Wednesday, December 4

Tutorial: Serviette / Napkin Fold Cards

Serviette / Napkin Fold cards definitely have the WOW factor!  They are made from a single sheet of cardstock that folds inward to form a kind of pouch that would be perfect for hiding a gift card or some money.  You can decorate the card with co-ordinating pieces of patterned paper and an embellished belly band to hold everything together.
 
 
Fold Template

1.  Start with a sheet of cardstock measuring 11" x 11".  Score at 23/4" and again at 81/4".  Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and score again at 23/4" and 81/4".

2.  Fold and crease along each score line.  Your cardstock should look like the photo below.

3.  Find the centre point of the cardstock by measuring 51/2" from each edge toward the middle.  Mark the centre with a small dot.

4.  Fold each corner into the centre.  Notice how my score lines line up as I fold.

5.  Open the cardstock out again.  It should look like the picture below.

6.  Now it's time to fold it up.  Start by pushing in on one side.  Hold down the large triangle with your fingers, then bring the corners of the cardstock back into the centre.  Do this on all four sides.  (I practiced this step with printer paper a few times before I got the hang of it.)
 
 7.  Now take one corner and fold it backward, lining up all the edges and points.  Crease well, and repeat for the remaining three points.

8.  You've now finished creating the base card.  All that's left is the decorating... the fun part!

9.  To decorate, you'll need three sheets of co-ordinating patterned paper.  One that measures 5" x 5" and two that measure 43/4" x 43/4".

10.  Start with the paper measuring 5" x 5".  Use your trimmer or a craft knife to cut from one corner to the other so you end up with two large triangles.

11.  Cut both triangles in half again so you end up with four smaller triangles.  Set them aside.

12.  Cut the two 43/4" x 43/4" pieces of patterned paper in the same way so you end up with four triangles from each sheet of paper.  Now cut each of these small triangles once more so you have eight tiny triangles from each sheet of paper.

13.  You should now have four large triangles and sixteen small triangles.

14.  These triangles will fit perfectly inside each of the creases you made on your card, with a little border around the edges.  If desired, ink the edges of your patterned paper and cardstock before you adhere them together.

15. Cut a 51/4" x 51/4" piece of neutral cardstock for the centre of the card.  This is where you will add your handwritten message so make sure the cardstock you use isn't too textured or dark in colour.  Add a stamped image and sentiment then adhere to the centre panel of the card with double sided tape.

16.  Create a belly band from 12" strips of cardstock and patterned paper.  You can make the band as wide as you like.  I cut a 2" strip of vanilla cardstock, a 1" strip of red cardstock and a 3/4" strip of patterned paper for my band. 

17.  Fold the band around your card to get the correct measurement.  Overlap and secure the ends at the front of the card.

18.  Embellish a little disc or tag to cover the join and add some extra strength to the band.

19.  Fold your card and slip the band over to keep everything together.  Done!
 
Photos and written instructions are
copyright Beccy Muir 2013.

31 comments:

  1. Wow this is stunning thank you for sharing it x

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  2. Oh this is just gorgeous! Such a fab fold, can't wait to try it! x

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  3. WOW!!! This is great thanks for the wonderful tutorial and you card is so beautiful. I would love to try this. Have a great day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful card Beccy - love the papers and all your stamps & embellies. Will have to give this fold a go, when Mr "Overactive" Mojo calms down!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Helen x

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  5. Fantástico, quanto detalhe... Vou fazer um também, me aguarde!

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  6. Awesome Beccy! Great Tute - love this card!

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  7. So beautiful, thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

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  8. Wow - I've never seen anything like this before! It's beautiful and certainly does have a wow factor. Thank you for the tutorial - this one is going on my list!

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  9. Wow! I want to do that sometime! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  10. Love your card Beccy and you always do a great job with the tutorial. I will have to try this fold:)

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  11. Fabulous card and technique Beccy..Loz

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  12. Wow Beccy, this looks awesome, great work and tutorial also. Thanks for the good wishes too :) Viv xx

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  13. Wow thats really awesome card folding, thanks for sharing the tutorial

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  14. Beccy, I am in the middle of completing this awesome fold and am so impressed I had to comment on how easy it is to make this....ok now off to do the patterned papers.xxxx

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  15. Thank you Beccy for this fab tutorial, would you like to see what I made?
    http://siggi-shop.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/neva.html
    Happy Christmas!
    Jo xx

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  16. Such a beautiful card and wonderful instructions. Your time and effort are very much appreciated.

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  17. Such a beautiful card and wonderful instructions. Your time and effort are very much appreciated.

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  18. Ual! Lindo! Parabéns!! Estou encantada!!

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  19. I just love raccoons and this stamp set is perfect for Valentine's Day.

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  20. Hi Beccy! I am late to comment on this, but I have to say THANK YOU for creating this FAB tut. I will have to give it a try. Happy New Year to you!!

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  21. Great instructions! Easy to follow and fun to do, thanks.

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  22. Beccy, what a wonderful card and such great photos and instructions on your tutorial. Thanks for posting this I may choose this one for my yearly Christmas card (of course I better start early). Would love to see you add a pinterest pin it button to your cards so we can easily pin them to pinterest. Blessings, Sherrie

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  23. This is a beautiful card with a very unusual fold. I just found you on Pinterest, and am so glad. Now I have the design for my Christmas cards. Thanks so much for a very well done tutorial. Off to see what else you've got.

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  24. Fabulous card! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  25. Fabulous card! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  26. This is stunning :). And I found it just at the right time of year :). Thank you

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  27. Wow WOW!!! Just fabulous folding!! Thanks very much for the tutorial!!

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  28. Just saw this card on Pinterest!!! WOW! I love it!! Thanks for the tutorial. Now I've got to try it!!

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