Creating Kindness Blog Hop; Fun Fold

Creating Kindness Blog Hop; Fun Fold

Creating Kindness Fun Fold Header


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today on this first day of February, I am hopping again with the wonderful Creating Kindness Design Team, a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world. The theme of the hop this month is Fun Folds and our guest designer is Lou Kitzelman. Lou is a fabulous paper artist and we are very excited to be hopping with Lou this month.

Creating kindness Design Team

So Fun Folds … those of you who know me, know that I struggle with anything that needs precise measurements … so possibly you should skip on ahead to Jessie Holton’s project! Hahaha!  No wait … I chose a fun fold that is easy and yet has a wow factor when you pull it out of the envelope … it is a Spring Fold Card.

Spring Fold Card for Creating Kindness Blog Hop

In actual fact, I had a lot of fun with this one, so it did fit into the theme well. I have used Powder Pink as the base card, and sponged the feature layers with Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight inks before layering onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.

Spring Fold Card Close Up

This “Spring Fold” card has a distinct “Spring” feel …with these gorgeous floral die cuts from the Flourishes dies die cut from Whisper White Cardstock and then sponged with Sweet Sugarplum, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach and Tranquil Tide inks.  The leaves are the Tranquil Tide bit … I love that Tranquil Tide (which is a very strong colour) is such a soft minty colour when used sparingly.

Spring Fold Card Base Section

I continued the same theme through to the base section of the card.

Decorated Envelope

And also to the envelope, which is created especially for this card using the Envelope Punch Board (Measurements are at the end of this post).

Card Flat in envelope

The card slides into it’s specially created envelope, staying nice and flat for mailing. Then when the recipient opens the card and pulls it out of the envelope …….

Spring Fold Card with Flourishes

Taaa …. daaaaa …. it springs up and creates it’s own little display!  How cute is that?!! Add your own personalised greeting to the back of the card, which is plain card.

I have created a video for this project, which includes instructions in metric and imperial. If anything, it is worth watching for the laugh of watching me struggle to explain the mathematical phenomenon of right angles. Click the You Tube Logo to go to my video. For those of you who work better to a diagram, I have included diagrams for both metric and imperial at the bottom of this post.

You Tube LogoCreating Kindness Video Hop

Many of the Creating Kindness team have created videos, always helpful with fun fold projects. Make sure you hop around and see them all. The video links to all videos are listed in the video description of my video, but they are also listed here.

However for a quick overview of everyone’s projects, please make sure you visit all the Creating Kindness Design Team Members and Guests blogs for lots of fantastic fun fold ideas.  Most are different, except Paula Dobson and myself are obviously of a similar stamping age as we both (unknown to the other) chose exactly the same fold. Who would have thought, out of all the folds out there, we would have chosen the same one!!  Paula’s is totally different in design, giving you a good idea of how you can take one fold and create many different cards.

However the fabulous Jessie Holton is next up in the hop ….. Jessie is an amazing creative dynamo and mother of the cutest children ever!

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Here are the diagrams to create a Spring Fold card in metric…  Download here.  The measurements for an envelope to suit this card size are:-  Paper Size 24.4m x 24.4cm, first punch and score line at 12.2cm.
Spring Fold Diagram Metric

And here is the diagram for imperial measurements … download here. The measurements for an envelope to suit this card size are:-  Paper Size 9-3/4″ x 9-3/4″, first punch and score line at 4-7/8″.

Spring Fold Card Diagram Imperial

If you are in Australia, the supplies I have used to create this project are listed below. Click on any thumbnail image to see that item in my online store. I appreciate your support.
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  • Cheryll, Fun to read your blog, no way to skip it.
    I am same as you never really measure anything to make. just make then measure size for blogging lol
    I saw Paula’s card first, but They look so different! even if you guys made same type of fun folder card, Very beautiful!

    • Thanks Jerim … I am excited to have you on the Creating Kindness team. I am still blown away by your wonderful album, and can’t wait to watch your video!xxxx

  • Cheryll! This is so gorgeous! …and it looks way too hard! I’m with you, if it needs measurements-avert your eyes! You knocked this out of the park with all of the beautiful flowers and a stunning envelope!

    • lol Maria …. yes I agree about the numbers! 🙂 But I did find that with this one, it needs to be precise or it doesn’t sit quite right. Ask me how I know that! 🙂 Thankfully, the measurements are easy ones. xxxx

  • Oh Cheryl this is such a fun, fresh and fabulous card. This is also one of the first fancy folds I ever learnt and now you and Paula have given it a fabulous new lease of life. You video is so great – thanks for the clear and concise info – the perfect reminder of how to make one. Thanks for having me this month.

    • It was fantastic having such a talented paper artist as yourself hop with us this month Lou! It’s been fun and your projects are fantastic! xxx

  • I adore your feminine version to my male of the same fold Cheryll! Snap!! Great minds think alike. I did find it funny though, as I haven’t made this fold in many years! Such a lot of work has gone into this glorious card with it’s riot of flowers. Beautiful ♥

    • Yes Paula, I think it was amazing we both came up with the same fold. Anyone reading these comments, make sure you head on over to Paula’s blog because her great male card is a tad smaller than mine and would be able to be cut out of an A4 sheet and fit in a more regular square envelope! Besides the fact that it is a wonderful example of the new Truly Tailored stamp set and punch. xxxx

  • Haha..who would dare skip your blog?! Love how you achieved different tones on your die cuts, the soft tranquil tide is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing a video on how to create the Spring Fold

    • lol … you have no idea how many takes it took to explain the scoring bits! Cheryll and numbers just don’t go together! 😉 Thanks for stopping by Jay! xx