Monday, May 23, 2016

Heart 2 Heart - Fun Folds Challenge

It's an AWESOME challenge at Heart 2 Heart! It's all about fun folds... cards, layouts, anything with unique folds, flips, hidden treasures - anything unusual. I LOVE this kind of stuff. Most of my scrapbook pages have some form of hidden elements on them, from pull out tabs, sliding sections to reveal hidden photos, flip flaps or something as simple as hidden journaling. 

I also love to create interactive cards and that is what I chose to do for this challenge. 

This is a double gate fold card - one that I had never tried until this challenge. The basis of it is not difficult but it was trying to figure out what would fit inside and on the outside that was a little more difficult. Anything on the inside had to be flat so the card would sit flat in the wrapper. I wanted to show both views on the H2H blog, but that wasn't possible... I had to show just the inside. Here, you get to see both the closed card and the open card. 

Here is what the card looks like closed. 

And here is the full card opened with the wrapper sitting in front. 

It will fit inside a 5x7 envelope when it is all folded. The measurement of the main section is 4" x 6" but with the leaves above and the wrapper around it, the folded card size is slightly larger than 4" x 6" in total. 

Join us at Heart 2 Heart and show us your fun fold creation! There are so many ways you can create projects with folds - search for ideas on the internet and there are photos and directions for everything that you can possibly imagine! You have the entire month of May to enter this or any of the challenges this month. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated

Paper: Happy Times Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Canary Cardstock, Honey Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock
Stamps: A Little Note (ret.), A Bunch of Love
Inks: Lagoon Pigment Ink
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Artiste Cartridge, Border Punch (not CTMH), Aqua Shimmer Trim, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, ShinHan Markers, Aqua Dots, Quilling Tool



  1. Great card Alyson!!! Love this technique and all the extras you have on your card!!!! Wow - a lot of work but for that special person - totally worth it.

  2. So fun! And makes a great display piece!

  3. This is really gorgeous, Alyson!

  4. Your card is beautiful, Alyson. I cannot decide what I like the most so all I can say is every element is perfect and the colors are vibrant. All in all, a perfectly lovely work of art.

  5. Awesome challenge, awesome card. I love this fold and the belly band. And love the it all. Great colors and so bright.


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