Flap Card

by Rose Ann Reynolds

Try this adorable trifold card.


  • Scoring tool
  • 3 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock
  • 3 1/4" x 4" piece of coordinating patterned paper
  • 3 1/4" x 4" piece of neutral cardstock for card inside
  • Coluzzle™ or other circular cutting system
  • Paper cutter
  • BasicGrey magnetic snap closures or similar product
  • Dimensionals
  • Adhesive
  • Stamps, ink, additional cardstock and embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Take the 3½" x 11" piece of card stock, and trim one of the short ends using the most outer channel of the Coluzzle™ circle template.

  2. Step 2

    Trim card stock opposite the curved flap as shown to measure a total length of 10 3/8". (A ruler was used to aid in measuring).

  3. Step 3

    Score card stock at 41/4" and 8 1/2".

  4. Step 4

    Fold at scores, and adhere patterned paper to lower flap. (Faux stitching on the upper flap was added at this point.)

  5. Step 5

    Stamp, color, and mat the main image, then adhere to the center of the top flap using dimensionals or similar product.

  6. Step 6

    Adhere magnetic closures to the back of main image, and the inside base of the card.

  7. Step 7

    Adhere neutral card stock to the inside base to cover the exposed magnet. (One layer is ideal, but here, patterned paper and white card stock were used.)

  8. Step 8

    Finish project using coordinating ribbon and desired embellishments.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Flap Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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I think this is such a cute card. I love getting ideas on how to use my score-pal too! Great tutorial!
Cindy Meador  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 8:32 AM
Adorable! I just got the ScorPal a week ago, and this is a great card to put it to use! Thanks!
Deb Zachrich  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 8:40 AM
Oh, is that ever cute! Love it!
Beth  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 8:42 AM
I love this! It's so sweet :o) Can you tell me what size circle the outermost ring on the Colulzzle is? I don't have a Coluzzle but think I could still create the look using my own circle cutter. Thanks!
Mitzi Koons  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 8:52 AM
Cute! Can you tell me where you got the magnetic snaps? I looked once before and was unable to find the small ones.
Heidi Fergen  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 8:56 AM
Mitzi, On my template it measure 4 3/8 inches. HTH!
Rose Ann  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 9:16 AM
Great card-love everything about it. Could you share where the magnets came from?
Sue Gunter  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 9:19 AM
Heidi, I found my snap closures at my local scrapbook store, Archivers, and most recently at Eclectic Paperie.
Rose Ann  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 9:22 AM
Thanks...I can't wait to get some and use them.
Heidi  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 10:26 AM
Thank you Rose Ann! That's perfect :o)
Mitzi Koons  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 10:47 AM
I absolutely LOVE this card! It's ideas like this that really get me fired up about card making! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work... I'm going to go get my stamps out right now!
Annette  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 10:51 AM
Can you tell me what you used to cut the scallop edged circle mat?
kathy  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 1:32 PM
Who sells the scoring tool? And how did you cut the scallop piece?
Donna  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 1:44 PM
I just purchased a Coluzzle online using Ebay. It arrived very promptly and is a great tool. They have all shapes too!
Debbie  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 4:08 PM
What a great card. I xan't wait to try it myself.
For those wondering SU makes a round scallop punch. It could be used to make this card. Friskar's paper trimmer comes with an orange blade. You can buy a black scoring blades to fit on you regular Friskar paper trimmer.
Monanasmiles  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 4:36 PM
Just wanted to know where you found the magnet snaps. I have been looking everywhere for them. I am very limited in my area of the country.
Maureen Wheatley  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 4:52 PM
cool thanks!
lindsay  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 5:55 PM
Thank you for sharing. Your card is really cute. I am going to try it tonight. Twila
tinkerstales  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 6:17 PM
Kathy, I used my Nestabilities (Die Cuts and Big Shot machine).
Rose Ann  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 6:36 PM
Donna, The scoring tool is a Scor-Pal, and may be purchased directly. Archivers also carries them, as well as Eclectic Paperie.
Rose Ann  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 6:47 PM

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