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

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Would love the addition of measurements and way to make envelopes that fit the odd size cards being made. This was card and envelope directions are together. Love the new folded card and would like to see more of same.
Sharon  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 7:10 PM
This is one I definitely will try thanks for video and tutorial
Happy and Prosperous New Year to all
Flo  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 8:56 PM
I love this card!! These tutorials are the highlight of my week:) I can't wait to see what's next! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents and ideas!!
Nancy D.  |  Wed Jan 4, 2012 at 11:06 PM
This is lovely and you have provided a clear and concise tutorial. Love it!
JoAnne F.  |  Thu Jan 5, 2012 at 7:23 AM
I have never tried anything but the regular half folded card. This inspires me to give one a try... this one! Thank you for the great tutorial.
Charlotte Zweigoron  |  Thu Jan 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Love this card...I made it for a dear friend and
sent it to her for her 80th birthday and she
was it was the prettiest card and most unique she ever received. Thank you
Roberta Belleare  |  Thu Jan 5, 2012 at 10:47 AM
Great tutorial as usual. Very interesting folds. I love folded cards, especially when they lay nice and flat for mailing.
Carole McAllister  |  Thu Jan 5, 2012 at 4:42 PM
Beautiful project!

Thank You!!
Sempermom  |  Thu Jan 5, 2012 at 6:34 PM
Just love this card ,it is really great for someone special,i want to make lots of this card..
RUTH  |  Thu Jan 5, 2012 at 6:59 PM
Loved the 6fold card had a little trouble getting the triangle flaps but after a couple of tries I got It, love the card. I look forward to all your card patterns and use most of them. Thanks again look forward to more of your GREAT patterns. Joan
Joan Weber  |  Fri Jan 6, 2012 at 9:11 AM
Hi Ms. B.
Such a pretty card. Can you tell me what stamp that is? I didn't see it listed ... if I missed it, please excuse my blindness!
Thanks for sharing such a beauty with the tutorial.
Erin  |  Fri Jan 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM
Hi Erin,

Video : Beate used a rubber stamp for her card: Henry with Heart" from Whiff of Joy.
Tutorial : Monique ( niki ) used a decoupage sheet from Marianne Design : Mattie MB0107
niki1  |  Sat Jan 7, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Great tutorial! I have an idea to slightly alter it. I am going to glue the 2 bottom flaps to the back of the card and use it as a gift card holder.
StampingJay  |  Sat Jan 7, 2012 at 10:14 AM
Thank you for this awesome idea! I am going to use it for my Valentines this year! Love it!
Sonya Herl  |  Sat Jan 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM
Thank you so much. I was looking for a birthday card to make for a friend and this worked out perfect. I listened so carefully but still cut my triangles the wrong way but I just folded the card a little different. I used animal print paper and made a notation "to a wild and crazy gal"
Next wk I will make it again the right way.
Cathy  |  Sat Jan 7, 2012 at 9:03 PM
finally had time to make this card you have such good instructions i didn;t have any problems following . loved it
marian  |  Sun Jan 8, 2012 at 2:31 PM
What a fabulous card and tutorial, Monique! I can't wait to try it!
Sharon F  |  Mon Jan 9, 2012 at 5:23 AM
What a beautiful card, I'll be trying it today!
Samnang  |  Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Thrilled with the 6 fold card and the instructions/tutorial are EXCELLENT! Plan to use for my hubby's 75th Birthday. I would like to know which stamp set you used. I tried many times to catch it but miss it! Thank You! I am always searching for unique & different folds/presentations.
Cathy  |  Sun Jan 22, 2012 at 6:15 PM
Hi Cathy,
Check a few comments above yours. Niki1 wrote:

Video : Beate used a rubber stamp for her card: Henry with Heart" from Whiff of Joy.
Tutorial : Monique ( niki ) used a decoupage sheet from Marianne Design : Mattie MB0107
beate  |  Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 7:07 AM

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