Friday, July 1, 2011

Fancy Folds Blog Hop JAI 74




Wow!  My first ever blog hop! How exciting!  I hope you enjoyed seeing Jo’s Tri-fold (Z-shape) card and are keen to see another fancy fold.  I decided to try something new, it’s called a Multi-flap card with pocket and I LOVE IT!

I think the only problem with it is that it’s a bit hard to photograph.  But anyway this is the front of the card.


Then when you undo the beautiful satin bow and open the front flaps, this is what you see.


Then it opens upwards to reveal this.


Close-up of top panel.



I saw a tutorial for this fold here and I loved the look of it and wanted to give it a try.  I made a card (which I will show you later on this week) following these directions but I found that it used 12”x12”cardstock and it was too big to fit in the Stampin Up square envelopes.  So I changed it a little to make this one slightly smaller.

Here are my new dimensions:

Cut card 25 x 20 cm.

Score at 12.5 cm on both the short and long sides.

Cut 26.5cm x 7 cm card.

Score at 4, 4.5, 17 and 17.5 cm

I cut the dsp at these sizes:

26.5 x 6.5 cm

(3x) 12 x 12 cm

6.5 x 8.75 cm.

6.5 x 3.5 cm

12 x 7 cm

All other instructions are the same as given by Maria in the tutorial.


Inside the little pocket is a plain card to write your message.  I also put a dot of tombow mono multi on the back of a gift card, let it dry and then stuck it onto the back of this plain card.  A great way to send a gift card to someone special.


Ingredients :

Stamps : Occasional greetings, because I care, vintage vogue

Card : neutrals dsp stack, vanilla,espresso, crumbcake

Ink : espresso, crumbcake

Other : big shot, beautiful wings, scallop square, antique brad, neutral brad, pearls, vanilla satin ribbon, sticky strip


Thanks for looking at my card and I hope you’ll give the multi-flap card with pocket a try. 

Please click on the link to go to the next blog in our hop where you’ll see Patrice’s gorgeous fancy fold card.




  1. This is a card you give to someone special for sure - all that gorgeous work! A great tutorial and your photo's are smashing kathy ♥

  2. This folds on my to do list too..Lovely, lovely card Kathy!!

  3. Loving the colours you have picked for this card - very elegant.

  4. Wonderful Such a lovely card. ;)

  5. This is now on my must do list. What an amazing example of an awesome fold and thanks for changing the measurements to be more Aussie compatible - you rock!

  6. Kathy this card is beautiful and I agree it is one to give to someone special and I like your addition of the gift card. Thanks for adjusting the measurements for us, will give this card fold a try myself soon. Thanks for the inspiration. ♥

  7. Yep - must try this one as well - what a cool card - its like the gift that keeps on giving!

  8. Wow. It just keeps getting better as you open it up! Very cool fold!

  9. Oh wow, it looks like its never ending, another one to try. TFS

  10. I would definitely love to try this one - it would make my handmade cards look so much better! Thank you so much for showing me a new fold technique - I'm new to all of this and I really do enjoying learning and trying new things! Have a great weekend. Theresa

  11. As mentioned Kathy, this really is what you would give on a special occasion or for someone special, so stylish and elegant with so much detail....Beautiful work!

  12. This could be a mini album or CD holder to I think, ta for the inspiration.

  13. It's beautiful Kathy! This card would make such a lovely and very special present in itself. You've embellished it beautifully, love that surprise of the butterflies at the end.
    Kim xxx

  14. This is adorable! And i love the pocket inside!

  15. Love what you've done with this Kathy, and the colour combo/papers are perfect. I am definitely going to try one of these. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Wow .... what a super stunningly gorgeous card ... a surprise at every turn .... I love it!!!
    Thank you for sharing your tutorial!!

  17. Great card! Thanks for sharing this neat folded card with us.

  18. Absolutely beautiful card Kathy. Gorgeous presentation folder or gfitcard holder. :)

  19. WOW this card is beautiful - am always on the look out for new fold ideas and really love this one - love the colours and design as well.

  20. Oooh Oooh! I got one of these in the mail recently from my stamping buddy in NZ ... Amy Fleming!
    This is a stunning design ... and you embellies are just the perfect finish! Hugs xxaxx


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