Wednesday, April 11

Tutorial: Castle Fold

The idea for the Castle-fold card comes from Sarah Edwards who apparently devised the technique in June 2010.  It's a nice simple cut and fold that will fit inside a standard business sized envelope.... which is great for those of us who aren't big on making their own envelopes!

1.  Start with a 81/2" x 12" sheet of card stock.  Measuring from the left hand side, mark the card stock at 4" and 8" and rule vertical lines with a pencil.

2.  Measuring from the top, mark the card stock at 21/2" and 6" and rule horizontal lines with a pencil.  You will end up with nine boxes on your card stock.

3.  Use a craft knife and ruler to cut away the top left hand box, the top right hand box and the bottom centre box as shown in the picture below.  Erase the lines that are left.

4.  Lay the card stock on a score board and score at 2", 4", 8" and 10".  Starting from the left hand side, the first score line is a mountain fold, the second is a valley fold, the third is another valley fold and finally a mountain fold.  Your card should resemble the picture below.

5.  And now the best part... decorate it!  I used complimentary pieces of patterned paper, some strips of white card that I cut with an edge punch, some ribbon, diecuts and a sentiment stamp.

NOTE: I started with an A4 sized sheet of card stock and figured the measurements by dividing it into three sections.  I gave you the measurement of 12" to make construction easier.

Copyright Beccy Muir 2012


  1. Wow - this is different Beccy. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Becky, this is fantastic and once I get time this evening I am going to give it a go then have a look at your digi stamps to purchase. Great easy tutorial this is and like the idea of fitting into a standard size envelope...♥

  3. Really pretty card and fab shape.....

  4. Really Beautiful card Beccy..Loz

  5. This is a great tutorial, and a lovely card, Beccy. Thanks for sharing.

    Love Joan xx

  6. Great tut Beccy, thanks for sharing!

  7. Beautiful card, thanks for the tutorial!

  8. Beccy, you are amazing I love this fold and will have to try it out very soon. Thanks



  9. Another great card and tutorial Beccy, thanks for sharing :) Viv xx

  10. love the castle fold card. I was a bit confused by the directions, but that is me. I did achieve the card doing it my way. Thanks for sharing I love you site.

  11. Inspiring!!! And oh so pretty! Hugs, Lesley

  12. Just discovered your blog and it is fabulous! Following you now.

  13. I am beginner :) love to make cards...thank you for sharing these ideas with us..I am following you now.. <3

  14. In the end, is this card suppose to open, or does the ribbon you put on it, keep it closed?

    1. Hi Kelly. The ribbon is actually adhered around a belly band, which is a "loop" of card stock that slides over the card to hold everything closed. It is designed to slide on and off... it's not secured in place at all. If you look closely at the last picture you can see the belly band sitting beside the open card. You don't have to add it if you don't want to.