Spellbinders Bayfair Fancy Fold Shaker Card

Spellbinders Bayfair Fancy Fold Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  I had so much fun putting this Spellbinders Bayfair Fancy Fold Shaker Card together for you today.  This new release from my friends at Spellbinders ticks of a lot of my favorite boxes.  Beachy Theme?  Check!  Pretty color palette?  Check!  Patterns that work together?  Check!  All that and more, so I’m excited the share the details with you!

Step Out Fancy Fold Card Design

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Y’all know how much I enjoy making fancy fold cards.  It took me about a half a second to decide to use this collection of papers, ephemera and embellishments on a fancy fold card base.  I wanted more room to spread out than a typical step out card base allowed, so I kind of made up my own measurements to fit my vision for this card.  Here’s what i did:

  • First, cut a 12″ x 5″ panel of white cardstock.
  • Next, score the paper at 3 1/2″, 7″ and 10 1/2″.  Don’t fold yet!  (You’ll have a 1 1/2″ short flap on the right hand side of the card base.  Don’t worry about that.  It’s part of the plan.  Stick with me, and it will all come round right.
  • Place the 5″ side of your scored card base on the rail of your precision trimmer.  Line your blade up at 2 1/2″ and cut from the 3″ score line to the 9″ score line.
  • Fold the 3″ score line as a mountain fold.
  • Then fold the top half of the 6″ score line as a valley fold.  Now fold the top of the 9″ score line as a mountain.
  • Next fold the bottom half of the 6″ score line as a mountain fold. Then fold the bottom half of the 9″ score line as a valley.  Fold the card and crease.
  • Now cut a 3 1/2″ x 5″ panel from the off cut of the same white cardstock and adhere it just to the right of the 9″ Score line.
  • From left to right you will have the following:  3 1/2″ x 5″ panel; (2) 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ panels; 2 more 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ panels; then a 3 1/2″ x 5″ panel.
The Shaker Element

Die cut the Coastal Escape View dies from gold mirror cardstock.  Then adhere acetate and foam strips to the back to make the shaker window.  Fill with sequins and beads and embellish with the Bayview ephemera pack.

TIP:  Fussy cut words from the 12×12 paper pack and add to the card as sentiments.

Dressing up the inside panels of the card with ephemera is lots of fun.  My lovely blue whale was just a tiny bit too long for the panel, so I cut off his tail and added it to the adjacent panel.  I actually really like the way this looks.

Pocket and Tag

Create a pocket on the right hand panel, then fill it with a pretty die cut tag (linked below).  The base layer of this tag is cut from mirror cardstock.  Then I die cut the “Create a Decorative Tag” using patterned paper and the inset dies to go over the top.  Then write a simple sentiment on white cardstock and add some beachy charms and gold string and you’re all done!

I added  a panel of blank white cardstock to the back of the card so there’s a place to add a  note.

You’ll see more of this pretty collection and a really fun folio project in my Wonderful Wednesday Wildcard tutorial tomorrow.  Hope to see you there!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




7 thoughts on “Spellbinders Bayfair Fancy Fold Shaker Card

  1. Helen

    Love the way the whale flows from one section to the other, connecting the scene. Another Kathy hint for the book, remember to use shaker elements when making a stepper card!
    It won’t be long and you will be off to the coast for some fun in the sun.

  2. Rebecca Nicklin

    Loving everything about this one, Kathy. I’ll be using this format to send out congrats on a new baby coming in November!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Shirley! Thank you so much! No, no kit. But I did list to all the supplies I used below this post. And I provided the measurements and basic instructions for making the card in this post. I think between those 2 things, you will be able to replicate the design. Happy crafting!

  3. Isabel

    Kathy, I love how this card turned out!! I love all of the small panels and the opportunity it gives to make them unique. The whale on two panels was definitely a good idea. It gives the appearance of floating or swimming. The addition of a pocket and tag are genius!!! Of course, you are a genius!!! Big hugs and many blessings, my sweet friend!!

  4. Joni E

    Thank you for sharing the measurements for your fancy fold card-love the pocket! The beach theme is so cute as is the blue whale. Looking forward to Wonderful Wednesday!


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