Sunday 6 November 2022

God Jul

It's time for another challenge at 613 Avenue Create!  This month, the optional twist is 

Fancy Folds and Cuts 

I've created a Flip Card.  There are dies available for this and yes I did buy them but I then realized that they're not necessary!  All you really need is a frame die which is symmetrical.  I have loads of Spellbinders Label dies which could have worked but in the end I went with a circle!

Unfortunately, I didn't take step by step photos and I don't believe in measurements so I'll just describe the basic idea behind this card - that way you can make them up in any size you like and you can make your flipping frame any shape you want!   If you have any questions, leave them in the comments box and I'll do my best to answer them.  

  1. Fold your base card in half as you would normally if the card base didn't come pre-folded;
  2. Fold one of the halves in half again so that you have a short flap - this will be the front;
  3. Choose a symmetrical frame die such that half of it will fit on this front flap;
  4. I find it useful to mark on the die where the mid point is (for the circle I cut a circle from scrap paper, folded it in half and lay the folded circle back into to the die, turned it over and marked the places at the top and bottom of the die where the fold line was);
  5. Open up your card base and lay it on your die cutting plate face up, making sure it's square with the front flap to the top 
  6. Place your frame die over the front flap so that the centre of the frame die lines up with the fold line;
  7. Place the edge of your top cutting plate so that it does NOT go past this midline;
  8. Run it though the machine.
  9. You're left with a semi circular cut-out - there's a foldline right down the middle of your circle but that's ok, you won't see this fold line once you placed a decorated circle of the same size on either side;
  10. Decorate the various panels
Here's the card in its various stages of opening

For this card I've chosen an image and sentiments from one of my favourite Christmas stamp sets - Waltzing Mouse Alpine Christmas.  I've also tried to create an Edelwyss flower using the MFT Sunflower.  I had a snippet left over of a background I had stamped previously using WMS Cabin Plaid in redand teamed it with this spotted blue DP to try for a Swiss/Nordic vibe!

I’d like to enter the following challenges

Why not give this fancy fold or another, and enter your card in the 613 Avenue Create!  Or just play along without the twist!  We love to see your creations!

I'm thrilled you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit.  If you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you and perhaps we can get better acquainted!  



  1. Oh, I just LOVE that you've included a description on how to make this as well! You've used some great papers for this.

  2. THAT is a great card! Very nice indeed. Thanks for playing at CHNC!

  3. This is lovely! I like the beautiful papers and the great fancy fold! Thanks for being such a wonderful member of our team at 613 Avenue Create!

  4. Fabulous card Kate love the colours and the design and so great for our challenge hugs Sue

  5. So classy and crisp! Jackie xx

  6. Very lovely card! Nice fancy fold too. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this past week for our Stamp Act theme :) Hope you join us again soon.
    Diane - DT

  7. Love this - what a clever fold and a great design.

    Thanks for joining us at the Krafty Chicks Challenge.

    Helen x

  8. Very effective use of this fancy fold card, a lot of work involved in the planning too.

    Thank you very much for your fabulous card which you have entered into our Stamp Act challenge

    Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

    Mandy ♥

    GDT For Krafty Chicks Challenge

    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog


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