Ahoy mateys!! This here tutorial be comin’ to ye from Sandy on th’ high seas of the Caribbean from some scurvy pirates! (You too can talk like a pirate with http://postlikeapirate.com !)

This Grandfather Clock is one of the class cards that was taught yesterday aboard the Navigator of the Seas…and you can pretend you’re on board with us by making a card with this cute fold! It’s not one invented by OWH, but sure is darling. The video shows this card, made with the Hero Arts/OWH All the Time stamp set and papers in the Studio Calico kits that the class participants received.


  • Heavy duty cardstock for base, 4-1/4 x 11
  • Rotary paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool of some sort
  • Nesting dies
  • Hero Arts All the Time stamp set
  • Ribbon
  • Strong adhesive
  • Stamping papers
  • Inks
  • Patterned papers
The video shows this particular card – and the still photos below show another card made with this fold.
diagram with measurements:
Decorative panel measurements:
  1. Thin side panels: 1/2 inch x 4-1/4 inches, or if you want to completely cover the card base, 3/4 inches x 4-1/2.
  2. Center panel: 2-1/2 x 4-1/4, or if you want to completely cover the card base, 2-3/4 x 4-1/2 inches.
  3. Bottom crosspanel: 1 inch x 4-1/4 inches
  4. Liner if needed for inside: 4 x 4-1/4
The card base for this second card has one pink and one yellow side – so  you can see more easily what’s going on, I hope! 
Make scores at 1, 2, and 6-1/2 inches – and make them less than 3/4 inches long 

Turn the card over and make the same scores on the opposite side
(this is to help you see where to make marks, if your score tool shows
you the measurements, you don’t need to flip it over)

Make a cut 3/4″ from each side, from the 1 to the 6-1/2 inch score lines

Go over the score lines again making sure they reach the cut marks you just made
Add a score in the center portion ONLY, at 5-1/2 inches

Begin to fold – mountain folds at 6-1/2, 5-1/2 and 1, and a valley at 2 inches

Crease the scores well with bone folder. Then decorate!
Decorated with yellow ribbon and paper from the Studio Calico kits, image from The Greeting Farm, and other leftover bits of paper and ribbon.
Hope you give it a try! Note that these cards tuck ALL the way into your envelopes, they don’t hang out the front.