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Floating Gatefold Cards

Hi friends, it’s me again! Today I’m sharing the Floating Gatefold Cards I made the other week. By adding two small panels on each side, you can completely transform a simply Gatefold card. I was requested to make this card style by a few people and I believe it was originally designed by Dawn’s Stamping…… Continue reading Floating Gatefold Cards

Accordion Cards · birthday cards · Concertina Fold Cards · Showstopper Cards

Hi everyone, this is my first Showstopper card of 2021! I like to make one of these large mantle pleasers every so often and I’m really pleased with how this one turned out. These may look big, but they fold down into a 6 x 6 size. And will fit perfectly inside my 6 x…… Continue reading

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Easy Envelope Gatefold Cards

Hi, friends, and Happy New Year! My first project to share for 2021 is these Easy Envelope Gatefold Cards. I saw a similar version on Pinterest by The Craft Spa and there are many others on there too. I love how this card folds up into its own envelope! It wasn’t until after I made…… Continue reading Easy Envelope Gatefold Cards

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Fabulous Joy Fold Card featuring Heidi the Hippo!

Hi friends, last week I shared this very cute fun fold card using the adorable Heidi the Hippo! The Joy Fold Card is a very simple fold but it looks really effective. It’s basically 2 cards in one and can be made any size you like. Below is a Z-Fold version  I made a while…… Continue reading Fabulous Joy Fold Card featuring Heidi the Hippo!

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Floating Tower Box Card

One of my favourite kind of cards to make is anything Underwater themed, I love all the elements you have and the layout options are endless. I wanted to find a way to combine my new Tower dies and the underwater theme and came up with this Floating Tower Box Card. I think it turned…… Continue reading Floating Tower Box Card

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Crafting With Nan 😍 Diagonal Flap Card

I’ve had my Nan visit recently after a long 7 months of being apart! Over the last few visits, I’ve got her crafting with me which she has really been enjoying, and it’s so nice to be able to do something fun together and make new memories. I like to keep the cards simple but…… Continue reading Crafting With Nan 😍 Diagonal Flap Card

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Pretty Floral Slider Card

Hi everyone, now that my Made To Surprise brand is growing I want to start showing you ways to combine the collections. This card uses my 6 x 6 Slider die set from my second collection mixed with the Funky Flowers stamps & dies from my first collection. I had the idea of creating a…… Continue reading Pretty Floral Slider Card

birthday cards · birthdays · cardmaking · Fan Fold Cards · fun fold cards · Made To Surprise · Papercraft

Double Fan Fold Cards

Hi everyone, I recently made these really cool Double Fan Fold Cards. I was inspired by the Double Diamond Fold cards I made a couple years ago. They were a 6 x 6 size, so I decided to make a 5 x 7 version but then changed it a little and got this style card,…… Continue reading Double Fan Fold Cards

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Fun Lace-Up Effect cards

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by today. I have these really cool Lace-Up cards to share with you all. I was inspired by a wonderful card I saw on Pinterest by the Coastal Crafter and I had to do my own straight away. Check out hers for more inspiration. I made the pink one…… Continue reading Fun Lace-Up Effect cards

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WOW, New Inside Out Cards!

Hi friends, today I’m sharing my Inside Out Cards. I first made this style at the end of 2018 and thought I would re-visit it again. It’s such a simple change to a normal card but the finished card is brilliant and very effective. From the front, it looks like a normal 6 x 6…… Continue reading WOW, New Inside Out Cards!