About 2 years ago, my step-mom showed me her most recent find: a copy of a magazine called Card Maker Magazine. The issue's theme was folding. What a treasure trove of ideas!!! I took pictures of each page and still return to them for inspiration. For one of my Card Swap cards this year, I delved into one of their great designs, based on success I'd had making my sister's birthday card using this design in March.
This is the only in-progress photo I took:
Here are some photos of the different views. The coolest thing about it is that you don't know what to expect from the card. The personal message is hidden when the card comes out of the envelope. Then you pull, and voila! The center flips and you see a message from your loved one.
I created this template, based on the design in the magazine, so that you, too, can make this fun card. You can make it any size, and change the proportions of where the folds/cuts go. The card for the card swap was about 3 x 5½" when folded, but the card I made for my sister was using an entire 8½ x 11 sheet of cardstock (see photo below the template). Have fun!