Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Dad Fold card

Last week I found this wonderful Blog site where you can link up two projects each week.  I love this idea as it makes me look at my work for the week and pick out what I really think is my best work.  This is not always easy as we are often times are own worst critics and I can be guilty of this.  So for those of you who love to craft and blog check the site out above.  

 This week Jalisa posted a wonderful Father's Day Card and asked for more FD ideas.  This idea popped into my head and I had a blast making this for my son in law.   Before I retired just a year ago I made little books with my kids by folding paper and cutting out the corners.  So the directions for you as shown in the pic below are to score a 12 x 12 piece of plain card stock at 4" and 8 ".  Then flip and do the same the other direction.  You will end up with 9 boxes.  Cut the four corners out and you are ready to decorate your little book.  However I wanted to make my book a little larger so I scored at two pieces of paper,  This time I scored the first side at 4" and
6 " and the second side at 6 " only.  Then I overlapped the two pieces and glued down the center three rectangles.  I now have have 4 x 6 pages.  I cut out the 4 corners and I am ready to decorate.   For my title I used Mickey Font.  The rest of words were typed on computer.  The cuts are from Paper Doll Dress up and Everyday Paper doll.  There are tons more ideas you could use for this card.  All figures were cut at 4 inches.  Added a funny little clip to hold it shut for now.
The cool thing about it is this can be opened in any order and it doesn't matter.  
Anyway I can't wait to give this to my son in law.  Guess I better get busy on one for the other son in law too.  
Remember you can click on pics to make them larger.  

26 comments:

  1. Totally cool fathers day card, love the colours and see just how much blood sweat and tears you used to make it. He will just love I am sure. TFS!

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  2. Awww...love all the time you put into making something so special! I'm sure he will love it! Thanks for linking up with Patches of Pink!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  3. Suzanne, what a cute idea! I love it.

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  4. Wow what a great idea! No need to be critical of this you rocked it! Thanks for creating with us at FCCB--can't wait to see more of your great work :)

    Sarah

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  5. Wow what a sweet idea! You put alot of work into this one! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.
    Lisa C

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  6. Suzanne, this is AMAZING!! What an awesome and creative idea!! I love that you took the time to decorate each and every panel... This is sure to be a treasured keepsake forever!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion this week!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM

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  7. That is sooo neat!! Thank you for sharing it!! :) Thank you for taking the time to join us over @ CTO this week! :)
    Linda :)
    www.fancyframework.com

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  8. Your card is really a work of love! I think it is just adorable and a wonderful gift to be treasured! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

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  9. This is so fun! Love it! Thanks for playin over at FCCB with us this week for our challenge! Great job!

    XO ~ Amy JO (FCCB DT)

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  10. fun and adorable. Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

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  11. I love this idea you did a great job.

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  12. Ahh that card is so sweet!! What a great idea!! Thanks for playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  13. So sweet, I love all the different images you did, great card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

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  14. What an awesome card! I love all the paper dolls and the way the card opens! Thanks for playing at CTO!

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  15. Wow...Love the Explosion Card...Too cute..I have never seen one like this...

    Thnaks for Sharing,

    Honey B

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  16. HOLY!!!!!!!!!!! I never seen a card like this before! Brilliant! I can't imagine the work that went into it!
    I am a new follower..I would love it if you visit my blog and become a follower too!!!

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  17. WOW! I am amazed! Great work!

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  18. What a great job on this!!! Super cute too!
    hugs,jen

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  19. What a darling Father's Day card!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Throwback Thursday!

    Ruthie :)

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  20. So cute .. great job with the challenge...

    thanks for sharing and playing with us at CTO...

    Ivette

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  21. What a fun card! Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!

    Lisa
    http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

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  22. This is adorable! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

    Marlene
    FCCB DT

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  23. Love This!! Great idea!

    Thanks for playing along with CTO!

    Nicole T.

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  24. Very nicely done, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

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  25. You totally inspired me with this design! I was looking for something different to do for Father's Day with my first graders at school. Your design was great! I have posted pics to my blog and referred back to you. Check them out!
    Tina
    www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

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