Tutorial: Waterfall Card

I can’t believe I’ve never shared a waterfall card tutorial here before! The first time I made this card was for Mother’s Day last spring, and the beautiful DSP shown here is no longer available. However, read on and you’ll see the Christmas card I recently made with the same fold!

Cardbase: 8.5 x 5.5”

Cardstock ‘Puller Strip’ (same as card base): 9 ¾  x 2” – score at 2″, 2¾”, 3 ½”, and 4 ¼
Cardstock ‘Holder Strip’ (same as cardbase): 4 x 1.5”

DSP: 4 x 5.25”

4 White pieces: 2 ¾ x 1 ¾”
4 cardstock frames: 2 x 3” (can be same as cardbase, or different colour)

Attach the DSP to the front of your card. Set this piece aside.

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Stamp your four white pieces as desired and attach to the four frames. Put these aside.

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Burnish the score lines on the puller strip. Attach your puller strip to the holder strip, only along the right side of the holder strip (as shown with dotted line below).

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Attach each of your stamped images to the puller strip, applying adhesive only to the right side of each scoreline on the puller strip. (The green lines below show where to apply the adhesive.)

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Fold the long end of the puller strip behind the holder strip. Tag-punch the end and tie a short ribbon around the tag.

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Line up the pieces on the card as shown, so the holder strip lines up with the DSP and the tag doesn’t extend beyond the end of the card. Attach only at the top and bottom of the holder strip.

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Flip your waterfall several times so that it ‘flows’ easily before giving it to the recipient.

And here’s the Christmas card I made with the Making Christmas Bright stamp set. I used these awesome stamps to create a message that reads, “May your Christmas be merry and bright”!


Have you made any projects with the waterfall fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!


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