Sunday, March 10

Tutorial: Spring Fold Card


A few folds, a couple of cuts and voila!, you have an awesome Spring Fold card. The "spring" refers to the bounciness created by the folds in the centre of the card, which also help it to stand up for display. A nice quick project that folds flat for postage and is relatively simple to make... it ticks all the boxes!



1. Start with a 12" x 6" piece of card stock.


2. Place the card stock horizontally on your score board and score at 3" and 6". Make small marks on either side at 9" with your scoring tool or a pencil.


3. Score diagonally from the 3" score line at the top of the card stock to the 9" mark at the bottom of the card stock. Score again from the 3" score line at the bottom of the card stock diagonally to the 9" mark at the top of the card stock. Refer to the template for correct placement.


4. On the right hand edge of the card stock, measure 3" down from the top right corner. This will be the centre of the card stock. Use a trimmer or craft knife and ruler to cut away each corner, starting at 9" mark and finishing at the 3" mark you just made. Refer to the template and the photos below.


5. Press the card in on both sides at the 6" score line. Valley fold along the 3" score line so that your card base sits up and resembles the photo below.


6. Time to decorate! You can add patterned paper to all the different sections of the card if you wish, but since the centre section stays folded up, I chose to add paper only to the ends.


7. Add an image and sentiment to finish. Make sure you get the orientation right before you adhere anything permanently. I almost ended up with a sideways tartlet!


Stamps: Just Desserts

Photos and written instructions are copyright Beccy Muir.
All rights reserved.


17 comments:

Glenda Atkins said...

Love it Beccy, you make it look so easy!

Liz said...

I love making cards with this fold, but I haven't made one for ages. Thanks for this inspiration. I was just wondering which scoreboard you use. I can't score diagonal lines on mine, so have to score against a ruler. Yours looks really useful being able to score diagonally. xx

terrie said...

Very nice fold Beccy….

Beccy said...

Hi Liz. A lot of score boards have grooves on the back of them for diagonal scoring, while others have an insert that can be placed on the board to form the diagonal guide. In this tutorial, I'm using a large Martha Stewart score board that has an insert that slides out of a small space on the back. I was lucky enough to pick one up for a fantastic price at the end of a craft show several years ago.
Cheers,
Beccy

BEARKIS said...

Благодаря, за споделената интересна идея! Вдъхновение желая! :)

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card.

Liz said...

Thanks for the reply, Beccy. I have a Hougie board, which I love because it's it's got inches on one side and centimetres on the other, although on the inches side the grooves are only in 1/2 inches. I like the look of the one you're using and think I may have to invest in a second one. xx

Jackie T said...

Oh Beccy this is a stunning card I love the image you have used. It is long time since I have made a card like this. I must give the style another try. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A wonderful tutorial Beccy. I've that Martha Stewart board and never knew you could do that. Must check it out. I'm not mad keen on different fold cards but really love this!
Thank you! Hugs Shaz.

Sandra H said...

That's a lovely and easy to follow tutorial Beccy l have made one before and the effects are so lovely as yours is so beautiful x

NanaConnie said...

I love these spring fold cards, Beccy, but have never known what they were called or seen a tutorial for them. Thanks so much for the wonderfully clear, yet detailed instructions. I'm off to the craft room to make one. :-D

Claire said...

Hello Beccy, I love this card. I have made one from another designer, and could be I wasn't using a high enough GSM cardstock, I found that when taken out of the envelope it would not pop up a little. A beautiful card though & will be attempting another with the stronger cardstock. Your directions and inspiration are amoungst the ones I follow! Have a great day from the US

Gail said...

a great fold card Beccy - nice work! interesting scoring tool too

Gail said...

I wanted to add - as I have this Martha S scoring tool as well

Colinda said...

Beautiful card! Haven't made one for years they were a big hit in Holland, thanks for sharing!!
Just printed this great and yummy image :)
Have a nice day,
Colinda

Teresa said...

I want to do that one! Thank you.

Jan Hoyt said...

This is a great "fancy fold" option..love it and will definitely be trying it as well as following your projects! A huge thanks to my friend Debi Brile for telling me about your website!