Monday, May 30

A - Z of Folded Cards

I've decided to put together a list of different card folding techniques, and then slowly work through the list to produce instructions and examples on how to go about making each card. I've come up with a pretty good list of cards so far, but I need your help in finishing it off. If you can think of other types of folds that aren't mentioned below, please let me know and I'll add them. I'm not looking for techniques, such as embossing or stamping, but actual folds or types of cards. Let's see what we can put together!

Accordian Card
A-Frame Card
Altered Double Display Card
Altered Gatefold Card
Aperture Card I
Aperture Card II
Aperture Card III

Bendy Card
Book Box Card
Book Fold Card - COMING SOON
Bow Card
Box Card
Boxed Cards
Bridge Card / U-Fold
Building Block Card

Card in a Box - COMING SOON
Cascade Card - 1 piece
Cascade Card - 2 piece
Castle Fold Card
Centre Step Card
Circle Card
Circle Side Step Card
Concertina Fold Card
Criss Cross Card
Curtain Fold Card

Decoder Card
Diagonal Double Pocket Card
Diagonal Gate Fold Card - COMING SOON
Diagonal Tri-fold Card
Diaper Fold Pouch
Diamond Fold Card
Diorama Card
Double Diamond Fold Card
Double Display Card
Double Display Card, Altered
Double Gatefold Card
Double M Card
Double Side Step Card
Double Slider Card
Double Tent Card
Double Shutter Card
Double Z Fold Card
Dutch Fold Card

Easel Box Card
Easel Card
Easel Card, Stacked, Triple
Easel Card, Triple
Easel Card, Twisted
Exploding Box Card
Exploding Card

Flag Fold Card
Flap Fold Card
Flip Flop Card / Swing Card
Flower Pot Easel Card - COMING SOON
Flower Pot Pocket Card
Fold Over Box
Four Drawer Box Card
Four Fold Card
Four Step Card
Free Standing Pop-Up Card - COMING SOON

Gap Card
Gatefold Card
Gatefold Card, Altered
Gatefold Card, Double
Gatefold Window Card

Handbag Card

Impossible Card

Joy Fold Card

Kite Fold Card

Latch Card
Lattice Card / Trellis Card
Lever Fold Card - COMING SOON

Magic Rain Shaker Card - COMING SOON
Magic Window Card
Matchbook Card
Milk Carton Gift Box - COMING SOON

Napkin Fold Card
Never Ending Card

Origami Square Fold Card - COMING SOON
Oval Side Step Card - COMING SOON
Over the Edge Card / Tent Topper Card

Peek-A-Boo Card
Petal Fold Card
Pinwheel Fold Card - COMING SOON
Pocket Card - COMING SOON
Pop-Out Gatefold Card - COMING SOON
Pop-Up Book Card
Pop-Up Card I
Pop-Up Flower Card - COMING SOON
Pop-Up Panel Card - COMING SOON
Pop-Up Shadow Box Card - COMING SOON
Pop-Up Twirl Card - COMING SOON
Pop-Up Card, Free Standing - COMING SOON
Pop-Up Corner Swing Panel Card - COMING SOON
Pull-Up Card - COMING SOON
Pyramid Fold Card

Quatro Fold Card

Rocker Card / Wobble Card

Scraplet Cards
Secret Message Card
Serviette Fold Card
S-Fold Card
Shadow Box Card - COMING SOON
Shaker Card - COMING SOON
Shaped Cards
Shutter Card, Double
Side Step Card - COMING SOON
Side Step Card, Double - COMING SOON
Sideways Waterfall Card - COMING SOON
Slider Card - COMING SOON
Slider Card, Double - COMING SOON
Slider Window Card - COMING SOON
Spinner Card
Spiral Pop-Up Card - COMING SOON
Spring Fold Card
Spring Diamond Card - COMING SOON
Squash Book Card
Stacked Triple Easel Card
Stair Step Fold
Star Effect Card
Star Fold Card
Step Panel Card - COMING SOON
Surprise Pop Up Card - COMING SOON
Suspension Card
Swing Card / Flip Flop Card

Teardrop Card - Double Gatefold
Teardrop Card - Trifold
Telescoping Cards - COMING SOON
Tent Card, Double
Tent Topper Card / Over the Edge Card
Theatre Card - COMING SOON
Tilt Card
Treat Box Card - COMING SOON
Trellis Card / Lattice Card
Triangle Corner Pop-Up Card - COMING SOON
Triangle Tri-Fold Card - COMING SOON
Tri-fold Window Card - COMING SOON
Triple Easel Card
Triple Easel Card, Stacked
Tri-Shutter Card
T-Slide Card
Tunnel Cards
Twirl Card - COMING SOON
Twist and Pop Card - COMING SOON
Twisted Easel Card

U-Fold / Bridge Card
Upright Diamond Fold - COMING SOON
Upright Z-fold Card - COMING SOON

Venetian Blind Card
View Master Card

Waterfall Card
Waterfall Card, Sideways - COMING SOON
Window Card - COMING SOON
Wiper Card
Wobble Card / Rocker Card

X-Fold Card

Yo Yo Spinner Card - COMING SOON

Z-fold Box Card - COMING SOON
Z-fold Card
Z-fold Card, Double
Z-fold Slider Card - COMING SOON


  1. How about a never ending card. I did one a while ago, but found the instructions on you tube :)

  2. Wow, this is fantastic! I would love to learn these various techniques and thanks so much for coming up with this idea. I have one technique I've seen but haven't tried yet-Tea Folding. : )

  3. There is a double side-step card too...that one has two ends that are up and the stairs in the middle!!! GREAT IDEA!!! Thanks Beccy!

  4. What a fabulous idea. This will be my go to site for ideas. It is really hard (at least for me) to find them when I don't know what they are called. :) Thanks!

  5. Thanks for putting this all together. I can't wait to try some of these new cards!

  6. what a great idea! thank you :)

  7. I love this idea! Thank you for doing this.

  8. Great idea Beccy, lots of crafters are going to love this. What about a 'center step card'
    Hugs Jacee

  9. Love your site and helpful reference idea. Thanks, Beccy.

  10. Beccy,

    Just a few I came up with. I have been trying to compile a list but have not gotten down to it.
    Funky Fold Card, Tilt Card, Exploding Card, Expolding Box Card, Pyramid Fold Card, Pyramid Stacker Card, Decoupage Card, Window Card, S Fold Card, Diamond Fold Card, Triangle Tri Fold Card, Vest Card, Shirt Card, Double Slider Card, Slider Window Card, Trellis Card, Magic Window Card, Flip Flop Card, Triptych Card, Fun Fold Card, Iris Fold Card and Spring Fold Card.
    Hope this helps you. I can't wait to see you tutorials. Thanks


  11. Hi Betty,
    What a great idea. I have got a card wich I did not see in the list. In Dutch we call it an etalagekaart, a show window card. In my blog I have an example:

  12. What a fantastic idea, Beccy. I look forward to trying out some new techniques. xxx

  13. hi, ozzie annie here, just wanted to say i love your site and all your info on off to view more...luv aussie annie

  14. Hi!!!
    I loved the idea!
    I know one blog that have folding card tecniques...
    this one:

    I don't know if they are in the list yet...


  15. Great idea. I larned alot of new ideas from reading this today!Thanks

  16. Hi! I am definitely bookmarking your site! I love making different folded cards. I just experimented with making a napkin fold valentine. I don't see that one on your list

  17. wow thanks for this, what a brill site

  18. I have been using the Internet as a wealth of information on learning how to make cards. Out of hundreds I have viewed yours is definitely the best site ever!! I can't open all of the Techniques on Card Folds - is it because they are not on your site yet?
    Thanks for all the great techniques and the different card folds.
    Millie Nelles

  19. forgot to leave my email address:

  20. Thanx so much for all the effort you put into this list! It's FAB and a real big help to all of us looking for new, fun and different ways to do our cards! SOOOOOOO APPRECIATED!!! Aloha!

  21. This is fabulous to have all of these in one place. I have wanted to try some of these and didn't know the names of them. Thanks so much for all your hard work. I am now a follower.

  22. This is a fantastic resource thanks sooo much for taking the time to do this I will be trying them out one by one and hoping you will be adding more - you are a star!!!

    Alice xx

  23. Thanks for the good directions! I found exactly what I was looking for.

  24. This is absolutely fabulous! For the novice card maker like myself this is an invaluable source of information. Just the time alone you put into this deserves a million thank yous. LOL the blogosphere should send you a thank you card!

  25. I am looking for a technique where the sides of the card are folded into the middle. A design is stamped on the inside, then on the back of the side folds designs are stamped and trimmed so that when folded back into the center, it creates a picture, i.e. house in center, with snowman on left fold and sled on right fold. I hope I am explaining this technique well enough for you to understand what I mean.

  26. Thank you so much for posting these. I can't wait to try some of them. May I ask why some of the links no longer work?

    1. Hi Shauna,
      The list is still a work in progress and there are lots of tutorials that I still haven't done yet. I'll keep working away on them, but I expect to be a very old lady by the time I'm finished!!!

  27. Well I definitely appreciate all of your hard work, I had no idea there were so many types of folds

  28. Beccy, I just did a spinner card, Thank you so much for the tutorial, it is one of my favorite cards I have made to date

  29. I have become your latest follower and I will be back very often to work through some of these designs, Thanks. xxx

  30. Thank you very much!!!
    Muchas gracias por tu trabajo. Tus creaciones son magníficas.

  31. Really really really enjoying these tutorials. Having only just started 3D cards, I can't wait to try the other ones. Already done the easel, zig-zag and the criss-cross cards. Thanks!

  32. Replies
    1. Thanks Di, will add it to the list!

  33. This is an amazing resource. I'm so thrilled I found it.

  34. Hi Beccy. Just been told about your site by my friend Wendy. It´s really great and thanks very much for all the ideas.
    Love Val in Spain x

  35. WOW- I feel like I just found a bag of gold! Thanks.

  36. How do you keep your paper from buckling when you've glued it to the cardstock & fold it?

    1. Hi Patti,
      The problem you're experiencing happens because the act of folding actually stretches the cardstock / paper slightly, which is why is becomes weaker at the crease. There are a couple of solutions to the problem, depending on where the fold is and what it's going to be used for. You could try folding both the cardstock and the paper and then attaching them together while already folded. No extra stretching will occur this way. However, if you are going to be unfolding again, as in a card opening, you will still get the problem of buckling.
      Alternatively, you can cut your patterned paper in half and place one piece on either side of the cardstock fold. The cut will open and close as the cardstock is folded.
      A third option is to simply use patterned cardstock. These days you can easily find a huge array of wonderful digital papers that print beautifully onto cardstock. The problem of folding and buckling will no longer be an issue.
      I hope this helps!

  37. Hi Beccy. Just found your site. Gosh, it is like opening a never ending present,lol

    Thank you for such an inspiring site, plus all your hard work. Best wishes from the U.K. Jan.

  38. Hi Beccy,
    Just found your site and love, love, love it. I am new to papercrafting and cards and was so in neeed of something like this, thank you.

  39. Merci pour tous ces merveilleux tutos, cela va m'aider énormément, quand je suis en manque d'inspiration et surtout pour l'usage du scor pal martha stewart que je viens d'acquérir et que j'ai du mal à utiliser pour faire les boites.

    j'espère que vous êtes toujours aussi passionnée et vous souhaite bonne continuation.

    Suis désolée mais je ne sais pas m'exprimer en anglais.

    Merci encore.



  40. Wow, just found this and I'm definitely bookmarking it in order to return to it many times, there is so much here that I haven't even heard about before! Thank you!

  41. Whoa. This is fantastic. Your sharing generosity is also fantastic. this is the kind of list you could charge for or even do your own book and publish it. I would buy it. But I have to say again, how truly selfless of you to offer it to all of us at no cost. GOD BLESS YOU!

  42. Love this site and am sharing with many.........thanks

  43. This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing.

  44. You site was shared on a Cuttlebug Facebook page, this is fantastic. Are you still working on some of the instructions? Any way to get an email when a new one Is completed? thank you for all your hard work!

  45. Hi Kathie,
    I generally do one new card fold tutorial each month. If you'd like to receive email updates, simply add your email address to the box in the left hand column of my blog that says "Follow by Email".
    Have a fabulous day!

  46. Hiya,
    I hope you don't mind, but I have shared your blog on a Facebook group 'Tips for Crafters'.
    You have given me so much to look through, learn, experiment & eventually have a go at.
    I will try to make a few & if they look as half as good as yours, I'll be more than happy.
    Thanks again Beccy
    Kind regards
    Kerry x

    1. Hi Kerry,
      I don't mind at all... thank you for sharing my blog!

  47. Thank you for sharing all your "folded cards" ideas. I love a challenge and have enjoyed trying out many of the different folds.

  48. A box card. Here's one I made

  49. Dobbel z-fold card

    Fancy joy fold:

    I don't know the name:

    Drapery fold card:

    Chevron card:

  50. Hi Beccy, thanks so much, cant wait to try some of these!

  51. New to card making - been watching YouTube videos to learn different folds. WOW so nice to find a more comprehensive list all in one place. Thanks!

  52. New to card making - been watching YouTube videos to learn different folds. WOW so nice to find a more comprehensive list all in one place. Thanks!

  53. Thank you for this index of card folds. Best Regards.D.

  54. I am so glad I found you! Your tutorials are great Thank you so much!! I really appreciate people who share their ideas and the time you spend to share with everyone.

  55. Thank you for putting this together. It's nice to have one index of card folds and one place to find them.

  56. Thank you for doing something which I figured had to be on here somewhere and not just a YouTube video. I am a very visual person (a picture is worth....................) and so on. I have printed out all the ones which I have been looing for and now I have the pictures of the ones I wanted printed and will be out in my scrapbook room. TY

  57. Hello Beccy - thanks for this great list of different folding cards.

  58. What a wonderful idea and thanks so much for sharing. I love card making and I am always keen to learn new techniques. I look forward to learning some of yours :)

  59. I have to say this is a really amazing list of folding techniques. Thank you for going this ... I believe I will be coming here often!

  60. WOW... Beccy I really appreciate the list, gives whole new world of cards rather than a regular folded card...I'm book marking so i have...Again thank you for all that you have done, continue to do...

  61. Hi Beccy. What an awesome blog and the work you have put into these card fold tutorials is absolutely amazing. I'm a newbie to cardmaking and this list is my new best friend. Just one query, is there a way to convert the measurements into metric as I never learnt the imperial system at school in Australia. I find I get very confused trying to work the measurements out, especially when it talks about 1/8th of an inch etc. Still you have probably the best blog for new card makers I have seen anywhere on the net. I would sign up to receive emails but there is no link when I'm looking from my phone. Thanks

    1. Hi Sue. Thanks for your lovely message, I'm glad you've found something useful on my blog, I really enjoy putting it all together.
      I too, am an Aussie who only learned the metric system at school, but for some reason when I started to scrapbook many years ago, the tools were all in imperial. From there I simply got used to the system. Most of the folds don't require you to be exact, so you can generally do a rough conversion. 1" = 2.5cm and 1/4" is about 6mm.
      You can purchase very reasonably priced rulers that have both metric and imperial, as well as cutting mats, which I highly recommend since most paper craft is measured in the imperial system.
      I'm not sure how my blog shows up on phones, but down the left hand column there is a place where you can add your email address to receive updates to your inbox.
      Have a fabulous day Sue!

  62. Impossible card would make a great “I” card

    1. Thanks for the tip Holly! I'll do some research and have a go at creating one.

  63. Thank you for sharing your God blessings talent with the whole world. I greatly appreciate every card that you have on this site and can't wait to see more. God bless you in all you do.

  64. Beccy, Thank You!! I've been making hand made cards for many, many years for immediate family, gradually making them for extended family, then as many as 80 (identical) Christmas cards, new design each year for several years. Then I was given a few catalogs from a friend. I reworked some of those ideas and advanced my card-making. Recently, I discovered Pinterest (long after family discovered Pinterest. But Beccy, the biggest help was this card-folding tutorial! Great ideas, clear instructions, AND all in one place! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment and you're most welcome! I'm so glad to read that it's been helpful to you, I really enjoy putting the tutorials together and sharing them with other card makers.

  65. Thanks for sharing this wonderful list Beccy!

  66. Thank you for putting this list together! Looking forward to trying some of the ones I haven't made before!

  67. I love this site! Have you seen a Magical Rain Shaker Card? Think you could do one of your great tutorials on that? Thanks for sharing your projects with us!

    1. I've never seen a Magical Rain Shaker card before, Hilary, thanks very much for the idea. I'll add it to the list.

  68. Wow! This is quite an accomplishment! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us fellow paper crafters!

  69. New follower and many thank you's for sharing your beautiful works of art and also all the fabulous card fold designs, hugs, Lori m

  70. Just found your site. Thanks so much for sharing all these great ideas.

  71. Thank you for this wonderful resource, I will be using it often.

  72. Hi Beccy
    I am part of a small of a online NZ card group and each month we have a card swap and have turns picking the theme. I have chosen the impossible card for my turn,last month, the ladies said I always pick hard ones but were all amazed at how easy it was to do. I sent them to your site for the instructions, they all commented on how great your site was. So no doubt we will be doing some more folded cards
    So thank you for sharing, the inspiration you give and the freebies

    1. Hi jaybea. Thank you for the lovely message, it's always great to hear that people are using and enjoying the tutorials... I love to share them!
      All the best with your card group.

  73. I have just been given your site to check out and I must commend you for setting this up. It will be my favorite stamping "Tool"from now on. So often I sit and try to get my brain to come up with something different to do. You are a Godsend. Thank you so much for being happy to share.

    1. You're most welcome Raegilly, I really enjoy putting it all together. Thank you for taking the time to post a message, I appreciate it!

  74. wow, so sweet of you to put this together!

  75. These are amazing. Can you do an infinity card?

    1. Hi Georgeanne. If you look up "Never Ending Card" it's the same fold as an Infinity Card.
      Have fun!