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How to Make a Fluttering Fancy Fold Card

Posted by Lori Williams

Pull out those die cuts and let's make a fancy fold card.

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I love making cards that have that extra element of surprise and this fancy fold really is stunning. The base card is just some simple folds and die cutting and then to finish it off you can fussy cut out some butterflies to give it that finishing touch.

  • Graphic 45 Botanicabella 12" x 12" Deluxe Collector's Edition Pack
  • Spellbinders - Swirl Bliss Pocket Dies
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies - Standard Circles Small
  • Scor-Pal - Eighths Scoring Board
  • Core'dinations Value Pack 12" x 12" Cardstock - Black Cat Smooth
  • Tattered Lace Crossover Cutting Machine
  • Spellbinders Shapeabilities D-Lites Dies - Corner Flourish 2

Cut a base sheet of card stock 10 x 7" for a 5 x 7" card.

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Score in the middle of the sheet ( 5") to create the card. Score again at the 7 1/2" mark. Fold with your bone folder and make sharp creases.

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Line your fancy circular die up in the center of the double scored side. I've outlined my die with a solid circle die. Some die may cut out around the circle so you'll just have to see once you've chosen which die you're going to use.

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Be sure to tape down your die so it doesn't move in the cutting process. Here's a tip for you. If you're using scotch tape, put it down on your pants first so it's not as sticky and it will hold on your paper but not stick to hard to it after you've finished die cutting. You want to be able to peel up the tape without damaging your paper.

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Line your die cut up on your die cutting machine board but let the one half of the die hang over so it doesn't cut all the way through.

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You then want to run the entire piece through to emboss. You can see that one half of the circle is cut but the whole image is embossed.

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Now run the image back through one more time on the die cutting plates, but be sure to remove the outer edged circle.

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Next cut two decorative piece of paper 4 3/4 x 6 3/4" and die cut out the solid circle in the center to line up with your base card.

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Here you can see I've added a solid piece of designer paper to the inside of the card ( 4 3/4 x 6 3/4") and then I've added the two circle cut pieces to the front and the inside flap of the card and then made sure each would fold.

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Here is the front of the card with the decorative panel peeking through. Now fussy cut out some butterflies or whatever image you prefer and add to the inside and out of your card to finish up.

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Here are three views of the card, completely shut, with the flap opened and then a close up. I just love all the detail work in this card and hope you do too.

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