Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fold-a-Long Interactive Cards

Hello everyone! I have two interactive cards to share today, made with new Sizzix dies and papers by Graphic 45.

I wanted to make some thank you cards, to thank people who did special things for Leo, or me, when he was born. And also to send to loved ones who are far away. The new Fold-a-Long card dies by Jen Long are wonderful if you like to make interactive cards. They also double as ornaments or photo frames since they stand on their own. 

Here you can see both of them closed. They fold down flat so they are easy to send in an envelope. I used the Ticket Fold-a-Long and the Rounded Label Fold-a-Long.

When you open the cards they look like this, with the star of the show in the middle. They are really fun to decorate and the set comes with all the dies that you need. I die cut the base from manila cardstock which had been inked with Distress Inks. I smeared the inks on my craft sheet, misted with water and pressed the paper into the ink. Repeat on the back too. This die is the Ticket Fold-a-Long Thinlits set.

If you put the card down flat, it looks like this. The die both cuts and scores the paper, making assembly very easy. You need to fold the cardstock once when you die cut the base, there are clear instructions on the packaging. Use this sandwich: Magnetic Platform, Cutting Pad, paper, die facing down, second Cutting Pad.

From above the card looks like this. Isn't it a fun shape?

I stamped hearts using the Be Mine set and Potting Soil and Cornflower Blue inks. They were adhered with foam dots. 

All the papers are from the Precious Memories 8 x 8 collection by Graphic 45, such sweet baby papers. I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs. 

You can decorate the inside flaps too. 
The second card was made with the Rounded Label Fold-A-Long set.

I used the same photo on the inside, taken a few days ago. You could also die cut the whole panel from a photo. 

You might see the details a little better when the card is flatter.

This image is hiding behind the front panel.

I love that little image of a boy with his dog. The sentiments also comes from the same paper pad. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!




  1. Lovely interactive card, gorgeous papers and beautiful photo x x x

  2. It is a fun shape, you are right and you have decorated them so beautifully with those fabulous G45 papers - and Leo is just so cute!! Anne xx

  3. So Adorable !! I loved the interactive fold :)

  4. Leo is so adorable and looks so beautiful modelling the Graphic 45 papers.
    Julie x

  5. Beautiful cards Anna-Karin and Leo is so adorable!

  6. Two adorable cards ... Little Leo is precious !

  7. Gosh these look complicated but the dies seem to make it easy. Both cards utterly gorgeous and Leo looks adorable! Beautifully done. Nicola x


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