Do you love EASY fun fold cards? This Matchbook Card Tutorial is definitely worth a try. With all the spring holidays and activities I’m sure you will find a ton of occasions to make this greeting card for. I’ve got a Mother’s Day card and a Thank you card to show you today but my mind is full of ideas for Easter, Graduation and Weddings too!


Matchbook Card Video Tutorial

The step-by-step video tutorial will have you making and dreaming of ideas for other types of matchbook cards you can make. It’s easy and gives you an extra element of creativity in your crafting!

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📌 Do you have pretty Designer Series Paper that needs to be used? Are you going to try the matchbook card? Share your ideas with me!

The Basic Design of a Matchbook Card

A matchbook card consists of a fold in the cardstock where the other side or top of the cardstock can tuck under the flap—just like the old-fashioned matchbooks! This element can be created on your card in a couple of different ways and I have samples of both!

Does the Special Fold Go On The Side Or The Bottom?

YOU get to choose! There is no hard rule on this so make this fold either on the bottom of your card or the side—whichever you desire. I’ve got examples of each so that you can see how both are made and how each card opens a little differently. 

Add Decorative Elements to Your Card’s Interior to Complete Your Greeting Card.

Once the matchbook fold has been completed, it’s time to stamp the interior of your card and give the outside of your card a finished look with any embellishments you wish to use. When you are done with the design, add a personalized message to your card to surprise someone with happy mail!

Ready to Create A Matchbook Card?

Now that you see how easy the matchbook cards are to make, it’s time for you to give it a try!

Marigold Moments Stamp set and Marigold Moments dies
Marigold Moments Stamp set and Marigold Moments dies
  • Designer Series Paper: 4” x 10 ¾”,
    • With the 10 ¾” at the top, score at 1” and 6 ¼”
  • Cajun Craze: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”
    • ¾” x 4”
  • Basic White: (2) 3 ¾” x 4 ¼”
  • Elegant Trim (gold): small bow
  • Designer Series Paper: 5 ¼” x 8 ½”,
    • With the 8 ½” at the top, score at 1” and 5”
  • Fresh Freesia: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”
    • ¾” x 5 ¼”
    • ¾” x 3 ½”
  • Basic White: (2) 3 ¼” x 5”
  • Elegant Trim (silver): small bow

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I know how much you guys love fun folds and I hope this Matchbook card got you excited to create.

Don’t forget to SEND that card to a friend when you’re done. This one is going to bring a smile.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Can’t wait to stamp with you next week!