Friday, May 11, 2012

Whoots Is Having Another Birthday!

Maria here....I know I used Whoots last week, but I just can't get enough of this little guy :) Today I made a "spring" card. These are so easy and fun and the best can get two out of one sheet of 12" x 12" paper!
I thought I'd give you a little tutorial on how to make the "spring" card if you haven't made one.
Take a 5.25" x 10.5" piece of patterned paper--design side up. Fold in half and then fold the side on the right in half again.
Open flat again and fold up the bottom left hand side of the paper until you get to the farthest score line on the right.
Open the paper back flat and repeat the same thing with the top left side paper going down.
Next turn over the base so you can see all the scores and make two lines from the center of the base to the score line as above. Trim away the triangles this makes.
This is what your final base will look like after the scoring and the triangles are cut away. Fold up and you have a "spring card that stands up itself! 
**Note--in my final card I decided to use the design facing down as my "showing side". No worries just fold in the other direction.

I stamped the sentiment and glued just the corner to the front. I then cut a decorative square to cover the front of the card. I usually tack down the top of the card to the base with some double-sided tape--it stands better that way.

Paper Line: K & Co.
Colored With: Copics
Balloons and Decorative Square: Cricut
Other: Stickles


  1. Very cute card Maria!! Great directions. Thank you!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  2. Maria,your card is absolutely adorable! Love the cute little owl! Thanks for another great tutorial which I'll have to try!

  3. Great card. Love the fold. Thanks for sharing it with us.