This 12-step tutorial will assist you in making the Designer Fold card – something I recently learned about myself – and am currently addicted to! HAVE FUN!
SUPPLIES: You will need an 8 ½” x 11” inch sheet of Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, bone folder, scissors, and additional embellishments or cardstock for pocket inserts.
Step 1: Fold paper in half with bone folder to make deep crease.
Step 2: Open folded paper, and fold in half lengthwise. Again, use bone folder to make deep crease. Unfold and lay flat on work space, lengthwise.
(Editor’s note: through the rest of the tutorial I will be referring to the four different equal-sized sections of cardstock by “Panel A”, “Panel B”, “Panel C” and “Panel D”. Going clockwise, the top LEFT corner is Panel A. Directly to the RIGHT of Panel A is Panel B. Directly UNDERNEATH Panel B is Panel C. Directly to the LEFT of Panel C is Panel D.)
Step 3: You will now make the only cut involved in making this card. Where the bone folder in Image 4 is lying, the crease between Panels B and C – cut along crease to the middle of the page. Put the scissors away – you will not need them again!
Step 4: On Panel C, fold bottom right corner up towards center of page, keeping about ¾” from crease in center of page.
Step 5: On Panel A, fold top left corner down towards center of page, keeping about 1/16” from crease in center of page. (Note: you want to get very close to the crease, but if you fold too close it will be hard to make the final folds.)
Step 6: On Panel C, run your adhesive* along cut edge (top edge of Panel C), and down edge of sheet, to the fold. (*See last image in this series for additional guidance on where to place adhesive.)
Step 7: On Panel A, run your adhesive along bottom of panel, and up right side. (See last image in this series for additional guidance on where to place adhesive.)
Step 8: fold Panel C over on top of Panel D.
Step 9: On Panel A, fold top corner down towards center of page.
Step 10: fold Panel D upwards, over Panel A. You are now looking at the inside of the card.
Step 11: Close card.
Image 14. And one more look inside.