Hello and welcome to my blog! Are you ready to take your card-making skills to the next level? If you're looking to add an extra touch of elegance and surprise to your handmade cards, then the Double Flap Fun Fold technique is just what you need. And when combined with the stunning Irresistible Blooms Bundle and coordinating Hello Irresistible Suite Collection, your creations are guaranteed to dazzle and delight. In this blog post, we'll explore the art of crafting Double Flap Fun Fold Cards using the Irresistible Blooms Bundle, unlocking a world of creativity and endless possibilities.
The Beauty of Double Flap Fun Fold Cards:
Double Flap Fun Fold Cards are a unique way to showcase your creativity and surprise the recipient. With an innovative folding technique that reveals hidden flaps, these cards offer a delightful interactive experience. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, sending heartfelt wishes, or expressing gratitude, the Double Flap Fun Fold design adds an extra layer of excitement to your handmade cards.
Introducing the Hello Irresistible Suite Collection:
The Irresistible Blooms Bundle is a versatile collection of stamps, dies, and coordinating designer papers, designed to bring your floral creations to life.
With intricate floral designs and elegant sentiments, this suite is perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to your Double Flap Fun Fold Cards. The high-quality materials and endless creative options make it an essential addition to any card-maker's collection.
Getting Started: Essential Tools and Materials:
Before diving into creating your Double Flap Fun Fold Cards, it's important to gather the necessary tools and materials. From cardstock to adhesive, scoring tools to die-cutting machines, we'll explore the must-haves for a seamless crafting experience. We'll also discuss how the Irresistible Blooms Bundle complements these tools, making the card-making process a breeze.
Supplies you will need for the Irresistible Blooms - Double Flap Fun Fold Card:
Irresistible Blooms Bundle
Pretty Peacock Cardstock – 5 1/2” x 10” scored at 4 1/4” & 8 1/2”
Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper (outside base flap) – 1 1/4” x 5 1/4”
Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper (inside) – 4” x 5 1/4”
Pretty Peacock Cardstock (outside card) – 3” x 7” scored at 3 1/2”
Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper (outside) – 2 3/4” x 3 1/4”
Basic White Cardstock (outside) – scraps for Stamping & Die Cutting
Basic White Cardstock (inside) - 4" x 5 1/4", 2 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper (inside) - 1 3/4" x 2 3/4"
two Coordinating Ink Pads (I used Pretty Peacock Classic Ink and Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink Pads)
an embellishment (I used the Loose Frosted Dots)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (or other strong adhesive)
By using the coordinating products from the Hello Irresistible Suite you will have perfect coordinating of products to make your crafting time so much easier and enjoyable.
Step-by-Step Tutorial: Mastering the Double Flap Fun Fold Technique:
In this section, we'll guide you through the step-by-step process of creating a Double Flap Fun Fold Card. From scoring and folding the base to adding flaps and decorating with the Irresistible Blooms Bundle, you'll learn all the techniques needed to achieve a professional and polished look. With detailed instructions and accompanying visuals of the card, you'll soon become a pro at this captivating card-making technique.
Start off by scoring your 5 1/2" x 10" piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock at 4 1/4" & 8 1/2". This will create the first set of flaps on your card.
Fold and burnish your scored lines with a Bone Folder for crisp lines that will fold flap when shut.
On the small flap on the front attach your 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" of Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper. On the second flap attach your 4" x 5 1/4" piece of DSP.
On the inside of the card attach a piece of Basic White Cardstock cut at 4" x 5 1/4" to have a place to write your personal message.
Close the card so that we can work on the front small card. This is what creates the Double Flap.
Cut a piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock to 3" x 7". Score this in half on the 7" side at 3 1/2" fold and burnish the card. Attach the small card base to the smaller front flap of the larger card with strong adhesive.
Cut Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper to 2 3/4" x 3 1/4" and attach to the front small flap.
Attach a piece of Basic White Cardstock cut at the same size to the inside of the small card.
Stamp your floral and leaf images from the Irresistible Blooms Stamp Set onto your scraps of Basic White in your desired ink colors. Cut them out with the coordinating Irresistible Blooms Dies and attach to the small card on the front.
Add your sentiment on a tag die cut from Basic White Cardstock in a coordinating color and embellish as desired to finish off the card.
Personalizing Your Double Flap Fun Fold Card:
Make your Double Flap Fun Fold Card truly unique by personalizing it with heartfelt sentiments and extra embellishments. You can truly make it personalized to your recipient with personal messages, incorporating die-cut elements, and experimenting with different textures. Whether you're creating for a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion, these customization tips will make your cards even more memorable.
Tips and Tricks for Perfect Execution:
Achieving a flawless Double Flap Fun Fold Card requires attention to detail and a few handy tricks. We'll share expert tips to help you avoid common pitfalls, achieve crisp folds, and secure your flaps seamlessly. These invaluable insights will elevate your card-making skills and ensure your creations look polished and professional.
If your large card doesn't want to close all the way you may need to trim just a smidge off of the larger flap. I trimmed mine down just by lining it up in my trimmer and taking off just a little extra off the flap to make it close.
To achieve crisp folds use your Bone Folder. I find that if I use it on onside of the cardstock and then flip the card over and burnish it again on the back I get much better folds.
Taking It Further: Exploring Patterns and Colors:
The products in the Hello Irresistible Suite Collection opens up a world of possibilities for exploring patterns, colors, and textures. We'll discuss how to experiment with different combinations to create stunning visual effects. Whether you prefer bold and vibrant hues or subtle and pastel tones, you'll discover how to make the most of the Irresistible Blooms Bundle and create captivating designs that leave a lasting impression.
When it comes to changing colors for a card that I use Designer Series Paper on I always go with the colors that Stampin' Up! has put on the back of the packaging. I know that they have done all the work with the color coordination, so I can pull any of these colors and put them together and my card or project will look great. Follow this tip and you will never go wrong with putting colors together on your projects.
Here's a list of the colors in the Hello Irresistible Designer Series Paper: Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Lost Lagoon, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Soft Sea Foam
Sharing Your Creativity: Capturing and Displaying Your Designs:
Once you've completed your Double Flap Fun Fold Cards with the Irresistible Blooms Bundle and Hello Irresistible Suite Collection, it's time to capture their beauty and share them with the world.
The art of crafting Double Flap Fun Fold Cards using the Irresistible Blooms Bundle and the Hello Irresistible Suite Collection allows you to express your creativity and create truly memorable greetings. From the joy of unfolding hidden flaps to the exquisite beauty of the Irresistible Blooms designs, this card-making technique brings a touch of magic to your handmade creations. So, gather your tools, unleash your imagination, and embark on a journey of crafting delight with the Double Flap Fun Fold Cards and the Irresistible Blooms Bundle. Get ready to surprise and enchant your loved ones with your remarkable creations!
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