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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.

Wednesday 6 September 2023

13 Frights of Halloween 2023 - no 3

Multi fold scrapbuster card with Craft Consortium collections


In Spring, this year I made a flip/flap journal with the “Let Spring Begin” Collection from Craft Consortium after having been inspired by one of my fellow DT members Elisabeth Hogarth with her Christmas Cardmaking series.  

I will need a card for an Autumn themed Happy Mail swap very soon and the lovely Happy Harvest papers from Craft Consortium came to mind;  unfortunately, I only have a few pages left plus scraps after having made lots of DT samples for upcoming TV shows. Here is a reduced size slimline card, I can’t really call it a journal, but it is similar in style to the earlier flip-flap journal. 

These are very quick and easy to make and the small one is great for using up strips and scraps of 6 x 6 Designer Series Papers so I am definitely going to add this style to my Scrap buster list!

Materials and cut list 

Base -  1 sheet A4 or US Letter size card 200gsm+  ( I would have used the Craft Consortium co-ordinating card but my scraps are too small)

From this cut 6” x 8” main piece, plus 2 strips 2” x 6” to strengthen the edges of card

Papers – 10 @ 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 squares

                   4 @ 7/8 x 1 7/8

for back – 4 @  white card 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 to write message

optional  1 7/8 x 5 7/8 to decorate the strengthening strips

Belly band or ribbon to close


  1. Divide the base into 2” squares by scoring at 2,4,6 on long side and 2,4 on short side.
  2. with long side at top, score at 1” mark between the top and bottom score lines
  3. turn card to short side across trimmer and cut down between 1 and 7” score marks. Repeat on other side of base.
  4. only fold the score lines going DOWN the card NOT across. accordion fold these as picture. Burnish well.
  5. If using ribbon to close, adhere to back of sides and adhere strengthening panels to back of base covering the edges of ribbon. Top tip - add glue to base not panels or you will glue the card shut! 
  6. spread out base and decide where you want to adhere your squares of DSP for best effect.
  7. on back adhere white card
  8. make a belly band to close – I used matching washi tape to decorate mine and covered the join with a circle of white card, decorated with fussy cut images from papers. I did add foam pads as this will probably need large letter stamp within UK anyway because of the thickness of the card when folded.  


Metric –Base – 15 x 20 cms - divide your card into 5cm squares.

for step 2 – score at 2.5 cms. Mat base with squares 4.7cms x 4.7


I hope you like this scrap busting card and as always tag me on Instagram or Facebook if you try it.

I would like to credit both Elisabeth Hogarth Designs and Laura Stranks  who have inspired me with their own makes. They may not be the original designers of this card style and I will credit any other designers who let me know that they should be included in my thanks, as I know how upsetting it can be to be overlooked.






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