Cardmaking

Making fancy fold or interactive cards

Happy hump day crafty friends! I hope you are all doing well. We have gone from warm sunny weather on Monday to snow falling and the heating back on today! It’s still good crafting weather at least! I’m sharing some fancy fold cards today I made for a YouTube card challenge. The challenge is to make three interactive or shaped cards (one on camera) and tag 2 other crafters. I will link my video at the end of this post but I thought a blog would be helpful to share my process for the 2 cards I made off camera.

I’m definitely no expert when it comes to fancy fold cards and these are at the basic end of the scale but if you are new to these cards then hopefully this post will help you to create your own version. The first card I made is a Joy Fold card (no idea where the name came from!). This is the card

These are the measurements I used.

I started with navy card cut and scored as per the above measurements.

I cut my patterned papers (see above measurements) and glued onto my two navy pieces.

Then I glued the back of the sunflower piece onto the larger base card as follows.

The only thing left to do was add the decoration and a space to write a message.

The second card I made was a twisted easel card, this one was definitely much easier. I took a 12.5 x 12.5 cm card base and score a diagonal from corner to corner on one side of the card base. This creates your twised easel. Then I decorated it with some patterned papers and fussy cut elements.

My final card which I made on video was a double easel card.

These are the pieces you need to cut.

Then you need to score the first two pieces as follows.

To see how I decorated the double easel card and find out more about the challenge watch my latest video.

I hope you enjoyed my fun fold cards today, do you have a favourite fancy folded or interactive card to make? Please let me know in the comments and if you have a video or blog post let me know so I can check it out and have a go! Thanks so much for watching and I hope to see you again very soon!

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx

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