January 31, 2023


I had initially designed this card for Thanksgiving, but have never shared it with you. But, the fold of it is so interesting, that is what I am going to focus on today. 

Because of the intricacy of the folds in this card, 
it is very difficult to photograph it standing, 
in that it starts to unfold itself. 
So this photo shows the card lying down flat.

An example of what happens when it is in the upright position:

To understand the mechanism of this card, 
I have photographed it with the top flap lifted up.

This next photo, although it looks a little wonky in the photo, 
depicts the card in its open state:

The next photo is taken in my Creation Station, 
and shows the freshly made card in an upright position:

And then lying flat:

Would you like to learn how to create a card with this type of fold? Read on for the tutorial!

Soft Suede cardstock
A light neutral-colored recycled cardstock
Old Olive Designer Series Paper
Crumb Cake cardstock
Cajun Craze cardstock
Mossy Meadow cardstock

Arrange A Wreath stamp set

Mossy Meadow ink

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Taylor Made Tags dies (page 175, Annual Catalog)
Country Wreaths dies
Mossy Meadow Linen Trim
Stampin' Dimensionals

Cut a piece of Soft Suede cardstock to 4 1/4" x 11". Score it in the middle. Cut off 
2 1/2". To the narrow portion, add a 2 3/4" x 4" piece of light-colored neutral cardstock, and to this a piece of Designer Series Paper that matches the project, measuring 2 1/2" x 3 3/4". To the larger portion of this scored piece, add a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the same DSP.

Cut another piece of Soft Suede cardstock that measures 3 1/2" x 10". Score it at 4". To the inside of this "card", add a 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" piece of the same light-colored cardstock.

Now we will work on the outside of this "card". Add a 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" piece of the light-colored cardstock once again.

Open up the larger of the cards. Adhere the back of the smaller card over the DSP in the large card. Leave approximately even margins at the top and the bottom. At this point, fold the smaller portion of the large card upwards, and the flap of the smaller card over that.

From Crumb Cake cardstock, use the Country Wreaths dies to cut a solid wreath, as well as one with open areas. Glue these two wreaths together. I couldn't seem to get them to match up, but it looks good anyway.

From Cajun Craze cardstock, die cut the bow using the same set. Also, cut two fronds from Mossy Meadow cardstock.

Put the wreath together and, using Stampin' Dimensionals, add it to the top of the outside of the second "card", leaving approximately equal margins at the top and sides.

About 1/4" - 1/2" from the bottom of the light cardstock, add a strip of the same DSP 
that measures 1 1/8" x 3".

From the light cardstock, use a die from the Taylor Made Tags dies to cut a tag that measures 3/4" x 2 1/4". Loop a piece of the Mossy Meadow braided trim through the hole on the left.

Stamp on the tag in Mossy Meadow ink a sentiment. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to add the tag to the DSP strip.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, 
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie -




  1. That is a fun and unique fold! Your card is just lovely too.

    1. Thanks, Joanne! Sort of a challenge to figure out, but worth it!

  2. Lovely card and great tips! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  3. Very professional-looking. It's a classic.

  4. This is spectacular! What a lovely piece to hang in any home!
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/02/a-few-images-from-chinese-lantern.html

  5. A very beautiful macaque that can be hung anywhere.