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
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