May 4, 2012

Free Friday-Square Petal Card Fold!

Just in time for those college and high school graduations. Are you in need of a special graduation card? How about a card with a different type of fold? I've seen these all over blogland and thought I'd give it a try. You won't believe how easy! And I have the pattern for you if you keep scrolling:

This little card opens up to reveal something cute inside. Here are the steps to create a card for yourself:

Step 1:

Start out with a piece of cardstock, in this case "Basic Black Cardstock", measuring 7.5" x 7.5". Score on all four sides at 1 7/8" with your "Simply Scored Scoring Tool".

Step 2:

Cut all four corners off with your "Paper Snips".

Step 3:

Using the "Corner Rounder Punch", round all the corners of each flap.

Step 4:

Add a piece of "Whisper White Cardstock" to the center measuring 3.5" x 3.5". Use the "Corner Rounder Punch" on all 4 corners. Glue in place in the center of your card. Stamp the image from "Style Beautiful" using "Basic Black Ink" in the center. Stamp the sentiment "Congratulations" from "Curly Cute" using "Basic Black Ink" at the bottom of the "Whisper White Cardstock" layer.

Step 5:

Create your owl as follows:
  • Body: Owl Punch in Basic Gray Cardstock, cut off feet
  • Feet: Owl Punch in Daffodil Delight Cardstock
  • Eyes: Owl Punch in Whisper White for the larger size and Basic Black for the pupils
  • Beak: Hand-cut a small triangle in Daffodil Delight Cardstock
  • Wings: 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch in Basic Gray Cardstock, cut 2 pieces for the wings that include 3 scallops per wing. Cut in a triangular shape.
  • Graduation Cap: Basic Black Cardstock hand-cut and add a Brad in the center

This is what your card looks like in the folded and closed position. You close the flaps like you would a box top.

Step 6:

Using the "1/2" Circle Punch" and "Basic Black Cardstock", cut 1. Add a "Stampin' Dimensional" to the back and glue to the center of your card front.

Step 7:

Stamp the "Happy Graduation" from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set" in "Basic Black Ink" and cut out with the "Word Window Punch". Add a piece of "White Baker's Twine" to sentiment and tie round the faux button in the center. Card complete!

Here is the pattern:

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  1. Fabulous card - love the fold and especially the owl. Awesome work making his wings fly out. He looks so so cute.

  2. This is a great fold - and perfect for this time of year though we have no graduates, I can try this for other reasons. Thanks!

  3. Great card! I need to make a birthday card and wanted to use the cupcake but couldn't decide what to add to it. This will just be perfect and it can look like a little package/box with a little shipping type tag that says happy birthday on it. Something a little different than an envelope that will get tossed. I am hand delivering it so I don't have to worry about bulk or anything. Thanks for the idea and a great tutorial!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  4. Wow, wow, wow! This is a wonderful idea! I think it would be fun to make a hidden pocket inside to tuck away a gift card. It can be adapted to so many occasions.

  5. Love this Debbie. We have two major graduations in the family this month and this would be perfect. And I love your owl inside. Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. I love this and made one almost identical to yours on my blog.

  7. This is wonderful. I have many graduations coming up and I am going to get started on this today. Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Love the fun fold on the card! The owl is so sweet and I love how you turned the card into a graduation cap! Another fantastic idea!!

  9. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! SO CUTE! I'll have to mark this for upcoming graduations!!!!!!! :) Thank you Debbi! (Found you through Paper Punch Addiction!)

  10. I already made a graduation card for my granddaughter and thought I was finished but got another announcement in the mail for the grandson of a dear friend . I didn't want to make the same kind of card and was so happy when I saw this fold card. I made it this afternoon and am so happy . Thanks for all the inspiration. Regina

  11. Debbie, I love this how creative!

  12. I LOVE it...simple & easy!

  13. cool card!!! love the uniqueness


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