Friday, June 21, 2019

DIY Foam Tape PLUS a Shaker Bee Fun Fold Card

I love to add a pop of dimension to my cards to make them shakers or just to elevate an elements to make it higher - so to do that you need a 3D elements to raise up that stamp or image.  Foam dots, squares or mounting tape are the easiest and lightness way to raise up those embellishments, but that foam tape can get super expensive - so why not learn to make your own!!  In this post I show you how to make your own foam tape and then use it on a bee themed shaker card!!

This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.


Check out the video on how I made these cute bee cards!!


I used my Xyron Tape runner to stick all the layers of paper together, and they stick wonderfully!!  I also made these card not only a shaker card, but a fun fold card!!  So there is a fun extra hidden fold in the card!


Directions and measurements for this card are as follows:

  1. Cut Cardstock into an A2 sized card 5.5 X 8.5 fold in half
  2. Cut other half into 4.25 x 7.75 fold in half - this is the inside hidden card
  3. Back mat (yellow) dimensions - 4 1/8 x 5 1/4


I also used my Xyron 3" Sticker Maker for all the sequins and the cut out stamped and colored items such as the bees and the hive.



I also made my own foam 3D sheets.  This is perfect for making shaker cards like the one on the front of these bee cards.  Check out the video below to see how easy it is to make your own foam sheets - then you can cut it to be any shape you want!!!



Making your own foam sheets is so easy with Xyron, and you can use any size sticker maker or the Creative Station you want to make these!!  Best part is you can cut the sheets to any size you want!



What fun cards are you making?

Supplies Used
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.


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Xyron Tape Runner Refil
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Fiskars Scissors
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Xyron tape runner
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Fiskars Scissors 8
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Neenah 8.5x11 Card Paper
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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Arteza Gel Pens
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Friday, June 7, 2019

5 Fun Fold Flip Flap Handmade Card Ideas

I love fun fold cards.  They add a fun twist to a basic card design by adding a little extra flap or fold but keeping the same dimensions of an A2 sized card (or whichever card you you choose)!  Scroll down for 5 different types of fun fold cards you can make today with measurements and a video tutorial for each!

This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.



1) 4 Fold Card



This is a great card that has 5 sections you can add your stamps, art, and elements to.  On this card I used a Simon Says Stamp Floral stamp and colored the flowers in with my Arteza brush pens, but the ideas are endless!!  Check out what the front of the card looks like, it folds up to a perfect A2 size!  Heads up all supply links are listed a the bottom of the post!


All the layers of papers, and the extra flap attached at the front are all held together with my Xyron Mega Runner.  After MANY openings this card holds strong and true!!!

Measurement Info
  1. Cut cardstock to 11.5 x 5.5 inches
  2. Score paper on the long side at 0.25, 3.75, and 7.25 inches
  3. Turn paper so that the 0.25 score is at the bottom and cut the paper at 5/8" and cut up to the 7.25 line on your paper trimmer
  4. Cut an additional paper 2.75 x 4.25 inches
  5. Glue extra paper section to the .25 tab on the left
  6. Cut off the extra tab at the top.
Measurements for each section, 1 mat, and 2nd mat
1st - 4.25 x 2.75    4 x 2.5    3.75 x 2.25
2nd - 4.25 x 2.75    4 x 2.5    3.75 x 2.25
3rd - 4.75 x 3.5   4.5 x 3.25   4.25 x 3
4th - 4.75 x 3.5   4.5 x 3.25   4.25 x 3
5th - 5.5 x 4.25   5.25 x 4   5 x 3.75

Check out the video for all the details on how to make this fun 4 fold card.


2) 3 Fold Flip Flap Cards

This is a fun one that has little flaps you open to reveal more fun inside the card, but the illusion is that it looks like a regular A2 sized card!


Look what the card looks like fully pulled out!  I used my Xyron Sticker Maker and Tape runner to hold all the layers die cut stamped embellishments from Paper Sweeties and the layers of papers tog


Directions
  1. Cut 11 x 4.25 section of paper and fold in half
  2. Fold the left side of the card in half to make a flap (2.75)
  3. Add a colored 5.25 x 4 card stock to the left side of the paper 
  4. Cut 10 x 3.5 section of paper and fold in half
  5. Add left side of #4 to the top of #3 to create another flap
  6. Place #4 or #2 as the top of the card
  7. Add embellishments, papers, and stamps to each section!
Full video tutorial on how to make this card!!


3) Mini Card Topped Fun Fold Cards

A little card on top of a larger card, YES!!  This is such a fun card as it has so many fun flaps and sides to place images!  I used a cute stamp set from Kindred Stamps of the fox and the hound that is all about friends.


My Xyron Mega Runner are perfect to hold all the payers of paper together.  I also used the Xyron 3" Sticker maker for the small stamped and cut out pieces and all the sequins.  It makes adding sequins to cards a snap!!



Check out what this card looks like when it is opened!


Instructions
  1. Cut cardstock to 5.5 x 9.25
  2. Score at 3.5 from one end of the card and 1.5 from the other end - fold these flaps down to make the base of your card.
  3. Cut cardstock 3 x 6 - fold in half to make mini card.
  4. Fold larger flap down first - then small 1.5 flap on the base card.
  5. Glue mini card to the small flap as seen in video.
Check out the video tutorial to see how it is done!



4) Flip Up Shaker Cards

Shaker card with a fun flap - totally!!  Why not blend the two together and make something amazing!!


Once open it is super easy to cut out pages and use stickers from the Paper House Productions beach kit.  Cut the pages down to size to stick to the card base with my Xyron Mega runner!  Fun part about this fun fold card design is you can rotate the card to be horizontal opening or a vertical opening - it has a ton of different options!

Here is how the card opens to the side.


Here it how the same fun fold card opens as a flap upwards.


Directions
  1. Fold a 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock in half so it measures 4.25 x 11
  2. Unfold and cut off the top left corner - cut down from the top along center fold to 5.5 and then cut across to the left to remove the top left quadrant of the card.
  3. Fold down the top right quadrant to make a flap.
  4. You can cut the side or bottom to make the flap smaller like I did in both cards.  I cut 1/2 inch from both sides to make the flap narrower.
Check out the video tutorial so you can make your own card!!


5) Diagonal 4 fold Cards

This is a fun card that uses the angels of the paper to its advantage!!  Starting with a sheet of 12x12 cardstock, it is all about simple diagonal cuts and an easy flow design :)


All the layers of papers are held together with the Xyron Mega, with so many fold this adhesive holds up wonderfully!!  Check out how the cards look from the front!


Instructions

  1. Cut 2 sheets of 5.5 x 11 sheets of cardstock
  2. Score both sheets at 4.25 and 8.5
  3. Glue the small sections together
  4. Cut on an angle with the measurements below starting from the front flap and also the mats (mats are all 4 in wide)       

         angle                     mat
1st   2.5 - 3.5            2.25 - 3.25
2nd  3.5 - 4.25         3.25 - 3.75
3rd   4 - 4.5               3.75 - 4.25
4th    4.5 - 5              4.75 - 4.75
5th   no angle           no angle - 4 x 5.25

Check out how to make this card in the video below.


I hope I have inspired you to make some fun fold card today - they are super addictive!!

Supplies Used
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Amazon Storefront
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Xyron Mega Runner Refil
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Fiskars Scissors
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Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Mega Runner
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Neenah 8.5x11 Card Paper
Neenah 8.5x11 Card Paper
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Stylefile Markers
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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PHP Beach Stickers
PHP Beach Stickers
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Paper House Beach Collection
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Scor Pal
Scor Pal
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Marvy Black Le Pen
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Core'dinations Paper
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Mini Dots Paper
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Black Craft Mat
Black Craft Mat
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Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe Papers
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