I just love fun fold cards! I have seen this technique before but thought it would be difficult so I didn’t give it a try, til now!
The Hand Penned Designer Series Paper is so beautiful, what better way to showcase it then with this fabulously fun technique!
To Make This Card:
Start with a card base that is 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” scored at 4 1/4” Highland Heather cardstock. Adhere a piece of the Hand Penned DSP 4” x 5 1/4” to the card base.
Take a strip of Basic White cardstock 3/4” x 4” (I covered mine with DSP) and adhere it with Tear & Tape (on each end) 1 1/4” from the bottom of the card front. Be sure to tape only on the end edges as the slide mechanism will sit behind this strip.
Next you will need a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock 2” x 9”, score at the 2”, 2 3/4”, 3 1/2” and 4 1/4”. Using a tag topper punch, punch the far end of the strip, farthest away from the score lines. Stamp image as desired, I used the Hand Penned Petals Stamp Set using Gray Granite Ink got the flower outline, Misty Moonlight, Daffodil Delight and Garden Green Inks. I added Wink of Stella for the shimmer effect to the entire image. Set aside for now.
Now cut 4 squares of each of 2” x 2” Highland Heather cardstock, 1 3/4” x 1 3/4” Basic White cardstock and 3 squares 1 1/2” x 1 1/2” Hand penned DSP. Adhere the layers, thoughtfully choosing the most visually appealing sides of the DSP squares as the top layers. I chose to stamp on one Basic White square using the Hand Penned Petals Stamp Set.
To create the slide mechanism, take the 2” x 9” piece of Thick Basic White cardstock and fold it on the 4 1/2” score line with the punched end on the bottom and score lines on top. Fold the score lines so they curl under toward the stamped image. Now arrange the 4 layered square pieces as you wish, adhere each square at a score line starting from the bottom, be very careful to keep the adhesive just between the score line. Once all 4 squares are adhered, slide the bottom flap with the stamped image facing up, behind the 3/4” x 4” flap, fold over at the middle score line so the squares are on top. Center the strip and carefully apply Tear & Tape to the front inside piece of the strip and attach to the 3/4” strip, making sure you can pull the 2” x 9” strip from that tag topper end downward and the square layers will cascade in a waterfall effect. Add ribbon or linen thread to the tag topper to create the “handle” to pull. Complete the inside of your card with a piece of Basic White cardstock 4” x 5 1/4” stamped or trimmed with a strip of DSP as well as your envelope.
This card was really quite simple to put together once you have all your pieces cut and scored. Another fun thing would be to write words on each square, creating a message that is revealed as the recipient pulls the tag and the squares cascade into a waterfall.
All the supplies used are available in my online store: https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2189212