Collar Fold Cards 3 Ways

Do you ever wish that you could use Designer Series Paper and have both of the patterned sides show at the same time? A collar fold is a great way to use double-sided patterned paper with coordinating sides. This easy card front layout uses one piece of DSP, incorporates one simple cut and can be the backdrop for many different focal points. I have 3 ways to use the collar fold to create stunning card fronts.

Collar Fold Cards 3 Different Ways

The 3 different ways to utilize a collar fold that I’m showcasing are Basic Collar, Offset Collar, and a Pocket Collar. Watch the video tutorial to watch the cutting and assembling process for 3 different ways to use the collar fold. Download the free pdf to see step by step directions.

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Basic Collar fold.

  Basic & Offset Collar Fold Supplies

  • 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” cardstock base, scored at 4-1/4”
  • 4” x 5-1/4” patterned paper
  • 4” x 5-1/4” coordinating cardstock 
  • Focal point cluster

 Directions for Basic Collar Fold

  1. On the long side (5-1/4”) of the patterned paper find the middle at 2-5/8” and make a 1-3/4” cut from this mid point towards the center of the patterned paper.
  2. Score from each corner to the end of the cut line. Fold back on the score lines to create the collar.
  3. Attach the collar pieces with dimensionals.
  4. Attach the collar fold to the 4” x 5-1/4” piece of coordinating cardstock. (If stamping a background on the opening do that step first before attaching.)
  5. Create desired focal point cluster and attach to the card front.
Basic Collar Folds with lots of fun variations.

Directions for Offset Collar Fold

  1. On the long side (5-1/4”) of the patterned paper measure 1-1/2” – 2” from one side and make a 1-3/4” cut from this point towards the center of the patterned paper.
  2. Score from each corner to the end of the cut line. Fold back on the score lines to create the collar.
  3. Attach the collar pieces with dimensionals.
  4. Attach the collar fold to the 4” x 5-1/4” piece of coordinating cardstock. (If stamping a background on the opening do that step first before attaching.)
  5. Create desired focal point cluster and attach to the card front.
The Offset Collar Fold
Offset Collar Fold Cards.

 Pocket Collar Fold Supplies

  • 4” x 12” patterned paper
  • 5” x 7” coordinating cardstock scored at 3-1/2”
  • Focal point cluster

 Directions for Pocket Collar Fold

  1. On the long side (12”) of the patterned paper score 3-1/4” from each side to create the sides of the pocket.
  2. Measure 6” along the 12” side and make a 1-3/4” cut in from the side to create the collar.
  3. Attach the collar pieces with dimensionals.
  4. Use liquid glue or tear tape to close the bottom of the pocket and overlap the ends to close.
  5. Fold the 5” x 7” cardstock in half and decorate the front of the insert card.
  6. Create desired focal point cluster and attach to the front of the pocket.
The Pocket Collar Fold
Pocket Collar Fold Cards with variations.

Ok, are you ready to make some collar fold cards?????? I hope you take this idea and run with it! Come share your cards in my Facebook group Robin’s Really Stampers.

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