Cascade fold is a great fun fold that packs a WOW & allows you to send a piece of artwork in the mail.
I had some Boo Crew papers & pumpkins that were leftover from a LO on my craft desk, so I decided to make my “Learning” card from those papers.
I decided I wanted to kick things up a notch and did a black base cascade and attached pattern papers to the front & back of the different areas. I think this is a favorite. (It does take much more time.)
What do you get when you combine photos & layouts that were assembled for workshops that I taught? Album-ready pages in less than 30 minutes!
I added 1 flip flap (to the page above) and cut 4 photos down to fit into one space, and wah-lah I have paired these photos to a layout that has been sitting in a tote for about 10 years!
This particular layout was from a swap I coordinated. The swap was to give CTMH Makers a sample of every page of Imagine pattern book by Jeanette Lynton. I do not know who made this layout, but they did a great job. I never would paired the red with the green/blues, but I’m so glad she did as It works great with my photos.
I have had many ah-ha moments lately. The latest one was about the Cut-Above kits that I have stacked on my shelves from the CTMH Scrapbook subscription. What might this ah-ha moment have revealed to me? That just like the “done” pages I have from workshops with no photos, these kits are perfect for creating layouts quickly. They have some advantages over the workshop pages as nothing is assembled so it’s even easier to incorporate my photos with the papers & die cuts.
You can check out the latest Cut Above kits here: https://craftingwithamanda.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/products/craft-with-heart.aspx
I didn’t like making these cards in the past because it always seemed like a struggle to decorate the front. Then, as I was creating my sample to familiarize myself with the fold I had an ah-ha moment. If I cut a 5 1/2 ” square of the pattern paper, cut it in half, and then trim the corner just like I did with the card, I would have the pieces I needed to decorate the angled parts of this card!
Here is a process video showing you how to create this card (Which I do consider a fun fold now)
Diagonal Trifold Card
Start with a piece of cardstock 9 ¾” x 5 ½”
Score at 5 ½”
Fold the corner of the 5 ½ x 5 ½ section in half diagonally.
With the corner folded down, trim the card to 4 ¼’ width (you should only be removing a small corner of the folded square and matching the width with the “back” of the card base)
Cut a 5 ¼” x 4” (or smaller if you want) for the “Inside” If you cut a 5 1/2 ” square and cut it in half, you will have the correct angles for decorating your card frong.