Welcome to my blog today!  I’m so glad you joined me and hope that this card will bring a little smile to you!  

For this card I used the Shark Frenzy Bundle by Stampin Up! I also added in the Whale of A Time Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog!  It was perfect for sharks!   

I wanted to do a fun fold card so looked up different templates for fun fold cards and found this one that Lisa Tedder had complied.  After trying it out I have made some adjustments so that it lays better and when folded it doesn’t hang out the left side.  

Here’s a link to a facebook live I did with step by step instructions!  You may find it a little easier to watch this video if the template below does not make sense to you!  I sometimes need to see it before I understand it!


Here’s the inside of the card!

Below you will find the template and cuts for this card!

Card Base and Cuts:
Card Base – White – 5 1/4 x 12
Cardstock – Pretty Peacock – (4) 3 3/4 x 5, (2) 1 x 2 1/2, (2) 1 1/4 x 2 1/2, (1) 2 x 2 1/2
                    White – (1) 1 7/8 x 2 3/8, (1) 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, (1) 4 x 5 1/4, (2) 1 x 1 1/4
                    Coastal Cabana – (1) 2 1/4 x 2 1/4
Designer Series Paper
                – Whale of a Time – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4
                – Whale of a Time – (2) 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
    Card Base – Score at 4″ and then 8″, Turn so the the 5 1/4 side is at the top of your trimmer.  Then measure in 1 1/4, move cutter blade down to 1 1/4 then cut down to 6 3/4. Flip over and do the same on the opposite side. 
— Turn so that the 12″ side in at the top of your trimmer.  Now score between the cut lines starting on the left side at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 3/4. 
     Card Stock – (2) 3 3/4 x 5 – Measure in 1″, move cutter blade down to 7/8″ then cut down to 4 1/8″. Turn Measure at 1″ Start at cut line and cut down to bottom.  Repeat for opposite side. (This will make the shape of a U).
     Designer Series Paper – (2) 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 – Measure in 7/8″,  move cutter blade down to 7/8″ then cut down to 4 1/8″. Turn Measure at 1″ Start at cut line and cut down to bottom.  Repeat for opposite side. (This will make the shape of a U).  Be careful when cutting this paper if it has a design that is directional make sure to position it correctly on the trimmer!
     White – 4 x 5 1/4 – Stamp Sharks and glasses and bow using Black Memento ink, Pretty Peacock, Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green. (Note: the sharks are two step stamps so you will be stamping the detailed image with Black Memento ink and the shaded image in either Pretty Peacock or Calypso Coral) Then cut out using the Shark Dies.
Inside of card – 
  1. Adhere the Designer Series paper to the Pretty Peacock mattes that are both the U patterns. Then adhere to the inside of the card. 
  2. Adhere the Pretty Peacock strips to the scored and sections on the inside of the card!
  3. Adhere the Pretty Peacock 3 3/4 x 5 to the left side of the inside of the card!
  4. On the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 White piece stamp as shown. (Note: the “Happy Birthday” sentiment came from the Peaceful Moments Stamp set)  Then add the small shark to the lower left corner as shown.  
  5. Stamp sentiment in Pretty Peacock onto the 1 7/8 x 2 3/8 White piece.  Wrap ribbon around bottom about 1/2″ from bottom edge. Adhere to the Pretty Peacock matte (2 x 2 1/2).  
  6. Fold the 1 x 1 1/4 White pieces in half, open and apply Stampin Seal + to both side fold again with adhesive on the outside then adhere to the inside of the card in the center of the scored and cut section placing as close to the score line as possible.  Repeat for the other side of the scored line. Place the pieces from #5 to these centering. Apply Gems as shown.
  7. To fold cut section of card Fold the center into a Mountain fold, then the next score lines out fold down into a Valley Fold.  Fold next scored lines into Mountain folds. Burnish score lines well!

Front of Card –

  1. Adhere one of the Pretty Peacock matte to card front.
  2. In the top left corner of the Designer Series Paper stamp the sentiment “Grandpa Shark” at an angle using Black Memento ink.
  3. Adhere to Card front onto the Pretty Peacock matte.
  4. Using Stampin Dimensionals pop up the large shark as shown.  Apply glasses to shark. 
  5. Using Shark Dies cut out bubbles from the Coastal Cabana piece.  Then adhere to card front as shown. 
Note: when folding card closed fold the “I love You panel” to the left into the Valley fold then close card! 
Supplies used: (If you need any of the supplies just click on any of the pictures below) 

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