I had a special card to make for my husband on our anniversary, so I turned to the masculine papers of the new “He’s The Man” Designer Series Papers. This set of papers is unique in that it includes two 12×12″ sheets of pre-designed diecuts, to make a project even easier! Here’s the fun fold card I made him:
The fun fold is called a “Freestanding Floating Panel Card,” and I saw the tutorial on Susan Stampfield’s website: https://suestampfield.com/2022/04/the-freestanding-floating-panel-cards/#more-9943
I used two patterns from the “He’s the Man” Designer Papers, plus Basic White cardstock. Notice the bellyband that goes around the middle. The circle graphic is one of the pre-cut die patterns that comes with the papers. So easy! When opened, you can see the stamped sentiment on the inside as well.
Here are the basic instructions:
Card base: 5 x 7, scored at 1/2”, 1 1/2”, 5 1/2” & 6 1/2”
Turn to 5” side and score in at 1/2”, stopping at the score line. There will be a scored square. Flip and do the other opposite 5” at the top, 1/2” at intersecting score line. Cut two squares out. Make an angled cut. Fold all the creases of the card base. (see video)
Take the larger white panels (2 x 5 1/2″) and adhere DSP to them (1 3/4 x 5 1/4”.) Then adhere to front thin strips on the card base. They should be even with top and bottom of card.
Floating mechanism: Take the other two white pieces that are 1 1/2 by 4 1/2” and score at 1/2” and 1” with short end at top (score long). Accordion fold for little tiny Z’s. Hold the one for the left like it’s an actual Z. Line up with the bottom of the DSP edge on the front center of card. Right Z has to be a mirror image so the Z has to be backwards. Adhere to card. (See video!)
Panels that will ‘float’: Take the white panels at 1 1/2” by 5 1/4” and the DSP panels at 1 1/4” by 5”. Adhere to each other, then adhere to Z panels FLUSH WITH THE BOTTOM OF THE CARD and centered.
The bellyband is 1” by 9 1/2”, (DSP) folded around the card. Use Tear n Tape to seal the bellyband, making sure you can remove it easily from around the card. Decorate the belly band!
These papers are truly gorgeous. See the upper left panel? Those are the diecut images that you simply punch out:
I hope you enjoyed my project today! Watching Susan Stampfield’s video just one time will make this card a fun fold favorite for you! Click on any of the products below to start shopping with me!
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