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Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 in Cardmaking 201, Stars and Stamps, Tutorial | 19 comments

Tutorial – Fun Fold Card

Happy Day-After-Birthday, OWH! Did everyone get a piece of birthday cake yesterday? No? I was told there would be cake!

Ah well, we continue our celebrations with our regular Tuesday Tutorial. This week brought to us by our very own Jan of She’s Gone Digital. Jan recorded this YouTube video recently, and we wanted to share it here.

I’ve grabbed some screen shots and am inserting some steps for those folks who have problems watching videos.
The front and back of Jan’s card are two separate pieces of A2-size cardstock. (4.25″ x 5.5″)
The strip that goes between them is 11″ x 3.25″ scored at 4.5″ and 9″ as illustrated here. Click to enlarge.

Fold the strip as pictured below. You’ll adhere the 2″ end to the back of the front of your card, and the other end (4.5″) to the front of the back of your card.

Once they’re attached, your card opens as below. Look at all that space for our Heroes to write their families!

Here’s a good shot of the front of Jan’s card. She’s a really talented digi-colorer.

Ok, you have the steps, and hopefully you’ve been able to watch the video. You are hereby challenged to make a fun fold card. Use the inlinkz below and share your fun with us!


  1. Cool idea! Thanks, Jan! I'm going to try this!

  2. I actually "get" this one from the post…. thanks, Jan! great tutorial.

  3. Nice job with the steps and screen shots Kate ūüôā

    Thanks for using my tutorial too, it's a fun card!

  4. That is soooo cute! I love the look of this card. Thank you for sharing!


  5. Great card! I love to try out interesting folds. Thanks for sharing!

  6. This card is just adorable Jan! I am so glad that the tutorial got posted here at OWH. I saw it when you first di it on your blog and thought it was one of the best video tuts I'd seen in a long time. So clear and easy to follow!

  7. Thanks Jan! Can't wIt to try this! And your card is FAB!

  8. Nice card. Great tutorial and card design. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Beautiful card and great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Jan!! I love it! I love hearing voice, too ūüôā I'm going to give this card a try. You made it look so easy. Great tip on the Stampin' Up grid paper. Believe it or not, I never thought to use it for that. Ha! I just use it for protecting my work surface. I usually align things on my Creative Memories cutting mat. Silly me.

  11. Jan, thank you for this great tutorial! And thank you Kate for putting it up! I'm still learning to color with my Copics, but I used a Basic Gray card kit I won at Express the Moment for this. It is a very fun and easy technique.

  12. Your card is wonderful, Jan. Thanks very much for the great tutorial.

  13. Nicely done!

  14. OK, I have a question. How do you “tuck” this type of card in the envelope? My analytical mind is working overtime!

  15. I really enjoyed this demo and love the interesting folded cards. Great job.

  16. What a lovely idea thank you for sharing

  17. I love this design & would like to use the Charlie Horse stamp for my daughter’s birthday card.
    Unfortunately I’ve searched the Internet but can’t find it. Can you point me in the right direction please, or is there a digistamp for the horse I can buy online?
    Thank you for a very clear and concise tutorial.

  18. Cute card. I would like to know the measurements of brown cardstock and the white with the image on it. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Where would we have to send these that we make for the hero’s to write to their families then when we’ve made them


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