Monday, February 6, 2017

Tri-Fold Birthday Card

     We have a fairly large family so when it comes to birthdays, we always have difficulty finding a card with ample room for all of us to write a birthday note. Recently, I came across a great idea for a large card.
Introducing: the tri-fold card!

- 1 sheet of thick, patterned paper
- 1 sheet of construction paper, the color of your choice
- Glue stick
- Scissors
- Decorative edge scissors
- X-acto knife (or in my case, box cutters)
- Calligraphy pen

     First, cut your sheet of patterned paper in half.

     Then, fold each panel in half.

    Open up both panels, place the inside ends on top of each other, and glue down.

I was using double-sided patterned paper, so never mind the inside pattern.

     Measure and cut two pieces of construction paper, leaving enough to overlap on the ends of your card, and glue them on the inside of the card. 

     Fold over the overlapping ends of the construction paper and glue down.

     Using you X-acto knife (or box cutters) cut a slit in the right side on the front of your card.  

     Cut out another piece of construction paper. 

     Glue it onto the left side of the card. Don't glue down the opposite end of the paper as it will be inserted into the slit you cut and act as a "clasp" for your card.

     To create a centerpiece for the card, cut out an oval piece of the patterned paper using decorative-edge scissors. 

     Then, cut out another smaller oval from the construction paper using regular scissors. 

     Glue the two pieces together.

     Using the calligraphy pen, write out a birthday greeting. 

     Glue it to the front of your card, and voila! The card is complete.



  1. Ooh, this is a really good idea, Gloria! :D

  2. Nice card. I ran across a similar one in my thrift-shopping adventures, and now have it in my collection.

    1. Thanks! Yeah, trifold cards are very useful. I can't believe I never came across one before.

  3. ah!
    what a cute and clever card!!!
    i always hand make cards for my family, but considering that i am definitely not very good at it, they never look as sweet as yours. ;)

    blessings to you!!

    1. Thanks!
      Keep at it! You'll get better as you practice more. :) Plus, Pinterest is a huge help. ;)

  4. Love this! I'll have to try it out.

    1. Thanks! If you do, let me know how it turns out!


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