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Monday, 11 October 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Fancy Folds Spotlight

It's the latest spotlight challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and the brief for the DT is Fancy Folds.

I love making unusual cards and consider myself a papercrafter so this is ideal for me. I wanted to make something different and a friend's hubby Barrie showed me an origami style card he had seen demo'd on Create & Craft. You basically use a large square of paper and by folding it create a frame. They had linked 3 together by slipping a piece of card into the slots at the side. They sat them very close together so you couldn't see the hinge, but I had an idea that if you made the card a bit wider you would be able to make a concertina card and this would give you enough depth to be able to decorate the pages with thicker items. You could probably make it into a kind of mini book as well. The pictures below show how the sections have been slotted together better.

The papers I have used are 8" x 8" from the Dovecraft birthday pack and the 'back' of the folded square provides you with lots of spaces to decorate so I used various stickers and 3d embellishments as below. The Front of the 'card' was decorated using lots of bling and Sakura clear glitter pen. Each finished square is 4" so the card below is about 2 feet long :)

This card ended up being about 2" thick so I made a box for it, thus creating a card with a lot of Wow Factor. Scott absolutely loves it and said he will be bringing it out as a birthday decoration every year!!

P.S. I have tried to find a video demonstration or some instructions on Youtube or the internet but thus far have had no success.I am going to attempt to make some sort of tutorial if anyone is interested, please let me know.


Wishcraft said...

Fabulous creation hun, it must have taken ages! I think I've got these papers somewhere (no surprise there lol!). Lisa x

Josephine said...

What a fabulous creation! Very fancy folding indeed. I'm looking forward to seeing how you did it.

Sally Atkins said...

This has most definitely got the Wow! factor! I love your take on the fancy fold theme. I would love to see a tutorial if you're able to write one for us - thank you!

Sheila said...

Fab fancy folds!! I would love to read how to do this as it is so cute and would be ideal for Chraistmas, Sheila:)X

Jack said...

Fabulous Mandy. I made one of these ages ago with a box from a YouTube video -

Eiglas said...

Fab project Mandy and I think a tut is a great idea! I'll also check out
Jack's link too!
is there any reason why you couldn't pop tags into the top of each section?

Lin said...

WOW Mandy you must have been at this for ages! Looks very complicated, but so well worth the effort.

You wouldn't wanna be posting this as the PO would sting you royally!

Lin xx

Cor* said...

How super fun is this!! What great fantastic folds. Another one I 'm gonna have to try out!