Diamond Shaped Ornament

by Beate Johns

Create an ornament out of one strip of cardstock.

Supplies

  • One 3 1/2" x 8" piece of cardstock
  • Scor-Pal™ or other scoring tool
  • Paper Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesive
  • Stamps (Verve Stamps Artful Elegance used here)
  • Ink
  • Embellishments

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Score your cardstock at 1/2" and 3".

  2. Step 2

    Turn your cardstock and score at 1/2", 3" and 5 1/2".

  3. Step 3

    Use your paper cutter to cut the 1/2" strip on the left and right side of the lowest square away.

    Cut off the right strip next to the middle square as shown.

    The rest of the 1/2" strips will be your glue tabs. Cut the edges of each glue tab diagonally with your scissors.

  4. Step 4

    The long side of the cardstock with the two glue tabs will be on the left.

    Line up the top corner so that you can score from that corner to the bottom right corner of the first square.

  5. Step 5

    Turn the cardstock so you can score a diagonal line in the middle square starting from the top right to the bottom left corner of the middle square.

  6. Then score from the top left corner to the bottom right in your last square.

  7. Step 6

    Stamp your cardstock.
    (I stamped my image with Versmark™ and embossed it with gold podwer.)

  8. Step 7

    Add Scor-Tape™ to your glue tabs.

  9. Step 9

    Prefold all your score lines. Place your loop over the score line next to the the two glue tabs.

  10. Step 10

    Peel the paper Scor-Tape™ backing from the middle glue tab and tape it to the side next to it without a glue tab.

    This will hold the cord loop in place.

  11. Step 11

    Peel off the paper over the rest of the Scor-Tape™ strips.

  12. Adhere the glue tabs to the insides of the other half of your diamond shape to create your ornament.

  13. Step 12

    Decorate your ornament if needed.

    The flower is from the Verve stamp set Poinsettia Christmas.

Variations

  1. Different size
    You can make this ornament bigger or smaller. Getting the measurements is really easy.
    3 x the length of one square plus at least 1/4" for the glue tab will be your length
    1 x the length plus 2 glue tabs will be your width.
    Score at glue square length, 2x square length and 3x square length on the long side of the cardstock and score at the width of the glue tab on each of the narrow sides.

    Make it a box
    Create a different shaped box by not taping the last three glue tabs down.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Diamond Shaped Ornament. 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.

What a fabulously creative ornament. Love the diamond shape and your embossing looks so very elegant on it too. Awesome tutorial.
Lynn Mercurio  |  Wed Dec 3, 2008 at 2:06 PM
What a pretty ornament! Awesome tutorial.
JoAnnBeachler  |  Wed Dec 3, 2008 at 3:51 PM
wow this is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the super easy instructions! you pretty much rock!
Silvia Mabie  |  Wed Dec 3, 2008 at 3:58 PM
Just love your tutorial. Plan to make several to hang on the tree for visitors to take home.
Marianne  |  Wed Dec 3, 2008 at 4:33 PM
The ornmant is beautiful but it would take me days to ever do one. Don't think I've ever seen a project that was so difficult. Sorry
Nancy J  |  Wed Dec 3, 2008 at 5:11 PM
Thank you for this fun project. It was much easier than I thought it would be. You do such a great job on these tutorials & I really look forward to & appreciate your efforts.
Kris  |  Wed Dec 3, 2008 at 5:52 PM
It is beautiful! I love the idea of making quite a few to give to guests who stop by at Christmas. Thank you so much for your creativity and sharing.
Carol Jones  |  Wed Dec 3, 2008 at 6:05 PM
So beautiful yet so cute. Would make lovely gifts for teachers etc
Shaaron Currie  |  Wed Dec 3, 2008 at 9:12 PM
I would much rather have a template, than have to do all the scoring! Love the results!
Thanks!
Pat Walker  |  Thu Dec 4, 2008 at 2:51 AM
Thanks for the great tutorial! I'll definitely be trying this one. As usual, your pictures and step-by-step directions are clear and easy to follow.
Ann  |  Thu Dec 4, 2008 at 5:46 AM
Love the ornament.... Got this email at work, so I used my trusty ruler & metal letter opener to score my lines. And a 'for deposit only' stamp to decorate. Was so easy! Made 3 inside 10 minutes. Can't wait to get home tonight and really get working.

Great tutorial! smile
Scraphappy63  |  Thu Dec 4, 2008 at 6:20 AM
Wow, this is so cool. Can't wait to try it. I like the embossing. Thanks Beate, and the happiest of holidays to you.

Anita
Anita Clement  |  Thu Dec 4, 2008 at 7:09 AM
wow another great idea after christmas and the new year is over with i can hardly wait to get all my card's i have done up on my gallery great work smile)
Roberta  |  Thu Dec 4, 2008 at 7:21 AM
Gorgeous project, Beate! The tutotrial looks great - can't wait to try it!
Vervegirl  |  Thu Dec 4, 2008 at 9:00 AM
I tested the instructions on a piece of scrap CS and after fiddling with 10, I got it figured out! I'm ready to try it with good stuff now! Thanks for the very cool tutorial!
lisabeepianolovin  |  Thu Dec 4, 2008 at 3:21 PM
It's just hard to follow without sitting down and trying it. Which I will do as soon as I get a moment. thank you so much.
Nancy
Nancy  |  Thu Dec 4, 2008 at 3:55 PM
Great tutorial there are so many wonderful things about this site...
Bev Hochstetler  |  Fri Dec 5, 2008 at 1:45 AM
I'm loving these, Beate!! You ROCK!!
Rose Ann  |  Fri Dec 5, 2008 at 9:28 AM
Where oh where do I get one of those score pals. I plan to make one of these anyway, but wow that looks like the coolest tool!
Ladelle  |  Sat Dec 6, 2008 at 2:32 AM
Neat ornament Beatte! Thank you for this tutorial, I too will be making some for Christmas visitors!
I did have a tiny challenge getting the last tape to stick but other than that it was easy peasy! Gotta go..got more to make!
Sunshine NZ
Sunshine  |  Sun Dec 7, 2008 at 9:31 PM

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