Friday, June 16, 2017

June Technique Blog Hop

Basic Card Folds Using Double-Sided Paper

Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.

June‘s hop is devoted to basic card folds; featuring drapery/curtain fold, peek-a-boo fold or double-z gate-fold. And we’re adding a twist by using double-sided paper. We hope this gives you lots of ideas and will inspire you to try these card folds yourself...and pull out that double-sided paper as well! If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:

January-Shaving Cream Marbleizing
February-So Sketchy
March-no hop this month
April-Stamp Set Showdown
May-World of Watercolors

We have an amazing sponsor this month, Candy Spiegel. Please take a moment to check out all the crafty goodness on her blog, Candy Scraps. And the awesome prize this month is:

We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. While you are encouraged to comment at any time, only comments received by Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:00pm (EST) will be eligible to win. The winner will be announced on Sunday, June 25, 2017 on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday.

And speaking of winners, the lucky hopper from last month is SUSAN ELIOT; picked by Random Name Picker. Congratulations, Susan! Please get in touch with last month’s sponsor, Jodie Park, to claim your prize.

You should have arrived here from KatyDid Cards by Kim. If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.

I first attempted a folded paper card a year ago. I was a new coach, excitedly getting ready to go to my first Fun Stampers Journey Convention, and wanted to take card fronts to swap with other coaches. I had a fairly limited stash of stuff, but I did have some FSJ printed paper. This is one of the "drafts" of the card I finally put together...I didn't make the window big enough the first time, so had to cut in deeper and re-fold.
While looking through my stash for the above card, I found a sample that a friend of mine, Denise Wieger, had made for the Convention that incorporated folded 1" x 2" strips of paper put together in a zigzag pattern. This idea seemed perfect for this challenge, so I decided to try one. I soon realized that the folds couldn't all go the same direction - some of them needed to be folded the opposite way or the zigs and zags weren't going to happen! Here are the pieces that worked and the final card.
I also decided to try a pleated card this month. This was lots of fun and may find its way to my granddaughter one of these days! There are lots of good videos explaining how to make this type of card, but I discovered there was a variety of different widths of folds. I found the best dimensions for me was an 11" x 3" strip of printed paper scored along the long side at 1", 1-½", 2-½", 3", 4", 4-½", 5-½", 6", 7", 7-½", 8-½", 9", 10", and 10-½". Then I folded back on the first score one, forward on the next, back on the next, then forward, etc. 

That does it for me this month - please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and we'll see you back here next month!!

Now you’re off to visit with Jearise at Lorby's World. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:


  1. Wilma, all your cards are wonderful and I loved every one of them. That zig zag is so cool, but I think I could lose my mind trying to figure it out. I noticed the same thing about the dimensions being so varied. I enjoyed hopping with you...see you next month!

  2. Holy moly. So first, I felt like that drapery fold was perfection. It seemed like those folds were almost like the perfect skirt for that little hippo. I'm completely wowed by those zig-zag folds. Will definitely have to try that one. The peek-a-boo card is color perfection. Love that boot image. Great hopping with you.

  3. I love all 3 cards! You did a great job of piecing all the pieces together on the 2nd one!

  4. Wilma, your cards are incredible! I can't possibly pick a favorite as they are all great and each very unique. I love the papers you chose to use on your cards. Great job!

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  5. I like the black and white paper since it makes a graphic punch to the card. The hippo is also adorable.

  6. How great are these? I love the idea with the folded stripes and then put back together. I might have to c.a.s.e. this card for one of my classes LOL. You did a great job and it was so much fun hopping with you. ....Oh and I love the little giraffe and hippo ;-) I think I have them in my stack too...looking forward to next months hop

  7. Great cards, but that giraffe one is my favorite - it really is Tu Tu cute!! Love it! :)

  8. Beautiful cards! Love all the fold designs!

  9. I love the black and white! The cards are great!

  10. Cute, cute, cute!!! That's all I can say!

  11. LOL, that dancing hippo made me chuckle! So sweet and cute! Love all of your cards, lovely colors!

  12. Love that zig zag card... fun idea! Having fun along the hop and seeing all the different fold ideas!

  13. They're all so cool! Didn't think about the zig-zag! Love it! Great hopping with you!