A Pirate’s Birthday Quarter Fold Card

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Peg Rounds

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A Pirate's Birthday Quarter Fold Card

Ahoy Matey’s!  This pirate birthday card is perfect sending special greetings to any boy or girl on his or her big day.  Use this fun quarter fold design to send birthday wishes or use them as a very special party invitation to a pirate themed party.


Begin by using a paper trimmer to cut 2 pieces of cardstock.  One should measure 4 ¼” x 11” and the other should be 5 ½” x 8 ½”.


Score the 4 ¼” x 11” piece at 2 ¾” and 8 ¼” on a scoring board.  Score the second sheet at 2 1/8” and 6 3/8”.


Take the longest piece and add line of tape from a tape runner at the top and bottom between the score lines.


Place the shorter piece vertically over the other piece making sure to line it up between the score lines.  Fold the flaps inward at each of the score lines.


Your card will look like this at this point when it is closed.  To close it, fold the two horizontal flaps closed and gently slide the top part of the left flap under the horizontal piece.  Fold the bottom right flap in under the bottom horizontal piece.  It will close just like a box lid closes.



Cut 2 pieces of Echo Park’s Pirates Life patterned paper (the 6” x 6” pad was used here) that measure 2 5/8” x 4” and place them on two of the flaps.


Now, cut 2 more pieces from a different pattern of paper that measure 1 7/8” x 5 1/8” and place them on the two last flaps.


This is what your card will look like now.


Punch four circles using a ½” circle punch aligning the “x’s” in the center of the punch and lay them aside.  Die cut and stamp a message onto a piece of cardstock.  Attach it to the card.  Glue 2 of the “x’s” onto the message tag.


Die cut the globe using the globe die from Echo Park.


Attach it to the card base using glue pen.


Cut a 4 1/8” x 4 7/8” piece of cardstock and attach it to the inside of the card.  Stamp a message onto it.


Cut a 7” piece of twine and tie knots into it every so often as shown.


Add a line of glue using the glue pen along the bottom of the card and place the twine over it.  Allow it to dry and then glue the last two “x’s” onto the ends.

Don’t get caught walking the plank the next time you need a fun card to send to that special little pirate.  Create this great quarter fold card to send some special birthday greetings to someone special in your life.  The way it opens is as fun as opening a treasure chest and will be fun for everyone!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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