Wicked Folds Folded Star

Growing old is not for sissies, am I right? I only mention this because I have spent the last several weeks in physical therapy for various aches and pains. And I mention it here because my therapist is expecting her first baby in November and I wanted to make her an extra-special card to celebrate.

She’s having a girl. And I know she likes pink.

Wicked Folds

And here is what it looks like when you open it up:

Wicked Folds

Now just so we don’t all get our knickers in a twist (talk about wicked folds!) and in full disclosure I used a couple of retired stamp sets for this project. But obviously you could use any stamp and any paper to do it. I just am still in love with these retired sets!

  • Card stock: Powder Pink
  • Designer Series Paper: Fresh Florals and Whole Lot of Lovely
  • Fold Design: many thanks to “Beccy’s Place – the Blog” for a reference library full of lots and lots of fancy folds
  • Closing the card: the left flap folds down first, then the right, and then the bottom flap comes up and tucks under the left flap

Tips and Tricks:

  • This is not an easy fold to make, mostly because you need a 12 x 12 piece of card stock to make an equilateral triangle and it’s almost impossible to use a paper trimmer to make smooth edges, which means you need to do some hand cutting or use a craft knife. In addition, getting the Designer Series Paper cut just right to fit the various triangle-shaped and parallelogram-shaped  pieces was definitely a case of measure twice, cut many, many times! LOL
  • I think if I had had the time (and my husband’s engineering help) it would have been easier to do with more precise measurements in the instructions. (There were no measurements for the pieces of DSP, for example).

Now get out there and do something creative today! And if you like folded projects, click here!

14 thoughts on “Wicked Folds Folded Star

  1. Such a pretty baby card! I have not attempted this type of fun fold..might be beyond my simple folds! Definitely a special card!

  2. Adore this card. Was really confused originally when I didn’t see a post from you on the blog hop. Glad you’re able to share it.

  3. Amy, now that is one wicked fold!!!! I love this project. I am definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Amy, this is beautiful and so unique. I agree with CJ…a beautiful welcome for a special mother.

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