Bendi Fold

by Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler

Create this unique shaped card using 3 pieces of cardstock. Technique courtesy of Emma Fewkes


  • One 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring board
  • Self-healing mat
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Hobby blade
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Bone folder
  • Strong Adhesive Tape


  1. Step 1

    Cut your 5 1 /2" x 8 1/2"piece of cardstock at 4 1/4".
    You will have 2 panels measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

  2. Step 2

    Cut one of the panels (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") at 2 1/2".

  3. Step 3

    You will have 1 piece of cardstock for the base and you will have 2 pieces of cardstock for the swinging flaps.

  4. Step 4

    Score 1/2" on each end of the swinging flaps.

  5. Step 5

    Trace a line with pencil at 1/4" on the opposite side of the scored line of each flap on those lines hand free cut 2 notches .

  6. Step 6

    Trace a line with pencil on the base piece of cardstock at 4" from the edge.
    Trace a second line on the left swinging flap at 2" from the edge.
    Mark with pencil on top of those lines where you will make the slits for the notches to be inserted.
    Cut the slits with Hobby Blade.

  7. Step 7

    Erase all your pencil marks and lines.
    Add double sided tape to the end of the flaps, on the scored side.

  8. Step 8

    Tape the flaps to the base.

  9. Step 9

    Insert notches on slits. Make any adjustments.

  10. Top view

  11. Step 10 (Optional)

    Trace with pencil valleys on the flaps.

  12. Step 11

    Trim with scissors. Decorate…as desired.

  13. Step 12

    Finished card closed.

  14. Finished card open.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Bendi Fold. 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.

Could you list the supplies that you used? I see you have the tree die. Also, would love to see a tutorial of how you decorated the card. The fold cut tutorial was very good. Thanks.
pgrmiller  |  Sat Jun 6, 2020 at 8:42 AM

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