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  • Writer's pictureVy Tran


If you’re in the U.S., I hope you had a good Thanksgiving! I was in the kitchen more than the craft room last week, which is not my natural habitat!

I’m always grateful to be part of such a talented community of cardmakers, but especially so when my crafting time is short and I need inspiration! I’m sharing a couple of fun-folds that I learned from others!

This first card is a diagonal joy fold card. One of my team leaders, Susan Campfield created a make-and-take project for us during the On Stage convention, and I fell in love with this great fold!

Check out how it opens!


-Rich Razzleberry cardstock

  • 11” (W) x 4-1/4” (H), scored at 5-1/2" along the long side

  • 8” (W) x 3” (H), scored at 4” along the long side

  • scrap for sentiment

-Very Vanilla cardstock

  • THREE 3-3/4” (W) x 2-3/4” (H)

-Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper, pattern 1

  • 5-1/4" (W) x 4" (H), cut from top left corner to bottom right corner

-Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper, pattern 2

  • 3-1/2" (W) x 2-1/2" (H)

-Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper, pattern 3

  • 3-1/2" (W) x 2-1/2" (H)

To decorate the background behind the smaller card, I die cut the large floral arrangement from Artistic dies twice out of Cinnamon Cider cardstock. I cut open the die cuts and splayed them out, arranging them so that they’d fit and then trimming the excess. For the finishing touches, I heat-embossed my sentiment in gold and added a few gems. The envelope was embellished by adhering Designer Series Paper to the bank flap. The supply lists can always be found at the bottom of my post.

I just love this versatile fold!

I have Susan to thank for this second card as well. She shared a swap card she had received from Angie Leach. It‘s a vertical gatefold card made from a single strip of Designer Series Paper and shows off both sides. I was so inspired by Angie’s card that I had to make a version of it right away!


-Rich Razzleberry cardstock

  • 4-1/4” (W) x 5-1/2” (H)

-Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper, pattern 1

  • 4" (W) x 12" (H), scored at 1-1/4”, 4-1/4”, and 9-1/2” from the top, along the long side

-Very Vanilla cardstock

  • Stitched So Sweetly label die cut

  • Stitched Rectangle die cut

The short panel at the top of the Designer Series Paper piece gets folded back on itself and adhered down. If one side of your paper is directional, that pattern should go on the inside of the card; otherwise, it’ll be upside down on part of the front. Once the card was constructed, I added some die cuts and ribbon.

I hope you like these cards! I’m thankful to YOU for being here and giving me a chance to share!


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