I have such a fun card to share with you today! It's called a Four-Fold Card, and it looks fancy on the outside, but its even more amazing when you open it! Here it is partially opened...
And here it is opened all the way... this is a BIG, impressive card!
Isn't that FUN? And it's really not all that complicated, just a couple of scores and two little trimmed bits. I took a couple of extra photos for the tutorial to make sure you don't get confused at all, but it's easy, I promise!
Best part of all? It FITS in a regular envelope! Let's learn how to make it. To begin, you'll need to gather:
- scoring tools such as the Simply Scored or the Paper Trimmer with scoring blade;
- strong adhesive such as Tear N Tape, Tombow Multi or Sticky Strip;
- coordinating cardstock, inks, and stamps as desired
I used the Helping Me Grow, Timeless Textures and Butterfly Basics stamp sets, with Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White cardstock. My ink colors were Elegant Eggplant, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder and Soft Sky. All supplies Stampin' Up! And all available through me or your local demonstrator.
Ok, here we go! First, cut your cardstock for the card base. It will need to be made from 12x12 cardstock.
Not sure how to find the 5/8ths inch mark? Count five "notches" over from the end. The scoring grooves on a Simply Scored board are set at 1/8th inch intervals--so convenient!
That's the basic card base. But wait--it's only three panels! It's not a "four-fold" yet until we add a front panel.
Now there's just one last bit of business left... neaten up the little flap. That wasn't so bad, was it? Pretty simple, actually!
Once the card base is completed, it's just a matter of decorating the panels as you prefer. I've included measurements for matted layers for each of the panels. as you can see, I got really fancy with mine!
I hope you're inspired to turn off the computer and go get in the craft room! The Four-Fold Card will be a great design for your repertoire for years to come. I can't wait to make more.
Thanks for stopping in, and please feel free to share this post with your friends!
Lyssa, such a wonderful card. Thank you for sharing all the details.
Posted by: Mal, Melbourne, Australia | 10/13/2016 at 04:16 PM
I'm going to make this card for a birthday coming up! I love the look. Thanks for posting.
Posted by: Renee Hughes | 10/13/2016 at 07:41 PM
This looks so fun! I am going to make a Christmas card this way. Thank you for the tutorial, Lyssa.
Posted by: Nicole Steele | 10/13/2016 at 08:26 PM
Simply amazing! I will have to think about trying this with different stamps as it looks so fun and so cool! I think I understand the directions but I will have to try it to believe it! I hope you share other cards with us using this technique.
Posted by: Chris R. from Iowa | 10/13/2016 at 09:16 PM
This is a really lovely card Lyssa, can't wait to try it.
Posted by: Norma | 10/13/2016 at 11:00 PM
Hey I like this, I made one similar years ago, it is nice to be reminded and shown a new twist. Love how all layers have coordinating panels.
Posted by: Vicki Milyard | 10/14/2016 at 07:54 AM
Love this design! Do you have the measurements for making this with 8.5" x 11" card stock?
Posted by: Debra Anderson | 10/14/2016 at 08:04 AM
Thank you, Lyssa for these great directions. I wanted to make this card, but didn't have any 12" x 12" cardstock, so like Debra wanted to use 8.5" x 11". I worked out measurements for 8.5" by 11" cardstock last night. I came up with the following: One piece 8" x 5.5" scored at 4.25 and 7.75 on long side. Flip with .25 section at the top and score at 5/8" to score line.
Second piece 6.25" x 4 7/8" scored at 3.5 on long side. Flip having shorter section at top and score at 5/8" to score line. Now just follow your directions making adjustments for the trimming and gluing.
Posted by: D Sparks | 10/27/2016 at 09:14 AM
Not sure how I missed this tutorial - because WOW! This is a great card!! Will be making one to thank our cub scout leader :-)
Posted by: Sherylee | 10/29/2016 at 07:07 AM
Love you r card! Thank you for the tutorial!
Posted by: R Perry | 01/28/2017 at 01:12 PM
Thanks for the great tutorial. I love your card.
Posted by: Judi Kurth | 01/28/2017 at 05:42 PM
Thanks so much for the tutorial :) I loved making this card for my daughter's birthday.
Posted by: Jaya Christina | 03/02/2017 at 01:27 AM
A great tutorial. Thank you for printing the instructions. I am a visual learner and need to see the actual instructions instead of hearing them on a tutorial. It takes me longer to stop and startvideo. Well done!.
Posted by: L Schaub | 03/29/2017 at 03:30 PM
Wow! I'm glad I saw this tutorial. I love making cards and I'm always looking for new folds to add to my repertoire. My daughter's birthday is coming soon. This would make the perfect card for her. By the way, your tutorial was great. Easy to follow. :-)
Posted by: Sharyn Childs | 04/15/2017 at 07:28 AM
WOW, can't wait to try this.
Posted by: Lin | 05/15/2017 at 04:04 AM
Thank you for the tutorial.
Posted by: linda | 05/22/2017 at 04:20 PM
Thank you for this tutorial...so excited about doing this card multiple times!
Totally love it and want to share it with my card-making friends! Most beautiful card!
Posted by: Beth Brunner | 05/25/2017 at 11:37 AM
Just found this tutorial; such clear instructions!! Thanks Lyssa. I'll be looking out for more.
Posted by: Joan Partridge | 06/18/2017 at 08:11 PM
This is an awesome card design! I just found it on Pinterest, and had to come take a look. I'm always looking for different types of card folds, and this one fits the bill perfectly. Thank you so much for the tutorial! :) ~ Andrea
Posted by: Andrea D. La Vigne | 06/25/2017 at 04:43 PM
Just found your site off pinterest ! Oh what an idea and you are so right.....get off computer and go make it!
SO-O-O, with that I am off to try it....NOW ! ! ! THANK YOU - T HANK YOU- for this tutorial !
Posted by: Diana E. Bishop | 07/09/2017 at 03:26 PM
This is such a gorgeous card and your instructions are so clear! Thank You!
Posted by: Judy Wakefield | 07/20/2017 at 04:12 PM
Thank you so much for this tutorial, I am going to enjoy making at least one card this way.. I love how it just keeps on giving. Found you via Pinterest. Your tutorial is very clear and precise thanks once again.
Happy Stamping from Christine in Australia
Posted by: Christine Matias | 09/04/2017 at 01:36 AM