Today’s post happens to be one of my favorite fun fold designs.  It’s quick and easy and has a few layers.  I love layers on a card.

Adding layers to a card accomplishes a few simple design techniques:

  • Layers can emphasize and define your focal point.  In my card today, the hearts steal the show!
  • Layers can help with color balance.  The side panel thin black layer helps the patterned paper pop and balances the black and white in the gingham heart.
  • Layers give your card a little more weight and can add dimension without foam tape or dimensionals.

The Lots of Heart Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s new January-June Mini Catalog was on my first wish list.  Not just for Valentine’s Day, this Bundle can be used time and again and for quite a few different occasions.  There’s one caveat… you have to get the Bundle.  

My card base is Blushing Bride and the polka dot patterned paper is from the True Love Designer Series Paper pack.  I thought about using a few Matte Black Dots to embellish my “Lots of Hearts”, but opted for an old favorite and now retired, Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots.

Here are the cutting dimensions for this card:

  • The Blushing Bride card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Cut off 3″ from the left side of the card base after scoring.  This piece will be your Fun Fold focal point front.
  • Cut a Basic White layer 2 3/4″ x 4″.  This layer is attached to the Blushing Bride focal point front.
  • Cut a Basic White 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer for the inside sentiment layer.
  • The patterned paper layer is 2 1/4″ x 4″.

I prepared this card project for my Team gathering this past weekend.  Tomorrow, I’ll post each Team member’s project, along with simple to follow tutorials.

So, grab a few cropped hearts, add some candy dots and create a simple fun fold.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

You can click on each image below for the product details.