Friday, May 26, 2017

This Card is a Paper Hug AND it's a Twist and Pop card too!

This style of fancy fold card has been "popping up" lately on Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. I've enjoyed the many variations I've seen, but I was looking for directions to make a standard size card (4.25" x 5.50") with the simplest steps and technique to use.  I liked Joy Tracey's YouTube video the best (thanks Joy!)  I changed the sizing a bit to create mine as the standard size I was looking for.  See instruction photos at the end of this post.

I used the bright and cheerful colored papers from Little Dreamer, plus a sheet of Thistle and Lagoon cardstock.

The "HUG" letters are from the word Laugh in the May Stamp of the Month Set ~ Live, Laugh, Love.  I just used the last three letters and spelled HUG.

"HUG" Flowers colored with Peony Purple, Pastel Green, Turquoise, Light Orange ShinHan Touch Twin markers.  

Leaves stamped on Lagoon cardstock, shade with 
For a touch of sparkle, add some Clear Shimmer Brush and a Little Dreamer Glitter Gem or two!

Isn't she the cutest?  I colored her hair with the Clay marker and heart with Peony Purple marker.
Skin is with a flesh colored pencil.  Dress and cheeks are with a Bubble Gum CTMH Watercolor pencil.  I added touches of shimmer to everything on the card with the Clear Shimmer Brush.  LOVE it!

 D1711 True Love - Operation Smile Stamp Set
$7 of every purchased stamp goes to Operation Smile!
This set retires July 31, 2017.  

Cut and score the pieces as shown.  You can skip the scoring on the 2nd piece by folding it in half, then opening it and folding each end in to meet the your first fold in the center.  Does the trick without the scoring time!

Use a bone folder to get good crisp folds. This will help the Twist and Pop mechanism to work smoothly.

NOTE: Adhere two patterned pieces 4" x 5 1/4" to the inside of your card base before attaching the pop out mechanism (house).  See my card opened up at the top of page.

Lay the 3" x 10" piece flat on top of the attached mechanism, lining up the center fold with the 2 1/8" markings.  Fold back the two ends and add adhesive as shown. Carefully close the card and rub over the top to reinforce the folds.  Open and close it a few times to ensure it works properly.  
Add 2 1/4" x 2 3/4" pieces of patterned paper to the 3" x 10" pop out piece.  
Decorate as desired.

Other CTMH supplies used: