Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Twist Fold Card with Cool Treats

Yesterday was the day for trying new things. As I worked on the video for my newsletter, I wanted to try doing a "voice over" type video. But after I had filmed it, I realized that my editing program doesn't do voice over! Rather than reshoot, I decided to edit the video on my regular program, then transfer the video to another program that will let me do voice over. But it was unfamiliar, so everything has been a learning curve in that respect. Then... I wanted to try a new folding technique for my Technique Night classes next week: It's called a Twist Fold card, or sometimes known as a "Springy Thingy" fold. I haven't had an opportunity to use my Cool Treats stamp set much, so I thought it would be ideal for this design, along with the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper!

It has a unique folding technique so that it unfolds like this:

To look like this in the end:

It's based on a diagram that looks like this, but all the diagrams I could find were in metric and all my scoring tools and cutting tools are in inches, so I wanted to make a similar pattern using inches. It turns out it wasn't all that hard:

I used an 8" x 8" piece of cardstock instead of a 20 cm piece. I marked each side at 2", 4" and 6". Then, at the 2" down I made a mark at 4". At 4" down I made 2 marks, one at 2" and one at 6". Finally at 6" down I made a mark at 4". I joined all four of those marks to create a square in the center of the paper. From each corner of the square I made two score lines, one to the 4" mark of the side closest to it, and one to the 2" mark of the side to the right of the corner of the square. The long score lines are mountain folds and the short score lines are valley folds!

  • The Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper is used to cut 12 small 1 7/8" squares of DSP for the small square on the card base and one large 2 3/4" square for the middle. I used some Watermelon Wonder to cut 2 small 1 7/8" squares cut in half diagonally to surround the middle square.
  • I played with some of the sentiments and images from the Cool Treats set and die cut them with the Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, except for the chocolate treat which didn't have a framelit that I could figure and so I just fussy cut him.
  • Loved two-step stamping the soft ice cream top. I like the look of the sprinkles but they are a bit of a pain to stick to the card. I found a tiny dot of Liquid Multipurpose Glue worked the best for me. Get tweezers or a dental pick to help you with those little devils!
  • Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits to the rescue again for two of the sentiments. It's one of the few shapes that fits these kinds of sentiments! I used the Stitched Shapes Squares to make a rectangle for the Happiest Birthday sentiment.
Overall, it wasn't that difficult, but it maybe needs a little more in the way of images. I was thinking that I could use the DSP to cut out some ice cream cones to add to some of the other boxes for a little more detail, but then again, I wouldn't want it to get too busy either. What do you think?

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