New fun fold card! This unique Flying Finch fun fold was from the Suestampfield Crafternoon Creative Escape in March. These lovely freestanding cards spread their wings to stand for display and fold up to slip into an envelope.
Do you enjoy making unique fun fold cards? The Flying Finch Fun Fold Card is sure to wow your friends and family! In this “top down view” you can see that the wings spread out so that the card can stand for display!
It also neatly folds down to a finished size of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and easily fits into a standard card envelope! I have five versions of this style of card to share with you today. This first version features the beautiful Fancy Flora suite of products from the Stampin’ Up! January – April Mini Catalog. I am seriously in love with the Two-Tone Flora bundle. The two step flowers are so easy and make stunning cards! The Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper makes me feel like an artist – without all of the messy painting – lol. The Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder is perfect with this paper!! To see a short video where I show how to stamp these colors of flowers, check out last night’s video tutorial HERE.
Details about the Flying Finch Fun Fold Card
The side “wings” accordion fold up so that the card easily slides into a standard A2 size envelope. I created this new, unique fun fold design for the Suestampfield February Crafternoon Creative Escape. Each month I design a fun fold and then create multiple designs using that fold.
The featured fun fold for March is the Flying Finch Fun Fold. This is a twist on last month’s super popular Flying Seagull Fun Fold card! I have a step by step video for you at the bottom of this post on how to assemble this style of fun fold card. I also have an option to purchase a step-by-step tutorial for the basics of this fun fold design and directions on how to make ALL of the projects shown in this blog post. Why do I call them Flying Finch fun fold cards when there is no bird on any of the designs? In this photo you can see why – right? Can you see the “bird” shape of the card below?! Tweet!
The March Crafternoon Make-N-Take project!
This next design features the beautiful Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper and was the make-n-take project for my virtual monthly Crafternoon event. Customers who placed a $50 order (before tax and shipping) in February, received the packet to make this Flying Finch card in March. You can join me for next month’s Crafternoon if you place a qualifying order this month! The Flying Finch Fun Fold cards work particularly well with 6″ x 6″ papers because the front panel is 3″ x 5″. So you can get two cards from one sheet of 6″ x 6″. Or 8 cards from one sheet of 12″x 12″.
The beautiful “For You” dies are from the Love For You dies in the mini catalog. The Love For You dies have double layering dies for all of the words which make them really stand out. My favorite word combos with this set are “For You” and “Love You”. The branch is from the versatile Bough punch in the Annual Catalog. The Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper is NOW BACK IN STOCK and available again!!
In the Flying Finch Fun Fold Cards tutorial I give instructions on how to cut a panel for the inside if you want to stamp a message. For this version I just hand wrote a message so I did not add the extra panel.
More fun with the Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper!
The Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper is SO lovely that I just had to make a second card with it!! This version also features the Something Fancy dies (one of my favorites – I love how they layer!) and the Irresistible Blooms bundle. Unfortunately the Irresistible Blooms dies are temporarily sold out. They are expecting more in stock the week of April 17th. So they should be orderable again around that time. This pretty card was the make-n-take for my direct team members at our virtual and in person gathering in March. Team members always get the Crafternoon tutorials for free.
I love the soft, peaceful greens of this card! It is very soothing and would also make a nice sympathy card. In the tutorial bundle, I walk you through how to make the fun fold base, then I share the step-by-step on how to make all of the different versions. I love the Flying Finch Fun Fold Cards – because the design is so easy to make and versatile. You can decorate it with ANY of the supplies in your craft stash!
Easter Bunny fun! This would also be a darling baby card if you just change out the sentiment.
Cute! This card is perfect for Easter or to welcome a new baby. I used the new Radiating Stitches dies for the bunny layer and the layer behind the bunny. The Country Gingham Designer Series Paper, in addition to Balmy Blue, has Petal Pink. Wouldn’t a pink version of this card be darling?! The bunny is from the Easter Bunny stamp set and I stamped it in Basic Gray ink. The bunny punch is out of stock until May, so the bundle is not an option at this time. But the stamp set is adorable and it is available now. The Cane Weave 3D embossing folder is perfect with the gingham pattern.
In the Flying Finch Tutorial, I also show an option to make this card a money holder. Many of my stamping friends like to gift their grandchildren or children money for holidays. So I added the band of Designer Series Paper on the back to slide in a folded bill or two. Again, this is optional – it makes a super cute card too!
Soft and shimmery perfection with the Around the Bend bundle.
The Around The Bend bundle has some unique and pretty curved dies which make lovely cards! I used the Fine Shimmer Paper to die cut the leaves from the bundle. I love how the dies emboss the leaf details! The Brushstroke Specialty papers on the outside panels are in the Annual Catalog – so pretty!
In the Flying Finch Tutorial I share how to add a stamped panel inside the card – so beautiful with the stamped images from Around the Bend! What a lovely way to show appreciation to a friend when you make and send this special card!
Would you like to craft along with me in the next Crafternoon?
It’s easy to join the virtual monthly Crafternoon event – I hope you join us next month!
Place a $50 order with me (before tax and shipping) to receive a packet in the mail the next Crafternoon. Following the video the PDF tutorial will arrive via email. The tutorial is a single document and has all the card designs with dimensions, step by step instructions, photos, and the supplies for the projects. Place a qualifying order in my online store in February for a packet for our March Crafternoon! A whole lot of love always goes into each and every packet! ❤️ Unfortunately I am only able to accept orders from those who live in the United States. However anyone around the globe can purchase any of the tutorial bundles – you can find them all HERE.
Video tutorial for the Flying Finch Fun Fold Cards
In this video, I walk you through the basics of this fun fold with the make-n-take version of the card. All of the dimensions, supplies, and step by step instructions for all five of the cards are in the tutorial. The tutorial can be downloaded and printed out to refer to while you craft. Or you can save the tutorial to your device and look at them that way. The tutorial includes measurements, photos, written instructions, and a list of all the supplies.
Details about the Flying Finch Fun Fold Cards Tutorial for purchase are below!
Ready to make the Flying Finch Fun Fold Cards? It is easy with this easy to follow tutorial. You can purchase the Flying Finch Tutorial for $15 US. Print out the tutorial or review it on your device after you download it. The tutorial will walk you through how to recreate this fun fold, step by step. You can also check out ALL 15 Crafternoon Fun Folds HERE.
NOTE: If you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator you are welcome to purchase these tutorials! If you would like to use these ideas to teach a class, instructing verbally is fine. However, please do NOT hand out, forward, replicate, or copy my written tutorials. If your customers wish to purchase the written tutorials please direct them to this blog post. Thank you for understanding!
Thank you for letting me share this creative fun fold with you! I would love to send you a packet for next month’s Suestampfield Crafternoon Creative Escape. To qualify for a packet, simply place a $50 order before tax and shipping in my online Stampin’ Up! store HERE. Happy creating!