Unique Card Folds: Fun Folds for Special Occasions
12 March 2009
Author: Corrine Mihlek-Brzys
I’m betting you already know that giving and getting a handmade card is a special thing. The thought and time put into creating them makes each a precious gift from the heart. And of course you’ve thought about presentation and impact. But have you ever considered that a unique folded card could give your made-for-you memento more pop and, in some cases, might better suit a certain occasion? The following three cards will show you how. And don’t worry! These unique card folds are as much fun to make as they are to give. There’s no complicated cutting, no fussy folding, and you don’t even have to whip out your craft knife.
The first fold is an easy way to add pizzazz to your card-giving and is all about presentation. Hardly more complicated than the standard fold-in-half card, this unique twist increases the cool quotient two-fold (pun intended). By creating one fold at each end of your card body, the opening is placed in the middle of the card, giving the recipient a grand entrance to your message. This is a great card option when you want to make a bold statement!
Have you ever received a beautiful card that you wanted to show off without revealing the personal words inside? A “hidden message” fold is the feature of the next card. The flap created in this technique allows a recipient to proudly display her treasure with discretion. All it takes are two simple folds and some very easy cutting to create this interactive piece.
Our final fold creates a larger-than-average, splashy card perfect for a big event like an office birthday party or family celebration. Simple-looking on the outside, the surprise is in the opening. Watch your recipient gasp as the card unfolds, revealing a giant square filled with signatures and messages! This card is just as much fun taking around for signing as it is to finally give it away!
Try one of these unique folded cards for your next special occasion and you’ll be sure to please any recipient!