Surprise Narrow Trifold – Papercrafting Playdate 123

Ready to love a super easy fun fold? I have named this one the Surprise Narrow Trifold card. It is a surprise because it looks and feels like a basic invitation-sized card but opens to reveal a narrow fold out. It’s brilliant! I found the inspiration for this fun fold from Susan Campfield who shared a card sent to her by Caryn Schultz. You can see Susan’s video tutorial here. Wait until you see all the ways to use this lovely fun fold.

Here’s Your Homework 😉

  1. Watch the video tutorial – Papercrafting Playdate 123
  2. Download the pdf to help you with measurements while you
  3. Grab some supplies and try this new fun fold!
Papercrafting Playdate 123 – Surprise Narrow Trifold Cards

Surprise Narrow Trifold


  • 5-1/2” x 7-1/2” cardstock for card base
  • 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” cardstock for card front
  • 5-1/4” x 4” DSP (optional for front)
  • 5-1/4” x 3” DSP (2 different patterns)
  • 5-1/4” x 3” Basic White for inside


  1. Score the card base at 1” and 4-1/4”.
  2. Fold the 1” score line away from the card front and fold the 4-1/4” score line in the opposite direction.
  3. Attach the 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” piece of cardstock to the 1” section of the card front only.
  4. Attach the two pieces of 5-1/4” x 3” DSP on the inside of the card base where it folds out.
  5. Add the 5-1/4” x 3” piece of Basic White in the inside for the message.
  6. Add a 5-1/4” x 4” piece of DSP to the card front (optional) and decorate as desired.

Check out all the samples and different ways you can add this fun fold to your repertoire.

Horizontal Easel Version of the Narrow Trifold

  • Assemble the card exactly the same orienting the DSP accordingly.
  • Add a popped up, small die-cut/punched greeting or accent to the edge of the fold-out section of the inside as a “stopper” for the card front to rest against while on display.

I hope you are as inspired as I am to try this easy fun fold! Grab your cardstock & DSP and start creating some Surprise Narrow Trifold cards. Come share your creations in our Facebook Group, Robin’s Really Super Stampers.

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6 thoughts on “Surprise Narrow Trifold – Papercrafting Playdate 123”

  1. Maria Rigogliosi

    You make everything look SO EASY. Your careful details make it possible for a person with visual impairment to follow !

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