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.

Hello Rose

I will try to follow your steps, then I will ask if I donĘt understand , but I think I will have to buy a special paper for this card??'

Thank you for your help
IĘm looking forward to hearing your advices
Nadia  |  Mon Aug 3, 2009 at 10:57 PM
What a super cute card!!! Thanks for sharing the step-by-step instructions on how to create a flap card! Can't wait to try it out!
Lisa Petrella  |  Mon Mar 15, 2010 at 4:09 PM
hallo, ihr habt einen wunderbaren blog da komme ich gerne vorbei, gruss hillu
hillu  |  Tue Aug 9, 2011 at 7:01 AM

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