Iris Fold Card
Intermediate | 33 min 13 sec
This traditional paper crafting technique originated in Holland and makes a striking frame for any image or photograph. Strips of folded paper (traditionally the insides of security envelopes) create a spiral design that resembles the iris of an eye or camera. Learn to make an Iris Fold frame for a greeting card and then let your creativity take over with the possibilities!

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • X-acto knife
  • bone folder
  • cutting mat to protect your surface
  • security envelopes or other similar weight paper
  • 6 x 10 card stock paper for card
  • 4 x 5 card stock paper for iris fold frame
  • tape
  • glue stick or PVA
  • thread
  • carbon paper
  • sandpaper
Learn how to:
  • Iris fold
  • How to configure iris opening
  • Cutting frame opening
  • Adding sewn embellishments to paper

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on create this traditional folding technique
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Downloadable PDF pattern included
  • Step-by-step expert instruction by artist Courtney Cerruti
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
193 users recommended this class to a friend
Debra Roussopoulos
If you like paper arts you're going to love this course! Jody does a wonderful job of taking you through the charm of creating the Iris Fold. You can use it in making cards, ornaments, or as an element in a journal page.
12 hours ago
B Goodell
First time seeing something like this and really want to try making it!
December 26, 2022
Faelan Maley
I absolutely loved watching Jody work her magic. I have watched all her techniques here and am excited to try them.
December 14, 2022