Spring Card

by Sandy Hulsart

Proudly display a beautiful scene or meaningful sentiment on this fancy-fold card.


  • One piece of cardstock 5 ¼" x 10 ½"

  • Scoring tool

  • Pencil

  • Ruler

  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Fold paper in half, patterned sides together to make a 5 ¼" square.

  2. Step 2

    Open the paper and with the patterned side up, fold the right side back to the center, creating a quarter fold on the right end.

  3. Step 3

    Open the paper again, but with the patterned side down.

    Grab the lower left hand corner, pull it up and over until the lower edge is even with the score created in Step 2. Crease.

  4. Step 4

    Open the paper again, still patterned side down.

    Grab the top left hand corner, pull it down and over until the upper edge is even with the score created in Step 2. Crease.

  5. Step 5

    Open the paper, patterned side down to see the score lines.

    Mark the center of the left hand edge and draw a line from that point to the score marks a quareter of the way to the right, top and bottom.

    These are the cutting lines.

  6. Step 6

    Cut along the pencil lines to create a point at the top of the card.

    If everything was creased in the correct direction, it should fold up perfectly. This is what it looks like from the back. A little bit of adhesive was added under the front point on the bottom to get it to stay upright.

  7. And a side view.

  8. Step 7

    Finished card folds flat and is 5 1/4 " square. When taken out of the envelope, it will "spring" up, thus the name. For mailing, use a 5 1/2 square envelope.


Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Does anybody know the size to layer top part?
Diane Cottle  |  Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 3:29 PM

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