Napkin Fold Card
by Carol Hurlock
Create uniquely folded card that will dazzle your friends.
- One 12" x 12" piece of cardstock
- One 2 1/4" x 12" piece of cardstock
- Two 12" x 12" pieces of patterned paper
- Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
- Bone folder
- Paper cutter
- Border punch, optional
- Dies, ink and embellishments, optional
Score the 12" x 12" piece of cardstock at 3" and 9". Turn paper 90 degrees and score again at 3" and 9". Prefold the score lines.
Mark the center of the paper with a small pencil dot. Fold each of the corner to the center. Crease each score line.
Step 3 (Optional)
Sponge the folds with distress ink and use a border punch at the outer edges of the paper.
Use your finger to pick up the bottom point and push it towards the center. Go to the next point and push it towards the center as well. Allow the previous folds you made to fold.
Smooth down the corners so the piece on top is flat and the points are folded in underneath.
Now take the next point at the opposite end and fold it toward the center.
Repeat with the last two corners.
Take one of the corner points and fold it back.
Use the bone folder and create a nice deep crease.
Repeat Step 6 on all corners to create the Napkin Fold Card base.
Cut the following squares out of the patterned paper sheets with a paper cutter:
Two 5-1/2" squares. This is the main color of the card
Two 3-1/4" squares. This is the contrast #1
One 3-3/4" square. This is contrast #2
One 2-3/4" square. This is contrast #1 and goes on the smallest folded point
Cut the squares in half.
Cut the triangles in half.
You should now have:
8 triangles cut out of the 5 1/2" squares
8 triangles cut out of the 3 1/4" squares
4 triangles cut out of the 3 3/4" square
4 triangles cut out of the 2 3/4" square
Adhere the biggest triangles around the diamond in the card center. Adhere the smallest triangles to the last pieces you folded, which are the four outside corners. Tape the four contrast pieces to the middle of the corner diamond.
Flip card over. Adhere last of the biggest triangles around center square.
Turn card back over. Cut a 5 3/4" piece of patterned paper adhere to the card center.
Decorate the center. Here a 5" white cardstock square was punched with a border punch, decorated and adhered on top of the patterned paper square.
Use a border punch to decorate on both sides of your 2 1/4" x 12" piece of cardstock. Cut a 1" x 12" piece of patterned paper.
Cut a piece of ribbon about 30" and adhere it to the center of your punched card stock. Adhere the patterned paper strip it over the ribbon. Fold this piece in half.
Adhere half of the strip over the middle of the back of the card.
Apply some dimensional foam pads to unattached end of the band.
Fold band over and adhere image to the dimensional adhesive.Tie ribbon to close the card.