Book Cradle Cards

Unusual Book Cradle Cards

Hi friends, today I’m sharing a new fold card which I’m calling a Book Cradle card, as the base reminds me of a book cradle!

It’s a very easy card style to make, and another great one for showing off those lovely pattern papers we all have.

These cards all fold flat and will fit into a 6 x 6 envelope.

You have space to stamp and write your message on the back.


Spring Garden Birds paper pad available here.


3 pieces of 3′ x 6′ card for the cradle.

Score each piece along the 3′ side at 1.1/2

1 piece of 6′ x 6′ for the extender (Optional)

Score along one side at 1.1/2, 3′ & 4.1/2

1 piece of 2.1/2 x 6′ card for the stopper.

Score along the 2.1/2 side at 1/2, 1.1/4 & 2′

2 pieces of 4′ x 6′ for the top panels, these can be acetate if you like.

Score along the 4′ at 1/2′ & 3.1/2

4 pieces of 5.3/4 x 1.1/4 pattern paper to cover the cradle panels.

2 pieces of 5.3/4 x 2.3/4 pattern paper to cover the front and back.

2 pieces of 5.3/4 x 1/4′ pattern paper to cover the thin top panels.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made them.

Thank you as always for stopping by today.


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