you just
turn your card stock upside down to adhere this bottom triangular shape. Now those one inch score lines are going to
be on the back of the white card stock and your triangular pieces will rest on the front. These pieces will make up your card front. Now adhere the entire piece of white card
stock to your card base. Okay, now let’s decorate it. So cut one of the stitch nested labeled dies
that measures approximately two by three and three quarter inches. Now if you don’t have this particular die,
you can use any shape that will cover the area between the two triangular points on
the card. Stamp a greeting on the top part of the label
using black ink. Add a little bit of tear tape or some other
strong adhesive to the top of the label die and adhere it to the top triangular folded
piece that you created. So you’re going to be adhering it over the
point of that triangular piece. Cut out one of the bird images from a piece
of the bird ballad designer series paper. Adhere the bird to the label with a few dimensionals. Stamp two large flowers on a scrap piece of
white card stock using black ink. Go ahead and color them in with the blue and
yellow stampin’ blends. Then cut them out by hand. Stamp two leaf images on a scrap piece of
white card stock using black ink. Color them in using the old olive stampin’
blends and then go ahead and cut them out by hand. Now add the leaves to the bottom of the label
die, just under the bird, using a few glue dots. Adhere the flowers just under the bird and
over the leaves using a few dimensionals. And then for the finishing touch, simply embellish
the flowers with a few pearls. And that’s it. It’s beautiful and it’s so simple. For more fun, fold the card ideas be sure
to check out the playlist featured at the top of the screen. Now this card will lay flat for mailing, however
you can see that it doesn’t stay closed on its own. So I decided to create a second card that
has a little closure piece that will help you keep this card closed. It’s a simple little embellishment that you
can add to the bottom of the card and it’s very easy to do. So let me show you how to do it. So for the second card I decided to use different
colors and different patterned papers from the bird ballad suite. But the concept for creating the card is exactly
the same. So you’re going to start with a piece of soft
suede card stock cut at five and a half by four and a quarter inches. Next cut a five and a quarter by four inch
piece of white card stock. Adhere one of the triangular pieces to the
top of the white card stock using a strong adhesive like tear and tape. Now go ahead and adhere the second triangular
shape to the bottom of the white card stock. Now adhere the entire piece of white card
stock to your card base. Okay, now let’s decorate it. Cut one of the stitched nested labeled dies
that measures approximately two by three and three quarter inches. Add a little bit of tear and tape or some
other strong adhesive to the top of the label die and adhere it to the top triangular folded
piece that you created. Cut out one of the bird images from a piece
of the Bird Ballad designer series paper and adhere the bird to the label with a few dimensionals. Cut out a large and small spray of flowers,
by hand, from a piece of the bird ballad designer paper. Adhere the flowers to the label shape using
a few dimensionals. And again, for the finishing touch, just add
some pearls to the flowers. Now let’s create the closure piece for this
card. So stamp of greeting on a scrap piece of white
card stock using some soft suede ink. Cut out the greeting using an oval or some
other small shape. Now you want the shape small enough that it
fits on the bottom triangular piece of the card. Cut out another oval that is slightly larger
than the first one from a piece of soft suede card stock. Adhere the two ovals together and add a few
dimensionals to the back. Now lay the card in front of you and hold
down the label die. Position the oval on the bottom of the card
so that the point of the label die will fit just underneath the oval. So be careful not to adhere the oval to that
white label die. You want the oval to be adhered to the bottom
triangular piece. Now simply tuck the point of the label under
the oval to keep the card closed. To open the card, lift up on the label, die
and open it up. So there you go. You have just created a little embellishment
for your card that enables you to keep it closed. Pretty cool, hey? Now you have an easy double point fold card
idea that you can create with any stamp set or any patterned papers that you have on hand. Just get creative with it and you also have
some fun tips for creating a little closure for your card if you wanted to do so. And if you enjoyed this video, feel free to
download the printable tutorial. You can find the link in the description below
this video. Thanks so much for joining me today. If you enjoyed this video, please let me know
by liking it and sharing it with your friends and leave a comment below to let me know what
you enjoyed most about the video and the cards shared here today. Have fun getting creative. Take care, and I’ll see you soon.

Zane Wilson

23 Responses

  1. Absolutely love, LOVE this card and fold. Thank you so much for your talent and creativity and sharing both with us.

  2. Good Morning Lynn I love this Video. I have been looking forward to trying this v video. I know what I will be doing today. Thanks so much for sharing another card ideas.                  Sheri

  3. Beautiful card and easy to make. Your work is very pretty and elegant. Thank you for teaching us how to be creative.

  4. I enjoy all types of fun folds. I especially like the ones that are quite labour intensive. Card- making is a hobby for me, so I am quite happy to spend several hours making one card. Otherwise I end up with far more cards than I’ll ever use.

  5. Hey everyone! I am working on more card ideas to share and want to know your thoughts about fun fold cards. Would you like to see videos on simple fun folds, more complex fun folds or any fun folds? Leave me a comment below! Thanks!

  6. Cute cards and they look pretty easy to make… I like that! Simple fold cards are fun and build confidence; the more complex ones are challenging and that's good too! I say some of each will definitely expand our horizons! 🙂

  7. The minute I saw the Thank you card you sent me , I knew I wanted to make these with my snowman stamps ! These are just the coolest cards I have seen in a long time !

  8. DARLING CARDS, Lynn! So appreciate the GREAT tips throughout! Your directions are so clear n’ concise which makes a CASE of the card so simple! TOTALLY LOVE THAT! I’m a retired 2nd grade teacher n’ your explanations throughout so remind me of “teaching the tykes” how to do “artsy projects”~~step by step w/demonstrations~~so EVERYONE is successful! YAY!! :-))). I’m a BIG FAN of fun folds so I’ll be sure to check out more of your videos! Thank you again n’ HAPPY STAMPIN’ n’ CREATIN’! :-))

  9. I love . these, but have a lot of 6X6 card bases cut out, do you by chance know the dimentions for 6X6? If not I'll wing it!

  10. Love this card!! Thanks so much for sharing all the directions to create it!! I love these "Fun Fold" cards!! I like how you came up with a way to "tuck and close" the card!!! Very ingenious!! Hoping to see more FUN-FOLD card ideas!! Thanks again!!

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