Photo Tutorial: Fancy fold for 6×6 paper!

Ok, gonna play favorites here… I LOVE this new fancy fold for 6×6 paper! I know, nobody knows what to do with their 6×6 stacks beside cut off a 4 x 6 chunk and try to figure out something to do with the strip, right? Well, this card uses the ENTIRE thing except a little half-inch by 3/4 inch square, which I give you permission to THROW AWAY guilt free!

Enjoy this 100% free photo tutorial from Embellish as you start digging for 6×6 papers you can use to make this new fancy fold you’re suddenly addicted to!

Let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need to gather:

  • Two pieces of base color cardstock cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches (Lost Lagoon)
  • One piece 6×6 patterned paper of choice (Inked Botanicals)
  • Two pieces Neutral white or vanilla cut to 2.5 x 4 inches
  • Optional: patterned paper cut to 2.5 x 4 inches
  • Stamp Set to match (Inked & Tiled)
  • Inks and embellishments of choice (Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Calypso Coral)
  • Paper trimmer with scoring blade
  • Seal + Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals

Step 1: Choose which direction you want to be upright in your pattern. Cut 3/4 of an inch off the right side of your paper, resulting in 6 x 5.25 inch piece.

Step 2: (shown below) With the top of your paper in the trimmer, score at the 4 inch mark.

Step 3: (below) fold the two-inch flap you just created over to the left.

Step 4: Glue the 1/2 inch strip you removed from the original paper to the edge of the flap on the inside of the score. Trim off the little bit that hangs over on the bottom edge. That tiny piece is the only waste on this card!

Step 5: Center the 4 inch part of the patterned paper on one of the 4.25 x 5.5 inch pieces of colored cardstock and adhere, leaving 1/8th inch margins on all four sides.

Step 6: Take the second piece of 4.25 x 5.5 inch colored cardstock and score it in half at 2.75 inches. Fold the scored cardstock in half and adhere the back side of it to the card base, centered. Make sure the flap is pulled out of the way (shown below).

Step 7: Stamp the two neutral cardstock pieces as desired, one for the outside of the front and one for the inside to write on. If desired, put patterned paper on the blank inside cover.

That’s it! Isn’t that the coolest 6×6 paper trick? I love it! This is going to help me use up lots of random papers in my stash and finally put them to good use. I hope you enjoyed this free photo tutorial. If you need Stampin’ Up supplies I would be honored to be your personal demonstrator: shop with Lyssa!

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Before I leave you… check out these samples made with the same cool fold!

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