Brian, assuming you are talking about the data cards for the folders you just created: The data cards for folders are based on location inside of your Vault. If you save it at the top level of the Vault it will propagate down into all sub folders that aren't assigned a data card. Thus, I'm guessing the data card you created got moved to a different folder or erased. On the other hand, if you are talking about a template card, it only shows for inputting information into a template.
Hopefully, I understood your question correctly and this is helpful.