This diagonal double fold card provides two ways for unique paper folds! Today’s card making tutorial includes 6 greeting card samples using a variety of Stampin’ Up! products. We’ve included lots of tips and tricks so you can easily create your own diagonal card.

Gina and I have teamed up to provide you with birthday card ideas! These diagonal fold ideas are easy to create for any occasion using our free template included in today’s project sheet. Be sure to download your copy!

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Fun Fold Birthday Card | Video

Don’t miss trying this overlapping fun fold card! Convert it by sealing one flap closed for an awesome handmade pocket card variation!

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Fun Fold Birthday Card | Details

The In Bloom stamp set and coordinating Pierced Bloom Dies are two of my favorites. These abstract flowers are whimsical and easy to use, especially when paired with their trendy pierced floral dies. 

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Rather than stamping and die cutting the flowers I opted to use the Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper. Isn’t the variegated color perfect for these blooms?

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Regardless of which flap you choose to put on top, this diagonal card is perfect for using designer paper! Let Stampin’ Up!’s award-winning coordinating colors create the ultimate palette for your card.

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Use my favorite crafting pencil HERE to mark the areas where the inside cardstock will eventually be adhered. This will provide the perfect placement for your inside message. And while you’re at it, add more than one! 

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Last Chance Sale Items

Artistically Ink is offered as a Bundle to include the coordinating dies. It’s the perfect mix of artistic blooms and intricate dies which pair beautifully with the coordinating Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper. Take advantage of the Last Chance sale HERE for retiring products. Scoop up the savings on these items while supplies last. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! 

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If you love the look of alcohol inks and markers you’ll fall in love with the exquisite Expression in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper. Gold foil accents accentuate one side while the other side of this paper provides the perfect blend of soothing colors in a variety of tones. 

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Don’t forget the bling! Metallic Pearls provide texture to the center of the flower, Brushed Brass Butterflies play up the Gold Foil and are perfect for mailing. Their thin profile allows them to be mailed at no additional postage!

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Fun Fold Birthday Card | Pocket Option

This same fun fold card can be altered by sealing one diagonal fold which creates the perfect pocket card. The inside cardstock easily slides out leaving you ample space for your sentiment and handwritten message.

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Consider adding a gift card to the lower portion of the cardstock insert by adhering it with a few Glue Dots. It’s the perfect way to hide your surprise gift!

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Once again, this specialty designer paper titled “Symbols of Fortune” provides double-sided patterns and colors. Gold foil accents sparkle on one side providing lots of uses for this rich-colored paper! 

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Fun Fold Birthday Card | Gina’s Samples

The last Monday of each month is an especially fun time here in the Studio when my very talented daughter, Gina, joins me Live! The card she demonstrates includes a fabulous technique you won’t want to miss!

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Gina used the Batik Boutique Bundle (stamp set + coordinating dies) to create this beauty! The dies create both the positive and negative pieces to paper piece the image in various colors. Wait until you see Gina’s tips to make this image come alive!

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Natural Accents

Natural wood grains accent the reverse side of this double-sided Heart & Home Designer Series Paper. Gina uses the natural tones of the Linen Thread to add extra texture and play up the natural feel of the papers. 

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A small trio of flower images are included in the Batik Boutique stamp set which Gina used to accept the outside edge of her Basic White cardstock for the inside of the card. Stampin’ Up!’s famous color coordination allowed for a seamless transition of color, matching the Crushed Curry cardstock and ink!

fun fold birthday card

Love whimsical images? Then you’ll love Turtle Friends. Also offered as a Bundle with the coordinating Turtle Punch, this stamp set provides an array of greetings.

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If you’re short on how to ‘fill space’ Gina provides a great tip on this card. Here she’s used the same ‘happy birthday!’ greeting repeatedly in coordinating colors to the designer paper to fill the space.

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Don’t forget the inside! It’s a great place to add a small image to add coordination and color. 


Admittedly, Gina will tell you, one of her favorite stamp sets is Free as a Bird. The timeless imagery pairs perfectly with any designer paper!

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Gina used the Stampin’ Blends alcohol-based markers to color in her image. These markers provide a flawless coverage for even the most novice of stampers! Check out my entire video series on my YouTube channel HERE to learn how to use these fabulous alcohol-based markers!

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Hate wasting strips of leftover designer paper? Add it to the inside of your card. Create a border along the side, top or bottom for added flare!

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Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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