Archives for crafty amanda

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

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!

Joy Fold Fun Fold Card & Instructions


I sent the Wander (masculine) card out before I took photos. (Or I think I did as I can’t find the card or photos that I took of it. sorry.)

Here are the written instructions for your fun fold book!

Happy Crafting!

Z fold & Double Z Fold Cards & Instructions


I started a new Fun Fold Friday Card series. I might not get the instructions put up when the video goes live, but I will get them posted! #FunFoldFridayCard

Here are the written instructions for these cards.

Happy Crafting!

Craft with Heart Cards 3&4

In the midst of a world of chaos, and I’m not just referring to COVID-19, I decided to take on the project of re-developing my CTMH business from California. In Michigan, we have a great group of crafty ladies and before all the safer at home orders, the group met at least once a month. This monthly gather was a day that could bring crafting, good stories, food, always fellowship, and also included a new technique, card fold, or some other project. We have all missed this. And I want to find that again here in Southern California

Along the lines of finding that again here, I had not chosen to make it a priority. When we first moved, there were other duties that needed attending. Now that we are all here, in a house that is under construction, (and because we hired a contractor, nothing we can do to help move it along) I found myself with time to craft. Thankfully I had kept SOME of my crafty tools and supplies out when we packed the rental house. So, what do I do with all this “free time?” I watch videos of other ladies crafting, videos of how to edit videos, make lists of things I feel I could teach others, and try to find fun new techniques for cards & scrapbooking.

Cards 3 & 4 from Craft with Heart Cards May-Aug 2020

One of the items that got “kept out” was the Craft with Heart subscriptions boxes that arrived as we were packing the house. Since I needed some material for making video content, and I had time to craft, wah-la videos of me making the crafting with heart cards in “My” style.

I’m learning lots and looking forward to learning more. If you have any suggestions for changes, video content, or other comments, please share.

Hope you find some time for fun crafting!