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.

Love it! Where does one get the stuff for decorating the way Bibiana did?
Marilyn  |  Wed May 22, 2013 at 2:35 PM
Beautiful card! So glad to see Emma Fewkes' design being used so creatively.
Nikki Booth  |  Wed May 22, 2013 at 3:11 PM
I made a .WPC cut file for this card. If you have the Pazzles Inspiration cutting machine.

It is smaller (card measures aprox. 4.25 by 3.25), so I could cut it out of a 12x12 paper. If splitcoaststampers wants to post the file let me know.
Deborah Heitmann  |  Wed May 22, 2013 at 3:19 PM
Fabulous card with a great tutorial.
Patricia Kuzenko  |  Wed May 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Oh this looks like a real fun card to try...Just gorgeously made, love the trees, and I will have to go shopping too..
Jan Keen  |  Wed May 22, 2013 at 4:53 PM
Hello Everyone; here BIBIANA...
for mailing and supplies please go to page # 2 of these comment section. I did replied there, what are my suggestions...
THANK YOU for all the uplifting comments
Bibiana  |  Wed May 22, 2013 at 6:46 PM
seriously, i am dying for this card... too adoreable!!!!
marie wilhelm  |  Wed May 22, 2013 at 9:13 PM
That is beautiful. the dies who are they which maker they are so cute.
Lee Gysberts  |  Wed May 22, 2013 at 9:14 PM
An awesome tutorial no matter who came up with the design. I made one right away and it was such fun. I wouldn't have known how to do it without your tutorial. I always come to splitcoast for inspiration and once again have been inspired. Thank you to whoever designed it and to Bibiana or teaching me how to make it. Love..
Michele Cederqusit  |  Thu May 23, 2013 at 4:27 AM
This a project - for someone special... LOVE it
Thanks so much. I WILL do this one smile
Sandy  |  Thu May 23, 2013 at 9:51 AM
Bibiana, I love your card and tutorial!
Vicki R  |  Thu May 23, 2013 at 11:15 AM
I haven't found a link to your blog? Please tell me how to get to it.
Marilyn  |  Thu May 23, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Hi Marilyn - Up at the top right there's a link to her profile, click that, then click about me. But here's the direct link too smile
lydia  |  Thu May 23, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Beautiful card Bibianna!!!

But I am saddened that my amazingly talented friend Emma Fewkes, who created this unique fold, was originally credited as she should have been. It appears that she now has been and I am happy that SCS recognized that.
Ann Fitton  |  Thu May 23, 2013 at 7:51 PM
Biblana's tutorial "Bendi Fold" was the best. So looking forward to trying it. Keep sending your interesting tutorials.
Dotti  |  Thu May 23, 2013 at 8:24 PM
I am in love with your gorgeous scene. I will definitely give this bendi gold a try. What a great way to create a dimension scene. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I'll have to get my grand oak, etc out and give this a try.
Kittie (kittie747)  |  Fri May 24, 2013 at 5:23 AM
An easy tutorial to follow to achieve an awesome card. Am curious as to what you need to say to acknowledge another persons creation, other than what was said in the first line of this tutorial. Could be me oneday doing a tutorial and I would hate to get it wrong.
wendy herbert - kiwi jane  |  Fri May 24, 2013 at 9:49 PM
Wendy - It is a wonderful acknowledgement indeed. However, it was not there initially.
Debra Daam  |  Sat May 25, 2013 at 6:50 AM
This was the most amazing and creative video tutorial I have seen! Great job. Clever technique. I almost felt like I was on an airplane and watching the stewardess go through the safety schpiel in silence. I hope we hear more from you, Bibiana!
Peggy  |  Sat May 25, 2013 at 9:02 PM
I prefer when the instructor does the talking in these videos. Great card!
Bonnie Deibel  |  Sat May 25, 2013 at 10:10 PM

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