New Gilded Autumn, Four Fold, Anniversary Card Tutorial with 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock

Gilded Autumn Anniversary Card

Hello Friends,

The other today I posted a tutorial for a Four Fold Card using 12″ x  12″ Cardstock for the base.  You can see it here. I was asked if there was a way to make it out of 8-1/2″ x  11″ cardstock instead, so I looked online for a tutorial.  I couldn’t find any instructions at all for this size paper, so I decided to try to come up with a tutorial myself.  Here it is- an anniversary card using the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Mint Macaron Cardstock (CS).




  •  Cut two pieces of Mint Macaron Cardstock (CS) to 2-3/4″ x  4-1/4″.  Cut one piece to 5″ x  7-1/2″.   Cut one piece to 4-1/4″ x  5-1/2″. Four Fold Card Tutorial

  •  Cut two pieces of the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 2-1/2″ x  4″.  Cut two   pieces to 3-1/4″ x  4-3/4″.  Cut two pieces to 4″ x  5-1/4″.  Make sure to cut the DSP in the right   direction if you are using patterned paper.

  •  Score the 5″ x  7-1/2″ piece of Mint Macaron CS at 1/4″, 3-3/4″, 7-1/4″ on the long side.Four Fold Card Tutorial for 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock.

  •  Fold the 1/4″ score line and the 7-1/4″ score line towards the center of this piece of CS.  Place  Tear and Tape on each 1/4″ flap from the bottom of the cardstock to 3/4″ from the top on the left flap, and from the bottom of the cardstock to 1/2″ from the top on the right flap. (If this is confusing to you, just place the Tear and Tape from top to bottom on both flaps because you are going to be cutting the extra part off.)  Take the protective tape off the left flap and adhere it to one of the 2-3/4″ x  4-1/4″ pieces of cardstock making sure the bottom edges are even.  Take the protective coating off the flap on the right and adhere it to the 4-1/4″ x  5-1/2″ pieces of CS in the same way. This makes the inside of the card base.

  • Cut off the little rectangle above the panel on the left and on the right if you have one.Four Fold Anniversary Card with Tutorial

  • Adhere the 4 pieces of the designer series paper where you want them. You’ll have two pieces of DSP leftover for the back side of the card base.Four Fold Card Tutorial for 8-1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock.

  • Decorate all the panels as desired. I used pieces of the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper to decorate mine.

    Front Panel and the Back of the Card


    Gilded Autumn Anniversary Card Tutorial
    Front of the card when closed
    Handmade Anniversary Card with Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper
    First and second “pages” of the card 
    Third and fourth “pages” of the card  
    Inside of finished card  
    Four Fold Car Tutorial
    Front Panel and the Back of the Card.

    Get your Gilded Autumn and Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper to make your own gorgeous cards now!  Make sure to use the Hostess Code when placing your order! The Hostess Code for the month of September is BQEUWTME. Use this Hostess Code when completing your on-line order of $45.00 of more (before tax and shipping) to receive this month’s Hostess gift.  Do not use the Hostess Code if your on-line order is $150.00 or more (before tax and shipping).  Just email me that you’ve placed your order on-line and I will send you this month’s gift, PLUS you’ll receive Hostess Dollars to purchase product out of any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  This month’s Hostess gift is the Pearl Basic Jewels or clear Rhinestones.  I love them because they can be colored with the Stampin’ Blends or permanent markers to make lots of colors! (If you check the “No Contact” when placing your order, I will not have your address and won’t be able to send your gift!)  Tomorrow is the last day to use this code and get the rhinestones or pearl embellishments.

    Here are the products I used to make this card. You can click on each image to learn more about it and/or purchase it.

    Product List

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