Tropical Chic Diagonal Fold Card Tutorial to create a piece of paradise

Hey Crafties! Ready for a fancy fold? I promise it’s easy, and you can make TWO cards at once!
Tropical Chic Fun Fold Cards showing front and inside
This tropical paradise is so inviting and perfect for a thinking of you card. See below for the tutorial! I love this diagonal fold, as the front opens like a gate. You’ll be cutting the card base diagonally, and so it seemed resourceful to create the second card while making the first one.


Instructions (for 2 cards):

  1. From 1 sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ Granny Apple Green cardstock
    • Score at 5 1/2″ on the long side.
    • Score at 4 1/4″ on the short side.
    • Scoring first shows you the lines to make it easier to cut diagonally across the whole sheet of cardstock if your paper trimmer is only 12″ like mine.
    • Cut diagonally from one corner across to the other.
    • Fold each card front over. As you can see, I tried both ways…maybe for a left-handed recipient!
  2. From 1/2 sheet of Blushing Bride cardstock
    • Cut into 2 4″ x 5 1/4″ pieces.
    • Cut both pieces diagonally.
    • Adhere onto the front of your Granny Apple Green cards.
    • Fun fold card second layer
  3. With 2 different patterns of Designer Series Paper
    • Cut each into 3 3/4″ x 5″.
    • Cut diagonally. Ensure your pattern is facing the right way for the direction of your fold!
    • tropical chic Fun fold card third layer designer series paper
  4. Create the Frond Squares
    • Cut 3″ x 6″ Granny Apple Green cardstock and cut out 2 Frond squares using the die.
    • Cut 3″ x 6″ Shaded Spruce cardstock and cut into 2 3″ x 3″ squares.
    • Adhere the frond dies onto a square using liquid glue.
    • tropical chic die cut from granny apple green and adhered to shaded spruce square
    • Adhere the finished square to the top half of the card.
  5. Stamp your sentiment and a few flowers and fronds to decorate the bottom corner and inside of the card.


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I hope you like this card! I really enjoyed creating this tropical paradise. What does your paradise look like? I’d love to know! Happy Crafting!

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4 Responses

  1. debsmart says:

    Oh, I love how you made 2 cards at once, Laura! I just love the bright colours and die cutting that you added. This is a fancy fold! So glad you joined our Paper Craft Crew challenge this week. ~Deborah

  2. Janis says:

    I love your beautiful card and that fabulous fun fold! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.

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