Friday, February 12, 2021

Big Top Birthday

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne sharing today and I have a fun-fold birthday card using dies from the new Circus release.  This release has quickly become one of my favorites because the dies make such bright, festive cards.  The card I have today is an easy fun-fold and goes together quickly.

I used the Circus Tent die but any of the Circus dies would work just as well.  I picked three bright colors to use for the card - yellow, blue and red.

 I cut all my pieces from the Circus Tent, Circus Signs, Stitched Ovals and Scalloped Stitched Ovals dies and assembled them.

The fun-fold is called a Front Flap card.  I'll give you instructions here, but you can also find a video on Splitcoaststampers.

I cut a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch base panel from blue and a 5 1/4 x 4 inch panel from striped paper.  Then I cut a 3 1/4 x 8 1/2 inch panel from red cardstock and scored it at 4 1/4 inches so I could fold it in half.  I cut a 3 x 4 inch panel from red dot paper that will be glued to the front of the folded panel.

After gluing the blue paper to the card base, I glued the red folded panel to the card about 1/2 inch from the left.  (Because I used striped paper I just aligned it with a stripe.)  Then I adhered my dotted panel to the flap.

Next I glued  my white oval to the yellow scalloped oval and adhered it to the right side of the front flap.

I had a fun sentiment that I stamped on a 3 x 4 inch piece of white cardstock and glued it to the inside of the front flap.

Finally I adhered my sign and tent.  This front-flap card is very easy to make and really showcases your image.  It's one of those cards that looks like it takes a lot of time and effort, but really doesn't.  For me that is about perfect!

Be sure to visit the online store where this fantastic release is on sale for a limited time!

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is a great fun fold card Jeanne- shows off the die well and you had the perfect sentiment

Sukie said...

Such a cute card! I love the fun fold design you created!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the fun fold so cute! The bright colors make such a happy card too!