Diamond Origami Fold Card

by Patricia St. Martin

Create a unique card fold.

Supplies

  • One Sheet of 11" x 11" patterned paper

  • Scoring tool

  • Paper cutter

  • Adhesive

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Place your patterned paper on your scoring board on the left side and fold diagonally and crease the fold.

  2. Step 2

    Place the long edge of the paper to the top side of the scoring board. Score at 3 and 5 1/2". Flip the paper over and score again 3" and 5 1/2" .

  3. Step 3

    Turn your paper with the long end on the right side and the triangle pointing to the left side of the soaring board. Score at the 3 1/2" mark.

  4. Step 4

    Folding all the scored marks toward the inside of the card. Cut the two ends of the triangle off.

  5. Step 5

    When you open the card it will look like this.

  6. Step 6

    Laying the card down. You are going to make the Origami fold. Put your fingers into the fold on the right side and place to finger at the center and press down them score. This is a basic origami fold. Do the same thing on the left side.

  7. Step 7

    With both ends folded this is what you will have.

  8. Step 8

    You need to tape or glue the inside of your card.

    Hint:
    REMEMBER DO NOT PUT ANY GLUE ON THE LEFT ORIGAMI FOLD.

  9. Step 9

    As you are folding the two side together HOLD THE RIGHT ORIGAMI FOLD OPEN WITH YOUR RIGHT HAND SO IT WILL NOT GLUE FLAT AT THIS POINT.

  10. Step 10

    Once you have taped together the card you can now press down the origami fold.

  11. Step 11

    Your card will look like this:

  12. Step 12

    Right side view:

  13. Left side view.

  14. Step 13

    The front triangle folds into the left origami fold. You have your envelope and card all in one. Finished view.

  15. Step 14

    Decorate the front

  16. and the inside of the card.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Diamond Origami Fold Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

That look adorable! My DGD loves origami, this looks like something we can do together.
Sharon  |  Wed Apr 3, 2013 at 7:31 AM
Shades of origami! What a cool card!
Jean Bullock  |  Wed Apr 3, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Love the card!! This will be my next project. Thanks for sharing and caring!!
jimba  |  Wed Apr 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM
I was baffled by this until I saw your very clear video. Now I want to give it a try ... and maybe adjust the size to an A2 for Operation Write Home. Hummm, I wonder if it can be done.
Stampin Penguin  |  Wed Apr 3, 2013 at 12:13 PM
This is a beautiful idea! I have a wedding to attend in Tokyo and I am going to use this for the wedding card.
Lois Friedman  |  Wed Apr 3, 2013 at 2:09 PM
Thanks Sue, I was wondering why mine didn't line up quite right. It actually is very pretty offset, but I would like for it to be square, and have noted your corrections. LOVED the video and had a BEAUTIFUL card first time out!
Priss  |  Wed Apr 3, 2013 at 4:17 PM
Love this card. It is so different and does not seem to hard to make. I am going to try to make one in a few days. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Kathy
Kathy  |  Wed Apr 3, 2013 at 7:18 PM
How fun is this?!! I can't wait to give this one a try...someone very special will be so surprised when opening this card! TFS...just wonderful!
Joanne  |  Thu Apr 4, 2013 at 1:59 AM
Love this card..
Lynne Roberts  |  Thu Apr 4, 2013 at 7:52 AM
@Sue Revill....thanks so much for the corrected measurements. This is a wonderful card, Patricia...and I am making it as soon as I finish typing this.....
Traci Brennan  |  Thu Apr 4, 2013 at 3:32 PM
Patricia - Thanks for the tutorial for the lovely card.

Sue Revill - Thanks for the correction of the first score line. I had just made my third card and couldn't get the diamonds in the middle. The 1/4 inch made all the difference.

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Juanita  |  Fri Apr 5, 2013 at 8:21 AM
Can't wait until I try this one.
Lynn  |  Fri Apr 5, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Great card and tutorial! I've already made a birthday card for someone special. Thanks for sharing.
Chris  |  Fri Apr 5, 2013 at 6:39 PM
Thanks Patrica for sharing. Can't wait to try this.
Patti`  |  Sat Apr 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM
Love this. You explained in detail how to do it. I made it along as you were showing it to us. Thank you.
Esther Elliott  |  Sun Apr 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM
Great Origami fold card Patricia--I will definitely try it! smile Thank you!
Susanne Gleason  |  Sun Apr 7, 2013 at 7:01 PM
Thank you for showing this very creative and I will be trying
Tahnaykay Sweetland  |  Mon Apr 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM
I made this card as soon as I saw it - so simple and easy. Thanks Patricia
Elaine Mackie  |  Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 10:25 AM
Question?
Do you score at 3 1/4" instead of 3" or 3 1/2"?
Using the 3 1/2" measurement my center diamond for tucking is a bit offset.
If it is 3 1/4" do you adjust the top fold crease also or keep it at 3 1/2?
Thanks
Chris  |  Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 8:36 AM
Hi Chris, If you look back a few posts, I had the same problem with the centre not liining up. I have given all the updated score lines and measurments.
Sue Revill  |  Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 9:23 AM

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