There are so many fun fancy fold cards out there so I decided to try one using Pink Basis Cardstock for the base of this bright birthday card. The Basis cardstock is a nice weight cardstock for card bases. This triangle fold card needs a triangle template to help with scoring and cutting the card and patterned papers.
The template measures 3.5 x2.75″. Basically, cut a triangle from the rectangle using those measurements. You could just mark the papers instead of using the template but I find using the template was easier especially since you need it multiple times while making and embellishing the card.
First, use it for scoring the top left corner of the card base. Be sure to score with a heavy hand since the goal is to have the score marks go through both the front and back of the card base.
Cut two panels of patterned papers at 5.25 x 4″ and a piece of Wedding Cake White cardstock at the same size. Use the triangle template to cut the upper lefthand corner off one of the patterned papers and adhere it to the card front. Repeat the same step for the inside of the card – top and bottom. Be sure to match the triangle template to the corner that matches the area where it will be adhered. For example, the inside top will have the bottom left corner cut off.
Use the leftover triangles to decorate the small triangle areas on the inside of the card – cut a half inch off the short side and then adhere.
I didn’t add any additional paper on the left top triangle since I liked the Pink Basis cardstock showing. What can I say, I love pink!
I used the Cricut to cut the daisies, leaf and lady bug for the embellishments. I also used Pink Basis Cardstock to mat the birthday sentiment on the front panel.
The Pop Tone Assortment Pack is perfect for all the colors needed for the embellishments. I used Gumdrop Green, Spearmint, Wild Cherry, Lemondrop and Black Licorice.
Be sure whatever you add to the corner does not exceed the dimensions of the card. If you do, it won’t fold correctly nor fit into the same size envelope.
A bottle of Icicle Stickles was sitting on my desktop so I added some glittery dots around the card as a final touch!
Here’s another view at the front:
And the completed inside:
I created a process video on my YouTube channel for a similar card but you can also search for Triangle Fold cards for more inspiration. It’s an easy card to make but makes such a big impact for the recipient!