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This card fold is definitely an interesting one. It's so easy to assemble and yet... so mind baffling, on how it works... seriously!
Since this card has a little "trick" to it, I thought a Halloween card would be awesome! You know... add a little "BOO!" factor to it.
To create the Hidden Message fold, I watched this VIDEO by France Martin (a fellow Fancy Folds Design Team member!). I changed up the measurement for my card, to allow for 2" squares. So, I started with a 6"x8" piece of cardstock. I scored at 2", 4", and 6" and then made my slits at 2" and 4".
Goulish Grunge and Mr. Funny Bones. LOVE THEM!
I love the look of the squares: each one neatly matted. But I must admit I don't think the multiple layers work for this type of fold. Layers on the outer panels are fine, but the inner, opening parts, not so much. The card still works and everything, but it makes the closed card really, REALLY thick. I'd probably have to pay extra shipping if I were to mail it. Also, if you look at my picture, you can tell that the one strip on the left, curves out from the top and bottom, because of the layers. Oh well... It still works and I still like it, I just might change it up next time.
Once they reveal the hidden message they can slip the belly band back on and display it for all to see! Well, there you have it, my take on the hidden message fold. I hope you enjoyed my card today and make sure to keep on hopping for more Hidden Message Inspirations. Up next is the Talented Shannean Moncrieff! Enjoy!
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