how to make a fun fold card

Buckle Fold Card Template : Fun Fold Card Design

Kate's back with another fun fold card design. She is calling this one the Buckle Fold card template.

flap fun fold card designs

This fun fold card design has a unique twist. The front of the flap can be decorated with a stamped or die cut image and the inside of the front flap can hold your sentiment.  It's a handmade card with a twist. 


  • Vicki Boutin : Beautiful Blooms patterned paper (SOLD OUT, but similar style here)
  • Bazzill Smoothies in Moody Blue, Aurora Bora Blue, Pastel Blue
  • "Buckle" Dies from Stampin' Up! (retired), Floral Dies: MyMomenta
buckle fold card cutting instructions

Buckle Fold Card Cutting Instructions

1. Begin with a side folding A2 card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and cut a 2" x 5 1/2" strip off the front of the card.  DO NOT DISCARD!  This piece will become the "belt".
how to make a buckle fun fold card
2. Take the "belt" piece (that you just cut off the card front) and score in half at 2 3/4" Attach it to the inside of the card base with the fold lined up against the edge of the card as shown in the photo above. 
how to make a fun fold card with a buckle
3. Cut a piece of light colored cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card for a place to write your message. Attach this on the inside of the card base, covering the part of the belt that is adhered to the card base as shown in photo above. 
how to make a fun fold card with a buckle
4. For the "buckle"...  You can really use any shape (circle, rectangle, heart).  You will need to cut two of them, one for the front and one to cover and hide the "belt".  The loose end of the "belt" in sandwiched in between the two "buckles" as shown in the photo above. 
how to make a fun fold card
5. Trim your double-sided patterned paper to 3 pieces that measure 2" x 5 1/4" each.  You can mix and match where these pieces will go and which side will show. Attach one of these on the inside right side of the card, then attach the other two to the smaller card base flap, one on the inside, one on the front. 
fun fold card template with a buckle
Decorate the front of the buckle with stamped images or die cuts, and decorate the inside of the buckle with a stamped sentiment. 
This is such an easy and fun card template that looks way more complicated than it is. 

 designer kate deignan

Here's another fun fold card template idea!








1 comment

  • Carol

    Thank you so much for the cute buckle card concept . I just love your papers!

    An idea to make this even more fun would be to work with someone who knows how to convert images into SVG files (with links to your site papers, of course). I am a Cricut lover, and I would be more apt to make several of these if I had the cut out already prepared as a digitized image.,,Maybe Dreaming Tree would work with you to create files – and you could make some coordinating paper suggest. I can always think of things for other people to do.😊😊😊

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