Fold Out Card Design

Hello! I am here today with a fun fold-out card design. This is a fun way to use your products creatively and make a card that is unique! Oh – and I have a bonus crafty card, too.

[All supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I am always looking for ways to make my cards unique… and fold-out cards are fun! Be sure to watch the video to catch the details.

To create this vertical fold-out card, I started with a piece of 4 1/4″ x 11″ cardstock. (I said 4 1/2″ in my video – sorry.) I then folded this in half to create a top-folding card that is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. I then folded the front of the card at the halfway point – 2 3/4″. That’s it!

I used the Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave Border Die Set to create a wave at the top of several pieces of vellum and pool cardstock pieces. I adhered them together and added a white heat embossed greeting from the Essentials By Ellen Mermaid’s Tail Stamp Set. I then added the whole piece to the front of the folded card.

I created the mermaid tail by white heat embossing the Essentials By Ellen Mermaid’s Tail image and adding Distress Oxide Inks on top. For shine, I sprayed it with a mix of Ranger Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls and water. After letting it dry and cutting it out, I tucked the mermaid into some of the waves. I created three cards… each with a different fun sentiment. And note the fun sentiment on the inside, too! (“If you need me, call me on my shell phone.”)

The little water splatters are from the Essentials by Ellen Otter Ware Stamp Set and the gems are from Lucy’s Cards.

Since I had a few scallopy-border scraps from these cards, I decide to put them to use for a quick card featuring the Essentials By Ellen Crafty Lady and Crafty Ladies Say Stamp Sets. These sets are full of crafty images and messages. You must check them out! Can’t wait to make more of these for crafty friends.


Want to find the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from EH and Oxide Inks. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.)

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69 thoughts on “Fold Out Card Design”

  1. Love the mermaid card. I think I might have to get that set. This is my second time watching your video. I’ll have to sign in so I can save it. Thank you, Jennifer.

  2. OMG, Jennifer I think these are the CUTEST cards I have ever seen !!! I want to make them so bad, I am going to get the stamps, they look a little complicated for me, but I sure am going to give it a try. I am saving the video for reference I will absolutely need it to look back on, I am excited to get everything and try them, I am really in love with this idea, also I collect mermaids so that will be fun. Thanks a bunch !!!

  3. You remain my favorite craft enabler. So wish these were sold outside of Ellen Hutson 🙁 Can’t justify paying more for shipping then the stamp set itself – their international shipping costs have shut down my need to expand my craft hoard. Swim away and don’t look back longingly…

  4. This is the cutest mermaid card! Thanks for taking the time to make the video–I enjoyed watching it and am adding the mermaid set to my scary-long wishlist 🙂

  5. Gorgeous cards and I love the way you give us idea’s and tips. Thank you for every time you make me smile!

  6. My young granddaughters both LOVE mermaids! Need to try these ideas so they can have these to enjoy!

  7. I’ve used this fold to make an easel card, but this is something new, and I love something new! Thank you for all you teach us!

  8. I am thrilled to learn how to make the fold out card and can see many possibilities for it but what you have done with it is as cute as can be!

  9. Loving both of these cards, especially that fold out mermaid card. I’m always looking for different ways to add an interesting twist to my cards. I must say, the crafty lady card caught my attention with those cool scalloped edges. I thought ” I gotta find that die!” So fun that it was the scraps from the waves. Thanks, Jennifer, for always giving us such great ideas.


  11. The tails are so beautiful. What a fun bunch of cards.
    I have to say, I’m always so happy to see your name in my inbox.

  12. Love the mermaid card! The pool cardstock and matching envelopes are not listed under supplies. Is it through Hero Arts? And what is the weight of the paper?

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