Monday, August 26, 2019

Bi-fold Card with Instructions - Maja Design - with Giveaway

Giveaway Drawing and Tutorial
I am giving away a collection of Maja Design papers to a lucky reader who leaves a comment on this blog post.  Drawing to be held 8/31/19.  

Today I have a quick template (tutorial) for a bi-fold card you can make in minutes and use for any occasion.   

I have to say Maya Design papers are perfect for this card design because they are always beautiful on both sides.  The hard part is deciding which side of the paper is you will use for the front of the card.  good luck with that difficult decision.  

My card uses the gorgeous, playful and flirty Denim & Girls collection from Maja Design.  Here is the list of papers:
Ripped Jeans (A side, the paisley design, on the back of the card)
  Ripped Jeans (B side, mauve pink used on the front of the card)
Loose Fit - B side

(My friend Billie Frey taught me this card technique  at a retreat.  I do not want to imply this is  my original design.)
Step 1.  Start with a 12x12 sheet of Maja Design paper.  You will see both sides of the paper on this card so make your selection keeping both the A and B sides of the paper.

Step 2.  Cut the paper in half lengthwise.  Trim the paper to 6in x 12in. Yep one 12x12 sheet can make two gorgeous cards.

Step 3. Using the image below,  decide which side of the paper is going to be the front of the card and score accordingly.  The best way to fold scored paper is to fold into the raised side. When paper is scored, it makes a raised side with a ridge and a channel or indented side. In order to keep your paper from cracking, have the ridge side become the inside the fold.

Score your paper at the 4in  and 8 inch marks.  Once scored, cut the corners off each end at the 3in mark.

Here is a shot of how your card should look folded.  Notice I set the corners aside at this stage.  We will be using them next.  

Step 4.  Time to use the corners to decorate the card.  Remember I said to choose paper carefully because you will see both sides of the paper on the card?  Glue the corners to the front flaps of the card to add interest and as a base to decorate.  

Below is an image of what I did with the corners.  

Step 5.   Continue to decorate as you wish.
I decorated my card with some flowers, floral berries, ribbon and a chipboard birdhouse from Creative Embellishments.   The bottom sentiment, "Best Wishes", is a die cut from Spellbinders. 

As you can see, the card design is rather simple yet offers a unique way to use both sides of the gorgeous Maja Design papers on the same card.  I know how hard it can be to decide which side of the paper you want to use.  The patterns coordinate so perfectly.  

The sweet sentiment at the bottom is from Spellbinders - Sentiments Die -D-Lites.  I like this sentiment set in particular because it is small and on the delicate side.  You can tuck your sentiment anywhere on the card and not have ti detract from the other embellishments yet not so small that it gets lost on the card. 
Die D-Lites Sentiments One Etched Dies

The other embellishing touch on this card is the little chipboard birdhouse from Creative Embellishments.  
Bird house chippies

This card shows one side flap open and one closed.  

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Die D-Lites Sentiments One Etched Dies
Bird house chippies
Creative Embellishments Birdhouse


  1. Wow this is beautiful. I love the colors and Maja papers you used. Thank you for the tutorial, I would love to give this a try.

  2. fabulous card! I would love to win a paper pack from Maja Designs! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Beautiful card, those papers are just so pretty!

  4. Gorgeous card , I love all the flowers. Lovely papers as well. I had never seen that technique before thanks. Penny Arnold

  5. Beautiful card and a good way to use both sides (sometimes it is hard to decide which side of the paper to ise).

  6. Fun tutorial, will have to give this a try. Your card is so pretty! Thanks for a chance to win!

  7. Always enjoy see what you create. You are definitely the "Queen of Cards". Would love to win the papers! Thanks for the chance.

  8. Hi Jennifer, your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the paper collection you used along with the little birdhouse. Thanks for sharing your friend Billie's technique on how to make this card! Thank you for the chance to win a beautiful Maja collection!!!

  9. Simply beautiful, Jennifer! Love your work!❤

  10. You are so clever with how your lovely card is designed. Love these papers and the adorable birdhouse and sentiment too!