[Tutorial + Template] Learn How To Make Waterfall Card!

Hey, guys!

Today I'm going to be teaching you how to create your very own waterfall card.

I tried my best to create this tutorial in a way that anyone can learn it. It's one of my favourite effects to use with other crafts because of how simple and amazing it looks and feels! You could use this for scrapbooks, cards, or any other DIY crafts. The possibilities are endless!

There is also a template that you can purchase from me for $3.00! This will help you create a lovely waterfall card and is yours forever. Once purchased, you can download it right away (you'll get an email with it too), print, and craft!

Happy crafting!

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Table of Contents:

Materials Needed:

  • Waterfall Card Template
  • Cardstock
  • Metal Corked Back Ruler
  • Tape
  • Box Cutter / X-Acto Knife Adhesives Scissors

Video Tutorial:

Written Instructions:

Step 1

how to make waterfall card

New to cardmaking but eager to make your first card and ready to make your very own waterfall card? If so, let's get started! Before you start making your water fall card, you should make sure that you've gathered all the materials, especially cardstock (or cardstocks, different colored cardstocks).

We're going to start with the Waterfall card template (You can download the template once your purchased your template. All measurements will be included inside the template file).

Cut and separate each of the pieces with your scissors.


Once that's done, we're going to start with Piece A. Grab a piece of card stock and tape Piece A onto the card stock. Then you're going to want to get your scissors and cut along the solid lines.


For those who don't have a scoreboard at home, grab your metal ruler, and use the back of your knife to score along the dotted line. If you do have a scoreboard, score it at three-eighths of an inch. Only score the cardstock once!

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Now we'll move onto Piece B. Tape it onto the card stock the same way you did with Piece A. Get your knife and cut along the solid lines on the inside of the cardstock. If you have a thick card stock, you might have to cut along the lines a few times. Finish off by cutting along the dotted lines to get the square out.

You'll want to score Piece B at three-eighths of an inch on the inside square. Score this piece three times.

For Pieces C, D, and E I'll be taping them onto the cardstock and cutting along the solid line.

Step 2


Starting with Piece A, fold along the scoreline. Fold it back and forth. Do the same thing with the three scorelines for Piece B.


Grab Piece C and apply glue a quarter of an inch onto the side. You'll want to place this piece onto the scoreline furthest to the right. Make sure to put the piece a little bit to the right of the score line or else this card won't work!

Once all the pieces on in place, make sure to open the card up and fold it a few more times! These little things will help improve the cascading effect of the waterfall card.


Grab Piece A and apply some adhesive onto it. You'll want to flip Piece B over and place Piece A onto the first scoreline.

Flip the card back over, and if you pull onto Piece A, you should get the waterfall effect!

From here you can add this to a card, scrapbook, or even an explosion box!

The waterfall card is a very versatile card and is perfect for any occasion. Our personal favourite is using this card for Christmas as you can add a lot of picture to a single card. It has a very simple effect but will give your card that extra touch that'll help set it apart from other cards out there! Don't forget if you're a stamper, you can use your stamp set and stamp away! This tip will help you it even more custom to your tastes.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments on improving this card. Feel free to email us anytime! We're always happy to help or improve our templates.

Hopefully you've enjoyed our written tutorial. If you're a visual learner, be sure to watch how we did our scorelines and handled the cardstock (and cardstocks) in our video tutorial. You can always comment or ask questions there as well. We're very attentive and try to reply to everyone in the comment sections.

Happy crafting! We hope you learned how to make your very own water fall card!

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