Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Just 4 Folds

It is the second week of the Butterfly Challenge and I thought that a card shape using  just four folds to create it would be an easy one so here are another 2 cards to  help inspire you.
#134 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with The Letter Q for Quarto Fold Card.

Both of these cards use an 8" square of double sided design paper. Once you have cut your square there is no other cutting required.  As with the first weeks cards you will find full instructions for making them over on the Butterfly blog under the Card Shapes page under the banner at the top of the page.

Version III
This fold is known as a nappy fold and also looks a bit like those paper boat shapes we used to make as children.

 Design paper used is by The Works but it was a bit too thick for the purpose of folding here  so I would use a Lighter  120 - 150 GSM. The butterflies are silver acetate stickers from my stash along with the quartz gems.  Quote was generated in word and printed off. Ribbon was a scrap  out on my desk so used it.
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Use Your Stuff #389 Anything goes.
Lost Coast Portal Challenges #90 Anything goes.
Creative Fingers # 177 Anything goes.
Creative Craft Cottage #12 Anything goes.
Crafty Calendar # Add a tag.
Make My Monday #113 Anything but square.

Version IV
This card  again ues an 8" square of design paper which I simply folded four times to create the pocket as shown.

 Design paper by The Works.  The butterflies are silver acetate stickers from my stash along with the quartz gems.  Quote was generated in word and printed off. Ribbon was a another  scrap  out on my desk so again used it.
 Showing the inside of the card and below the Pull out tag that fits in side the created pocket.
Entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Card Makers #248 Anything goes.
Incy Wincy Designs  # Anything goes.
Crafty Sentiments # Anything goes.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Lil Patch Of Crafty  Friends #122 Anything goes.
Ally's Angels #30 Anything goes.
Through The Purple Haze #163 Anything goes.


Craftychris said...

Both these are gorgeous! Very different too - I have never seen these shape cards before, they are so cool! Hugs xxxxxxx

Margreet said...

Beautiful folded cards!
xxx Margreet

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card. I love it. That fold is awesome. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandra H said...

Both of your cards Mrs A are so pretty nice to see a different layout x

aussie aNNie said...

GORGEOUS cards, have my card planned need to put it together...xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh these are both beautiful. My days have got a way from me as I was planning on making a card for the challenge. Must try harder!! Its that wee penguins fault!! He keeps wanting me to take him out!! LOL Hazel xx

terrie said...

Love the two to get in the challenge mode soon....tfs

Brenda in IN said...

These are so unique and lovely. I love the paper you used on the first card so much and that butterfly. The second card can be used for a gift card too and does double duty. Those butterflies look like they are crocheted. Beautiful. Now that the holidays are past and things have settled down, I am kind of sorry I passed on the penguins. I have more time for them now and I sure would love to learn to line dance. Too bad.

Mac Mable said...

I too have never seen these shapes before and you sure are amazing at coming up with these fabulous cards. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration x. Both cards are amazing x.

Chris said...

Beautiful projects with these unusual folds. They look fabulous and have given me some ideas so thank you for the inspiration!

KandA said...

Two beautiful cards Mrs A, wonderful shapes and lovely papers xx

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous, loving the papers and wonderful folds.
Linda xxx

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! These cards are gorgeous !



Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow! Two fabulous fold shapes, so unusual and impressive! Love especially the second one, that pocket looks so pretty and love the gorgeous papers! This fold seems very useful also to eventually add gift cards on the pull out tag!
Thanks for the inspirations and the tutorial (waiting for the III and IV versions :) )

cuilliesocks said...

My goodness Valery what stunning cards, you are the queen of fancy folds and the papers are gorgeous too, Kate x

pinky said...

Wow I never thought of using that fold for a card Valery and it really works so beautifully. Love both cards.

Kathleen said...

Reminds me of a ship, great shape, just four folds, oh easy peasy!! Lovely butterfly and papers.
Second card, great shape too and love the black with the white butterflies and the pretty papers.
Papers fro the works are great aren't they and good quality too.

Kath x

crafty-stamper said...

Both great projects love the folds and beautiful papers
Carol x

Joy Wilson said...

Such stunning projects! I love the four folds... it looks to amazing to be just 4! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant card design Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage Good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
My Blog As I do Rodos

Valerija said...


Basslady said...

your cards look so elegant!

thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A. Gorgeous cards and I do like the shape, they looks so pretty in thos papers too.
Avril xx

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Ally's Angels Challenge Blog. Good luck! xoxo DT-Mariann

Billie A said...

Awesome makes. I like the paper choices and awesome design. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Sentiments.

brenda said...

I'm running very late this week, all these are so pretty and unusual folds.

B x

Donna Ellis said...

They are wonderful, Mrs A! It is always fun receiving a fun-fold card, and these version are just wonderful! "We" should put a tab on the top of your blog for "tutorials" and then grocery list the folds and tutorials you bring to everyone so they can click and find, since you don't use labels! Your cards are always so unique and intriguing with your paper engineering skills! hugs, de

Greta said...

Beautiful papers & what neat folds!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Love these designs and such pretty papers. xx

Carol L said...

I love to see unique folds like this on cards, yet I rarely ever make them myself! These are both wonderful and beautifully embellished with your trademark butterflies :)

Michelle said...

Wow two stunning cards with great folds - really gorgeous - have a great weekend - Michelle x

Donna said...

These are both awesome, thanks for sharing your patterns. Have a wonderful weekend!

J said...

What unusual folds... I really like both these cards. I like the dark colour you have used on the second one to make the flowers "pop". Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

mamawcindy said...

Both are great. Love the fold on the second one. Going to have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

Wei said...

Both are terrific! Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Gale said...

Two beautiful creations ValeryAnne! Love the folds. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for


Sabina said...

Lovely design. Thank you for entering our challenge at Through The Purple Haze.
Sabina DT

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Amazing fold, love it. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx