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Fun Fold Valentines (with squirrels!)

Happy Friday the 13th! I almost didn’t post a video today…since you got one over at MFT yesterday, I figured I’d let the blog relax today. But then….I didn’t wanna give a superstitious day any ‘space’ to wreak havoc! ha!

 

I noticed one of the old OWH pins was getting a heck of a lot of re-pins on Pinterest….so I’m reviving it with a new design, too!

Fun Fold Valentines – with squirrels!

This “fun fold” is a version of a z-fold kind of card, allowing more room to write a note. And for Valentine’s Day, writing a little extra note about just what that person means to you is perfect, right? This simple card fold would be a great one to use for a lot of occasions, too….and you can create ANY kind of card front with it. (Measurements are listed below) I’m using Art Impressions’ new squirrels for Valentines Day – squirrels have been an odd ‘theme’ in my life, so I just had to! ha! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Measurements:

  1. Make regular card front 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, and a back panel of the same size.
  2. The horizontal cards z fold panel is 3″ x 11″, folded at 4-1/4 and again 4-1/4 to leave a small panel leftover.
  3. The vertical cards z fold panel is 4″ x 8.5″, folded at 3″ and again 3″ to leave a small panel leftover.
  4. On both, the large panel is glued to the back, and the small panel is adhered to the back of the card front.
  5. If you’re not layering that back panel, you can make the zfold panel larger as desired. PRO TIP: try doing measurements with typing paper before whacking at cardstock. Don’t ask how many pieces I ruined trying to figure out the vertical cards. LOL

The other images in the stamp set use the same colors and tail technique.

And here’s those dang cute lil skunks from last year! See the video below if you missed it.

 

Supplies

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7 thoughts on “Fun Fold Valentines (with squirrels!)

  1. […] Sandy Allnock shares directions for making a short accordion fold Valentine card with an adorable stamped squirrel front. Visit her blog for all the details. […]

  2. […] Sandy Allnock shares directions for making a short accordion fold Valentine card with an adorable stamped squirrel front. Visit her blog for all the details. […]

  3. These are all seriously adorable. They are all so cute even though I am a little upset with squirrels right now! They have been wreaking havoc in our shed lately and have made a nest in our air filter in our 4 wheeler. Luckily we have a mechanically minded son who has cleaned and fixed it for us but those “cute” little buggers can be a pain IRL! LOL

  4. Cute fun fold cards. Great tips on adding texture. TFS

  5. Really cute cards! Thanks so much for all the coloring tips and techniques you give! I’ve learned so much from you, Sandy!

  6. OMGoodness…awesome cards!! great video, thank you for the inspiration.

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