Love My Herd Farmhouse Style Fun Fold Card

Simple Stories Vintage Farmhouse Garden Fun Fold Card by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Love My Herd Farmhouse Style Fun Fold Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Meet me in the barnyard for a peek at this Love My Herd Farmhouse Style Fun Fold Card made with Really reasonable Ribbon.  There are fun surprises around every corner!

Let’s start with the front flap of this 5 1/2″ square fun fold card.  I’ve layered up some ephemera bits, patterned papers, and stickers from Simple Stories Simple Vintage Farmhouse Garden collection.  Then I created a little nest from burlap string and some itty bitty eggs I found in my stash.  If you have a nest, you’ve gotta have a mama hen!  So I found these adorable chicken and rooster buttons in my novelty button box.  (I think they are made by Dress it Up!).

TIP: Making the  nest is easy1  Simply wrap Natural Burlap String around two fingers.  Slip it off your fingers into a puddle of hot glue.  Then add the mama hen button and the bitty eggs.  Once the glue has cooled, you can attach the whole ensemble to your card with hot glue.

TIP: Pick up on the floral background by adding a Light Coral Taffeta Bow to the corner of the flap.  A Light Coral Swiss Dots bow and flower on top add a pop of color and texture to the design.

Do the Flip!

Open the front flap of the card to reveal this motley crew of barnyard buddies.  There is a magnet hidden behind the designer paper to keep the flap closed.

Now you can open the front cover of the card to reveal a pocket and a tuck spot inside.

TIP: Score and fold a 4″ x 6″ journal card.  Then add gussets to the bottom and sides to create a pocket and hidden greeting.  You can tuck a little journal card inside the pocket.

TIP: Tuck spots are so easy to make!  Simple place adhesive on just the outer edges on the left hand side of the flower ephemera.  Then make a little 3″ x 4″ note card from a scrap of black cardstock and a 3×4 card from the collection.

Do you like to make fun fold cards?  I am always looking for a way to make the act of opening a card a little more exciting.  So I like them a lot!

I hope I shared some tips and tricks you can use today.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section.  Simply click on the blue “REPLIES” button located just beneath the title of the post at the top of the page.

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9 thoughts on “Love My Herd Farmhouse Style Fun Fold Card

  1. Glenda

    This is totally adorable! What a fun design and then there is the wonderful color and the those chickens just make me happy!

  2. soozyb2013

    You know how much I love my chickens and well farm stuff period, this is just the cutest thing ever. Great card Kathy and your attention to detail is awesome!

  3. Barbara Lewis

    Kathy, you’ve touched the lives of so many people and enriched us all. I’m 82 years old and have helped me in so many way. I have “impressed “ my family with my cards and albums. Thank yo and God bless.

  4. Gena Krannig

    Oh Kathy, this card really speaks to me. I love farm life images and the images in this collection truly warm my heart since I live out in the country. I especially like the little chicken motifs and the nest you made out of burlap string is so cute! Thank you for sharing this darling card! It put a smile on my face. Hugs!

  5. Martie Rollin

    I am so enjoying seeing the folds of cards for these last couple of days…love the interactive feature of each. Nicely designed!

  6. Priscilla Hughs

    Delightful! In keeping with the trend of everything Farmhouse! Reminds me of my youth, and the farms in Illinois…very special…Thanks for another darling card!

  7. MaryH

    Kathy these endearing barnyard characters are so adorable. Love the nest scene. You have that touch that makes even barns and farm animals magical. All this and a basket full of great tips too!

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