Triple Cube Card

by Twila Davis

This fun dimensional cube pop-up folds flat for mailing.


  • Cardstock - 2 sheets 8 1/2" x 11" coordinating cardstock (Stampin' Up!® Mint Macaron and Early Espresso used here)
  • Scrap of white cardstock (Whisper White used here)
  • Patterned paper - 2 sheets (SU Ornate Garden Specialty and In-Color Designer Paper used here)
  • Stamps (Happy Birthday stamp from SU Timeless Tulips used here)
  • Ink (SU Early Espresso used here)
  • Scoring tool
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Multipurpose liquid glue


  1. Step 1

    Using a score board, score the main piece of cardstock on the short side at 2", 4" 6" and 8".

  2. Step 2

    After scoring, cut cardstock on the long end. You will cut one strip at 4" x 8 1/2" and two strips at 2" x 8 1/2". You will have a 3" strip left that can be used for another project.

  3. Step 3

    Cut six 1 3/4" squares and one 7/8" x 2 1/4" piece using the coordinating cardstock.

  4. Step 4

    Cut six 1 1/2" squares using the main patterned paper. Also cut four 1 3/4" squares using the coordinating patterned paper.

  5. Step 5

    Cut one 5/8" x 2" piece of white cardstock and two 1/2" x 1 3/4" pieces of white cardstock.

  6. Step 6

    Attach the six main patterned paper pieces to the six coordinating cardstock pieces.

  7. Step 7

    Take the three main cardstock pieces and crease all the folds. Trim the corners off of the 1/2" end on all the pieces as shown.

  8. Step 8

    Lay the pieces down folded flat and adhere each one together with glue to form a cube.

  9. Step 9

    Lay the big cube down flat and attach each of the smaller cubes to the bottom square with glue as shown by the X in the picture.

  10. Take care to not go over the scoreline in the middle from either side.

  11. Step 10

    While the cubes are laying flat attach the completed patterned paper squares to the cubes as shown.

  12. Step 11

    Attach the cut pieces of coordinating pattern papers to the inside back of the tallest cube.

  13. Step 12

    Fold the two 1/2" x 1 3/4" piece of white cardstock in half and glue one side of each to the inside edge of the bottom cubes evenly as shown so that the outside folded portion forms a panel.

  14. Step 13

    Stamp a sentiment on the 5/8" x 2" piece of white cardstock and attach it to the 7/8" x 2 1/4" piece using the coordinating cardstock.
    Attach it to the two white folded pieces on the cubes.

  15. Step 14

    Attach the two remaining 1 3/4" squares of coordinating pattern paper over the white pieces that were glued to the bottom cubes. Now
    your card is complete.

    (For a stepped up card you could add die cuts to the cubes.)

  16. Step 15

    Complete the project. The card will fold flat for mailing. The finished size is 4" x 6" folded flat, or the card can be folded further to 4" x 4".


Your Turn

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Questions and Comments

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Very fun technique! This would delight many a recipient. Thank you for the fine tutorial - I look forward to giving it a try!

DancesWithHooves  |  Wed Sep 2, 2020 at 7:51 AM
What a fun card, I love it. So easy to make, yet ver impressive! Thank you so much, Twila, for this great tutorial.
FranneB  |  Wed Sep 2, 2020 at 8:18 AM
Wonderful video! You’re so easy to follow and your voice is very pleasant. Cute card!
bzzzeee  |  Wed Sep 2, 2020 at 8:39 AM
P.S. Your written tutorial and photos are terrific!
bzzzeee  |  Wed Sep 2, 2020 at 8:41 AM
I've seen this card but was intimidated by trying it - your video and instructions were amazing - thank you so much! smile
staceylisk  |  Wed Sep 2, 2020 at 11:02 AM
WOW! It's been a while since I've come across a card fold design that made me say, "whoa, I've NEVER seen that before." This looks so impressive, and yet -- thanks to your great tutorial -- actually easy to do. Thank you so much!
Carol W  |  Wed Sep 2, 2020 at 12:44 PM
"How did she do that??" was my initial reaction. Your instructions made it look so easy. I have 2 birthdays coming up--guess what kind of card they will be receiving. Thanks for the easy-to-follow video.
Tiffney Gregory  |  Thu Sep 3, 2020 at 10:09 PM
This was fun and easy to make, but looks impressive. Thank you.
barb tilly  |  Sun Sep 6, 2020 at 4:15 PM
love this! I just signed on for a pen pal, she will love this card I am sure.
Betty Murphy  |  Wed Sep 30, 2020 at 4:50 PM
This card is so quick and easy! No need to be intimidated. Simply score the paper for the base to get two 2x2x2 cubes and a 2x2x4 rectangular prism. The trick is attaching the small cubes. For the first card I made I arranged the boxes differently. It still folds for an envelope but not as compactly.
Daniel R  |  Thu Oct 1, 2020 at 1:12 AM
Your tutorial and photos made it very clear how to make this card. I missed a class, but was able to use my pre-prepared elements to put it together with your tutorial.
Vannie  |  Tue Oct 6, 2020 at 12:36 PM
I love the layout, but didn't like how it fit in a normal card envelope. Is there an envelope that fits this better without making one myself?
I did adjust the measurements so that it would fit in the envelope. I scored at 2, 4, 6, 8, but then cut at 5".
I scored another sheet at 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 10.5 (for tab), and but four of them fat 2.5" (for the side cubes).
I cut the patterned pieces to match the new dimensions.
This way when it laid flat it fit the size of the envelope.
pam  |  Wed Oct 21, 2020 at 1:04 PM
Correction from my last post. I cut the side cubes at 2" so they would match up with the longer cube.
pam  |  Wed Oct 21, 2020 at 1:06 PM
I'm curious if there is an Australian size version to fit our C6 envelopes? Also, is there a pdf?
kimba68  |  Fri Oct 15, 2021 at 5:05 PM

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