[Tutorial + Template] Waterfall Pencil Card

Summer 2018 has come and gone in what seems to be just a blink of an eye which means a new school year is just around the corner.  Celebrate with this pencil waterfall card - fits 4 4x3" photos with plenty of space for inscription.  This card is perfect to commemorate your child's first day of school.

This card is available in PDF and SVG format.  There are two versions of this card you can make - one with the cover and one without the cover (see featured image above).  This card is similar to the waterfall card which can be referenced to for further instruction.

Buy the Pencil Waterfall Card Template Here

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Materials Needed:

  • Pencil Waterfall Card Template
  • Cardstock
  • Ruler
  • Scissors/X-acto Knife
  • Scoring Tool
  • Glue


Video Tutorial:


Written Instructions:

After purchasing your greeting card template, print and/or cut the card pieces onto your desired cardstock for this tutorial, I've used pink, grey, yellow, white, kraft, and black cardstock.


Step 1

Begin with your waterfall card and waterfall card mat pieces.

Spread glue on the mat pieces and stick them to the centre of the card pieces.

Repeat 4 times.


Step 2

With your cover and base, you can cut them separately from 2 sheets of 8.5x11" cardstock or together on a sheet of 12x12".  Cutting them separately, fold along the score line on the cover.

Spread glue on the tab and glue the cover onto the base aligning the jagged edge.


Step 3

Taking the body piece, crease along the scored lines - fold back and forth to ensure ease of waterfall mechanics.

Taking the pull tab, crease along the score line.




Spread glue along the pull tab and adhere to the body piece.  Place the pull tab to the right of the score like as depicted above.  Make sure the pull tab aligns with the body piece.


Step 4


Spread glue along the backside of the body piece, making sure you do not touch the pull tab.


Glue onto the base piece.


Step 5


 Glue the flap mat, body mat, and pencil tip to the inside of the card.

Glue the metal band and eraser to the outside of the cover like so.  If you are making the card without the cover - you can glue the eraser and metal band directly to the body, no need for the flap and body mats.


Step 6

Place glue along the short edge of the waterfall card and glue along the scored sections of the body.

Be sure to glue the waterfall card slightly to the right of the score lines or else the waterfall mechanism does not work.

Repeat to all 4 waterfall cards and you are finished.


Happy Crafting!