fun fold card template for patterned paper

Patterned Paper Fun Fold Card Template

fun fold card template

Design Team Member Kate here with another fun fold card template. I often fall in love with both sides of a patterned paper and this overlapping fun fold card is great to show off both sides of those pretty papers.


fun fold card template cutting instructions

To get started, cut your cardstock as follows (see photo above for help):

  • Patterned paper: 5 1/2 x 6 inches scored on the 5 1/2 inch side at 1 3/4
  • Mini card (solid cardstock): 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 scored (in half) at 2 3/4
  • Inside piece for writing your sentiment: 2 1/2 x 4 inches (if your mini card is colored cardstock)
  • Layering Rectangle for outside of mini card: 2 1/2 x 4 inches
handmade card template
Once you cut all your pieces, assembly is easy. The patterned paper piece (5 1/2 x 6) is your card base. Adhere the smaller mini card centered on the larger base piece.
mini fun fold card
fun fold card tutorial

The mini card should be adhered so the patterned paper flap overlaps the inside of the mini card. The patterned paper flap gets folded up first, then the top of the mini card is folded down (kind of like an accordion).

how to make an overlapping fold fun fold card

This card can be landscape or portrait depending on how you decorate the top of the mini card. Decorate the mini card with stamps, die cuts or stickers.

fun fold card template

If you don't have a die cutting machine, this card template would be a great design for our Simple Stories and Carta Bella Collection kits. You could use the included ephemera, stickers and cut apart cards to decorate the front of the mini card, and use all the papers to make lots of cards.


designer Kate Deignan

Here's another fun fold card idea from Kate! 


  • Agnes Bradshaw

    Love the looks of this card, will definitely purchase some colorful printed paper to make it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Susan

    This is a great card!

  • Chris

    I love it! I saw this cardstock and thought Simple Stories paper will work wonderfully with this layout. Thanks so much!

  • Michelle

    KATHY P – The finished card when folded is 4 1/4″ × 5 1/2".

  • Wilson Bill

    Thanks for the time and showing us some great ideas to inspire

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