Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Quick and Easy Iris Folding System Using Your Cricut Machine

I recently saw Anna Griffin on HSN and she was demonstrating her new Iris folding kit so I decided to make one using my Cricut. You only need one Iris folding template and you can use it for lots of different Cricut cuts.  You can even make the iris fold part in advance before you make your card. I had so much fun coming up with this system.


In the video below, I demonstrate how to make this card as well as how to use the iris folding template for other Cricut cuts. Also, I demonstrate how to make two additional Cricut cards and how to design the openings. You can use Cricut Craft room, your Gypsy or Design Studio to cut out the openings. In the video, I use my Gypsy. This technique will also work for other cutting machines.



Click here for the link to the template thanks to My Kinda Living! I tried several different templates, but this one worked the best. I have additional instructions on my video.

To get started, here are directions on how to save and size the template.  You can size this to meet your needs but I sized mine to 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.
  1. On the web page “My Kinda’ Living”, Iris Folding Pattern/Template, right-click and copy #3 Square Iris Folding Pattern/Template 
  2. Open Microsoft Word. Right-click and paste it in to the Word document. 
  3. In Word, go to View menu and click Ruler. There should be a ruler with inches on the top and left side of the document.  
  4. Grab the bottom right corner of the graphic and drag it to 4 1/8 inches on the rulers and let go.
  5. Hit print and you are ready to go!
This can also be accomplished in Adobe Photoshop or Elements using the Image/Resize command.

Have a great day!

Update: 6/21/12 Link to template fixed!

Linda

22 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Oh so pretty!!! Love the folding and the image you used!! Lee-Ann :)

Barb A. said...

I love to do Iris folding. Thanks for sharing how we can do this with our cricuts.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

Crafting Katie said...

This is so pretty, Linda! Thanks for the tutorial! My mom's neighbor makes cards with iris folding, and I've always wanted to try. Now I will, thanks to your great tutorial!

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I love this technique! Thanks! For some reason I cannot get the link to work - says I don't have permission.

SueZee Alg said...

I, too had issues with getting the link to work says " no permission"

mlharrell54 said...

I'm also having trouble with the link, even though I have a Google account.

Sandy Ference said...

I couldn't access the link to get the tamplate either:(
sandy17897@comcast.net

Norma said...

Hi Linda:) WOW! fantastic technique and a must try! Beautiful card Linda. I too had trouble connecting to the link and would really love to make one:) Any suggestions on the link? Thank you for the video! Have a fantastic day!!!
hugs,
Norma

Chris said...

I only have been able to do iris folding once and loved it. Thank you for showing us how to do it on the cricut. I never thought about just using one template all the time.

Lynnscraps said...

I would love to try this, but I can't access the link..it takes me to "blogger". Thanks for the video.

Cindy Lou said...

I really want to try this technique but i can't get the link to work.

motomom said...

love the technique but the link doesnt work for me either, "no access"

Jennifer said...

This is too cute! I am definitely going to scrap lift this idea! Thanks!! I also cannot access the link for the template.

Terri said...

I would love the template but am unable to access the link.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards

Saray Estrada said...

I couldn't access to get the template :(

Linda Kaiser said...

Hi everyone. I am so sorry about the template. We have been on vacation in Yellowstone Park at a campground without cell service. Yikes!

It should work now.

Linda

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

What a fun idea...thanks for sharing Linda!

Momof4inArlington said...

Linda, your tutorials never disappoint! This is very clear and easy to follow. This technique has inspired a very special project for me. Thank you!!!

http://marianam-h.blogspot.ro/ said...

Hello, Linda, I m from Romania and I love your work.
Thanks for the tutorial.

Narelle said...

What a great idea! Thanks Linda. :)

Sheila... said...

Hi Linda, We're using your Iris folding technique on our Thursday Tutorial over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. Thanks for all you show us!

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