Hey, crafty friends! Happy Release Day! We’ve had this fun idea up our sleeve for a while and I’m excited to share it with you now that all the pieces have come together for creating a fun Theater Fold interactive card! When we release a new concept (especially when it’s interactive!) it’s super important to me that we spend time curating a collection that’s going to make your card-making efforts easier and more successful! The Theater Fold will make you look like a rock-star card maker and we’ve taken the guesswork out of the process by offering pre-cut and scored Theater Fold flaps, sentiments sized perfectly for the framed opening, and images and smaller sentiments designed specifically for the inside of the card. Keep scrolling because I can’t wait to share more!

Here’s what you’ll find on the blog this week:

  • Our blog posts (Tuesday & Thursday) will feature a video showcasing the new release products.
  • New products are available to purchase RIGHT NOW in the TE webstore!
  • Receive FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more in the United States!
  • Earn a free, exclusive Gathered Stars die with purchases of $100 or more. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Last, but certainly not least – take advantage of our starter bundle offer (details below).

You’ll be ready to start making interactive Theater Fold Cards with the help of our Theater Fold Starter Bundle, available for a limited time only! The bundle includes one Theater Fold Frame Die and two sets of our Theater Fold Flaps (one each in Sugar Cube and Toffee), as well as a 6×6 Paper Pack in Playful Patterns – Bold! The Theater Fold Starter Bundle is available through Sunday, April 23, or while supplies last.

Here’s the project I made which looks fairly simple at first glance, but wait ’til the recipient pulls on the flaps to reveal the fun inside! Check out the video below where I’ll describe the simple process:

I started the card by creating a striped piece of cardstock using the Playful Patterns – Bold patterned paper pack. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment onto the striped piece using Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I die cut the colorful striped piece with the Theater Fold Frame Die to get the perfectly sized pieces for the flaps on each side. I also used the outer colorful striped frame on a second card that I’ll be sharing during my T Time Live Video at 1pm Central Time today so tune in and see how you can get a 2 cards from this one striped piece!

After finishing the sentiment panel I assembled the Theater Fold base using our handy Theater Fold Flaps in Sugar Cube which include pre-cut and scored flaps and base pieces to create 5 Theater Fold cards.

I masked the flaps with Post-It tape and stenciled the inside of the card using the Here Comes the Sun stencil and blender brushes with Pineapple and Candy Corn inks.

To finish off the inside I stamped one of the smaller sentiments from the Oh My Word – Happy Birthday set and an image from Bitty Borders die cut with the coordinating dies and colored with Copics. Then simply add the strips to the back of the frame and slide the flaps through the strips to be able to pull from the outer edges and reveal the shadowbox interior. Below is the full supply list and lots of inspiration from the design team! Check it out!

Let’s take a closer look at the new products along with inspiration from the TE Creative Team! I challenged each of our designers to create theater fold cards as well as non-interactive cards so you could see the versatility of the new stamps and dies!

The Theater Fold Frame die collection includes a die to cut out the frame for a theater fold card and the scored strips that will attach to the back of the frame to create the interactive element. Use the Theater Fold Frame die with the Theater Fold Flaps packs to complete the interactive card. The Theater Fold Flaps packs are available in Sugar Cube or Toffee cardstock and include pre-cut and pre-scored pieces to complete 5 theater fold cards.

Noriko Fairchild used the Theater Fold Starter Bundle (available through May 23rd or while supplies last!) to create her bright and colorful theater fold card. She layered strips of the patterned paper on a piece of Sugar Cube Cardstock and then die cut the frame with the Theater Fold Frame die. She added the ‘hello’ (you’ll learn more about this sentiment and die in just a bit) to the frame inset pieces and completed the card using the Sugar Cube Theater Fold Flaps pack. When the card is opened, the cute little telephone border from the Bitty Borders set (more on that below!) is revealed.

You’ll love the adorable border images in the Bitty Borders stamp set (+ coordinating dies). The set includes nine border images that are sized to coordinate with the Theater Fold Frame die and Theater Fold Flaps packs. You can add the cute images to the card base so that they are revealed when the theater card is opened, use them as borders on the frame, and more. You can this stamp set for other types of paper crafting projects too!

Kavya used the rainbow and flower borders from the Bitty Borders stamp set (+ coordinating dies) on the top and bottom off the frame on the front of her card that is cut out using the Theater Fold Frame die. I love how she put the cute scene together on her theater fold card using the Set the Scene – Clouds Stencil Strips set, Build a Scene – Grassy Hills dies, and Spring Grumplings Stamp & Die Combo set. The cheery scene with the crabby grumpling makes me laugh out loud!

Annette Allen used the Bitty Borders stamp set on this cute Mini Slim birthday card. She used the Mini Slim Square Window Cutting Plate cut out of a piece of cardstock that was covered with colorful cardstock strips and then set three of the images so that they peek through the windows. The ‘let’s celebrate’ sentiment and Bits & Pieces – Silver Drip Drops finish off this fun and festive card!

Next up are the new sentiment sets that are making their debut today. Each set features a large sentiment designed to fit on the front of the theater fold cards and several coordinating sentiments to include on the inside. All of these sentiment product are also wonderful to use on non-interactive cards too!

The Oh My Word – Happy Birthday stamp set features a large ‘happy birthday’ sentiment along with five smaller sentiments that you can pair with the larger sentiment or use on their own. These sentiments are perfect for celebrating a birthday and more! Cut out the large sentiment with the coordinating die for more possibilities to make the sentiment stand out.

Heather Nichols added the ‘happy birthday’ sentiment from the Oh My Word – Happy Birthday stamp set on her theater fold card using Sugar Cube ink on Toffee cardstock to showcase in the Theater Fold Frame die cut. The frame is blended with Guava, Pineapple, and Cookie Monster inks and then stenciled with the Confetti Toss stencil using Sugar Cube ink. When her card is opened, it reveals a stack of presents from the Bitty Borders stamp set that are colored to match the frame, the ‘let’s celebrate’ sentiment, and lots of glittery stars.

This sweet little birthday card by Jill Hawkins features the large ‘happy birthday’ sentiment from the Oh My Word – Happy Birthday stamp set paired with the candles border from the Bitty Borders stamp set. Jill die cut the script ‘birthday’ part of the word and then layered it underneath the stamped ‘happy’ on her card front and I love how she inked the sentiment with two ink tones to create an ombre effect. The background on the card is stenciled with the Mini Slim – On the Dot stencil and I love how she added texture and interest to the scalloped square with the Diagonal Stitch Square Stacklets.

The Oh My Word – Hello stamp set features a large ‘hello’ sentiment along with five smaller sentiments that you can pair with the larger sentiment or use on their own. The sentiments are perfect for sending a hello to a friend, welcoming a new neighbor, and more! Cut out the large sentiment with the coordinating die for more possibilities to make the sentiment stand out.

Emily Mydlowski inked up the large ‘hello’ sentiment from the Oh My Word – Hello stamp set using multiple colors (mini ink cubes work great for this!) to create a rainbow effect for the front of her theater fold card. I love how Emily stenciled the Theater Fold Frame die cut with stars using the Scattered Stars stencil with Oreo ink on Sugar Cube cardstock. When the card is opened, it reveals the Over the Rainbow die cut inside along with the critters from the Bitty Borders stamp set. This card is so colorful and fun!

Mindy Eggen added lots of color to this card featuring the Oh My Word – Hello stamp set (+ coordinating die). She stenciled the background of the card using the Bokeh Layered Stencil set with Sea Salt, Pink Champagne, and Potato Chip inks with her Blender Brushes. The ‘hello’ is stamped with Oreo ink and cut out using the coordinating die. Mindy popped it up a bit on her card, added the ‘sending good vibes’ sentiment stamped underneath, and finished things off with a few Bits & Pieces – Drip Drops.

The Oh My Word – Thank You stamp set features a large ‘that you’ sentiment along with six smaller sentiments that you can pair with the larger sentiment or use on their own. The sentiments are perfect for sending a thank you for a gift, a kind gesture, and more! Cut out the large sentiment with the coordinating die for more possibilities to make the sentiment stand out.

Annette Allen brought on the sparkle for this thank you theater fold card! She cut out the Theater Fold Frame using silver glitter cardstock to frame the ‘thank you’ sentiment from the Oh My Word – Thank You stamp set. The background on the front and inside of the card was stenciled with the Mini Slim – Swiss Hearts stencil using pretty pastel ink colors. Inside the card, Annette added the heart border from the Bitty Borders stamp set and one of the smaller sentiments from the Oh My Word – Thank You stamp set.

Jill Hawkins used just the smaller ‘your kindness means…’ sentiment from the Oh My Word – Thank You stamp set on this sweet card that features the sun and rainbows image from the Bitty Borders stamp set. The image is colored with Copic markers and set over a background that Jill stenciled using the Set the Scene – Clouds Stencil Strips set. The scalloped frame that Jill used is cut out using the Frame in Frame 2 die collection and I always love Jill’s details like the embossed lines on the card base and stitching on the sides of the scalloped frame.

Join me live for “T Time” at 1pm Central today on the Taylored Expressions Facebook Page. I’ll be sharing a closer look at the new Theater Fold products that you can use to create an interactive card and more. We hope to see you there – come join in on the fun!

Check out what the TE Creative Team created with using the new Theater Fold products. Click each of the faces below to visit their blogs. We have LOTS to share with you this week on the TE Blog, so make plans to stop back again tomorrow!