Happy Birthday Fun-Fold

This manly birthday card is for my husband and the He's The Man DSP depicting bar-b-q supplies works perfectly.  I used the retired Large Numbers Framelits Dies for his age.
Front of the card

My husband has a birthday next week and I needed a special card for him as this one marks #75! Is he really that old? Yes, he is but he acts like he did the day I met him 25 years ago. He deserves a special card, no one else gets one like this! Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband!

I had watched the Storybook Fold Card video by Dawn Griffith (in the Glitter Pit) and I instantly decided I wanted to use her layout for this card. Since my hubby loves to bar-b-q, the Designer Series Paper, “He’s The Man” was perfect for this card. I especially love the punch outs that are included with this DSP great for making a Manly Birthday Card!

This Fun-Fold card is actually very easy to make. I’m going to give you step by step directions but you really should go to YouTube and watch her video. Here’s the link:

Storybook Fold Card video  Click HERE


  • Sahara Sand card stock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Early Espresso 5″ x 8″, 3″ x 3″ and 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Basic White card stock 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • DSP – He’s The Man 1 @ 2″ x 5 1/4″, 2 @ 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, 2 @ 7/8″ x 5″, and 1 @ 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″


  1. Score the Sahara Sand card stock along the 8 1/2″ side at 4 1/4″
  2. Add the strip of DSP that measures 2″ x 5 1/4″ to the left side of the card base
  3. Using the Stylish Shapes Dies, die cut a large square from the Early Espresso 3″ x 3″ card stock
  4. Using the Stylish Shapes Dies, die cut a medium square from the 3″ x 3″ DSP
  5. Adhere Foam Adhesive Sheets to the back of the Early Espresso card stock scraps you will use to die cut the numbers
  6. Using the Large Numbers Framelits Dies (retired), die cut the numbers in both Basic White and Early Espresso card stock
  7. Run the Basic White numbers through the Die Cut & Emboss Machine with the Time Worn Embossing Folder
  8. Adhere the basic White numbers to the top of the Early Espresso numbers leaving a slight border on the left hand side
  9. Peel off the backing to the Foam Adhesive Sheets and adhere to the top of the DSP square
  10. Adhere the DSP square to the Early Espresso square with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  11. Adhere this to the right side of the card base overlapping the DSP on the left
  12. Punch out the Cheers to all your Years, add Dimensionals to the back and place on the front of the card base, set aside
  13. Take the Early Espresso 5″ x 8″ piece of card stock, line it up in portrait mode at the 1″ line on your Paper Trimmer
  14. Starting at 1″ down use the cutting blade and cut down to the 7″
  15. Turn this panel 180 and repeat the cut from the 1″ to the 7″ mark
  16. Turn this panel landscape, line it up at the 1″ line and SCORE between the 2 cut lines
  17. Slide this panel to the 1 1/2″ mark and score between the cut lines
  18. Slide this panel to the 2 1/2″ mark and score ONLY from top to the cut line and bottom to the cut line
  19. Slide this panel to the 4″ mark and score all the way across
  20. Turn this panel 180 and repeat #5 through #7
  21. See image below
This image shows where the cut and score lines are for the 5" x 8" piece of card stock.
Cut and Score Lines
  1. Fold and crease using Bone Folder the center line, the top and bottom folds will become mountain folds whereas the fold between these 2 lines will become a valley fold
  2. The top and bottom fold lines will become valley folds, crease with Bone Folder
  3. The fold line closest to the right and left edges will become valley folds and the line next to it becomes a mountain fold
  4. Using the Bone Folder, crease all lines again
This image shows the folds on the score lines and whether the fold is a mountain or a valley fold.
Mountains and Valley Folds
  1. Place the 2 strips of DSP (7/8″ x 5″) on the right and the left side of the this panel
  2. Place the 2 pieces of DSP (2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″) on the 2 center squares, add the 2 different punch-outs to these squares
  3. On a scrap of Basic White, stamp Happy Birthday from the Go To Greetings stamp set using Early Espresso ink
  4. Flag the end of the greeting with Paper Snips
  5. Adhere over one of the punch-outs with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  6. Fold this piece up, lay it down on the inside of the card base on the right side leaving a border around the edge; adhere this side ONLY down using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, close the card base over the press down for a few moments allowing time for the glue to stick
  7. Open the card base and place Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the left side of the inside piece; again, close the card base and press down for a few moments allowing time for the glue to stick
  8. Add 3 copper colored Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots to the front of your card
This image shows where to place the Multipurpose Liquid Glue for the inside of the card.
Glue ONLY where there are squiggly lines

The Storybook Fold is not hard at all to make, you just have to try it for yourself. Lots of steps but awesome effect on the inside of your card.

This image shows the inside of the Storybook Fun-Fold once it has been decorated. The use of the He's The Man Designer Series Paper makes this a perfect manly birthday card. The DSP has been added to both sides as well as the inside square.  Punch-outs have been used on these squares and a happy birthday greeting has been attached.
Inside of the card


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I chose to use the Storybook Fun-Fold to make this card for my husband. I invite you to recreate this Storybook Fun-Fold card. What other current Stampin’ Up! supplies could you use the Fun-Fold technique to make a fabulous card?

Leave a comment below if you’ve tried this card and let me know how it went for you!

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