I’ve got a super easy fun fold for you today. It is called the envelope fold. I saw this fun fold floating around the internet about a year ago. As you know I like to get fun fold ideas and convert them into metric measurements. Most of them are pretty easy but this one…let’s just say I got re-acquainted with my triangle buddy Pythagoras. I don’t know about you but it has been about fifty years since I even thought about this dude and his theorem. Anyway he (and Google) helped me figure out the size of the square for us to use in the metric card.


Seaside Wishes Hybrid Embossing Folder
Basic Gray Card Stock
Basic White Card Stock
Scrap of Misty Moonlight Card Stock
Scrap of Smoky Slate Card Stock
Country Woods Designer Series Papers
Basic Gray Stampin Pad
Smoky Slate Stampin Pad
Blending Brushes
2023-2024 In Colors Jute Trim
Flat Adhesive Backed Pearls
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Cellophane Tape
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin Cut and Emboss Machine


Cut a quarter sheet of card stock from the basic gray, 10.5cm x 14.85cm (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).

For the card base cut a piece of basic white card stock to 14.5cm x 20.4cm (8″ x 5-1/4″). Score at 10.2cm (4″). Load the card base half way into the embossing folder and run through the machine. Be very careful and go slow to avoid breaking the folder. The folders are usually put through the machine with the fold side going first. (See photo)

The “envelope flap” is made from a square of the Designer Series Paper cut to 10.1cm x 10.1cm (3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″). Fold this square on the diagonal.

If you are going to stamp on the inside of your card now is the best time to do it. I used the Happy Birthday greeting from the Beach Day Photopolymer Stamp Set and the dots from the Seaside Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set stamped in Basic Grey.

Fit the diagonally folded Designer Series Paper flap over the right side of the closed card. Glue down the ‘triangle’ on the back. (See photo) Do not place glue on the front half.

Now glue the entire card to the quarter sheet of basic gray.

Time to decorate. Using the hybrid embossing folder fitted with the die cut out the three sand dollar shapes from basic white. Brush a small amount of Smoky Slate ink over the sand dollars using a blending brush.

Die cut the larger of the coral shapes and two of the swirls from a scrap of Misty Moonlight Card Stock.

From a small scrap of smoky slate die cut the smaller of the coral pieces.

Build your center piece on cellophane tape being sure to get some glue in-between the pieces. The back of your focal point needs to be flat, it may be necessary to put another piece of cello tape on it once you have it pieced together.

Use dimensionals to pop up the focal piece being careful to place them so that the envelope flap will easily fit underneath it. Meaning you want the at the top, bottom and left of the focal piece.

As a final touch I cut a piece of the jute trim about 5cm (2″). I un-raveled it and then holding the pieces together, tied a knot in the center. A mini glue dot was used to hold the twine in place. Lastly, a trio of the flat backed pearls was scattered around the card.

And now you are ready to send out your masterpiece.

Thanks for reading today. I hope you found this card interesting and make your own version. If you do please post a picture below in the comments or on social media and tag me @loriothen. Happy Crafting!

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