Hi everyone, you know I like to create unusual “out of the box” cards and I think I’ve managed that with today’s design.
I’ve called these Tricorn Style Fold Cards, and that’s down to my dad because when I showed him he said it reminded him of a Tricorn hat!
If you’ve never heard of this style hat before and not seen the TV Drama Poldark then here’s what they look like.
I used the lovely Forever Free paper pad by First Edition. Available from Amazon.
The Holographic cardstock is by Dovecraft and also available from Amazon.
The other thing I love about this fold is the different ways it can be displayed and how they look completely changes.
I really love how it came together and how well it works as a greeting card.
The back is very different with 4 sides to stamping and write you’re greeting.
It also folds completely flat making it easy to post.
To make these cards you will need…
1 piece of 6″ x 8″ card stock. I used my Papermania Colossal Collection cardstock available from Amazon 12″ x 12″ Pack
Score along the 8″ side at 2″ & 6″ then flip the cardstock over and along the 8″ side score at 4″. By flipping the cardstock over you will prevent cracking when folding your card.
2 pieces of 1.3/4 x 5.1/2 mirrored cardstock to mat on the two front sides of your card.
2 pieces of 1.1/2 x 4.7/8 pattern paper to layer on top of your mats.
4 pieces of 1.3/4 x 5.1/2 white cardstock for the 4 back panels.
1 piece of 1.1/4 x A4 or 11″ length cardstock for your rosette. Score along the long side at ever 1/4″
Check out my full tutorial below for more scoring measurements and to see how I put them together.
I would love to know what you think and whether you prefer it displayed in portrait or Landscape orientation.
These will work for so many occasions and great for masculine cards as well.
Thank you for stopping by.
4 thoughts on “Tricorn Style Fold Card”
Fascinating! I plan on making this card design this weekend. Thanks for sharing your talent. Your videos are well done and fun to watch to learn new techniques and amazing projects.
I believe that in your written instructions there is an error, perhaps you have been informed of this, if so, I am sorry.
“Score along the 8″ side at 2″ & 8″ then flip the cardstock over and again along the 8″ side score at 4″. By flipping the cardstock over you will prevent cracking when folding your card.”
I think it should be score along at 2″ and 6″.
Not being critical, just thought if you are able to correct it might save the next crafter that gives it a go.
Once again, thanks for sharing all your talent! I am a fan.
Hi Sam; Thank You so much for your wonderful, easy to follow tutorials. Was wondering if you could possibly show me how to make a box to fit the Tricorn Card, as i made one and need a box envelope to mail it in so that it doesn’t get crushed in the post. Will post pic after I post to my sister as I don’t want her to see it just yet. Thanks again and hope you can help me out with this.
Have a fantastic day.
Hi Beverly. The instructions are correct, you score at 2″ & 8″ then flip and score at 4″ by scoring this way your 4″ score line wont crack as your folding it opposite to the 2″ & 8″ lines. Hope that makes sense. Sam.