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I came up with this cute little fold for a holiday card swap back in October 2005. I’ve used many different punches and images for the front.  It is perfect for sharing photos, or anytime you want to send an extra special card.  Total size is 4 ¼ x 4 ¼  so it will fit in a regular card size envelope.  Get creative and have fun!!




Card stock: One 4 ¼ x 4 ¼ (Old Olive), One 4 x11 (Rose Red) Two 4x 3.5 pieces designer paper, One 4 x 1 designer paper, and extra designer paper for the punched flowers.  ¼ One piece 4 ¼ x 2 ( Old Olive). Palette Prints from Stampin’ Up!! was used  for the designer paper.

Punches: 1 3/8 Square Punch, Flower Punch, ½ inch Circle Punch, Slit Punch, ¼ inch circle punch, and 1/8 circle punch.

Other: Crafter’s Tool Kit, Soft Subtle Colored Brads, Stampin Write Makers (Basic Black and Old Olive), Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin’ Up! Stamps from Small Sayings and In My Thoughts stamp sets.

Step 1 - Score the 4" x 11" piece at 3.5" and at 7 inches

Step 2 - Adhere the 4 x 3.5 designer paper to the left side and the 1x4 inch piece to the right side. You will fold twice starting from the left side.

Step 3 -Turn the entire card over and adhere the rose red 4 x 3.5 piece of designer paper to the middle front.

Step 4 -Turn your 1 3/8 inch punch over so that you can see where you are punching.  Line up the edge of the punch with the score line and push the punch all the way until you cannot push it any further.  Punch out one square.

Step 5 - Now, turn your card stock around so that the punched square is at the top instead of the bottom and do the same thing right over the top of  the first hole, making sure that your punch is pushed all the way in.

Step 6 - Fold your card.  Turn the slit punch so that you can see where you are punching. Center the punch  between your fold and the right edge. You want to be able to tuck the folded edge under the cut slit. The little notch on either side indicates where the bottom of the cut will be.

Step 7 - Punch out a ½ inch circle with coordinating designer paper and adhere on the top of your slit punch, then punch another circle with your 1/8 inch hand punch.  Add grosgrain ribbon.  Tip: You can get a nice knot by crossing left over right, then right over left ( or vice versa )

Step 8 - Punch out your flowers and centers then arrange them on your 1 ¼ x 2 ¼ piece of card stock.  Lay them on the spongy pad from the Crafter’s Tool Kit and poke your holes for your brads.  Insert your brads to attach.

Step 9 - Make your stems by lining up the paper piercing template over your flowers and poking the holes to the bottom of the card stock.

Step 10 - Stamp Thanks across your stems by only inking the Thanks portion of the stamp with the brush tip of your Stampin’ Write Marker.  Take your Stampin’ Up! marker (old olive) and use the writing tip to fill in the little holes of the stems. 

Step 12 - Open your card and decorate the inside, leaving space to write a message.


Voilá Carte Extraordinaire!

Our Guest Instructor is Cambria Turnbow

 Cambria was born, raised and currently resides in a small town on the beautiful Oregon Coast.  She has a wonderful husband and four beautiful children. Cambria loves being a stay at home Mom and wouldn't trade her “job” for any other in the world. 

After 10 years of teaching others the fun of making handmade cards, gifts and scrap pages it continues to be a great passion and being a Stampin’Up! Demonstrator allows her to put her many talents to work.  Cambria says There is nothing in the world like making something special for someone and seeing them smile.  For me… it’s all about sharing some stamped love baby. She hopes you enjoy the tutorial.


Step 11 - Completely close your card. Center the piece of cardstock you have just been working on (Old Olive with flowers) over the opening. Apply adhesive to the back and glue into place. It will now be attached to the left side as you open the card. Refer to photo.

Again completely close your card. Add adhesive to the back of the card , and center it on the  4 ¼" x 4 ¼" (old olive) piece of card stock.