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Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
A two fold greeting card is easy to make and looks so interesting! See my easy tutorial for making one below.
"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold"
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
This kind of card is sometimes called a stair step card, or it could also be known as a variation of an accordion card.
All you need to do is start with a longer card front and add another two folds to that, and you will have added a whole new dimension and a whole lot of interest to your handmade salutation.
You will see that the choice of designer series paper (DSP for short) also makes a huge difference to how interesting this one looks. I love that Stampin' Up! DSP is usually two sided AND it coordinates with whatever is on the other side!
Here are some of the papercraft tools and supplies I used to make this greeting.
Do you know about complimentary colour choices? I ask because I started with some complimentary colours in inks, card stock and designer series paper. Choosing basic colours for your card will also help you make other decisions about what will fit on your card.
Then I found a sentiment stamp that fit within an oval scalloped punch and that could be layered onto a scalloped circle cardstock shape, used my distressing tool to add interest to the strip of paper for the front fold.
Please note: All supplies used for this project are from Stampin' Up! and a number of them are now retired. Always remember you can choose items from your current stash and just use this tutorial to make an entirely new card! Yours does not have to look like mine, OK? That way you can choose to work in your favourite colours and patterns, or make the project for a special occasion and person you have in mind.
The fold greeting card idea could be used for any special occasion. Think how special Christmas cards would look on display in your friends' and family's home, for example. Just change the colour of your card base, find a coordinating DSP and sentiment/images, and find some matching bling. Stair step Christmas cards would be very special.
Isn't that a simple way to make an interesting card?
Go ahead - make yourself a two fold greeting card or stair step card today!