First up, a couple of Fold 'n' Twist Cards, based upon the Twist Fold card on page 151:
The design is true to the template, whose design lines are similar to these:
I simply dropped a design into the format. (The circle of text in the centre says "Happy Spring!", in case you were wondering.)
After that straightforward use of the format, I decided to experiment and turn the idea into a flower shape:
|With inner petals|
|No inner petals|
|To open, pull petals in opposite directions. Remove the seal first!|
Tah dah! The text reads " Birthday Wishes".
I played around with it, edited it down and tried different folding methods to come up with these:
The basic pattern is like this:
I have always been partial to swirls! Pinch the corners to make the triangles, fold them flat to the centre, spiralling them round.
So there you go - start with a template, then experiment.
Here are your downloadable printables (my original designs, not using the templates from the book, but using the ideas in the book as a starting point):
Have fun making your surprise-factor cards. And enjoy experimenting with folded shapes.