Thursday 6 January 2022

Lever fold card

Good Morning everyone

Today im sharing a lever fold card i made for my mum for her best friends birthday.  First time ive made one and as always i learnt from this first one by the mistakes.  I was given these beautiful papers by a friend, its a polish company called AltairArt, a new company to me but the quality is outstanding so i let them do the work here...

6.5x6.5" card. Using instruction i found on pinterest i made up my lever card from A3 cream cardstock, i went with cream as felt it was softer with the papers i wanted to use.  As im dangerous with a craft knife i used a square die to cut the mechanism aperture, marking where i wanted it with pencil as you only need to cut half way...... I then cut and adhered different papers to the sections and glued the 2 parts together.  
I die cut another square the same size as the aperture and glued into place, a smaller one from paper.  I die cut, inked and shaped a flower, added it to the flower with a die cut floral circle.  Gem to finish

Showing it open

The inside

a close up of the flower.

Items Used:
paper pad by AltairArt 'mysterious garden'
Square dies
floral circle die
Flower dies
A3 CraftUk ltd cream cardstock
Distress inks citron, wilderness, picked raspberry, seedless preserves

Id love to enter the following with this card:


I then made a version for my niece Lizzy's 8th birthday, i found this fun ice cream themed paper in my stash and some ice cream dies too so thought it would be the ideal theme as Lizzy does love her food😁

6x5.5" card.  I made up the card using cream pearlised cardstock and a circle die for the lever action & aperture.  I covered the whole front of the card with the ice cream paper after cutting a circle out of the middle, i then used that circle to line up on the middle topper section.  I die cut and layered the ice creams using kraft, gold & pale blue card.  Computer printed sentiments die cut into circles, glued into place.

Showing it opened up, i used a different ice cream paper on the inside panels

To finish i added lots of glitter glues to the ice cream sprinkles and around the toppers

Items Used:
Old Papers from B&M
Spellbinders Circle dies
Itricut ice cream dies
Cream pearl cardstock
Kraft, blue & gold mirror cardstock
Ranger stickles glitter glues

Thank you all for stopping by once again.  I hope you all enjoy the end of the week and weekend.  Hugs Emmax



meg said...

A fabulous fold Emma,love the cards you created using it,

gwen70 said...

Love these cards Emma, the first one is stunning xx

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning lever card love the fold,beautiful papers and die-cut topper-love the fun ice-cream cone one too
Carol x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fantastic card design love them both Ginny♥
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StephW said...

Two totally different looks, one so pretty & one so much fun ... I was intrigued by the lever fold name and I guess it's similar if not the same? as a swing fold card! Lizzy's sure to love hers, roll on summer days and ice creams ... Steph x

Jean S said...

Super card for Lizy, and beautiful fold card Emma for mums friend xx

Tone K. said...

So beautiful :) Great details :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Let`s Craft and Create :)

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful card and I love the colours. The paper company is a new one to me too. hugs Mrs A.

Denise Fletcher said...

Fabulous cards again Emma! Well done!

Dawn Phillips said...

I may need to try that fold. Your cards make it look stunning. I love the papers on the top one. Love Dawn x

Tristan said...

Wow - stunning pair of cards Emma. Great designs and use of different papers and elements. Thanks for joining us at WWC this fortnight. Tristan DT.

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow what a clever card ... your mums friend will love it ... the colours so go together ... well done and love the other little card for Lizzy super for an 8 year old birthday she will love it hope you have had a good weekend its been lovely and sunny here today very cold ... but yesterday it never stopped raining all day and so dark ... hate it ... hope you are staying well ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Koyel Saha Chatterjee said...

Lovely card.. love the fold.. thank you so much for participating in CRAFTS GALORE ENCORE challenge.. ❤️ koyel DT member CRAFTS GALORE ENCORE..

Witchcrafted Life said...

These are thoroughly fantastic!

What a great interactive card design. You've hit it out of the ballpark and then some with your inaugural takes on it.

Fabulous work!!!

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Dawn T said...

Two beautiful cards Emma. Thanks for sharing your first card with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Kirsty said...

Two fabulous cards Emma, great fold, really effective and lovely to see two totally different versions. Big hugs Kirsty. x

Kate Jeffery said...

beautiful cards Emma
Kate x