Upright Diamond Fold Card

by Laura Lipe

Create a unique folded card.

Supplies

  • One 6 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock, for card base
  • One 6" x 3 1/4" piece of patterned paper (pattern choice 1), for inside back
  • Two 6" x 1 1/4" pieces of patterned paper (1 ea. pattern choice 1 and 2)
  • Three 6" x 3 3/4" pieces of patterned paper (pattern choice 2)
  • Stamps, sentiments and dies to decorate card
  • Paper Cutter
  • Scoring tool
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Die cutting machine
  • Adhesive

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Score the 6 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock at 4", 6" and 7 1/2" on long edge. Fold these mountain, mountain, valley folds.

  2. Step 2

    Make a pencil “tick mark” on long edge of cardstock at 2" (from left edge) at top and bottom. Make a “tick mark” on only the left short side at 3 1/8".

  3. Step 3

    Score from the 2" tick mark at top to the 6" score on the bottom. Score from the 6" score on the top to the 2" tick mark on the bottom. This will make an "X". Fold both sides of the "X" as valley folds.

  4. Step 4

    Prefold your score lines. Your card base should look like this.

  5. Step 5

    Cut from the 2" tick mark at the top to the 3 1/8" tick mark on the left edge of the card. Cut from the 3 1/8" tick mark on the left edge to the 2" tick mark at the bottom. This will make a shape like the left side of a "diamond" Now you can fold up the card and you will have a shape like a diamond almost in the center of the card but a bit to the left. You are ready to decorate your card.

  6. Fold up the card and you will have a shape like a diamond almost in the center of the card but a bit to the left. You are ready to decorate your card.

  7. Step 6

    Glue the 6" x 3 1/4" patterend paper, (pattern choice 1) to the inside back of the card. Glue the two strips of 6" x 1 1/4" patterned paper (pattern choice 1 and 2) to the inside straight area, and on the front on the straight area.

  8. Step 7

    Make tick marks on each of the 6" x 3 3/4' patterned papers at 1 7/8" at top and bottom and at 3" on each side. Cut all three from the 1 7/8" mark to the 3" marks and from the 3" marks up to the 1 7/8" marks, creating 3 diamond shapes. One of these will go on the front and one inside the front.

  9. Step 8

    The third one you will cut in half from top to bottom, and those two pieces will be used on the front and inside the front.

  10. Step 9

    Take those little triangles you cut off the designer paper in Step 7, and trim 1/8" off the bottom of each one. These will be used to cover the small triangles on the front and inside the front.

  11. Step 10

    Decorate the card as desired.

Video!

Your Turn

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

Fun...thanks Beate--love odd shaped cards--!
Susanne Gleason  |  Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 8:03 AM
I am definitely going to make this!
bonnie shultz  |  Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 8:42 AM
what a beautiful card, will have to try it out.
happy holidays, sue
susan ann draeger  |  Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 4:52 PM
What size envelopes fit this? Thanks!
Charisma aka karixma  |  Tue Dec 3, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Muy linda gracias por compartir bendiciones
Doris Salinas  |  Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 5:18 PM
WOW! This is way cool! Love it. I'm a little late for a Christmas card, but I have some January birthdays and will use this technique! Thanks for sharing. :=)
Sue Simmons  |  Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 6:49 AM
More involved than I like but not too hard . I did crease the folds with bone scorer but still card does not sit flat when closed ..looks untidy . How do you keep it closed neatly cheers Shirley-Anne
Shirley-Anne Barber  |  Thu Jul 9, 2015 at 6:16 AM
Shirley-Anne, I noticed Beate had a small clip holding hers closed in the video - maybe a decorative clip would be nice, matching the theme of your card - ?
dina  |  Thu Jul 16, 2015 at 5:46 AM
Thanks Dina . Yes I did see that too but did not remember that when I finished my card .Will keep an eye out for decorative clip now .
cheers Shirley-Anne
Shirley-Anne Barber  |  Thu Jul 16, 2015 at 6:04 AM

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