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Otterly Flippin’ Fun Waterfall Card

Have you tried a waterfall card yet? Turning a waterfall card on it’s side creates a flip book style-something we could not resist with the otterly adorable stamp set we found. There are lots other cute stamp sets out there that will work equally well. It’s a fun fold card. What’s a fun fold card? Folds are strategically placed to give the card action or let the card open in unexpected way.

Otterly Adorable and Flippin’ Fun

Let your stamp set dictate the size of your flip features. Add borders to make the image size 2-3/4 or 3″. Made to cut the mechanism to the same size as your bordered images. Your first score mark mark with need to match as well with subsequent score marks each 3/4″ more. We made the height one inch less than the width. You can also use paper stock -just mount it to a piece of card stock to give it stability. We like the look of a border around paper stock.

A word about theses product recommendations- We love ceramic rotary cutter blades for durability, safety and the ability to swap between paper and fabrics projects without changing blades. We like the ergonomics of the Fiskars cutting tool. Add an eighth and quarter rules are great for simple yet accurate borders. We like Creative Grid rulers for the stability provide – less slippage. There are lots of fine scoring board and cutting mat options. Choose what suits your size needs.

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Back Slider Fun Fold Card

Got some card stock with a great motif in the corner or along one side? Learn how to make the best use of its design with a back slider fun fold card. It is super fast and super fun. After all it’s a fun fold card. What’s a fun fold card? Folds are strategically placed to give the card action or let the card open in unexpected way. Why call it a back slider card? Because the back slides out from behind the front of the card to reveal your greeting and special message. Warning! They are additive.

Fantastic birthday, special or every day card!

Watch the video to the end to catch all the tips.

Let your card stock dictate the size of your card. We made the height one inch less than the width. You can also use paper stock -just mount it to a piece of card stock to give it stability. We like the look of a border around paper stock.

For inside mechanism, cut the width of letter sized card stock (8-1/2″) by a least 1/4″ less than the height of the card. Score in half and then in half again – at 2-1/2″ and 4-1/4″. If your front is smaller, adjust size accordingly. We used some stock that was only 7-1/2″ long, scored at 1-7/8″ and 3-3/4″, and it worked out fine.

A word about theses product recommendations- Tombow Glue is the adhesive of choice for this project. We love ceramic rotary cutter blades for durability, safety and the ability to swap between paper and fabrics projects without changing blades. We like the ergonomics of the Fiskars cutting tool. Add an eighth and quarter rules are great for simple yet accurate borders. We like Creative Grid rulers for the stability provide – less slippage. There are lots of fine scoring board and cutting mat options. Choose what suits your size needs.

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Quick Gift Tag Christmas Cards

Want to make quick Christmas Cards? Use some large gift tags and you will have a stack of cards in a flash! Select tags with a sentiment, add some embellishments and you are ready to mail holiday greetings to friends and loved ones.

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Merry M Fold Card Tutorial

Whether you call a W fold or a M fold card, whom receives your homemade greeting card will be merry upon opening it. These action cards have a pop-up motion thanks to the…you guessed it the M-fold.

See the M-fold in Action

Best suited to display small designs stamps, stickers, and the like or just pretty paper. These are simple to make with spectacular results.

Cutting and Scoring Chart

DescriptionQuantityCut SizeScore at
Base/Back14-1/4″ by 11″5-1/2″
M-fold12-1/4 by 11″2-3/4, 5-1/2, & 8-1/4
Front Artwork (Landscape)13-3/4 by 5″
Pieced for Stamping42″ by 3″
Border for Stamped Pieces42-1/2″ by 3-1/2″


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