Friday, October 14, 2016

Fancy Fold Blog Hop
Secret Door and Message card

Hello Friends 
   Are you ready for a fun blog hop with the Global Fancy Fold Design Team?
 I love this fold and it been a long time since I done this fold and it was so much fun to re do one. I have 2 video at the bottom of this blog post to show you have this work, it's a must to watch the video to see how this is such a unique fold and see how it work (picture don't show you where the secret door) yes it is a secret door or message. 
If you getting this blog post by e mail CLICK HERE to hop on my blog to get the full post so you can access the videos. 
I have all measurement, instruction and the print out for this card but the video is a must watch to understand all how it work. 

-Soft Suede 8 x 5 score at 2, 4, 6 fold in half at the 4" score. Cut from the center fold to the next score at 1¼, 2½, 3¾. Base of the card
-Soft suede 2¾ x 2¼ layer on the top, 8½ x 1 for the belly band
-Very Vanilla 2 of 5 x 1-15/16 *this is just a little off from the 1½ *very important to have a little shorter then the 1½ so it will slid in between the cuts.
-Very Vanilla 2½ x 2 top layer, 4 x ¾ banner
-Designer paper Serene Scenery 4 of 3¾ x 1¾

-Slide the very vanilla strip in between the opening of card base. *video will show you how to. Video will show you how
-Adhere the designer paper to the front panels and inside panels
-Stamp the images all with Soft Suede ink
-Sponge the Very Vanilla 2½ x 2 with crumb cake very lightly
-Stamp the car using stazon ink
-Color the car using the aqua painter and soft suede
-Wrap the strip of soft suede for the belly band and adhere into the center of the card **make sure you only apply glue to the belly band it have to be free to slide down so not to tight.
-Adhere the banner into the center of belly band, soft suede layer then the stamp image.
-Now the belly band should slide down and easy to slide back on.

Now make sure to scroll down for the video and to hop to all the other blog to see their lovely creation. 

Now time to hop around to see all the beautiful creation. Have FUN! and till next time Happy Stampin'
  1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
  2.  Martha Inchley – Canada
  3.  Shannean Moncrieff- United Kingdom 
  4. Anne Granger - Canada 
  5. France  Martin "Frenchie"  – USA YOU are HERE 

This video is just to show case today card, 

This video was done way back in 2010 but it will teach you how to make the secret door from start to finish. 

Supplies list 

France Martin
France Martin

It's me Frenchie with a little french accent living in the United States, that loves to create and share paper crafting. Hope I inspired you to create your own creation with paper. Thank you for stopping by. Come again soon!


  1. This card is beautiful Frenchie - so masculine and a great combination of papers and stamps and the colours are my favourite. thanks for your YouTube video and your post - so inspiring!

  2. Such a cool card - thank you so much for sharing! I wish you could be a demonstrator across the border in Canada. I absolutely love your cards and your generosity for sharing. I'm a new stamper and you have taught me so much - most importantly how to love stamping.

  3. Love, love love your masculine card my friend, as usual it is perfect.


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