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.  

HOW TO MAKE A BASIC SQUARE FOLDED CARD


STEP 1: DECIDE ON CARD & PAPER SIZE

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.

STEP 2: SCORE & FOLD

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.

STEP 3: DECORATE CARD FRONT 

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.

FINAL STEP: ADD ON ANY EMBELLISHMENTS

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.
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