Magic Envelope Card

by Kelly Acheson

Make a card and envelope in one.


  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, and Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil and ruler
  • Adhesive (Tombow Mono Liquid Glue used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Die Cutting Machine, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry cardstock & Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper, Love What You Do stamp set, Rich Razzleberry & Memento Tuxedo Black inks, )


  1. Step 1

    Cut paper at 11" x 8 1/2".

    Cut solid cardstock at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and white cardstock at 4" x 5 1/4".

    Die cut a small square.

  2. Step 2

    Mark 3 1/2" up from the bottom right corner with ruler and pencil.

  3. Step 3

    Lay the solid cardstock layer onto the patterned paper, matching the bottom edge up with the pencil mark and making sure there is a triangle below the cardstock.

    Fold the left edge over, making the fold line match up with the left side of the solid cardstock. Burnish the fold with a bone folder.

  4. Step 4

    Push right side of designer series paper up to the solid cardstock edge, fold and burnish fold with bone folder.

  5. Step 5

    Fold up bottom triangle matching the fold line with the bottom of the solid cardstock. Burnish fold with bone folder.

  6. Step 6

    Fold top of designer series paper down pushing it up against the edge of the solid cardstock. Burnish fold with bone folder.

  7. Step 7

    Fold final flap over and burnish fold with bone folder.

  8. Step 8

    Adhere small die cut square with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

  9. Step 9

    Stamp inside layer as desired.

  10. Step 10

    Adhere both layers inside card.

  11. Step 11

    Stamp image on front of Magic Envelope Card and add an address label if desired.

  12. Step 12

    Complete the project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Magic Envelope Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Kelly, this is awesome and I have lots of paper I can use up for this fun fold! I also still have my diagonal insert from Stampin Up. Is there a video on how to make this fold using that?

Judik  |  Wed May 15, 2019 at 7:00 AM
I wonder if people will know how to open it so that it doesn’t get completely ruined. Any tips for that?
SARAH  |  Wed May 15, 2019 at 7:34 AM
I love this technique! I used it one year for my Christmas cards.
Kristy Tyra  |  Wed May 15, 2019 at 7:45 AM
Great technique and card!!
Julie Heyer  |  Wed May 15, 2019 at 7:52 AM
Love this card Kelly. TYFS. I'll go and make one now and get out by this afternoon to a friend, just to say hello!!!
Claire Gagne  |  Wed May 15, 2019 at 8:29 AM
Hi Kelly, was just writing down the measurements and noticed that what you have said on the video and what is actually posted above are different. In the video you mentioned the colored piece as 5 1/2 X 4 1/4, but the written instructions call for 5 1/2 X 4 1/2? Thinking the solid color should be 4 1/4? Sorry if I'm wrong.
Claire Gagne  |  Wed May 15, 2019 at 8:37 AM
I saw this years ago, called then a "Mennonite fold." Claim was that group, known and appreciated for their thrift, used it to write letters and then did not need an envelope. Have no idea if that's true, but I have used it from time to time in my card making. Whatever the origin, it's pretty clever.
Emc  |  Wed May 15, 2019 at 8:42 AM
Thank you Claire!
dina  |  Wed May 15, 2019 at 9:05 AM
LOVE this idea and your video was outstanding! Thanks for making me smile from ear-to-ear with your paper engineering talents ^_^
KT  |  Wed May 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Thanks everyone!!!! There is a video if you still have the diagonal plate for the Simply Scored here:
Kelly Acheson  |  Wed May 15, 2019 at 10:40 PM
Thank you so much! I have been searching for a tutorial without the need for a diagonal scoring plate.
Miss Kitty  |  Thu May 16, 2019 at 6:55 AM
I got a template and the sample of the envylope along with a clear template with the measurements and etc... It's all from "POP-UPs by Plane Class" any OG Stampers would know what I'm talking about... It also has a corner where you make a slit and cover with a postage stamp. Love mine and so different
Robin Moore  |  Thu May 16, 2019 at 10:38 AM
I am so going to make this adorable card but I am a little concerned about it going through the mail. You have no idea how many special cards have been ruined by the post office in the past. Has anyone had trouble with this?
Brownie59  |  Wed May 22, 2019 at 10:10 AM
This is so unique! Great color combination , thanks for taking the time to share this tutorial.
Kristal DeBold  |  Thu May 30, 2019 at 7:33 PM
Hi Kelly, You are so right about using up that DSP!! I have so much of it and this magic envelope card will put it to good use! I'm going to make a set of cards using coordinating dsp. Thanks for the great tutorial!
bzzzeee  |  Sat Jun 8, 2019 at 7:38 AM

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