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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Saturday 27 March 2021

Front step fold card


Today I have a sweet front-step fold card to share with you that I made as Design Team Member for Crafter’s Companion for the launch of the Sara’s Signature Vintage Diary Collection.

This fold is popular as it folds flat to post and has real shelf-appeal. I got the entire card out of one sheet of A4 card 8.25 x 11.75 inches approx. See template below

score and fold on dotted lines, cut on red lines


For US letter size - your card is 1/4 " wider (add 1/8" to each neasurement) and little shorter. As long as you measure up from bottom your card will still work.



1.     cut card into 3 pieces as shown and set aside scrap piece

2.     score and burnish well all folds (mountain folds)

3.     decorate all pieces before assembling

4.     apply red liner tape to flaps. Stick together larger piece of card first

5.     smaller piece of card is adhered upside down as in finished picture – again using red liner tape. Fix other end of this panel where it sits comfortably.


Materials I used:

Sara’s Signature vintage Diary 6 x 6 paper pad
Sara’s Signature Vintage Diary Adorning sentiments Photopolymer stamps
Crafter’s Companion 300gsm stamping card for base
Crafters Companion pink textured card
Collall all-purpose glue
Crafter's Companion red liner tape
SN Finesse black ink pad


I was inspired to make this by my friend Lisa Shaw of Nifty Noodles. I was unable to discern the original designer of this fold but will gladly credit them if they make me aware of their design.



  1. Lesley's diagram and instructions were so easy to follow that I made the base card in minutes. All I have to do now is think about the decoration.

  2. Brilliant. I am so happy that this has been a success for you :)


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