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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.

Monday 2 October 2023

13 frights of Halloween 2023 - No 9 - Folds flat Triple layer Pillar card

When I was looking at the panorama panels in the pad of Premium papers, this was the card I first thought of. I remember Jamie Rodgers making an angled pillar card on TV with snowy slopes. The lovely landscapes, with the spooky silhouettes, definitely need a straight centre panel here. The card stands very well and is given stability by the sets of three stacked pillars with card layers between for the papers. I decided to use panels from the 6" paper pad to get more of the scene each time. As the panels in the paper pad are narrow, I left the bottom of each centre card layer blank. If I were adding normal DSP, I would cut a full panel of paper so that an overhead view would get a better look down the card.

Here are my measurements for this card using 220gsm black card:

Folds flat pillar card

 Black card


Imperial and US


Card layers

Back 5 x 7

12.5 x 17.5


Middle 5 x 5

12.5 x 12.5


Lower  5 x 3

12.5 x 7.5


Very front 5 x 1 1/4

12.5 x 3




Pillars – 2 of each size

5  x 7

12.5 x 17.5


5 x 5

12.5 x 12.5


5 x 3

12.5 x 7.5


Premium papers

Centre panels for card layers

2 7/8 x 6 7/8

7 x 17.3


2 7/8 x 4 7/8

7 x 12.3


2 7/8 x 2 7/8

7 x 7.3




Front panels for pillars   (2 of  each)

7/8 x 6 7/8

2.3 x 17.3


7/8 x 4 7/8

2.3 x 12.3


7/8 x 2 7/8

2.3 x 7.3




White card for back to write on

4 ¾ x 6 3/4

12 x 17



1. All pillars are made the same way. Score along the  5” side at 1, 2, 3, 4. Mountain fold all score lines and burnish so that they fold flat.

2.  2. Trim off a whisker on one side and mark that panel with X. This is the tab that goes inside and trimming it will enable the pillar to lay flat.

3.   3. I used wet glue on these. Fold the pillar flat, add glue to the X panel and close to adhere the tab, making sure the sides line up. Fold both ways and burnish well. Repeat for all pillars.

4.   4. Adhere the back panel to the back of the two largest pillars and repeat for all sizes.

5.   5. Decorate the pillars and the centre panel with premium DSP

6.   6. Glue the 3 layers together.

7.   7. Adhere the narrow strip of black card across the very front of the card

8.   8. Decorate this with paper, decoupage layer, fussy cut images as required. 

m  9. Add a white panel to the back for writing. Stamp a decoration with the lovely spooky stamp set in the collection. 

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More inspiration for Craft Consortium can be found on their FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/989114164562461  Craft Consortium's Official Network

As always, I hope you give this fold a try and please message me on my Facebook page or tag me on IG posts so I can see your makes. 

You can contact me via messenger or email: lkilby3591@gmail.com especially if you are interested in my cardmaking classes for beginners to confident.

Craft Consortium products are available from their website at https://www.craftconsortium.com

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Lesley x


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