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Pop-Out Book Fold Card

A book fold card is always an easy go-to fun fold card. To make one, simply take a piece of cardstock measuring 4 1/4" x 11", and score it at 4 1/4" and 5 1/2". When the card is folded in half on the 5 1/2" score line, then folded back on the 4 1/4" score line, a book fold is made. For my most recent book fold card, I used supplies from the gorgeous September Paper Pumpkin kit called With Love & Gratitude.

The card base is made with the measurements above using Crumb Cake cardstock. the two pieces that look like printed Designer Series Paper are actually pieces from one of the envelopes (the book binding side on the left) measuring 1" x 4" and a piece from one of the gift bags, which measures 3 7/8" x 3 7/8". The gold foil layer behind that piece is 4" x 4", but since most of it is covered, I cut a circle out of the center to use on another project.

Here are the pieces from the Paper Pumpkin kit that I used to create my alternate.

This card is gorgeous, mostly because of the colors and the pieces from the kit. But honestly, the fun part is when the card is opened.

I see some amazing possibilities for decorating the inside of this card but kept it simple. A bit of advice, though...decorate it as much as you can before putting the pop-out piece into the card since it's difficult to decorate and stamp a sentiment after it's all put together.

The pop-out piece is unbelievably simple. Start with a piece of 8" x 8" Basic White cardstock, and score it in half at 4" in both directions. Then score it once diagonally. Cut out one of the sections that has the diagonal score line through it, so there

I used a card from the Paper Pumpkin kit and cut it in half so I had a piece that was 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". I cut that in half diagonally, which created two triangles that fit perfectly in the two triangular sections.

I mountain folded the diagonal fold and valley folded the other two. Then this pop-out piece will fit into the card base. First I adhered the right side to the inside of the card base, then the left side.

You can watch me make this card in my latest YouTube Video Tutorial:

Happy fun folding!


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