Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card

In today’s post, I’ll be featuring a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card. This is one of my three March/April 2020 Club and Free Card Kit projects.

This Natures Thoughts Dies fun fold card, also uses the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set and gorgeous Perennial Essence designer series paper. We’ll use most of the patterns of designer paper so there will be several card variations depending on the designer paper piece used. I think my club and Free Card Kit recipients are going to love all the variations!

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This first version is my original and simplest card.

Today's card features a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card that also uses the Perennial Essence designer paper. Learn how you can get FREE card kits!

My Fern images are stamped using Craft White Ink on Old Olive and Mossy Meadow cardstock. This is a slow drying pigment ink so you’ll need to allow it to dry for a while, or dry it with a heat tool.

Now for the butterfly, you can attempt to keep the cutout piece intact OR you can let them fall out.

I decided to keep the cutout pieces in the butterfly in place because I liked the look. Getting the pieces to stay in place can be a bit tricky. I’ve included a segment in my video tutorial, with details on how to get the pieces to stay in place. You’ll find the video tutorial toward the end of this post.

Today's card features a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card that also uses the Perennial Essence designer paper. Learn how you can get FREE card kits!

For this next one, I added some pearls to the four corners of the die-cut rectangle. I love the delicate zig-zag edge on this rectangle die!

Today's card features a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card that also uses the Perennial Essence designer paper. Learn how you can get FREE card kits!

This next card uses one of the other patterns of designer paper plus I’ve also changed the placement of the pearls. I personally prefer the pearls placed as shown here vs in the four corners.

Today's card features a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card that also uses the Perennial Essence designer paper. Learn how you can get FREE card kits!

On this card, I’ve also used the butterfly with the pieces poked out. This is definitely the easier of the two options because the pieces tend to just fall out of this die after it’s die-cut.

Today's card features a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card that also uses the Perennial Essence designer paper. Learn how you can get FREE card kits!

Here’s my pair of cards side by side:

Today's card features a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card that also uses the Perennial Essence designer paper. Learn how you can get FREE card kits!

Here’s an alternative version made with one of the other patterns in the designer paper pack.

I think this one is pretty too but I especially love the patterns with the purples, blues, and greens.

Today's card features a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card that also uses the Perennial Essence designer paper. Learn how you can get FREE card kits!

As you can see in this next photo these are simple fun fold cards.

I love the non-traditional way that they open but they’re super easy to create. Another detail that may not be obvious here is that the Balmy Blue strip of cardstock on the left is dry embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder. I dry embossed and cut three different colors of these strips to coordinate with the different designer paper patterns.

Every pattern in this designer paper works with this design if…

…you change out the color of the dry embossed strip and the butterfly to match! You’ll see more details on that in my video tutorial ahead.

Today's card features a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card that also uses the Perennial Essence designer paper. Learn how you can get FREE card kits!

Here you can see that the Old Olive strip serves like an “arm” that is tucked under the inside panel and folds open to the left.

This is a very simple card to construct and yet it provides a bit of a surprise factor with the fun fold. Plus, when you open the left side, you reveal this gorgeous designer paper pattern!

Today's card features a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card that also uses the Perennial Essence designer paper. Learn how you can get FREE card kits!

Please Note: The Natures Thoughts Dies are only available while supplies last OR till March 31st! Get yours now before they’re gone!

The Positive Thoughts Stamp Set is in the current Mini-Catalog which retires on June 2nd! I just adore these products and so I’m going to miss these products so much once they are gone!

Today's card features a Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card that also uses the Perennial Essence designer paper. Learn how you can get FREE card kits!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Natures Thoughts Dies Fun Fold Card and will give it a try! You’ll find project dimensions, scoring details and a complete supply list with links to my online store at the end of this post OR click on the button below to add just the dies, stamp set and designer paper to your cart with one click.

As a reminder, this is one of my current Club and Free Card Kit projects.

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Thanks for spending some time with me today and…

Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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Project Dimensions:

  • Card Body in Mossy Meadow: 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
  • Old Olive “Arm” Piece: 15/16″ x 5-1/2″ Scored at 1-1/8″
  • Dry Embossed Piece in Balmy Blue, Rich Razzleberry or Petal Pink: 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Perennial Essence Designer Paper: 3″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White Inside Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Pear Pizzazz Piece for Die-Cut Rectangle

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I am a seeker of that crazy, excited feeling that comes when you've created something that’s unique, beautiful and expresses who you are in some small way. It’s like making a new discovery, when you find a unique combination of color, layout, dimension and texture. I call it a creative spark and it makes me giddy! Through sharing and teaching I hope to help others find this amazing feeling of creative bliss!

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  1. Gloria says

    A pretty and fun card! Thank you for sharing! I forgot to wish you well on reaching your goal! I’m looking forward to the stamp set you design, when you meet this goal. God Bless! I’ll keep you in my prayers that you make your goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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