Miura Fancy Fold Card

I love making fancy fold cards!  The Hello, Irresistible products from the March Online Exclusives are amazing and perfect for a Miura Fold.  I hadn't made one of these fancy folds card before so had to try.  I love how it turned out in Evening Evergreen and Soft Seafoam.  Evening Evergreen is one of the 2021-2023 In Colors which means that it will be retiring at the end of April.  Definitely still time to get your supplies topped up of Evening Evergreen and other In Colors before they disappear!  Definitely grab a Reinker if you don't have one!

The Miura fold was invented by a Japanese astrophysicist and if you google it, you'll find lots of information about how it has been used in space!  Kind of cool!  Check out this pretty card I created - I added a belly band to keep the card together and also a back piece so that the card will stand up when opened.

Here's what it looks like when it is opened up and standing.

Here's the closed card.


  1. Cut Evening Evergreen cardstock 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" and score at 3 1/2" and 7" along the long edge.
  2. Fold and burnish on scorelines using Bone Folder
  3. Make a mark 2" down from top along 3 1/2" scoreline and 2" up from bottom on 7" scoreline
  4. Score from the top left edge down to the 2" mark along on the 3 1/2" scoreline
  5. Score from the bottom right edge up to the 2" mark along the 7" scoreline
  6. Make a mountain fold along the 3 1/2" scoreline - gently pushing the top triangles towards the back.
  7. Make a valley fold along the 7" scoreline - gently pushing the bottom triangles towards the front.
  8. The card will automatically want to fold when you gently push the triangles in and out.
  9. Burnish all folds with Bone Folder
  10. Cut 2 pieces of Soft Seafoam cardstock 3 3/8" x 5 3/8"
  11. On 1 piece make a mark using a pencil at 2" down from top right edge.  Cut from the top left edge to the mark
  12. On the 2nd piece make a mark using a pencil at 2" up from bottom left side.  Cut from the bottom right edge to the mark.
  13. Adhere the Soft Seafoam pieces to the two outside flaps of the card base
  14. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  15. On 1 piece make a mark using a pencil at 2" down from top right edge.  Cut from the top left edge to the mark
  16. On the 2nd piece make a mark using a pencil at 2" up from bottom left side.  Cut from the bottom right edge to the mark.
  17. Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the two outside flaps of the card base.
  18. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper (do not use directional paper) 1 3/4" x 3 1/4"
  19. Cut 1 piece in half on the diagonal from bottom left to top and right and the other piece in half on the diagonal from top left to bottom right
  20. Adhere cut out pieces to the triangles in the folds
  21. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
  22. Make a mark with a pencil at 2" from top left and 2" from bottom right
  23. Cut from the mark on the left side to the top right corner.
  24. Cut from the mark on the right side to the bottom left corner
  25. Stamp splatter using Evening Evergreen ink
  26. Adhere to middle of card base
  27. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink
  28. Cut out using Paper Snips and adhere to bottom right of front of card
  29. Cut Evening Evergreen cardstock 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
  30. Adhere to the back flap of card base
  31. Adhere one of the triangles cut off of Designer Series Paper and adhere to the bottom triangle
  32. Cut Evening Evergreen 1" x 8 1/2"
  33. Wrap around card base and adhere ends together.  Trim off excess.  Do not fold too tight - will make it hard to remove and replace the belly band.
  34. Cut "string of pearls" from Soft Seafoam cardstock using Die
  35. Adhere to belly band
  36. Stamp large flower on Basic White cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink
  37. Colour with Soft Seafoam Stampin' Blend
  38. Cut out using Die
  39. Stamp leaves using Soft Seafoam ink on Basic White cardstock
  40. Cut out using Dies
  41. Adhere to back of flower using Glue Dots
  42. Wrap Gold Trim around palm of hand 2-3 times.  Remove and pinch togther.
  43. Adhere to back of flower
  44. Adhere flower to belly band using Dimensionals
  45. Adhere Frosted Dots

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

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You can also purchase this tutorial with 13 "Fancy Fold" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store!

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Here's my card that is included in the tutorial.  

Monthly Card Club

I'm excited to be offering a Monthly Card Club either In Person or by mail.  Each month I will select a stamp set or bundle to feature.  You will make 3 cards with envelopes and receive 1/2 package of Designer Series Paper, package of Embellishments and a roll of ribbon.  Cost is $45 In Person (or local pick up) and $50 mailed.

You can join my club monthly.  If you join for 6 consecutive months and get a swag bag valued at $25 from me as a gift.

The In Person classes will be held on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 12noon or 1-3pm.  Space will be limited to 3 people per class and masks will be mandatory (as well as any other requirements announced by the Provincial Health Officer).

Registration is now open for the March Club featuring Simply Citrus - this is a new suite from the January to April Mini Catalogue.  Registration closes March 12th.  Check out the sneak peeks

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Your Creativity Awaits

The March Kit features Nested Friends - this is an amazing bundle from the January to April Mini Catalogue!

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $56 local pick up.

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set - Nested Friends
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)


  • Shipped: $60 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $56 monthly 
  • Add on Nested Friends Dies for $51 more (total is $111 mailed or $107 local pick up)

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

  • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
  • Available to Canadian Residents Only

The February kit features the Stampin' Up!® Nested Friends. 

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