The Quick guide to card folds

Cath Davies

1) Easel cards

These stylish cards feature a raised section, held in place by a topper or button. They're a great way to display a die or particular set of papers. You can even make double or triple easel designs.

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2) Diamond fold cards

Made from a single sheet of A4 card, these clever cards have a diamond shaped section in the front and are made using some clever scoring!

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3) Tri-shutter cards

These effective cards feature scored and cut sections to create a distinctive folded shape. We like the design for showing off bright patterned papers.

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4) Joy fold cards

These cards have a smaller card inside a larger one, creating lots of surfaces for you to decorate. We think they're ideal for using with a bold stamp on the front panel.

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5) Shadow box cards

Shadow box cards have a raised front section with an aperture. They look fantastic with a stamped image set behind the aperture and embellishments around the front.

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6) Centre-step cards

This elegant card shape has a raised front section and we love using it for sophisticated anniversary or wedding cards.

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7) Flip flop cards

These cards are named after the flip-flop mechanism of the centre panel when you open and close the card, and are made using a die cutter and frame die.

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8) Interlocking cards

These pretty cards are made using different sized dies of the same shape to make intricate overlapping cards.

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9) Wobble cards

If you like cards with a bit of movement, you'll love wobble cards! They're made using a circle of card folded in half, and finished with a topper.

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10) Double gatefold cards

This simple but effective card uses scoring to create a concertina shape. We like making gatefold cards look unique by punching the centre folds too!

See our Pinterest double gatefold gallery


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