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Folded Greeting Card

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Tired of boring cards? Use paper crafting techniques to construct a Folded Greeting Card from Einat Kessler. This craft is intricate but suitable for beginners.

Folded Greeting Card
 

Materials:

  • Double-sided cardstock
  • Embellishments

Directions:

  1. Cut a double sided cardstock 12" by 5.5".
     
  2. Make 4 folds at 2", 4", 8", 10"
     
  3. Turn the cardstock and make 2 cuts at 1.5" and 4". Cut only from the first fold to the last fold.
     
  4. Fold the card, starting from the left: first fold – mountain (out), second fold – valley (in), then mountain again and end with a valley fold.
     
  5. Change two of the folds: the inner second fold turns out and the third fold turns in.

    Folded Greeting Card
     
  6. Now you have the basic card and you need to embellish it. Cut 2 sets of squares: The first set 1/4 of an inch smaller than each section (orange on my card). That would be the bottom layer. On top of it the second set of squares will be 1/2 of an inch smaller (stripes, yellow and green on my card).
     
  7. Add embellishments and sentiment.

    Folded Greeting Card
     

Notes:

  1. My card is in Hebrew and opens from right to left, as seen in the photo. the instructions are for a card that opens from left to right. if you want the Hebrew version, change the order of the folds and start with a valley fold. change the inner folds accordingly.

     

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For those who like this card but need further instructions, you might check out You Tube for "shutter" cards. There are several tutorials you can find!

I have seen this card made by others, but I think this is one of the most dramatic ones I've come across. Very nicely done!

Is there a way that you can adjust it to fit a regular long envelope?

I love this; however, step # 6 is confusing with the picture. Can you clarify?

WOW...and to think I made this card WAY, WAY before I saw this tutorial! I made it for Christmas and for birthdays a couple of years ago. It's a GREAT pattern - my sister loved it, and her granddaughter got interested in cardmaking from looking at it. Thanks so much for sharing it!

Nice! I did a test run on a plain sheet of paper - looks neat!

Nice card, It is not very nice to hold us a bone and we cannot eat them. please show us how to fold. Thanks

Is there a way we can see the second picture? The visual will help me to construct the card correctly.

I love this card! It can be used in so many ways. I can't see the center picture of the folded greeting card.

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