Fun Fold Cards

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This is a tutorial for fun fold cards that are mostly fun with little work unlike most things in life.

I love these fun fold cards because not only are they super easy to make, you can customize them all you want with just a few templates and you can use them for many different occasions just by adding a sentiment.

The only drawback with these cards is they are a little limited in size by the cardstock you have. But even then, a letter sized sheet can still make a decent sized card.

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Materials for handmade fun fold cards

Cardstock – I like to use colored core medium weight cardstock for these cards. I know a lot of cardmakers like heavier weight paper but I find it is hard to fold and tends to fray more. Here are some of my favorite brands:

Glue – I use a variety of different glues for cardmaking. The most important thing is to make sure it doesn’t warp the paper.

Cutting Machine – I use a Cricut. Check out my recommendations for Cricut machines and accessories for beginners for more info.

Template – The templates for all the fun fold cards featured in this tutorial are available for free in both SVG and printable PDF formats in my resource library.

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    Fun Fold Cards Tutorial

    Cutting the fun fold template

    There’s actually not much to go over here in this tutorial.

    I usually start by cutting out the base and accessories using my Cricut cutting machine. I like using a fresh light grip blue mat for this project. Depending on what additional cutouts you are making, you may or may not want to use the standard mat. I just find the standard mat to be more difficult to clean up.

    Scoring the card

    I did include the scoring lines in the SVG templates for the more difficult card templates but I typically like to score the folds by hand. I find the cutting machine scoring is always misaligned.

    To score the fold, simply use a ruler and align it to where the scoring line should be. The use a scraper or credit card to create an indentation along that line.

    The basic tri-fold fun fold template is just folded accordion style in thirds.

    Customizing your fun fold card

    I’ve included a number of different themed cutouts for with the template set. Depending on the piece, I will either use some roller adhesive or the glue pen to attach the cutouts.

    There is no set way to attached the cutouts, just place there wherever you’d like.

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