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Nature Multi Fold Card by Marie Berquist



Mushroom Patch [3667-467N] 

Nature Set [3663-467G]  

Nature's Dragonfly [3665-467C]  

Nature's Butterfly [3661-467A]  

Simply Beautiful Set [3666-467C]

Fascination Glitter [G1030

Imagination Glitter [G1027] 

Parisian Mist Glitter [G1037] 

Priceless Peacock Glitter [G1015] 

Sunny Daze Glitter [G1038]  

Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa [99613]

Memento Ink - Bamboo Leaves [99612]  

Sponge Daubers [99450]  

Sakura Glue Pen [99202]  

1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific Tape" [SAT01]     

Cardstock:  White, Light Yellow, Green, and 3 Coordinating Floral Decorative

Alcohol Markers

Tea Dye Ink

Butterfly Border Punch

Frame & Swirls Die

Lace Rectangle Die

Sheer Yellow/Green Ribbon





Start with an 8 ½” x 11” piece of white cardstock to create the card base.  Scored down the center (4 1/4”) lengthwise and then scored at 2 ¾” from each of the 8 ½” sides.  Cut out the two side rectangles created by the score marks on the top half only.  Trim off ¼” along the top of the remaining flap and then use a border punch or decorative scissors.




Use a mixture of light yellow, green, and three different coordinating decorative cardstocks to create layers to decorate the outside of the top flap and the two remaining side flaps.  Flip over and add layers to the card center.  Sponge ink on the edges of each layer before adding them to the card.




Stamp the Mushroom Patch, Nature's Dragonfly, and Nature's Butterfly with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, color them with alcohol markers, and cut them out.  Use a glue pen to add Fascination Glitter, Imagination Glitter, Parisian Mist Glitter, Priceless Peacock Glitter, and Sunny Daze Glitter to various areas of the images.  





Create a mini card by die cutting a swirly frame from a folded rectangle, extending the die beyond the folded edge.  Sponge the edges with tea dye ink and then stamp the word Nature on the front and the sentiment from the Simply Beautiful Set on the inside, with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink. 

Add the cut out dragonfly to the front and the dragonfly image in dark brown on the inside, creating the lighter image by stamping it first on a piece of scrap paper and then stamping it on the mini card without reinking it.  Before adding it to the front of the card wrap some sheer ribbon around the closed card base and tie a bow to help hold the card closed.  Untie the bow to work on the inside of the card.




Adhere the Mushroom Patch on the opened top flap.  Create two border strips by adding a strip of cardstock down the center of 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific Tape", leaving a small edge of tape revealed on both sides of the cardstock.  Add Parisian Mist Glitter to revealed edges.  Adhere strips above and below the image.




For the inside of the card, die cut a light yellow lace rectangle, sponge the edges with ink and add to the center.  Create a rectangular mini card the size of the die cut center.  Add coordinating cardstock and green layers to the front of the mini card.  Stamp Simply Beautiful in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and add the cut out butterfly to the outside.  Stamp “Enjoy The Moment” with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink inside the mini card, along with the butterfly and dragonfly in Rich Cocoa (once again stamping on scrap paper first to create the lighter images).



Finally, the last flap opens:


Here's another example done by Jill Jacobsen:

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