I hope you all had a happy Christmas holiday.  I took a little time away from my craft room to prepare for our holiday celebration and spend time with family. It was great fun and now it’s time to get back into my craft room with my paper and ink.

The month of January is a big birthday month for me.  I have quite a few birthdays to recognize so I decided to get a few cards ready.  Today’s post is a cute fun fold generic card that I’m going to use for one of the birthdays.  It can also be used as a Happy New Year hello.

The Playing With Patterns Suite on page 100 in the Annual Catalog is one of those simple suite of products that you really should own.  You will use it time and again and feel like you’re using new products each time.  The Playing With Patterns 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper is a mix of stripes and dots in playful colors. It’s a fun paper pack.

Today’s colors are all about Night of Navy, Crushed Curry and Purple Posy.  The color combination is literally a “cool” one.  Although Crushed Curry is a warm yellow, it accents nicely with the cooler tones of Night of Navy and Purple Posy.

Let’s talk about the “Fun Fold”.  This fun fold design is simple and adaptable to just about any sentiment, image or patterned paper.

Below are the cutting measurements for this design.

  • The Night of Navy card base is 4 1/4″ X 8 3/4″ and scored at 5 1/2″ on the longer (8 3/4″) side.
  • The Purple Posy layer is 4 1/2″ X 3 1/4″.
  • The Crushed Curry layer is 8 1/2″ X 3″ and scored at 4 1/4″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 3″ X 4″,
  • There are two Whisper White layers, both cut at 2 3/4″ X 4″.

Stamping Tip:

When you’re stamping with photopolymer stamps, you can get a clean crisp image using your Stamparatus and its Foam Mat (page 164 in the Annual Catalog). However, if you’re using an acrylic block, it’s a good idea to get yourself an extra Foam Mat to keep on hand for your acrylic block stamping.  It gently cushions your stamping surface to get that clean stamped image we all want. You can click here for more details on the Stamparatus and the Foam Mat

You can click the button below to download a FREE PDF tutorial for this project.

So, grab a favorite patterned paper, match up some cardstock, add a few stamped images and create a simple and quick Fun Fold!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

You can click on each picture below to order the products I used today and to get more product details.