Let’s talk fun fold cards! Birthday cards are likely to be the most frequently made card making creations. So if you’re like me, you’re always looking for new card making ideas. Today’s squash card takes fun folded cards to another level.

This creative birthday card can hold photos to multiple images and sentiments. With 3 sizes to choose from you can make your handmade squash card to fit your needs. The card I’m demonstrating uses the Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers but don’t miss the other two birthday card ideas I’m sharing. This is definitely a creative birthday card idea!

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Fun Fold Cards | Squash Card Video

DIY fun fold cards that explode with character are what today’s squash card tutorial is all about. Let me teach you how easy it is to make creative handmade birthday cards!

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Fun Fold Cards | Squash Card – Celebrate Sunflowers

My first squash card uses three (3) 6″ x 6″ pieces of cardstock. Three panels allows the card to explode with character leaving ample space for designer paper, additional sentiments and handwritten messages. This is also a great card to create when you need lots of space for a group of people to sign – perfect for coworker birthday cards, retirements, graduations and bridal or baby showers.  I do want to add that all these cards are best mailed in a bubble mailer.

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Celebrate Sunflowers has been a favorite stamp set of mine simply because of these timeless blooms. I’ve paired this card with the amazing host exclusive designer paper “Pattern Party” which is a free selection when you place a $150+ product order. Stampin’ Rewards are a great reason to save up and place one large order. With the new Mini Catalog debuting on August 3 you’ll have lots of reasons to create that big wish list. Don’t forget, too, Sale-A-Bration begins August 3 – September 30 and that entitles you to more freebies! For every $50 in product you purchase you’ll choose a free, exclusive Sale-A-Bration product. 

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When opened, the expanding panels allow you to get creative. There are several “flat” panels and many with diagonal folds. Don’t let those angles fool you. They’re easy to fill. I teach you how in the video. 

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The three panels provides generous space – so much that I had to photograph it in sections. You can see the full length in the video. Use up those designer paper scraps for any of the angles in coordinating colors or patterns for lots of visual interest.

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Fun Fold Cards | Squash Card – Nothing’s Better Than

It’s no secret. I love chocolate! The Nothing’s Better Than stamp set provides fun, whimsical images and greetings for all kinds of “loves” whether it’s chocolate, coffee, cookies or cocktails this stamp set and their coordinating dies will create fun cards all year long.

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Unlike the Celebrate Sunflowers squash card, this one uses two (2) 7″ x 7″ pieces of cardstock. It’s not as long as the first card but still ample room to decorate. Because of the two panels this card’s birthday sentiment is on the backside when closed.

Whether you like to color in images or not this stamp set has you covered. Stamp the outline and use your Stampin’ Blends or markers to color them in or select the coordinating solid image in this stamp set to the do the ‘work’ for you.

You might wondering how I created the two-tones on the cocktail glass. Since this stamp set is photopolymer (clear) I inked the lightest color first then added the other. It’s an easy technique!

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Fun Fold Cards | Squash Card – Garden Birdhouses

This squash card is the mac-daddy and uses three (3) pieces of 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ cardstock. This card is large enough to adhere a gift card to one of the solid panels, photos, recipes (great for shower gifts!) or added space for multiple signatures.

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The Garden Birdhouses stamp set can be found in the annual catalog on page 18. These sketched image stamps are easy to color which I did using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. 

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The new Harvest Meadow designer paper shown here pairs perfectly with so many projects. It debuts on August 3 in the new Mini Catalog. 

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Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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