This card design has many names: Quarter Fold, Invitation Fold, Wedding Fold, Flap Fold. No matter what you call it, they are really fun to give and receive! These adorable cards open and close just like cardboard box flaps and open to reveal additional decoration and a large writing panel. Kids love to help make, these, too! Because they are kind of box as well as card, they would make amazing gift card holders as well as hold small flat gifts such as magnets, bookmarks, cash, etc.
Building the base for this card is as easy as cutting 2 sheets of 8-1/2 x 11 inch cardstock. Cut one sheet in half lengthwise, and the other in half shortwise. You’ll end up with 2 pieces each of 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and 4-1/4 x 11. This is enough to make 2 cards.
Score your 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 pieces on the 8-1/2 inch side at 2-1/8 and 6-3/8.
Score your 4-1/4 x 11 pieces on the 11 inch side at 2-3/4 and 8-1/4.
Apply adhesive to the center rectangle of the 4-1/4 x 11 inch piece and then lay the 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch piece over it so that the center rectangles line up. You’ll end up with a plus-sign look. Fold the flaps in towards the center starting with the top flap, then left, bottom, and end with the right. Carefully tuck the top of the right flap under the left side of the top flap. That’s how your card will look once it’s finished. Keep that in mind as you unfold the flaps and begin designing your card.
I’ve seen these done in all sorts of décor configurations. They all look great! I chose to work with the Peaceful Deer Bundle for this card. The paper is the (retired) Fall 2021 Sale-a-Bration coordinating DSP pack. Any holiday paper you have is going to look amazing with this style of card though. I suggest mixing up the patterns as much as possible, too. This style of card really lends itself to being a wonderful mash up of different DSPs. The more the merrier I say. I love the look of many different papers under the holiday tree and that is what this card is reminiscent of.
This card fits in an A2 sized envelope, and you’ll definitely want to add non-machinable postage if you’re mailing it because the center can easily attain 8 or more sheets of paper and card stock in thickness by the time you decorate the outside and inside, too.
For more cards and Live demos, stop by My Inky Paws Facebook page The Supplies list for this card is here. Thanks for hanging out with me! Happy Crafting to You and see you next time with a new project!!