Mirror Cards – You will love this card design!

I have a fun fold card pattern to share today, and I hope you will find some symmetrical beauty in this card design. This fun fold is called a Mirror Fold because it has symmetrical moving mechanisms, held together by a belly band. Take a look at the video tutorial and download the pdf for your files. Enjoy!

Mirror Fold Cards
Papercrafting Playdate 53 – Mirror Fold Cards

Supplies Needed

  • 5-1/2” x 10-1/2” cardstock scored at 3-1/2” and 7” along long edge
  • 3-1/4” x 5-1/4” DSP (2 ) can be same pattern or different
  • 3-1/4” x 5-1/4” Basic White cardstock
  • 1-3/4” x 3-1/4” – DSP (2)
  • 1” x 8-1/2” – cardstock for belly band
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Scoring tool (paper trimmer or stylus tool/ruler)

Score card base along long edge at 3-1/2” and 7”. Fold on score line and crease well. You will have 3 equal panels like a trifold card. Measure 2” down on the left score line from the top edge of the card and make a pencil mark. Measure 2” up on the right score line from the bottom edge of the card and make a pencil mark.

Score from your pencil marks to the nearest corners creating 2 triangles. These sections are going to be the moving features of the card.  

Carefully fold on the score lines so that the top left triangles fold away from you and the bottom right triangles fold towards you. (Mirror each other)

Measure and mark 2” from the top right corner of 1 piece of the 3-1/4” x 5-1/4” DSP, and then measure and mark 2” from the bottom left corner of the other pieces. Draw a line from these marks diagonally to the nearest opposite corner as shown.  Cut on these lines. On the Basic White piece, measure and mark 2” from the top left corner and bottom right corner. Draw lines from these marks to the nearest opposite corner. Cut on these lines. Stamp the inside greeting before attaching to the card base. Cut the 2 1-3/4” x 3-1/4” pieces of DSP diagonally in half as shown. Be sure to cut each one differently (from opposite corners).

Attach the pieces to the card base. All of the pieces go on the same side as shown.

Close card base. Wrap the 1” x 8-1/2” piece of cardstock around the card loosely, overlapping the ends on the front of the card and gluing them together to create the belly band. When the focal point is placed on the belly band, you will not see the seam where the pieces overlapped.

Decorate a focal point and attach to the belly band.

I hope you dive in and give this fun fold card a try ASAP! Get our your patterned paper and coordinate to your hearts delight! Thank you so much for playing with paper along with me! Happy stamping!

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8 thoughts on “Mirror Cards – You will love this card design!”

  1. WOW what a showy card…it’s sure to impress the recipient!!! Your video is superb & I think even I might be able to make it!

  2. Just found this — and it’s GREAT!
    It’s 1 am and I couldn’t sleep — so glad I found this web site… I’m going to be busy trying this new fold tomorrow for sure!
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi Pat! I’m not happy that sleep was elusive, but so glad you found an idea to try! Hope you did, too!

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