Bay Window Card Design

Learn how to create a bay window fun fold card. It’s super simple to make! This fun fold card is one of a kind as I created a little closure section to help keep the card in its bay window form when it’s on display!  One of my favorite things about this design, besides the closure, is that it’s a standard size card which you can lay flat for mailing.

Bay Window Design

First let’s talk about how to create the base of the bay window card. Start with a 4-1/4 x 11 inch piece of cardstock. Place the cardstock in your paper trimmer so the 11-inch side is at the top of the trimmer. Score the cardstock at 3/4, 2, 3-1/2, 4-3/4, and 5-1/2 inches. Fold on all the score lines to create the bay window design.

To decorate the bay window panels, cut two pieces of patterned paper at 1/2 x 4 inches and one piece at 1-1/4 x 4 inches.  Cut two additional pieces of a different patterned paper at 1 x 4 inches. Adhere the patterned pieces to the different scored sections on the card front.  Each panel (scored section) on the front of the card will have a piece of patterned paper.

For the inside of the card, start with a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of white cardstock. Adhere part of the card front down to the inside of the card. I recommend watching the video to see this part in action. Next, cut a 3/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of Night of Navy cardstock and a 1/2 x 4 inch piece of DSP. Adhere the two pieces together and then adhere the strip to the right side of the inside of the card using dimensionals. Be sure to use dimensionals as this piece serves to support the bay window when on display!

Seaside Bay

The bay window card design can be used with just about any supplies you have on hand. For the cards I am featuring today, I am using the Seaside Bay Bundle and some of the By the Bay Designer Series Paper. The paper is retiring soon so be sure to grab it from the Last Chance sale HERE.

This particular card was created using the same measurements as shared earlier. The only difference is that I changed out the colors and patterned paper I used to decorate it! There are so many possibilities with this card design!

For more easy fun fold card ideas, check out my latest post featuring a circle pop out card HERE.

Tutorial & Supplies

Now you have some fun ways to use the bay window design in your card making. For a complete list of supplies and the step-by-step instructions for creating these cards, feel free to download the printable tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed these card ideas. Be sure to watch the video to see the creation of the bay window design in action! Have a fun and creative day! ~ Lynn

4 thoughts on “Bay Window Card Design”

  1. I made your Bay Window card for our team card swap! I wish I could share the photo with you. Great instructions as always!

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