Thursday, December 6, 2012

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, DAY #16: Twisted Fancy Fold Peeking Penguin Card...

Today's 25 Days of Christmas project is a TWISTED one!  This fancy fold makes such a fun and eye-catching card!  It is a bit tricky at first, but once you do one, they will come quite easily and you will be HOOKED!!!  There is a FREE tutorial following the supply list.  I hope you enjoy it!

Here is the card open.  I LOVE the pockets on them!  At this time of year, they are perfect for holding gift cards!

  • Stamp Sets – No Peeking (W#126290 $24.95, C#126292 $17.95)
  • Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer DSP, Red Glimmer Paper (#121790, $4.95)
  • Ink – Basic Black, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Blush Blossom, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers
  • Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding (#120992, $6.95)
  • Punches – l-3/4" Circle (#119850, $16.95),  2-3/8" Scallop Circle (#118874, $16.95)
  • Tools – Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334, $29.95), Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits (#126999, #21.95), Circles #2 Die (#114526, $15.95), Finishing Touches Edgelits (#127010, $9.95), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95) 

1.  Cut your base card stock to 4-1/4" x 11".

2.  Score diagonally using the Simply Scored by placing each two diagonally opposite corners on the same score line and scoring as see at the right.  I have added lines to the photos so you can see the score lines better.  Tip: Run your stylus down from the 6” score line and hold it there while placing your paper.  This way you will know you have the correct score line all the way down.

3.  Fold card along the long diagonal score line.  Your bottom should fold up towards the top so it looks as pictured.  Otherwise your pockets will be on the WRONG sides.
4.  Place the folded base on your Simply Scored with the long straight fold on the top.  I lined mine up to have the 6” mark be the center of the length.  Score down the center.

5.  Bring the two 4" ends together by folding along the second score line to form your Twisted card base.
6.  To use one DSP that has two sides you would like for your design:  Cut your DSP to 3-3/4” x 10-1/2”.  Cut the piece diagonally from corner to corner as you scored the card base.
7.  Layer the DSP pieces as if you were folding it on the cut line and line up the center on the 6” score line and score.  Your BOTTOM triangle DSP should be on the TOP right as my Gumball Green is.

8.  Cut each piece on the score line. You will now have 4 pieces that will fit your triangular areas almost perfectly while allowing a border of card stock to show. I added a small Finishing Touches border to cover a tiny area that isn’t covered. See finished card at the top.
9.  If designing your card front with two different DSP sheets or to make it a bit easier on yourself:  
For your TOP triangle, cut one piece of DSP to 4" x 4-1/4".  Then cut it in half diagonally.
For the BOTTOM triangle, cut a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of DSP. Cut this in half diagonally as well.

10. If you using an edgelit design inside the top of your pocket as I did, cut a strip about ¾” x 8”. Cut with the Finishing Touches Edgelit. You will have excess cardstock to trim away. I shaped the ends to round out the last loop on each end and then trimmed them down to fit inside the pockets as shown. Dry fit before adhering.

11. Assemble your card and decorate as desired. You can leave the pockets open or adhere closed. I adhered my front pocket shut. The pockets are perfect to tuck things in. The inside pocket is perfect for a gift card, a bookmark, a tag and so much more!  See above open photo.

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  1. These are so fun to create - we did some at my up-line's a few months ago - already for the gift card gifts for Christmas and love these as they can be decorated for any occasion! Thanks for the step by step tutorial!

  2. I have a love/hate relationship with Paper Punch Addiction! LOL She drops me to yet more blogs I decide to subscribe to and get email from ;) Anyway... saw this, took a stroll through your blog, and am now a subscriber! :) Such cute stuff!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. I love this project. I'm hooked! Great job girl!


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