When I saw people using the Around the Bend dies for cards, I kept seeing a purse. So, I decided to create a fun fold card that looks like a purse or pocketbook. I made two versions. Let me know which one is your favorite.
The most difficult part of the card is lining up the 2 curves so that they cut out the same. I put this card together on a Facebook Live and you can view that link here. For the card that has an inside pocket, I let one of the flowers act like a closure. It is best to use thick Basic White cardstock for the flower or just cut out two flowers and adhere them together. Since the petals will be moved a lot during the opening and closing, it helps to have a stiffer flower to withstand the movement.
The fun fold Inside
The card on the right features the pocket while the card on the left opens completely up. The outside dimensions for the two cards vary slightly. Dimensions can be found on the FB video as well.
To adhere the ribbon as purse handles, I folded over the ends after applying tear and tape. This ensures that you won’t have any fray ends. The die for the “buttons” actually came from the retired Pierced Bloom die set. I decided to make a YouTube video if you want to follow along. Check it out here.
Overall, it is an easy card to make and the fun fold purse idea makes it unexpected. I hope you give this card a whirl. If you do, let me know how you changed it up to suit your taste or occasion.
- Basic White cardstock cut @ 9 1/8 x 5 1/2 scored at 6 3/4 and 2 1/2
- DSP cut @ 2 1/2 x 5 1/2
- Highland Heather cardstock cut @ 2 3/4 x 5, and 1/4 x 5 1/2
- Basic White for insert cut @ 3 2/4 x 4 3/4
- DSP for top of insert cut @ 1/8 x 4 3/4
- Ribbon cut @ 7 inches
- Scrap Basic White for 3 flowers, 3 stems, and fasteners
- Scrap of Highland Heather cardstock for flower centers