Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Iris Folding Cards

Here's the last project I was able to do during my August "Craft-Cation".  Above is the Iris Folding Card that my Mom taught us.  What makes this card super fast and easy to make is that I took the square cutout base and created a SVG file that has four of them fitted to a 8.5" x 11" piece of cardstock.  By using my electronic cutter, I can have four card bases cut and ready to go in just a few moments.  Iris folding cards are a great way to use up your paper scraps too.  If you're interested in how to create them, do a Google search for instructions.  This square design is super easy.  
I'm entering this cards into the following challenges:
Here are some other cards I made:
This base is cut from ivory cardstock.  I used blue and brown patterned papers, brown ribbon and a blue button.  Great birthday card for a guy! 
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
This base was cut from kraft.  Same brown and blue patterned paper as the card above.  I used alcohol ink to color the clear square gem to match. 
These last two cards use papers in greens and pinks. 
This card is entered into the following challenge:
The sentiment I used above was actually on one long line.  Using masks, I stacked the words so that they would fit into the opening.

Four 3/4" Strips of designer paper
Cardstock Card Base (cut with SCAL and Cricut)
Purple Cardstock
Stamped Sentiment:  Theresa Collins Fabrications "Linen"
Yellow Ribbon
Scotch Tape


Paper Squirrel said...

Great variety of looks all from that one folding template!

Glennis F said...

Great iris folding - reminds me that I haven't done any for a long time

Darlene said...

OH WOW! These cards are fabulous and so impressive!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

TannyP said...

Such a gorgeous technique - you did a stunning job on all of these cards! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Happy Birthday challenge.