Kite Card

by Liz Walker

Fold cardstock into a kite shaped explosion card.


  • Double sided cardstock, cut to 10" x 4"
  • Coordinating paper, 2 pieces cut to 1 15/16" square & 1 cut to 3 1/2" x 4"
  • Scoring board and tool
  • Paper trimmer
  • 3D foam pads
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose Flowers, Leafy Branch stamp/die/sentiment, Decorative Frame die, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint and Broken Glass Distress Inks, ribbon used here)


  1. Step 1

    Score the 10" x 4" piece of cardstock at 5" along the long side.

  2. Step 2

    Mark using a pencil at 3" and 7" on both sides of the paper.

  3. Score across from the 3" mark to the 7" mark on the opposite side of the paper for both sides, creating a cross in the center of the paper.

  4. Step 3

    Fold along the score line in the center of the paper so it folds in half.

  5. Step 4

    Fold along the cross lines and crease.

  6. Fold the card so that the top of the card is the top of the kite, turning outer triangles in to the center.

  7. Step 5

    With a pencil, mark 2" along the bottom. Using a paper trimmer, cut from the mark to each of the corners to create the kite shape.

  8. Step 6

    Take the 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of paper and fold in half lengthwise.

  9. Mark with a pencil at 1 3/4" along the outer edge. Using a paper trimmer, cut from the top of the folded side to the pencil mark and again from the bottom to the pencil mark. Unfold the paper and adhere with 3D foam pads to the top of the Kite Card.

  10. Step 7

    Take the two small squares and cut diagonally across to create two triangles from each piece.

  11. Adhere the four triangles to the inside of the card .

  12. Step 8

    Fold the card back up and decorate as desired to complete the project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Kite 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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This card is fabulous and seems very "doable". I'm going to try it and see if I can do it. Thank you for sharing the tutorial with us. Linda
Linda Hyden  |  Wed Jul 29, 2015 at 3:53 AM
Looks like fun!
muscrat  |  Wed Jul 29, 2015 at 5:15 AM
Such a delightful and unique card. I love it! I'm going to try to make this. Thanks for sharing and caring!
gina kolodnicki  |  Wed Jul 29, 2015 at 7:52 AM
What a nice card, like how unique it is and how you decorated it. Thanks for the tute!
Anna Wasmund  |  Wed Jul 29, 2015 at 7:57 AM
Wow! Just watched the tutorial and can't wait to try this fun project. Your instructions are very clear and I'm certain I can make it without any problems. End result is very unique.
Becky Ackerman  |  Wed Jul 29, 2015 at 8:05 AM
Very unusual card. Can't wait to give it a try as an invitation card. Super instructions, made it much easier that you spoke slowly and precisely. Thanks for sharing this tutorial!
Pat Mayne-Schlachtun  |  Wed Jul 29, 2015 at 9:25 AM
What a beautiful card. Thank for the tutorial.
kab  |  Wed Jul 29, 2015 at 10:16 AM
This a very beautiful card and the directions in the tutorial seem very easy to follow. I have a question: if one were to send this card in the mail, what size envelope would you need? I'm thinking about the kite tail. Thanks!
Marianne Oakes  |  Wed Jul 29, 2015 at 11:16 AM
What a fab idea and a brilliant tutorial. thank you, will be giving this a go.
Pat Batley  |  Thu Jul 30, 2015 at 8:03 AM
Liz, you are an excellent teacher. Watching your video was very exciting as you went slow enough and showed pictures with the white cardstock so I could easily understand it. Thank you so much!
Carol Engler  |  Thu Jul 30, 2015 at 12:57 PM
I love this design and it was easily done the first time I tried! A friend sent me the link and I stopped what I was doing and made it. Thanks for a wonderful video!
Pee Jay  |  Fri Jul 31, 2015 at 12:39 PM
Thanks for the easy to follow directions! I love the idea you gave for using the kite card as an invitation! Great idea!!
Donna  |  Mon Aug 3, 2015 at 12:06 AM

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