How to Make a Trifold Card

In today’s post, I’ll be showing how to make a Trifold card.

Check out my cards made with some of my favorite products in the current mini catalog! I just love these and they were fun and easy to make. In this post, you’ll see lots of photos but to learn all the details about how to make a trifold card make sure to watch my video tutorial. You’ll find a link at the end of this post.

Learn how to make a trifold card using some of my favorite products in the mini catalog! I just love these and they are fun and easy to make.

These cards are a bit larger than an A-2 size card with a closed size of 6″ x 3-½”. You can get 2 cards out of a 12″ x 12″ piece of card stock or 1 out of an 8-½” x 11″ piece of card stock. Here’s my card partially open:

Learn how to make a trifold card using some of my favorite products in the mini catalog! I just love these and they are fun and easy to make.

For my focal element I’ve die cut a piece of the Snowflake Splendor designer paper and popped it up on a foam adhesive sheet. I’ve also put a lot of mini Dimensionals (cut in half) under the snowflake so it’s popped up too. Here’s the card all the way open:

Learn how to make a trifold card using some of my favorite products in the mini catalog! I just love these and they are fun and easy to make.

So for these cards I’ve made simply belly bands with card stock and ribbon so there’s no ribbons to tie but they close up nice and snug.

Learn how to make a trifold card using some of my favorite products in the mini catalog! I just love these and they are fun and easy to make.

In the center of my snowflake I’ve used a blue faceted gem to finish it off.

Learn how to make a trifold card using some of my favorite products in the mini catalog! I just love these and they are fun and easy to make.

Here are the main products used to make this card. To die cut my openings I’ve used the Stitched Shapes Dies that you see here.

Learn how to make a trifold card using some of my favorite products in the mini catalog! I just love these and they are fun and easy to make.

Here are a few essential details about how to make a Trifold card:

  • The card bases measure 6″ x 10-⅜” and is scored at 3-½” and 7″. The panel on the right ends up being about ⅛” less in width so the card folds closed without bumping into the fold on the left.
  • I die cut my large opening first, then folded it shut to figure out the placement of my smaller opening. I used washi tape to hold the die in place on the cardstock.
Learn how to make a trifold card using some of my favorite products in the mini catalog! I just love these and they are fun and easy to make.

For this version of my card, I’ve added one additional layer behind my focal element. Since it’s white, I wanted to frame it by adding some Shaded Spruce card stock. Check out the dry embossed piece behind the die-cut trees. It’s been sponged with shaded spruce ink so the trees show up in the background. Isn’t it pretty?! It’s dry embossed with the Evergreen Forest 3-D embossing folder.

Learn how to make a trifold card using some of my favorite products in the mini catalog! I just love these and they are fun and easy to make.
Learn how to make a trifold card using some of my favorite products in the mini catalog! I just love these and they are fun and easy to make.

You may be able to see that both the dry embossed piece and the die-cut trees are both on Dimensionals. The stitched square dry embossed piece fits into the opening and serves to help keep the card shut.

Learn how to make a trifold card using some of my favorite products in the mini catalog! I just love these and they are fun and easy to make.
Learn how to make a trifold card using some of my favorite products in the mini catalog! I just love these and they are fun and easy to make.

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to make a Trifold card!

Learn how to make a trifold card using some of my favorite products in the mini catalog! I just love these and they are fun and easy to make.

You’ll find a complete supply list plus dimensions at the end of this post. Plus, there’s a link to my video tutorial there too!

Thanks for spending some time with me today and Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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Learn how to make this in my Facebook Live video tutorial here:

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Project Dimensions:

  • Shaded Spruce OR Pacific Point Card Body: 6″ x 10-3/8″ Scored at 3-1/2″ and 7″
  • Tis’ The Season OR Snowflake Splendor Designer Paper: 3-1/4″ x 5-3/4″
  • Whisper White Inside Layer: 3-1/4″ x 5-3/4″
  • Shaded Spruce OR Pacific Point Belly Band: 3/4″ x 8-1/2″
  • Shaded Spruce Focal Backing (In The Pines Card): 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
  • Scraps in Whisper White card stock and Snowflake Splendor Designer Paper

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  1. Kathi Rode says

    This was perfect timing! I have been wondering how to do this style. You saved the day!! TX for all your how to’s.

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