W-V Fold Birthday Card

W-V Fold Birdthday Card

I came across this video showing how to make a W-V fold card and thought it was another great way to use up some of my patterned paper. I think it’s a pretty cool fun fold as well!

If you look at the overhead view, you can see where the fold got its name.

I’ve had this beautiful fruit themed paper for years and have no idea where I bought it. Unfortuate since there is not a single bit of info (name, company, etc.) on it. Hmmm…

As many of you know, I love earthtones so my first thought was to pair this paper with Recollections Kraft and Bazzill Butter Mints.

I also tried one with the beautiful Bazzill Velvet (plum) card stock.

In the video, Janie made her card 5 1/4 inches tall (and her panel measurements reflect that). I made mine 5 1/2 inches tall so I adjusted my measurements accordingly:

(click on above to enlarge)

You could decorate all four of the tall skinny panels, or you could just decorate the first and third to make it less bulky. (You don’t really see the second and fourth panels when looking at the card head-on.)

I wasn’t sure how I was going to decorate the front when I made the measurement sheet above so the smaller two squares (with my greeting) aren’t on there. (My embossed panel with greeting is 2 1/4 x 2 1/4, and the mat is 2 3/8 x 2 3/8.) I used the Subtle embossing folder from Stampin’ Up (retired) or the Tapestry embossing folder from Gina K Designs for texture and the “Mini Expressions – Happy Birthday” die from Creative Expressions or the “Doodle Happy Birthday” die from Poppy Stamps for the greetings. There’s a panel on the “inside” to write or stamp a sentiment.

And I used just one sheet of patterned paper, but you could use several different prints (or solids) on the same card. So many possibilities to make use of your patterned paper with this card design…

This card folds flat to 5 1/2 x 4 inches so it fits in a regular A2 size envelope. However, it could be a bit heavy or bulky depending on the papers and card stock you use and may require extra postage (if it weighs more than an ounce) and/or a trip to the post office to mail (if it is more than 1/4 inch thick).

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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7 thoughts on “W-V Fold Birthday Card

  1. I admire those who create beautiful fancy fold cards like this one you have made. Your design is fantastic and the pattern paper looks amazing on it. I always feel frustrated when I try fancy folds on my cards so I pretty much stick to simple designs. But I love this gorgeous card you created.


  2. Fun folds are always so interesting and I love how you did yours. The papers are great and I like both equally. Appreciate the video link – thanks.


  3. Great fun fold cards. I love the soft colors of your designer paper and design. Both versions look great. Thanks for sharing the measurements.


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