29.12.14

Easy Fancy Fold Card Tutorial

Fancy Fold Card
Hi friends as the year end approaches I seem to be engulfed in a whirl wind of activities juggling family commitments and the professional front! Writing blog posts seems to calm me down and I am so thankful for all the loving comments you leave on my blog though I have been so erratic in returning blog visits!
Fancy Fold Card
Sharing a simple fancy fold card featuring some adorable Christmas puppies [ a free 3 D decoupage image whose link I have lost  - if you know the source please add a comment]
Fancy Fold Card
I love this particular card fold design as its so easy to make but different from the usual simple card folds.The inside panel features my favorite origami Christmas tree with the Cheery Lynn  light swags!Here is the link to the Paper tree tutorial : Easy Paper tree tutorial

Origami Christmas tree

How to make an easy fancy fold card

Actually this is a super simple tutorial for beginner card makers so my experienced friends please do bear with me!
Fancy Fold Card Tutorial 
Take an A4 or other sized rectangle piece of card

Fancy Fold Card Tutorial 
Fold it in half and crease the fold line well with a bone folder/ blunt knife or your fingernails!

Fancy Fold Card Tutorial 
Take the front half of the card and fold it towards the left as shown to reach your original fold line.
Fancy Fold Card Tutorial 
You don't have to measure - that's the best part of this card design! Crease the fold well with the bone folder / blunt knife/ finger nails!

Fancy Fold Card Tutorial 
You have a self standing " Z fold" card ready to decorate.
Fancy Fold Card
This type of card design is awesome to use when you want to highlight an image.I added my 3 D decoupage puppies on a contrasting colored square , adorned with golden heat embossed Marianne Petra dies [you can see more of the Marianne Petra die set here: 3 D chariot tutorial , 3 D lantern, 3 D Gazebo tutorial ]
Fancy Fold Card
The card has a rectangular strip which can be decorated too. I used the Poppy stamps swirly curve border to die cut the design from silver glitter foam and added a swirl design from Spellbinders Lace hearts and the Cheery Lynn  Christmas light swag bulb
Origami Christmas tree
Supplies : Dies : Cheery Lynn  Christmas light swag, Memory Box Happy New Year, Spellbinders Lace heart, Poppy Stamps Swirly Curl border, Poppy Stamps Meso background [ have used the negative of this on the card front], Marianne Petra die
Punch: Star foam punch

52 comments:

  1. stunning and a great tutorial too, have a great new year
    hugs Kate xx

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  2. Fabulous card and tutorial Sonia..Loz

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    1. Thank you so much for the support Loz

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  3. it's a beautiful card. Amazing that such a simple folded card can turn into such a stunning project

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    1. Thank you so much Ann...yes its so easy but still glamorous!

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  4. Lovely card.. am enjoying all your festive cards Dr Sonia.. all are cute and Beautiful.. Those Christmas trees and all the decoration for cards are lovely.. :)

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    1. Thank you Radhika...hehe glad you didnt get bored seeing the same old trees!

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  5. What a fun card. I love origami and I love your Christmas tree. I made abunhim of those trees one year, but never got the chance to finish the card hmm mm I wonder where they are. Happy new Year to you Sonia my friend and thankh for entering the challenge.

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    1. Oh yes the silver tree on this one was made nearly 2 years back...I dug it up and added the Cheery Lynn lights to it!!

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  6. Great tutorial, I like this fold as a 6x6 but you have showcased it so beautifully. The colors are super. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us in this two week challenge, at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings to you and yours, Carole

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    1. Thank you so much Carole for all the encouraging comments

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  7. Especially like the puppies. Like fold cards. The tree is stunning.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Thank you Melissa...I have been addicted to making those origami trees this year

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  8. Pretty card and nice easy tutorial! Thanks, Dr. Sonia! We always enjoy your visits here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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    1. Thank you so much Chana...I really enjoy your Challenge and the way you showcase crafters on Facebook too!

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  9. So now, on your long list of talents...I would also add the word TEACHER! You have explained your folds perfectly, and that is SO helpful. You are SO super talented, and I am amazed at your sweet creations. God has surely blessed you with talents, and I'm SO grateful to have you share your talents in our challenges.
    God bless you, Doctor Sonia!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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    1. Haha Karen you do make me smile. Yes I do enjoy teaching but unfortuantely have to satisfy that craving through my blog as its impossible to fit in any actual craft teaching to my schedule!

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  10. Beautiful card design, love this fold and your sweet image Dr. Sonia..
    Thank you for your visit to my blog..

    Wishing you "A Very Happy New Year 2015"
    Pam

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    1. Thank you so much Pam.I enjoyed visiting you

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  11. Very true Karen .....you have expressed my thoughts too in your word ....Dr Sonia is a born TEACHER and an amazing artist and excellent time manager.....cheers Dr Sonia you always give us food for creative minds

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  12. Fun fold and very pretty! I agree with Karen above...you are a wonderful teacher and your tutorials are spot on!
    Happy New Year, Sonia!

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  13. Dr. Sonia thank you for the visit. Yes, the house is a box. This card is adorable. I love each and every detail you used. The tee looks fantastic and so does the design on the inside of the fold.

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  14. Gorgeous card Sonia, I like the sweet image the tree and the fabulous design
    Kevin xx

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  15. This is just the cutest card, Sonia!! The puppies are so sweet!! I love the fold!! The tree is beautiful!! As always, my friend, this is amazing!! Happy, happy new year!! I hope 2015 is filled with much love, happiness and many, many blessings :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  16. It might be simple, Dr. Sonia but it is super cute!

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  17. beautiful car Sonia... lovely fold.. nice die cuts as always...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  18. Love the tree! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week! - Jessica CCC DT

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  19. Love it, love the fold back card one of my favorate style cards, love all the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Gillter n Sparkle good luck Chris DT x Happy Crafty New Year x

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  20. I loved this fold and the cute card too :) Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial :)You decorate pop-up n fancy fold cards wonderfully I am always stuck doing it :)

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    1. Ha Ha I dont like decorating Pop Up cards either...I have more fun making the pop up mechanism!!

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  21. Really simple, but beautiful card!
    Happy New Year to you and your family and a lot of inspiration and wonderful works to cheer our hearts!
    Hugs from Croatia

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  22. Beautiful card! Love the great design! Wonderful tutorial too!

    Have a Happy New Year 2015!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  23. This is a great fold. I love your tree and the Christmas lights.

    I think it is amazing that you get around to comment on other blogs as much as you do, with your busy life. And then you make all of those wonderful tutorials for your followers, spend time crafting with your daughter, give Prisha's teachers beautiful handmade gifts, and I can only imagine how much you must bless each and every one of your patients. You are a beautiful, caring person, Sonia. I may never get to meet you in person, but I feel blessed for knowing you through blog land. May you and your family experience many, many wonderful blessings in 2015.

    Hugs & smiles, Teresa

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    1. Ooh Teresa...you say the most heartwarming things!!

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  24. Darling z fold design!! I love the glitter and cute decoupage image! :) The Christmas tree on the inside looks amazing as well!! Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year in 2015! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  25. Very cute. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

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  26. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh la la Creations Sue DT xx

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  27. Wow this is so festive. Just love the folded tree.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  28. Hi,

    Lovely card. Make sure to post our color palette aswell.Thanks for joining us at CCC and good luck.

    Wish you all the best for 2015..

    hugs
    Claudia
    DT Creative Colors Challenge

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    1. Thank you Clausdia...will do

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  29. Awesome folded card, love the inside and outside! Great tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

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  30. Dr. Sonia, I see you have been a wonderful friend to the Poppystamps family for a while and I'm so glad you have been able to enter some of our challenges! Your card is truly beautiful! Thanks for playing along with our December Sparkle and Shine challenge! Have a joyful 2015!

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  31. A very nice card with awesome folds...Love the bright colors and the design. Thank you for for joining our challenge a couple of weeks ago at 613 Avenue Create. There still a bit of time to join our latest Challenge so, don't forget to link up your projects before the end time today...Have a wonderful New Year!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterbrycreations.blogspot.com

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  32. Beautiful card dear..definitely would bring a smile on the recipient s face..I love the origami tree too!

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  33. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Margo (DT)

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  34. I love the details in your card, great job! Thanks for playing along with all of us at CCC and good luck!

    Kim CCC DT

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  35. Another well done card, Dr. Sonia! Thank you for the tutorial, too.
    warm greetings, Aneta - BGC DT.

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