Springboard Fun Fold Cards

A brand new fun fold card! I created the Springboard fun fold for the Suestampfield Crafternoon Creative Escape in April. These handmade cards have springs inside and they stand for display!

It’s time to learn a new fun fold card! The Springboard Fun Fold Card is sure to impress your friends and family! The card stands for display, as shown above. The front panel is on springs made from cardstock. Then when the card is opened – there is another spring inside that pops out! Sometimes it is the greeting that pops out, sometimes it is an image. So many possibilities! The Springboard Fun Fold name is perfect because the front of the card bounces up and down on it’s springs, just like a diving board.

When the card is closed it is a finished size of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and easily fits into a standard card envelope. I made six versions of this fun card to share with you today – and one of the version I did in 5 different colors! I hope these 10 cards inspire your creativity.

At the bottom of this post there is a step by step video 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.

The first card features the beautiful Countryside Inn suite of products from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog which starts on May 2nd, 2023. The Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous with all those pretty blues – so elegant. The Countryside Corners bundle allows you to stamp one large image, and then cut out multiple pieces from that one image with the nesting dies! The Night of Navy Bordered ribbon is a perfect finishing touch.

Where are the springs?

In this “top down” view above, you can see the paper springs inside the card. The springs add incredible dimension and movement to the card, but, because they are just paper, they fold flat. The paper springs were inspired by Sam at Mixed Up Crafts, the rest of the fun fold design was my original creation. I love to create unique fun fold cards for my monthly Crafternoon events!

Let’s look at more Springboard Fun Fold cards, the featured fun fold card for the April Crafternoon event.

Stampin’ Up! is having a color refresh in the new catalog. Fresh new colors are so fun to create with! I created this card using the new Bubble Bath cardstock – such a pretty color. The Cheerful Daisies bundle (also in the new catalog) added a lot of cheer to the card. The centers of the flowers are Lemon Lolly, which is also a fresh new color!

The embossing folder on the front is the Countryside Blooms embossing folder – it will also be in the new catalog. Or any of the product that I’m showing today can be added to the starter kit now.

When the card opens – out pops a sweet little daisy! On a spring, of course. In the side view below you get another look at the “springs” inside the card. So fun!

The April Crafternoon Make-N-Take project!

For my virtual monthly Crafternoon event, this pretty card was the make-n-take project. The card features the beautiful Hello, Irresistible Designer Series Paper and the Irresistible Blooms bundle. Customers who placed a $50 order (before tax and shipping) in March, received the packet to make this Springboard card in April. You can join me for next month’s Crafternoon to learn another unique, new fun fold if you place a qualifying order this month!

Once again the embossing folder on the front of this pretty card is the Countryside Blooms embossing folder from the upcoming catalog – I can tell this one will be a favorite because it is so elegant!

Another look from the top so that you can see the springs in action! The step-by-step directions are all in the Springboard Fun Fold Tutorial.

Cuteness Alert! This next Springboard Fun Fold card springs AND swings!

So adorable! This is the Little Monkey stamp set and matching punch that will be available on May 2nd, 2023 in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog! Our little monkey is swinging on a “vine” made from the Crumb Cake twine in the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. The Fern 3D Embossing Folder makes the perfect “jungle” background for our little monkey!

When you open the card – out springs another darling monkey – with his banana in hand! In the tutorial bundle, I walk you through how to make this card, and ALL the other cards shown in this post. What other cards could you create that “spring” to life when opened?!

Creative inspiration is just around the corner with this set of Springboard Fun Fold cards in the new 2023 – 2025 Stampin’ Up! In Colors!

The Springboard Fun Fold card is a perfect way to introduce the beautiful new Stampin’ Up! In Colors that will be coming out on May 2nd in the new Annual Catalog! The Circle Sayings bundle comes with the stamp set and 2-3/8″ Circle Punch that I used to make these cards.

Above we have the beautiful Moody Mauve – so pretty! And below is the Boho Blue – such a soft, pretty blue – it is a very peaceful color.

The new Copper Clay In Color is above – perfect for fall and masculine cards – but also lovely with this flowered arch from Circle Sayings! Below is Pebbled Path. This pretty neutral is a lovely taupe and will be a great addition to the Stampin’ Up! color collection!

And the last new In Color is called Wild Wheat – a beautiful gold and green tone. All of these In Color cards feature the In Color Textured Ribbon, the 2023 – 2025 In Color Dots, the In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 2023 – 2025, and the hobnail pattern from the Basics 3D embossing folders.

The Springboard Fun Fold is a perfect way to send birthday cheer!

More Daisy fun with the Fresh As A Daisy Springboard Fun Fold card!

What a pretty birthday card to send to a special friend! This card features the new Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper from the new Annual Catalog. One of the patterns in the pack has sections that can be cut apart to make quick and easy cards – like this one! In the Springboard Fun Fold Tutorial I walk you through how to cut the paper so that you can replicate this card perfectly.

Of course we have another adorable daisy that “springs” out when the card is opened! The daisy and the front sentiment are made with the new Cheerful Daisies bundle that will be out soon! In the photo below you can see the inside sentiment – it is from a pretty new sentiment set call “Lasting Joy”.

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!

When you place a $50 order with me (before tax and shipping) you will 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 April for a packet for our May 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 Springboard 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 Springboard Fun Fold Cards Tutorial for purchase are below!

Ready to make the Springboard Fun Fold Cards? It is easy with this tutorial. You can purchase the Springboard Card 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 style, step by step with instructions for all six versions. You can also check out ALL 16 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!


Supplies used for these Springboard Fun Fold projects:

Many of these supplies will be released on May 2nd, 2023 in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. The product photos are not yet available, but here is the list of the new products used and their item numbers.

  • Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder Item 161473
  • Lost Lagoon ink pad Item 161678
  • Countryside Corners Bundle Item 161472
  • Countryside Inn Designer Series Paper Item 161467
  • Lasting Joy Stamp Set Item 161442
  • Cheerful Daisies Bundle Item 161297
  • Fresh As A Daisy Designer Series Paper Item 161289
  • Bubble Bath Ink Pad Item 161664
  • Bubble Bath Cardstock Item 161718
  • Lemon Lolly Stampin’ Blends Item 161673
  • Circle Sayings Bundle Item 161355
  • 2023-2025 In Color Dots Item 161620
  • In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Assortment 2023-2025 Item 161646 
  • Boho Blue Ink Pad Item 161650
  • Moody Mauve Ink Pad item 161649
  • Pebbled Path Ink Pad Item 161648
  • Wild Wheat Ink Pad 161725
  • Copper Clay Ink Pad 161647
  • Boho Blue 3/8″ Textured Ribbon Item 161631
  • Moody Mauve 3/8″ Textured Ribbon Item 161630 
  • Pebbled Path 3/8″ Textured Ribbon Item 161632 
  • Wild Wheat 3/8″ Textured Ribbon Item 161628 
  • Copper Clay 3/8″ Textured Ribbon Item 161629 
  • Little Monkey Bundle Item 161379
  • Pecan Pie Cardstock Item 161717

The supplies that are available to purchase now are below. Click on the photo to see the item in my online Stampin’ Up! store.


11 thoughts on “Springboard Fun Fold Cards”

  1. You are amazing at creating, beautiful, fun, interesting cards
    I love them all. ❣️. Thank you, Susan for sharing your gifts with us.

  2. I love watchin your videos. Very inspiring i like your demeanor, calm, collected, and voice is fun and soothing. Very great instructor. Love your fancy folds.
    Great job. I watch Rachael Tessman also, didnt know she was your downline. I am an demo, buyer.
    Have a wonderful day. Always, Lin

  3. Thank you for showing us in simple directions, measurements, how to make this new fun-fold card. I appreciate all you do to teach us “how to do”.

  4. I tried to order 2 tutorial bundles from your website. I can’t seem to get beyond the registration section. I haven’t been able to get the invoice from PayPal.


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