How To | Make A Basic Square Folded Card

Hello.  Yesterday I shared a pictorial tutorial on how to create a graduation cap gift box with a removable gift card holder insert.  Good news!  The video tutorial version is now uploaded into the post as well over at my YouTube channel.  So now you have access to the tutorial in both pictorial and video format!  If you've missed the post, I'd encourage you to check it out.  This is one tutorial that you will definitely want to bookmark for future graduations. 

Today, I want to take a step back and talk basic cardmaking.  More specifically, on the different size standard square folded cards and how to create one.  If you are just starting out in cardmaking, then you will find this post very useful.

But first,  I have a new word art freebie for you to download and save to your computer.  You will also need it to try out today's project.  You are welcome to share the link to this freebie with your friends.  



Figuring out the paper size to create a basic square folded card is quite easy. Just take the finished size of the card and double it.  Example, if you want a finished folded card to be 3"x3", you will cut your cardstock to size 3"x6".  Here is a quick guide list.


Place cardstock on scoring board and score it in half.  Next, fold on the score line. TIP: For a crisp fold, run over the fold with a bone fold.  Result, a crisp basic square folded card.


First, resize the digital word art image to 1/2 inch size smaller than the card size.  Example: if card is 3.50"x3.50", then resize the image to 3"x3".  This will give you a nice border around the image.  Print, trim and adhere to the front of card.


Is square card one card type you make often? Please share in the comment below.

And please do check out the tutorial on this graduation cap gift box and share with me what you think of the video tutorial.  It will help me improve on my video recording tremendously.  Much appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by today. May you have a lovely rest of your week.  Take care.


To make it easier for my blog readers and friends, all supplies I use in the project are listed below. Click on the thumbnail or wording to redirect you to the product's page. If the link not function properly, please let me know as each item was individually hand coded. All items were personally purchased. I do not belong to any affiliate programs and only share of products that I absolutely love.

TE Little Bits Hats Off Die

Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Score Buddy

Adhesive Tapes

Recollection Cardstock-Black

Neenah Bright White Cardstock- 65lb

Digital Word Art-Chocolate and Shopping


Christine said...

Thank you, Christina, for the word art. It's such a fun sentiment! I enjoy making square cards. They sometimes seem easier to balance.

Donna said...

Hi Christina, what a wonderful tutorial and great freebie, thank you! The floral die on my blog that you wanted to know where to purchase is from Die-Versions and is called "Summer Flowers Background" Have a wonderful weekend. Donna

Bunny said...

Hey, Christina. I rarely make square cards because of the extra cost to mail them and the envelopes are more expensive. However.........I love the look of them better than my normal A2 card. So, once in a while I'll make a square card.

Edwina said...

Great card! I love the sentiment. Thank you. Edwina Brown

Cara Malmrose said...

Hi Christina. THank you for the lovely word art.
Great job on your tutorial for sqaure cards. I enjoy making them and love the look.

Migdalia said...

Thank you for the freebie and wonderful tutorial.Love the cute caps!
Wonderful cards! Making my bloggy visits today on my day
Have a wonderful day my friend,
Crafting With Creative M

Donna Ellis said...

Love your sweet tutorial, card, and sentiment, Miss Christina! Thanks so much for sharing. I enjoy square cards, too, and frequently mail them in rectangle shaped envelopes to avoid paying the extra postage LOL Your tassel box is pure delight, especially with that yummy, buttery yellow color! Beautifully done! hugs, de

Megan J said...

Hi Christina, a great tutorial and a reminder that square cards can be easily made, although I still often buy card blanks online. I love to make square cards, but it really depends on the theme and elements I plan on using whether it ends up being a regular card size, larger C7 or a square card. Have a wonderful week... Megan

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