Triangle Trifold

by Beate Johns

A quick trifold card with a twist.


  • Paper cutter with scoring blade
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Cardstock for card base (3 1/2" x 10 1/2")
  • Patterned paper (3 1/4" square)
  • Cardstock for main image (2" x 2")
  • Cardstock for main image layers (2 1/4" and 2 1/2" squares)
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive


  1. Step 1

    Score your card base cardstock at 3 1/2" and 7".

  2. Step 2

    Now you have three equal scored squares on your cardstock. Add a diagonal score to both of the outside squares.

  3. The diagonal scores should go in the same direction.

  4. Step 3

    Prefold your scored lines. First fold the left square in, then the triangle down. Next fold the right square in, then the triangle up.

    When you're done folding, the cardstock should look like this.

  5. Step 4

    Take your patterned paper square and cut it in half diagonally.

  6. Step 5

    Adhere the patterned paper triangles to the top right and bottom left triangle on the outer scored squares of your main card.

  7. Step 6 (Optional)

    If wanted, add an extra layer in the middle of the card. My layers here are 3 1/4" old olive and 3" white square cardstock.

  8. Step 7

    Fold your card back up again and tie it shut with your ribbon.

  9. Step 8

    Stamp your main image (for the cardfront) and add additional cardstock layers if needed.

  10. Step 9

    Add adhesive diagonally only on one half of the back of your main image. If you add adhesive on the entire piece, your trifold will be taped shut.

  11. Step 10

    Adhere your center image to your trifold card.



    Try Different Sizes
    Make your main image a different size.
    Make your card bigger by using a 4" x 12" cardbase and scoring at 4" and 8".

Your Turn

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

I'm always looking for unique cards that are very versatile ...this one is great. Thank you for sharing.
Teri Jessup  |  Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 2:31 PM

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