Flap Fold Card

by Julie Davison

Create this fun tent card with a flap closure.


  • Cardstock cut to 4-1/4" x 11"
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • 2 1/2 inch circle punch or die
  • 1 inch circle punch
  • Adhesive
  • Foam dimensionals
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Stampin’ Up! Supplies used here: Inks (Tip Top Taupe, Bermuda Bay marker, Crushed Curry marker); cardstock (Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White); Cherry on Top designer paper, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4” Circle Punch, Tree Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Rhinestone Jewel Accents)


  1. Step 1

    Score 4-1/4” x 11” cardstock at 2-1/2” and 6-3/4”.

  2. Step 2 (Optional)

    Create decorative edge along 4-1/4”x 2-1/2” section of card base.

  3. Step 3

    Use a 2-1/2" circle punch or die to create the window. Slide the punch all the way in and center over the score line.

  4. Step 4

    Fold on all score lines. Check to make sure card will close without the cardstock bowing, and trim a little off the bottom end of the cardstock if necessary.

  5. Step 5

    Decorate as desired.

    (In the sample, the front layer is 4" x 4". The cupcake embellishment is layered on a 1-3/4" circle punch and 2-3/8” scalloped circle punch.)

  6. To add the main image, add adhesive to the card front through the window and then add embellishment.

  7. Step 6

    Embellish the inside of the card.

    (Sample: 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" Whisper White cardstock with 1" x 3-3/4" Designer Paper.)

  8. Step 7

    Create a small embellishment with a 1” circle punch or similar size/shape. Attach to the card front with a foam dimensional at the bottom, so the top of the embellishment overlaps the flap without adhesive.

  9. The flap will tuck inside the embellishment, which keeps the card closed.

  10. Step 8

    Stamp a greeting across the flap of the card.

  11. Step 9

    Complete the project. Card will fit in a standard A2 envelope.


Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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Look like a fun technique that I will try! Thanks for sharing it.
Karen Knegten  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 5:27 AM
This is just so adorable!! I love it and can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing.
Julie Heyer  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 6:07 AM
How sweet!
Carolynn  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 6:18 AM
clever. I'm going to use this!
Linda  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 7:09 AM
That is such a neat card, I'll be having a go at this one,TFS
Margaret Jenks  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 7:32 AM
I just LOVE this card! Thank you for inspiring me every week, sometimes every day to create!
Jeanne Mello  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 11:14 AM
Thank you for this tutorial. I think Julie is really great about sharing her talents and one of them is teaching.

What a cute idea this is!
Susie Nelson  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 11:28 AM
Thank you for all the sweet comments! I really do love to share my passion for card-making! My goal is to make projects easy with simple instructions that will help stampers at any level find success. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Be sure to share your cards in the gallery!
Julie Davison  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 11:43 AM
What size envelope does this card fit into?
Jane Urig  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 2:53 PM
Jane Urig -- Sorry, it looks like my notation got cut off from the tutorial. The Flap Fold card will fit in a standard A2 envelope.
Julie Davison  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 3:14 PM
Oops! I made a note in the final step.
dina  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 5:45 PM
Love this card making for my granddaughter.
Cheryl Healy  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 7:24 PM
Great tut and explained it so well. Can hardly wait to try it.
Vicki-Joy  |  Wed Jul 15, 2015 at 9:44 PM
Thanks for this cute card technique! After making 100 matchbook design gift card holders, this tuck and fold option for a card will be a neat addition to my strategies! I appreciate your direct approach using supplies at hand. I have other stamp sets that will just fit this bill! Diane
Diane aka ciocidi  |  Thu Jul 16, 2015 at 8:54 PM
Thanks for sharing Julie and giving us the tutorial.
Nicole Nicholls  |  Fri Jul 17, 2015 at 8:54 PM
Beautiful card!! Your demonstration of the card techniques is so easy to follow.
Karen Wheeler  |  Mon Jul 20, 2015 at 8:10 AM
Thanks for sharing this card smile.
Mirabella  |  Tue Jul 21, 2015 at 2:44 PM
this is really a cute card. will try it soon.
joni travis  |  Wed Jul 29, 2015 at 11:49 PM
Thanks for this tutorial! I made an adorable birthday card using the Lift Me Up stamp set from Stampin' Up!
Joan Abraham  |  Sat Feb 25, 2017 at 12:52 PM

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