All text and photos  Beate Johns ©Copyright 2007 All rights reserved

Our Guest Instructor is Beate Johns

Supplies needed:

· Scor-Pal®

· - One piece of cardstock 3 1/2" x 10 1/2"

· One 3 1/4" square of patterned paper cut in half diagonally

· Image that will fit on a 3 1/2" card front

· Ribbon

· Adhesive


Step one: Line your cardstock up on the top of your Scor-Pal and score it at 3 1/2" and 7".

Step two: Align one corner of your cardstock with the 7.333” groove, this is the one marked with the inverted triangle      and the opposite corner on the same groove. See picture. Score the top square diagonally.

Step three: Turn cardstock around and repeat step two on the other corner square to add a diagonal score through that square. Make sure both diagonals go in the same direction.

Step four: Fold your left square into the middle and then fold the lower triangle up.

Fold your right square into the middle and then fold the upper triangle down.

Step five: Tape your patterned paper triangles on the top facing triangles of your card.

Step six: Wrap ribbon around the card and tie into a bow. Don't tape it down.

Step seven: Add adhesive to only one side of your main image. Tape it over the ribbon to hold it down.

Make sure you only have the image taped on one half of your triangle trifold. Otherwise you won't be able to open the card.


Voilá Carte Extraordinaire!


Beate  is the Creative Director of Splitcoaststampers. She is an active teacher on the Splitcoast Bloggers Club where she’s had more than 100,000 people visit the site to take her tutorials. A published designer, Beate’s beautiful card creations have been featured in Rubber Stamper magazine and by leading paper craft sites, including “The Stamper’s Showcase”, a demo area on the Stampin’ Up! Website.


Beate and her husband, Rick, have 3 children, Austin, Lucas and Rebecca and live in Niceville, FL. Her family often gives her the inspiration for new “fresh and fun” cards and techniques. She has been a Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2002