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Mother’s Day themed Fun Fold Stand Up Card

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Posted on April 7, 2023 by Jan Hunter

To recreate the cards shown here you’ll need:

Dear Agatha Font

Gold & Flower Watercolor Backgrounds

Tulip Watercolor Background Bundle

You’ll also need:

Cardstock (12 x 12 cardstock) will make 2 cards
Cardstock (8.5 x 11 – white for printable images)
Electronic cutting machine and associated software (Skycut C14, SCAL 6 Pro)
Adhesive (Score Tape) or your favorite glue (Bearly Art)
Paper trimmer
Scoreboard – bone folder
*Sentiment stamps (optional)
*Embossing ink (optional)
*Embossing powder (optional)
*Heat gun (optional)
*Foil Quill and foil (optional)
Small pearls, bling and other items to embellish the card

  • You can use your electronic cutting machine to cut the printables and to foil or draw the sentiments on your card. Directions for creating a cut file for this card are not given.

This card was inspired by a card found on Pinterest, created by Juli Baca.

On that note, let’s get things started. All three cards are made using the same basic pieces.  To create this card without an electronic cutting machine, you’ll need to cut the base of the card at 9 3/8-in x 4 1/4 -in. Score at 3/8, 1 3/8, 2 7/8, and 3 7/8 scoring from the long edge of the card.

TIP: Use the bone folder for a crisper fold. Refer to the video here for assembly details.

If desired, you can cut a 5 ¼ x 4-in piece of cardstock for the back of the card to add some personalization and/or a gift card.

Add this piece to the back of the card. TIP: Add the personalization BEFORE adhering to the back of the card.

For the front layer of the card, you’ll need a cut that is 5 1/8-in x 3 ½-in. Score this piece at 3/8-in and at 1 3/8-in. Set these two pieces aside.

Card 1 

For the printable used in the horizontal (side-oriented) card: In SCAL 6, drag and size a rectangle on the mat. Set the measurements to 8 ½-in x 4-in.  The image from the Gold and Flower Watercolor Background was imported/placed on the mat and the rectangle layered on top. Clip Mask was used to arrange the image in the rectangle as chosen. Because this image was the only one used in the card, print according to your printer’s direction (Print 2 cut was not used but could be if desired).  Using the paper trimmer, cut this piece into 3 separate pieces using the following directions.

Again, using the paper trimmer the first piece at 1 1/4 -in from the left side. Cut the next piece at 3 ½-in and the last piece at 3 ¾-in. You’ll be discarding a small piece. Set the 3 ¾-in piece aside and pick up the 3 ½ piece and trim the 4-inch side down to 3 ¼-in. This piece should measure 3 ½ x 3 ¼ when trimmed. This will be the panel used on the front layer of the card.

Add the sentiment to the 3 ½ x 3 ¼ piece as desired. If you plan to foil, you can foil now. We were able to fully construct this card and then foil. Just fold the card flat, tape securely to the mat and make sure that the foil quill is set a little higher to allow for the difference in the depth of the layers in the card. Make sure that your foil is also secure. However, foiling before adding that panel would be much easier.

Adhere this piece to the front card piece. Refer to the video linked above if needed.

Reminder: Video of assembly of the card base (instructions for assembly are basically the same.

Once you’ve completed the construction part, complete your personalization of the card on the back. Add any additional embellishments. Using a removable glue dot to add a gift card, fold it flat and place it in an envelope for delivery to the intended recipient. You can also create a back with slots that will hold the gift card instead of using a glue dot.

This card design is versatile and can be used in a Portrait version as well shown in the following two examples.

Card 2

Using the instructions shared above, cut the base and front of the card and score as indicated.  We chose to use a light digital background paper for the panels used on the base part of the card – so we did create a file for print to cut in SCAL 6.  We also decided that the focus image would also need to be oriented to the vertical position on the panel which would need the background to be oriented to a vertical position. Using SCAL made this easy using Pattern Fill on the Styles Palette in the program for the background panels. Just highlight each panel, select Pattern Fill and load the image. We sized the image to 4.00 x 4.00 to keep the pattern the same across all three panels. The basket of Tulips was perfect and cut easily using the Skycut. Size to fit within the 3 ¼ x 3 ½ inch panel. TIP: You may want to slow down the speed for the intricate cuts in the smaller areas of the basket and flowers.

Cut the panel pieces and focus the image following the directions for your machine cutting software for Print 2 cut.

Assemble the base and the top layer minus the basket of flowers as shared in the assembly process demonstrated in the video linked above. Personalize the back of the card as desired and adhere it in place if using a panel piece.

If desired use some foam tape to pop up the basket on the front card panel. No sentiment was used on the front of this card.

Card 3

Our final card uses the same basic instructions for construction with the exception that the 2-panel backgrounds for the card base are cut to size and the backgrounds are created using distress inks in colors similar to the colors of the tulip background. A blender tool, some gold spritz and a gold marker were also used. The same technique was used on the back for the gift card holder and stamped sentiment.

These cards will fold flat and fit into an invitation envelope! No extra postage needed!

Thanks for stopping by today. We’d love to see your version of this card and hope you’ll share it with us. Visit Jan’s author page here or her blog for more inspiration.

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