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 with this Diagonal Fold Card Tutorial!

Tropical Chic Fun Fold Cards showing front and inside

This tropical paradise is so inviting and perfect for a “thinking of you” or “thank 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.


Diagonal Fold Card Tutorial (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.

With this diagonal fold card, I’m playing along with the following challenges:

Are you also a fan of these tropical chic stamps? You might also like this Unicorn Cake Card from Tropical Chic Die-Cuts!

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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