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

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

Maureen, Your local scrapbook store may have them. All of my online sources appear to be sold out right now. Remember, you can you those self-adhesive velcro dots, or ribbon for closure. How about a big brad to slip the edge under. Lots of other stuff can work as well. Good luck!!
Rose Ann  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 6:51 PM
How do you do faux stitching? It is really cute! I don't know how to do that technique.
Lisa Short  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 8:17 PM
Lisa, You may find Sharon's tutorial here.
Rose Ann  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 8:21 PM
Thank you so much!!1
Lisa Short  |  Wed Apr 2, 2008 at 8:46 PM
WOW !!! I can't tell you how freaked out excited I am about this tutorial !!! It's so adorable that I can hardly stand it !! Thank you for posting such a fantastic tutorial !!! I can hardly wait to make one !!! Thanks again, Rose Ann
Corinne  |  Thu Apr 3, 2008 at 2:14 AM
OMGoodness! I just love this card! Thank's so much Rose Ann for the tutorial! I can't wait to go make this with my new stamps. Now to only get away from the computer!!!
Thank you!
Joani  |  Thu Apr 3, 2008 at 5:23 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Wonderful tutorial!
I plan on using this card for an up coming card camp! I don't have this stamp set though. Could you tell me the measurement of the chick stamp (wood size and the rubber size) so I can find a suitable replacement? I know if I order it, it won't arrive in time. Also, is the scallop a Nestabilities, if so, from which set is it?

Thanks for creating a wonderful card!

Janet  |  Thu Apr 3, 2008 at 5:59 AM
Janet, The block is 2 x 2ΒΌ inches. The rubber is approximately 1 5/8 x 2 inches. I'm pretty sure I used my Classic small circles and scalloped circles.
Rose Ann  |  Thu Apr 3, 2008 at 7:33 AM
This is such a cute card and what a great idea to use the magnetic. Do any of you ladies have some man bd card ideas? My classes would like to make a few of those. Thanks in advance. sju
Susan Updike  |  Thu Apr 3, 2008 at 9:02 AM
I have a question. I hated my cluzzle and got rid of it.
What's the measurement you used for the piece you cut off as your very first step to make the rounded flap please? TYIA
kimk  |  Thu Apr 3, 2008 at 11:50 AM
Thanks so much for this tutorial. It's exactly what I wanted to try next.
Linda  |  Thu Apr 3, 2008 at 3:10 PM
kimk...I didn't really measure. I just used the largest "track" on my circle Coluzzle, and positioned it as close as I could to the edge to get a clean cut. Hope that makes sense.
Rose Ann  |  Thu Apr 3, 2008 at 6:11 PM
Help, I need to know where I can get a score pal around the Mid Missouri area ( Columbia) and what is a spellbinder/ xcalibur??
Bonnie  |  Thu Apr 3, 2008 at 7:39 PM

I had trouble finding the magnetic snaps locally in Canada. Have purchased them twice from ebay store. Wonderful seller, reasonable prices and shipping.
Carmen  |  Fri Apr 4, 2008 at 4:56 AM
custom crop sells them and offers free shipping in the us!
scor pal may have to offer the same to keep up. ;]
the spend an extra thirty or more to get a free five dollar dsposable cloth doesn't work for me!
kimk  |  Fri Apr 4, 2008 at 8:26 AM
Okay, this card is too adorable! This seals the deal - I MUST buy a Scor-pal and I MUST order the Nestabilities!
Susan  |  Fri Apr 4, 2008 at 9:57 AM
Love the card, where did you get the chick stamp?
Mandy  |  Fri Apr 4, 2008 at 5:38 PM
Mandy, The stamps are from the SU stamp set, "A Good Egg"....found in the current catalog on page 30.
Rose Ann  |  Fri Apr 4, 2008 at 6:30 PM
I'm off to try this out! If you don't have a circular cutting system ladies, try tracing the outside rim of a snack plate or large soup mug or bowl w/ a pencil and then cutting w/ scissors. Or find the center and cut the sides down to form a "V" shape that ends in a point. I don't have velcro or magnets so I'm closing with the embellishment on the bottom up on dimensionals so that the flap will tuck under.
amber  |  Sun Apr 6, 2008 at 5:48 AM
I used the magnetic roll I purchased at Hobby Lobby, and cut a square off and mounted it under the patterned paper on the front and then lined up the other magnetic placed on the underside of the scalloped circle. I tried to mount it under the inside neutral cardstock piece but it was too stubborn to hold the flap down through all that paper.
As soon as I find the ones used in the tutorial I will use those!
Sue  |  Sun Apr 6, 2008 at 5:37 PM

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