Today’s video is a brilliant fancy fold originally by UK Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Maria Taylor. Apparently she first made this card in 2013 when she went to a craft class in her local craft shop. Unfortunately, Maria doesn’t remember the name of this style of fancy fold card so I’ve called it Tony’s Fancy Fold Card because he was the gentleman who ran the classes.
If you’ve seen this card before and know what it’s correct name is, please let me know. If you would like to check out Maria’s blog where she features this card this is the link: http://cardstaylormadebymaria.blogspot.com/2019/07/sailing-home-fun-fold-card.html. Many thanks for the inspiration, Maria.
I can’t believe I wasn’t going to buy this set and I only gave in because I’ve been asked to make a particular style of card using this bundle. Now I need to order more of the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper (DSP) because I’ve used so much already! Maria used the Come Sail Away DSP which you may remember was my go-to bundle for masculine cards!
I decided to add two portholes to my card and fussy cut some seahorses, turtles and whales to adhere just through the windows. It’s such a fabulous fun card where you can see through both windows at the same time. At one point I did think about making this a shaker card but decided the finished size of the card made it impractical!The sizes I have given on the video are suitable for US-sized paper. It does mean it’s only possible to get one layer out of a sheet of US cardstock which leaves leftovers for the four porthole rims plus the layer for the sentiment. The finished size of the card is 8¼” x 5¾” which is almost A5. It’s easy to buy envelops that will fit this card. At the end of the video I show how to make an envelope using the Envelope Punch Board, but it does need a piece of paper that measures 11½” x 11½”.If you don’t have any plain paper you could use some DSP and put a fairly large white label for the name and address and another piece for the postage stamps. I’m sure our Royal Mail would be happy to accept a patterned envelope as long as the address is easy to read and the correct postage has been paid. I don’t know what it’s like in other countries though!
One thing I forgot to do during the video was to add the porthole screws on the frames. I added some Gilded Gems before I photographed my card. On the Just Jade card, I used some Gold Metallic Pearls because I was running out of the Gilded Gems! The whale I used on the sentiment was punched out of a sheet of DSP. For the water spout, I punched the pieces from a partial whale that was the same colour on the edge of a sheet of DSP.
That’s it from me today. I wish you a very blessed Sunday and I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, take care and stay safe.
Jeanne Moss says
I love this, Jan! I believe it is called a bay window fold.
Many thanks, Jeanne. Yes, you’re right. I received an email a little while ago telling me this. I went onto YouTube and I couldn’t believe how many videos are out there! How could I have missed them all! Many thanks for taking the time to let me know. xx
Heather V says
Hi Jan – Love this card and love all your videos. It’s probably just me, but I don’t see where you have put the sizes of the circles used and the dimensions for the cs and DSP. Not really a problem, will take cs and DSP measurements from the video and will use any size circles for the port holes that appear to work. Thanks again for all your beautiful work..
Hi, Heather. I’ve just double-checked and all the measurements, products used, size of dies used are in the box below the video. Let me know if you still can’t find them. xx
Sandy Hill says
Hi Jan, I love your video and card, but I too, cannot find the measurements. There isn’t a box below your video. Thank you for any help you can give.
Hi, Sandy. The box is there, trust me! 😀 What device are you watching on and are you watching it from my website or from YouTube? xx
Sandy Hill says
I found it Jan. I love this card, that I made one identical to your blue one, but I had the DSP turned where the lighter part was at the bottom and the darker part was at the top. Thank you for your instructions. Very easy to follow.
Many thanks, Sandy. I’m so pleased you were able to work it out. It’s good to know someone agrees that that DSP can be used either way. 😀 xx