Learn how to make a quarter fold card in easy to follow steps. I’ve got a video tutorial included and you’ll love learning a new fun fold design. AND, today’s project also features the new Stampin’ Up! ‘Pampered Pets’ Bundle.
Today’s birthday cards are a real treat for any pet lover. I’m demonstrating the dog version but also have one for cat lovers using a different fun fold card orientation. Don’t miss the pictures, cutting dimensions and the complete list of supplies I’ve included below.
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Quarter Fold Card Video Tutorial
Fun fold cards, often called fancy fold cards, are a unique way of opening a greeting card. Stampin’ Up!’s Pampered Pets stamp set is one part of the Playful Pets Suite (page 40). Coordinating dies, designer paper, trim and trinkets will bring your pet-loving cards to life! Not to mention, they make adorable birthday cards!
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Quarter Fold Card – Dog Card
Whether you’re a dog or cat lover, this new suite of products will have you saying “awwwww”. The patterned paper includes images for various breeds, paw prints, stripes (perfect for all kinds of cards!), black and white printed text – just to name a few. Check out the fun patterns on page 149.
This quarter fold card is super easy to create because it mimics the closing of a box. I opted to use the same color cardstock for each of the card base panels that connect, but consider mixing and matching. Adding designer paper to the exposed panels provides another fun way to dress up your card.
The box-like opening reveals the adorable insert. Plus, this fold is perfect for adding a gift card inside. The box-like fold insures it won’t fall out and provides a unique presentation of your gift.
The coordinating trinkets can be tied to the trim, used to make earrings, bracelets or even added to a stamped image, like I’ve done here. Watch the video for tips on hiding the trinket opening. All you’ll need is a hobby knife and a Glue Dot!
Quarter Fold Card – Cat Card
Are you a cat lover? This same Suite of products provides equal love for those of you who prefer felines! Playful and cuddly images are hard to resist, especially when colored with the alcohol-based Stampin’ Blends Markers.
The trinkets are perfectly sized to add to the stamped or designer paper images. Here I’ve used the coordinating trim, separated the black strand from white and created a bow.
Some of the images in the designer paper can be cut out using the coordinating Pets Dies (page 177) to create your adorable furry friends cards even faster!
Quarter Fold Card Cutting Dimensions
- Card base 1: 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 2 3/4″ & 8 1/4″
- Card base 2: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 2 1/8″ from each end – watch my video for tips about aligning the score lines
- Designer Paper: cut 2 @ 2″ x 2 3/4″
- Designer Paper: cut 2 @ 2 1/8″ x 2 5/8″
- Whisper White (insert): 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Focal point image can vary on your selection. Opt for a punch or die shape.
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