It is time for another fabulous Fancy Fold Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on the Twist & Pop Card. This fancy fold card is time-consuming to make but the end results are oh so worth it. Make sure you check out all the other cards the design team have come up with, I am sure you are going to love them all.
I decided to keep the front of the Twist & Pop card nice and simple after all, the magic happens when you open the card. I embossed the card front using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and then made a belly band to hold the card closed.
I love how the magic starts to happen the minute you begin to open the card.
Now the inside did take me a lot longer to make but I think the inside is pretty impressive lol, here is a photo of what it looks like fully opened.
You may be thinking YIKES!! how the heck am I going to be able to make that fold. I must admit it is time-consuming but hey, that also means it is a great excuse to craft for a little longer lol.
Well, hopefully I am going to make your life a little easier by sharing the cutting instructions on how to make the fold.
Cutting Instructions – The measurements are in cm, if you are an inch girl then click here for the inch converter
Thick White Card
– 28cm x 7.6cm scored at 7cm then 14cm then 21cm inside piece for attaching on to mechanism
– 10cm x 14.3cm – card front
– 7cm x 6.4cm (x4) inside panels
– 5.7cm x 8.3cm (x2) inside top and lower panels
– 10.2cm x 4cm (x2) panels for belly band
– scrap for stamping snowman
Whisper White Card (or you could use Designer Series Paper) it sits better if not too bulky
– 28.6cm x 21cm – inside base card and folding mechanism (see photo below for cutting and scoring)
– A4 sheet cut in half 10.5cm by 29.6cm (card base)
– 7.3xm x 6.7cm (x4) inside panel matting
– 6cm x 8.6cm (x2) inside top and lower panel matting
– 4.5cm x 26.5cm scored at 10.7cm then 11.6cm then 22.2cm then 23.1cm
Instructions when cutting and scoring the inside card / folding mechanism and making card
1. Score the 28.6cm x 21cm piece of card in half vertically and horizontally (as below, red lines)
and lightly draw a vertical line using pencil down both sides of card (5.7cm in from each side)
2. Put a small mark 2.5cm and 4.5cm (up and down) from the horizontal scored line along the drawn pencil line. Put a small mark 1.3cm (up and down) from the horizontal scored line on each side. Score from 4.5cm mark to 4.5cm opposite 4.5cm mark (corner to corner as shown above, red cross)
3. Draw a line from the 2.5cm mark to the 1.3cm outside mark (x4) Using a cutter, cut along the vertical drawn lines up to the 2.5cm mark (as below x 4)
4. Cut along the remaining drawn lines (x4) and you will be left with the shape above.
5. Fold along the horizontal and diagonal scored lines (as below).
6. Fold the arms inside to create an arrow (as below)
7. Cut small piece of the tip of the arrow to make the inside sit flatter, have also taken a photo to show what it looks like when it has been opened (see below).
8. Fold the 28cm x 7.6cm (top layer) scored piece of card in opposite directions (as below)
9. Place top layer piece of card on top of the folding card base mechanism so that the center lines of each piece are lined up and the scored corner triangles are even (as above).
10. Fold the outer pieces of the top layer piece back and draw a small line on the folding base piece above the scored line on the right and below the scored line on the left (as below).
11. Apply adhesive strip to the areas highlighted above.
12. Place top layer piece of card back on top of the folding card base mechanism (make sure to line up the centerd scored lines and centre between scored triangles) and adhere right side (as below).
13. Adhere remaining left side of the top layer piece of card to folding card base mechanism (as above).
14. Adhere the completed panals to the inside top layer piece of card.
15. Adhere (folded) folding card base mechanism inside the black card base. You will need to gently push the folding card base mechanism upwards, it will twist on an angle as it folds (as below).
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next button below. Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Monica Gale has come up with this month.
List of ladies taking part with this Months Fancy Folds Blog Hop
1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand – You are here
2. Monica Gale – UK
3. Tanja Kolar – Germany
4. Delphine Lorelli – France
5. Martha Inchley – Canada
6. Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
7. France Poitras Martin – USA
Twist & Pop Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products
If you would like to order any of the Stampin’Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.