Funky Fold Tutorial

Ahoy mateys!! This here tutorial be comin' to ye from Sandy on th' high seas of the Caribbean from some scurvy pirates! (You too can talk like a pirate with !)

This Grandfather Clock is one of the class cards that was taught yesterday aboard the Navigator of the Seas...and you can pretend you're on board with us by making a card with this cute fold! It's not one invented by OWH, but sure is darling. The video shows this card, made with the Hero Arts/OWH All the Time stamp set and papers in the Studio Calico kits that the class participants received.


  • Heavy duty cardstock for base, 4-1/4 x 11
  • Rotary paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool of some sort
  • Nesting dies
  • Hero Arts All the Time stamp set
  • Ribbon
  • Strong adhesive
  • Stamping papers
  • Inks
  • Patterned papers
The video shows this particular card - and the still photos below show another card made with this fold.

diagram with measurements:

Decorative panel measurements:
  1. Thin side panels: 1/2 inch x 4-1/4 inches, or if you want to completely cover the card base, 3/4 inches x 4-1/2.
  2. Center panel: 2-1/2 x 4-1/4, or if you want to completely cover the card base, 2-3/4 x 4-1/2 inches.
  3. Bottom crosspanel: 1 inch x 4-1/4 inches
  4. Liner if needed for inside: 4 x 4-1/4
The card base for this second card has one pink and one yellow side - so  you can see more easily what's going on, I hope! 
Make scores at 1, 2, and 6-1/2 inches - and make them less than 3/4 inches long 

Turn the card over and make the same scores on the opposite side
(this is to help you see where to make marks, if your score tool shows
you the measurements, you don't need to flip it over)

Make a cut 3/4" from each side, from the 1 to the 6-1/2 inch score lines

Go over the score lines again making sure they reach the cut marks you just made
Add a score in the center portion ONLY, at 5-1/2 inches

Begin to fold - mountain folds at 6-1/2, 5-1/2 and 1, and a valley at 2 inches

Crease the scores well with bone folder. Then decorate!
Decorated with yellow ribbon and paper from the Studio Calico kits, image from The Greeting Farm, and other leftover bits of paper and ribbon.

Hope you give it a try! Note that these cards tuck ALL the way into your envelopes, they don't hang out the front. 

Unknown  – (February 7, 2012 at 8:15 AM)  

What a fun fold -- and a couple of nice examples for us to CASE. Can't wait to see what else you've been making when you're not out pillaging. ;-)

Rhonda Miller  – (February 7, 2012 at 8:40 AM)  

I love these and have been trying to figure out the measurements for doing it this way. TFS.

Jan Hunnicutt  – (February 7, 2012 at 9:25 AM)  

Ohhh thank you for doing this tutorial, I've seen Sandy's cards and wondered how she did that!

Anonymous –   – (February 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM)  

I love the colors and the design. Very very nice!

Carol L  – (February 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM)  

Thanks for the great tutorial. I'm ready to try making one of these fancy fold cards now! Great cards too!!

Lee Mae  – (February 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM)  

Great tutorial. I am going to have to try this out! The clock card is absolutely stunning.

Paula S.  – (February 7, 2012 at 8:34 PM)  

Wonderful tutorial! Using the two tone paper makes it really easy to perceive what's what. Great idea!

Rufus  – (February 7, 2012 at 9:05 PM)  

Now I've got to try one of these. Great tutorial, nice clear directions. Also appreciate that you've written the measurements down for us!

Anonymous –   – (February 9, 2012 at 8:14 AM)  

Great tutorial and wonderful card samples.


Donna  – (February 9, 2012 at 9:20 PM)  

What a Gorgeous card and so elegant. Thank you for a great tutorial.

Jill  – (April 13, 2012 at 6:41 PM)  

That is such a neat card, and I love the clock on it. Thank you so much for the tutorial, and maybe I'll be sending some cards made with that fold in my next shipment to you...:-)

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