Happy Friday my stampin’ friends!
Sorry I missed last week – sometimes it happens.
I usually create by the seat of my pants – aka – last minute – and this week is no different.
I’m prepping for a Card Buffet this weekend and was looking for one more card to feature……well, will it be this clever fun fold?
This is the card flat.
As you open it…..
I had never seen this fold before! It is called a Spanner Card! Yes, Spanner! As in ‘span across’, because that is what this card does.
I was like WOW ! And, I just had to try it.
It is very simple and starts with a regular card base of 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
The clever part comes in when you cut from the scored line, on the same side, 1 1/4″ from each end. This creates 3 flaps from the front piece.
I added a strip of a Window Sheet across the top of the card only adhering it to the outer flap / strip portion. When I added my Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper strips, it covers the adhesive!
I used another piece of DSP on the middle flap. And, that same pattern on the inside of the cards outer edges (see when fully opened).
I used the coordinating gold stripe piece on each of the sides on the front. It is also in the same pack of paper.
The beauty of this card is the gold foil ‘happy’ on the top and middle pieces. It is from a new holiday set, Christmas Cheer –
I think I bought this just for the large ‘happy’ and ‘cheer’ words themselves!
I advise adhering the middle ‘happy’ first, then the top one over it to line it up perfectly. The top one is only adhered on the edges so the glue would not show when opened.
Here are a few more picture to understand the idea of the card –
You can see thee flaps independently here.
Card front of course, standing upright. The foil is not so reflective here!
I already have a special birthday in mind for this card! She will love it as she always gives me over the top cards!
What do you think? I’d love to hear from you. Try it and let me know how it goes!
This Christmas Cheer Dies is from the new mini catalog. To see all the new holiday items, click here, or the image –
It is also Sale-a-bration! To see all the Sale-a-bration options this fall, click here, or the image –
- Stamp Set – Biggest Wish
- Dies / Embossing – Christmas Cheer Dies
- Card Stock – Pear Pizzazz, Pale Papaya, Gold Foil, Basic White
- Ink – Pear Pizzazz
- DSP – Expressions in Ink
- Other – Window Sheets