This week I am hosting the Funky Fold Challenge on CardSwap. What everyone is challenged to do is create a Twisted Easel Card. This looks difficult, but I was amazed at how easy it was to do.
You will need an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of card stock to begin. Now, you want to cut your card stock so it is 8-1/2″ x 9-3/4″. Now cut it in half lengthwise, so you have two 9-3/4″ by 4-1/4″ pieces. (You have a spare for another card, or in case something goes wrong.)
You can put the small piece in your scrap pile, or toss it as you won’t need it. Set aside one of the other pieces for another time, too. Now, take the last 9-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece and score it at 5-1/2 ” (long ways as it isn’t that big the other way). You will have a 5-1/2″ side and a 4-1/4″ side. Now take the 4-1/4″ side and score it in half diagonally from the top right next to the fold down to the bottom edge corner.
So, you should have the 5-1/2″ piece, the score line, then the 4-1/4″ piece scored diagonally from top left to bottom right. Now, bend the two score lines back and forth a bit, to loosen them up. Flip it upside down and fold the 5-1/2″ piece behind the scored 4-1/4″ piece. It should look like the image below. Make sure the diagonal fold is now going from the bottom left to the top right.
You will want to put adhesive around the triangle to the right. (Not the one that has the fold as one side!)
The next step is to create a card front from a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece.
Line your front piece up with the fold on the left and along either the top or bottom and press it down around the lower triangle, so it adheres. To open it, you will lift the top up and fold it along the diagonal fold. Inside, you will need something for it to rest against to hold it open. Here are pictures from different angles so what I’m saying makes more sense.
It is much easier than it sounds. Here’s another card you’ve seen before done with the other half:
Now, for the CardSwap Funky Fold challenge, I am giving everyone an extra chance to win by going back through my blog and finding one of the Kaleidoscope Origami/Teabag Folds and using that on their card. Take a chance and try something new! Make sure you post a picture of your card on the CardSwap Funky Fold challenge thread under Member Challenges (if you’re not a member, it is free to join and tons of fun).
Thanks for spending some of your time with me today! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.