Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fun Fold Card Challenge!

I love learning new ways to fold cards. What is your favorite card folding technique?  Is it the

  • TALL card
  • Z-Fold
  • Joy Fold
  • Dangling Image Fold
  • Pedestal
  • Paper Frame
  • Gate Fold
  • Multi-Gate Fold
... something else not listed?  I'd love to see your FUN FOLD CARDS!  So I thought I'd make this into a challenge!

To enter for a chance to win some Peachy Keen Stamps:  (Anyone can enter, but to win you must have a USA shipping address.)
1.  Make a NEW card (no back-links, please) with a fun fold & link your card below to your blog post direct link (not a general link to your whole blog)
2.  Please include measurements and How To instructions on your post so I can make one like it too!
 You may enter more than once, 
but each entry must be a 
NEW card with a 
DIFFERENT fun fold!
That's it!  I'd love you to include a link back here inviting others to play along. 
The challenge will be open until NOON CST March 31st. Winner will be announced on Friday, April 1st.  If you have trouble linking below, please leave a comment with your blog post link, name, and email so I can link it for you.

I'll go first!  Here's my JOY FOLD CARD I made this afternoon.
Card #56

  • Images cut using Cricut cartridge LIVE SIMPLY
  • Mushroom cut @ 3 1/2" using all Recollections solid papers
  • Skunk cut @ 2 1/2" using same papers
  • Sentiment "Sometimes I can be..." printed from computer using Minya Nouvelle font @ 16 pts. White sentiment paper cut @ 1 3/8" x 7/8".  Black sentiment mat cut @ 1 1/2" x 1 1/8".
  • Inside Sentiment "...such a little stinker" printed from computer using Minya Nouvelle font @ 16 pts. White sentiment paper cut @ 2 1/2" x 2 3/4". Black sentiment mat cut @ 2 3/4" x 3".

Joy Fold Card Instructions & Measurements:
Cardstock Base 7 3/4” x 4 1/4” Score @ 2 1/4”

Inside Fold Piece 7 1/4” x 3 1/2” Score @ 4”

Base Mat Sizes 2” x 4” (2 each) and  5” x 4” (1 each)

Inside Mat Sizes 3 3/4” x 3 1/4” (1 each) and  3 1/8” x 3 3/8” (2 each)

Make some sort of cut or stamped image adhered to the outside with foam tape so that it overlays with the inside fold piece that wraps around to the top and keeps the card closed.

One person will win (must have a USA shipping address) the PEACHY KEEN PK-642 BOY MATES FACE ASSORTMENT sponsored by PEACHY KEEN STAMPS!

I'm so excited & can't wait to see what you create!  Good luck!!


  1. fun how fun how fun!!! I need to get on YouTube NOW and watch tutorials! Cannot wait! Everyone please join in on the fun!

  2. I have been trying to try a few interesting cards with cool techniques. Will you be posting photos of all the cards people come up with (maybe you said this somewhere but I missed it)? This also sounds like a great Blog Hop idea.

  3. Oh gosh Janis! I agree with Tuttle Time, this would make a great blog hop theme!!! I'm researching another fold that I'm gonna try to do. I've got a sketch, but no measurements for it. Don't know where I got the sketch from. When I find measurements, I'll make something and post it. I'm with Sheree, this is fun fun fun!!!! :)

  4. Yes! I would love to participate in a blog hop with Fun Fold Cards! Taht would be fun! LMK if anyone decides to do it!

  5. I made my fun fold card tonight!

  6. I had fun with this card, thanks for the challenge. It's here Laurie's Layout
    The pic of the card on the inlinkz is a different card. I uploaded a video instead on my blog.

  7. I had so much fun with this challenge!! I'm sure there's a name for my unique fold card, but I don't know what it is as I just sort of came up with this out of nowhere :) Hope ya'll like it! :)
    libby @

  8. What a fabulous Challenge, I love learning new folds, thanks soo much!

  9. I LOVE making cards with fun folds. I am really hoping I'll have time to make a couple of cards for this challenge... but we'll see!

    Thanks for the challenge,
    Cheryl @

  10. Great challenge! I always have a hard time making these but I found the perfect You Tube video that was a great tutorial! It's listed in my post!

  11. Thought I would link up my 3 tiered slider card that I made for Peachy Keen Stamps. It was a fun one to make!

    Saundra :)

  12. I just submitted my second fun fold card today. I hope I'll have time for at least one more before your challenge ends.


    Cheryl @

  13. Hi Janis!!

    I just linked up a double slider card for your challenge!! I LOVE IT!

    Cheryl @

  14. Thanks for letting me enter your contest. I made my card from your directions. It was so easy and fun! I still need to add words, but maybe some of you who look at my site can help! Happy spring everyone!

  15. I just posted a comment and need to make a correction. I followed the directions from Donna @ Diary of a Scrapbook Addict. sorry ;-)

  16. Thanks for the challenge. My card is very simple, I'm still learning and this was a lot of fun!

  17. I'm #32. Thanks for another fun challenge!!

  18. Hi Janis,

    I made my very first shutter card for your challenge. Thanks for helping me spread my wings a little! :)

    Cheryl @

  19. So many great cards! I have not enough time and lots if ideas. Guess I know what I'll spend my summer doing!

  20. Okay, I finally added my fun flod card and I even did a video to teach you how to make it. Come check it out, girlfriend!!!


  21. Hi Janis,
    I have one last card for you... it's a moving parts card!! I made a kite fly across the sky!! :)

    Thank for the challenge,
    Cheryl @

  22. Hi Janis.... Thanks to your personal challenge... I just linked up my new card!! It's just for you. :)

    Cheryl @