How to make an M-Fold Card

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing How to make an M-Fold Card with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and the Paper Blooms designer paper. You can get this paper FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

This fun fold card is a club and free card kit project and is easy to make! It involves some simple scoring. I’ve used the Paper Blooms designer paper which is what determined the color scheme and you’ll also see that there are some stamped panels as well. So, let’s get started with the particulars for how to make an M-Fold Card.

How to make an M-Fold Card with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and the Paper Blooms paper. Get this paper free during Sale-A-Bration!

You’ll start with scoring a piece of Night of Navy card stock (that measures 4-¼” x 11″) at 1-¼”, 4″, and 6-¾”. The left leg of the “M” is created by adding your sentiment piece to the front panel. This could also be called an accordion fold but I just had to call it an “M” fold for the obvious reason… my name. 🙂

How to make an M-Fold Card with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and the Paper Blooms paper. Get this paper free during Sale-A-Bration!

Here’s my card when it’s open and flat.

The white panel serves as a place to write a note. The Soft Sea Foam and Seaside Spray panels are stamped with the same colors of ink. There are actually two Soft Sea Foam panels, one for the inside and the other for the front.

The panel on the right is a piece of the Paper Blooms designer paper. Several of the patterns in this paper are great alternatives for this last panel. If you are a club member or Free Card Kit recipient just know you may get one of several different patterns in your kit.

How to make an M-Fold Card with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and the Paper Blooms paper. Get this paper free during Sale-A-Bration!

After I had assembled this card I decided to stamp the Seaside Spray panel with flowers. I needed to mask and then stamp. I showed this process in my video which you’ll find at the end of this post.

How to make an M-Fold Card with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and the Paper Blooms paper. Get this paper free during Sale-A-Bration!

For the front sentiment panel I used images from the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set.

This set has some great options for various ways to incorporate the big “happy” image with other smaller words. “Happy Birthday” and “Lots of Happy” are two of the other options but there are others as well. You should also know that this stamp set has a coordinating set of dies. When you purchase the stamps and dies as a bundle you get a 10% discount. The bundle is called the Pretty Perennials Bundle.

How to make an M-Fold Card with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and the Paper Blooms paper. Get this paper free during Sale-A-Bration!

Each project kit includes 3 punched flowers and rhinestone jewels to play with on the front of the card. I’ve used my bone folder to gently curl up the edges of each flower to give them some dimension. All three flowers are attached with Mini Glue Dots.

How to make an M-Fold Card with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and the Paper Blooms paper. Get this paper free during Sale-A-Bration!

I’ve used the Small Bloom Punch for these cute punched flowers.

How to make an M-Fold Card with the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and the Paper Blooms paper. Get this paper free during Sale-A-Bration!

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to make an M-Fold Card and are inspired to make your own!

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If you are eligible to receive these free card kits you’ll get the parts and pieces to make this card, plus two additional cards, depending on the size of your order. A PDF with the dimensions, supplies, and photos of each of the three projects will also be provided. Here’s a photo of the current kits:

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At the end of this post, you’ll find a video tutorial plus dimensions and supply lists for these cards. The supply list includes links to my online store for your convenience!

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

Melissa 🙂


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Project Dimensions:

  • Night of Navy Card Body: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 1-1/4″, 4″ and 6-3/4″
  • White Sentiment Piece: 2″ x 4″
  • Night of Navy Sentiment Backing: 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • Soft Sea Foam Strips (2): 1″ x 4″
  • Seaside Spray Panel: 2-1/2″ x 4″
  • White Panel: 2-1/2″ x 4″
  • Paper Blooms Designer Paper: 4″ x 4″

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