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Suspended Book Fold card

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining  the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration showcasing our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 21 – Fresh Freesia

Today I have a fun fancy fold design called a Suspended Book Fold card. It looks complicated, but in fact it is fairly easy to create. I am focusing on the Hues of Happiness DSP, with it’s gorgeous purples and floral images.

Fresh Freesia Gorgeous Grape Basic White

and here is my card – look at those layers?!!

Suspended Book Fold card for Fresh Freesia Colour Creations Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

There are two hinges attached to the 5″ x 7″ card base and the top book fold panels, giving it the ‘suspended’ name.

Suspended Book Fold card for Fresh Freesia Colour Creations Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 top side

The top card layer has a strip of Window Sheet which curves to the front and the focal panel is attached to this. I took a scrap piece of white card, approximately 2½” x 2″ and covered it with the die cut (Happiness Abounds dies) images from the Hues of Happiness papers. A simple sentiment from the Sending Smiles stamp set was stamped in Fresh Freesia ink onto basic white card and glued to the flowers. I added some Brushed Brass Butterflies to finish!

Suspended Book Fold card for Fresh Freesia Colour Creations Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 top

This card does fold flat, but because it is 5″ x 7″, you will need a larger envelope. You may be wondering where to place your written message, well the back of the card has a large space for that!

Suspended Book Fold card for Fresh Freesia Colour Creations Blog Hop by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 side

Basic Measurements:
5” x 7” card base (mark at 3½” top & bottom and draw light pencil line)
5” x 5” card folded in half @ 2½”
Hinges x 2 – 2” x 6”, score at 1½”, 3”, 4½”
6 x card/DSP to decorate hinges, 1¼” x 1¾”
2 panels (back) – Matt layers 1¾” x 4¾” & DSP 1½” x 4½”
1 panel (back) – Matt layers 2 ¾” x 4¾” & DSP 2½” x 4 ½”
2 panels (front) – Matt layers 2¼” x 4¾” & DSP 2” x 4½”
Acetate – 8’ x 1”, score at 1½” from each end

I give thanks and credit to Iced Images on YouTube for the instructions.

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next week for inspiration using Garden Green.

Please hop across to our next participant and enjoy the wonderful inspiration of Rachel Palmieri.

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9 thoughts on “Suspended Book Fold card”

  1. Wow what a unique fancy fold Kate but a fabulous one to feature those gorgeous papers.Was Worried about being able to post it until I read your warning about a bigger envelope.

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  2. Just wow, Kate, this is an incredible fancy fold! I love these colours together and I love the way this card pops out. Thank you for the measurements _ I’m going to give this card a go.

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