Tuesday, August 9, 2011

MFT DT Creative Challenge: Fun Folds

In 2011, MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy. Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a new monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique.

This month, we're all making cards featuring Fun Folds!

Visit the MFT Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge!
 
 
I created a gate fold card with a drop-down panel. Here's the finished front:
 

And here's the how-to. First, start with a 8.5" x 8.5" piece of cardstock.


Score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" (it's difficult to see the score lines in the photos -- sorry!).


Then turn it and score down the middle at 4 1/4".


Turn the cardstock back to its original position, and remove the outside bottom sections.


Then take a little extra off the center panel.


Fold up the panels and decorate each section. The card will open up to reveal the message one panel at a time!




Die-namics used:





 
Don't forget to stop by Kim's Blog to see which designers have taken the Fun Folds challenge! We'd love to see what YOU create, too! :)
 
I'll be back tomorrow with the Wednesday Stamp Club sketch! See you then!
 
Have a great day!
Christina

14 comments:

Eva said...

Christina, this is such an adorable card and what a great tutorial to go along with it, too!!!

StampOwl said...

great card and tutorial Christina

Lisa H. said...

what a fun card! love your paper choice....fun and festive!

Dawn Easton said...

Brilliant girl! Love this! So fun!

Wendy said...

You guys rocked this challenge. I am such a chicken! I love the card theme too!! LOL I have had that a few times for my birthday!

Erin Smetak said...

WOW! What a neat fold! I'll have to remember this one! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Barbara Taylor said...

Great tutorial - Love the card. I haven't seen this version of a gate fold card. Thanks

Barbara said...

Awesome card and fabulous tutorial, Christina!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is AWESOME Christina! LOVE the papers and stamps you used! FAB tutorial as well!!!

Melody said...

This is a fun fold!

Michele Boyer said...

So cute and FUN, Christina! I love all the scallopy banners on the inside!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, love the tutorial, thanks!

Aman said...

Love the mini bunting flag paper! So adorable!

Whimsey said...

Fabulous tutorial that really inspired me; here's what I created:
http://whimsicalcreations.blogspot.com/2011/08/cupcake-inspriations-123-mo-manning.html

Thanks for all your great work!!