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Bendi Fun Fold Cards

This fun fold card is so easy and seems to pack a wow with minimal effort. (Kind of like your family’s favorite recipes that are easy to make!)

Bendi Fold Cold

Step 1
Cut your 5 1 /2″ x 8 ½” piece of cardstock at 4 1/4″.
You will have 2 panels measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Step 2
Cut one of the panels (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) at 2 ½” tall.

Step 3
You will have 1 piece of cardstock for the base and you will have 2 pieces of cardstock for the swinging flaps.

Step 4
Score 1/2″ on each end of the swinging flaps.

Step 5
Trace a line with a pencil at 1/4″ on the opposite side of the scored line of each flap on those lines hand-free cut 2 notches.

Step 6
Trace a line with a pencil on the base piece of cardstock at 4″ from the edge.
Trace a second line on the left swinging flap at 2″ from the edge.
Mark with a pencil on top of those lines where you will make the slits for the notches to be inserted.
Cut the slits with Hobby Blade.

Step 7
Erase all your pencil marks and lines.
Add double-sided tape to the end of the flaps, on the scored side.

Step 8
Tape the flaps to the base.

Step 9
Insert notches on slits. Make any adjustments.

Step 10
Decorate

TIPS: Before decorating, you can trim the front flaps into waves or slopes

I have created a small slip to add to the cards so the receiver will know how to set it up. You can find that file here if you want to use it (or at least borrow the wording).

This card with the roses shows that you can cut the arms into different shapes (look at the right side). Then with some fun Cricut or Thin cuts you can decorate it as the occasion fits.

Here is a process video to show you how you can create your own.

Hope you find some crafting time!

Christmas for the Dogs

XP & Shadow, mostly XP wanted to be a part of the fun of Christmas too.

I did some free-from drawing (the trees) with metallic markers. I love how these markers work. They write & draw very smoothly.

Happy Crafting!

Circle Window Thin Cut

This month the Makers with Heart members have all selected a slimline thin cut to feature. I got to play with the Circle Window Thin Cuts, the slimline cards & envelopes and pulled out the CMTH Happiest Place papers to make today’s Mini-album Process Video

Happy Crafting!

Christmas at the Farm LO

I have recently started looking at the scrapbook workshops differently. I use to create them as directed, or at least mostly, but now I look to see what the die cuts are that are included, what stickers did they use and if I have photos that will be enhanced by the images.

I love the little vignette in the lower right corner.

One of the other things that has changed over the years in my scrapbooking is that I will use photos from more than one year, or occasion. This layout incorporates photos from multiple years.

I used a fanfold paper to give me more room for photos. (Upper right corner) There is a process video if you want to see more details.

Happy Crafting!

Rocker Card Fun Fold

Ready to create a fun rocker card? Start with a 5 1/2″ circle, fold it in half and then decorate. Done!

My only tip is to keep the decorations around 3 1/2″ tall to ensure they will still fit into a standard A2 size card.

Happy Crafting!