Six-Fold Card

by Monique Trappeniers

Create a special fold card out of one piece of cardstock.


  • One 8" x 12" piece of cardstock for card base

  • Scor-Pal™ or other scoring tool

  • Paper Trimmer

  • Patterned paper and additional cardstock, to decorate the card base

  • Adhesive

  • Embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Score the 8" x 12" piece of cardstock at 4" and 8" on the 12" side.

  2. Step 2

    Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and score the cardstock at 2" and 6".

  3. Step 3

    Place your cardstock in your paper trimmer with the long side on the cutting groove. Cut off the top and bottom scored panels on the right hand side.

  4. Step 4

    Between the first and the second vertical score line you see three equally scored squares on your cardstock.
    Cut both outside squares diagonally in the same direction, as indicated on the photo (one triangle is now cut away).

  5. Step 5

    On the first vertical score line we now make 2 cuts on the top and the bottom.
    This creates 2 small flaps on the left side, and it cuts away another triangle at the bottom.

  6. Step 6

    Rotate the cardstock 90 degrees left, and cut away half of the flaps created in the previous step.
    Your base is now ready to fold. If you wish you can sponge all edges.

    Click HERE for a Diagram that shows all the cuts and folds of this card.

  7. Step 7

    Fold the two outer squares in and over. Fold the rectangle above the center square down.

  8. Fold the triangles in.

  9. Step 8

    Decorate your card base with extra cardstock and/or patterned paper.

  10. Step 9

    Fold your card again.
    Cut a piece of ribbon and place it around your card.
    Take the main image (in this example some 3D mounted flowers on pink cardstock cut with a scalloped oval Nestabilities dies), and attach it together with the ribbon on ONE of the top triangles.

    Tip :
    Mark carefully where the adhesive should be on the back of the main image : you don't want to glue the 2 top triangles together !

  11. Step 10

    Your six-fold card is finished and measures 4" x 4" when it's closed.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Six-Fold 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.

Thank you for this tutorial, I love this card !
Have a nice day !
Mirevan from Chambéry
Mirevan  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 3:45 AM
Great card, but I cannot get the video running properly. The photo tutorial is fantastic though.
Thanks for sharing.
BSallyB  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 6:56 AM
Another home run it when the video is a card I have never seen done before....thanks a million and Happy New Year
Jan D.  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 7:31 AM
Always amazing! Thanks for the inspiration, and wonderful directions! People are always wowed by these, even though it takes a bit of extra time, it is well worth it!
Marcy  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 7:32 AM
So the folded finished card is 4 x 4? I think that is what I get from the video. Thanks for this interesting fold. smile
Melissa L  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 7:47 AM
Thanks for the video.I will have to try this new fold. Great card!
Leslie Loutit  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 7:51 AM
Thanks for another great tutorial, this is almost like the never ending card only in a different shape. Thanks for making what looks really, really complex simple to follow and do.
veronica  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 7:57 AM
WOW!!! Look at this! I'll have to give this one a try!!!!!! I LOVE different folds! Thank you for showing us this Monique!!!!!!!!!! smile
Becky Green  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 8:13 AM
Love this!! Can't wait to try this!!
Denise Sweeney  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 8:27 AM
This is so cool.....I will have to try this it...thank you for sharing......
Gloria Westerman  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM
Great card. Want to make several.
Nona Wylie  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 9:31 AM
Great card - what interesting folds. I'll certainly be trying that. Thank you
Marion Bull  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 10:14 AM
Great tutorial & pics.

Question: In the pics at steps 6 & 8 you show some brads, but they are not mentioned in the descriptions. Can you give us info on those?

Thanks for sharing this.
Melody  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Please let me know what the finished size of the card is. I believe someone else also asked this question.

Love the card, I like any type of card that is different grin

Dottie  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Thanks Beate for the great video !!!

You can see the use of the brads on picture 9
the finished size of the card is 4" x 4"
or 10cm. by 10 cm.
Monique ( niki1 )
niki1  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM
I am looking forward to making this one !!
I also love folded cards.
Thanks for great tutorial.
jenny  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 1:45 PM
I made one more for you :
closed :
and here is the card open and you can see the use of the brads :
Monique (niki1 )
niki1  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 2:05 PM
What a very unique card. I am going to try my hand at making this card. Wish me luck.

Shirley  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 2:07 PM
Thanks. I see you use them like those string envelope closures.

I appreciate the extra effort to make another so we can see it more clearly.
Melody  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 3:53 PM
That was such fun. I think using a double sided paper might make it easier I had a hard time measuring the differnt pieces. It looks so good. I am now ready to decorate it! I can hardly wait.
Thanks it looked so hard and was so much fun!
Bonnie Epps  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 5:16 PM

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