The Country Club Suite was a must-have for me and I can not believe it is already the end of May and we only have a few days left of the current Mini Catalogue. I’ve only managed to use this suite for one project but I have so many more in my head so I needed to start these and my motto is “better late than never”.
I saw this video on Pinterest and had to give it a go because it was super cute and I haven’t made many fun fold cards with a male theme before. I’ve linked the original video later in the post but I have altered the measurements to fit the Australian sized cardbases.
I often get put off by making too many fun fold cards as you tend to use quite a lot of cardstock and then there is often the additional postage costs required. The great thing about this card is that the “fold” is slightly thinner than the size of a normal cardbase and the cardbase is slightly wider than a normal layer for cardbase. This means that you will get 4 card bases from a piece of A4 cardstock and you will get 2 fun folds from a piece of A4 cardstock.
I decided to go with Night of Navy card base as I am trying to use up my scraps and I actually have about 20 of these pieces already cut. The cardbase for Australian based cards is 5 7/8 x 4 ¼.
The piece that is the fun fold (in my cards the Garden Green piece) is the full length of the A4 cardstock and 4 inches wide. This is then scored at 2 1/8, 4 flip this 180 degrees and score again at 2 1/8, 4 inches.
When adhering this piece to the base Cindy has some great tips in her video about using the grid paper, which although I have altered the measurements the same concept still applies. If you have the grid paper available to you, then centre the base evenly between the grids (you will have 1/8 of an inch overhang outside of the grid lines) put adhesive on the back piece of the fun fold and then line this up so that you will have 3 full grid squares on either side. You will also end up with 1/8 of an inch border at the top and bottom.
The DSP pieces are 2 inches x 3 7/8 inches and the panels on the front are the largest stitched square shape and I’ve used the layering scallop square that is the next size up for this.
In the above card I have used the wood elements which are part of the suite and I have coloured them with the blends.
I just thought this DSP with the golf buggy on was so stinkin cute that I had to make this card and used a piece of Crushed Curry for this one.
Whilst making these cards I kept saying to myself “why haven’t I used this set more before now” and I just wanted to keep stamping with it. I have hundreds of ideas racing through my head and now I am thinking that in order to get through all those ideas I may just have to purchase another pack of the DSP before it retires on 2 June 2020.
The cards have been finished with some additional stamping on the inside.
The video from my Facebook Live is here:
The original video and idea came from Cindy Lee Bee Designs and her video is attached here:
These cards are very easy to make but very effective and the great thing I love about this fold is that it is still quite flat (except the ones I used the wood elements on) and they fit in a normal size envelope.
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