Diamond Fold card

by Beate Johns

Create a special fold card with a few score lines.


  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool

  • One 4" x 12" strip of heavy weight patterned paper or cardstock

  • Ruler

  • Pencil

  • Additional cardstock, embelllishments and stamps to decorate your card


  1. Step 1

    Score 4" x 12" piece of patterned paper at 2"

  2. and at 10".

  3. Step 2

    Prefold at the score lines and turn paper over.

  4. Step 3

    On the back, mark the 6" mark on both sides.

  5. Step 4

    Take one end of the paper and fold it down diagonally at the 6" mark.

  6. Fold the opposite side down the same way.

  7. Step 5

    Unfold the score lines. Turn paper 180 degrees. Repeat the folding on this side.

  8. Step 6

    Unfold paper again. Hold strip vertically. Where the score lines intersect press the corners in to create a point.

  9. Fold the sides down.

  10. Step 7

    Fold the 2" part of the strip out.

  11. Step 8

    Fold the other corner in the same way.

  12. Fold the 2" side out. Your Diamond Fold card base is done.

  13. Step 9 (Optional)

    Add layers underneath the 2" x 4" sides.

  14. Step 10 (Optional)

    Add image or sentiment to the diamond in the center.

  15. You can leave the card open, or tie it shut with ribbon that you can slide off the side before opening the card.



  1. Inside out!
    Try folding the card so the diamond is in the back instead of the front of the card for a different look.

Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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

Thanks Beate for the great tutorial, you made it look a lot easier than the one I tried on my own. I'm going to try it again your way wink thanks so much!
Kris  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 6:23 AM
WOW, this is soooo pretty. Kind of scary to try, but with the tutorial i'll give it a shot! I have this stamp set too! I love it and that image is perfect for your card! Thanks so much! Cheryl
cheryl hellem`  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 7:13 AM
This card folding fanatic just found a new challenge thanks to you and your tutorial, thanks! I'll be back with my sample soon....*smile*
PS beautiful card!
Scrapcollectr57  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 7:22 AM
Love the tutorial, ordered a scor-pal today too! I will be giving this a try. Thanks for sharing your talents!
amiraclemom  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 7:35 AM
Hi Beate~

You make this look simple...I actually believe I CAN MAKE THIS!!!

Thank you so much for the video and your patience to teach these things! I am grateful!

He IS Able,
Traci S.
Traci S.  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 8:29 AM
Great card idea!! EXCELLENT demonstration and video!
jan julien  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 8:41 AM
Oh Beate! How do I love thine designs!!! ♫♪ Great work once again. I'm going to go make one right now. Thanks!
Marsha  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 9:38 AM
I know I have graduation on the brain, so I see a pop up mortarboard LOL. I'm going to try it inside the card fold, putting the base sides together and hoping for a "ta da" ! effect when you open it.

Sarah  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 9:54 AM
judith hayes  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 10:26 AM
This was so easy to follow I made three of them in no time flat, as I can get three out of one 12x12 paper. Thanks!!!
Yvonne  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Hi Beate
Wonderful to receive again my Weekly & to have such a fabulous tutorial. Will attempt making one today !

Jenny Poole  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 2:30 PM
This is such a gorgeous card, and I will definitely be making some, but I have a question, which part of the card are you supposed to write a message on? Would you write on the parts where you have put the doilies, or would you turn it over and write on the back? Sorry if this is a really dumb question, but I just had to ask.
Rhiannon  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Hi Rhiannon,
You could add a white square on the opposite side of the image square on the back for your message. Or yes, you could write on the piece where I added the doily.
Beate  |  Wed May 25, 2011 at 4:24 PM
Absolutely LOVE this, Beate! I'm just wondering where you are putting the ribbon. I saw you slide it off during the video and it appears to only be on the right side. Is that correct?
Holly aka Toy  |  Thu May 26, 2011 at 7:35 AM
Thanks for the tutorial. Great card, can't wait to try it. Thanks to Rhiannon for the question, it was mine too!
Dianna  |  Thu May 26, 2011 at 8:35 AM
WOW! I am going to try this card and then mail it to my extremely creative daughter in Oregon.

Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

Shirley Conner  |  Thu May 26, 2011 at 11:32 AM
dank u voor de tutorial erg mooi en goed uitgelegt gr. kitty
kitty  |  Thu May 26, 2011 at 12:17 PM
Thanks Beate! I love your direction. All your videos are awesome. You're my great teacher!
Asmah  |  Thu May 26, 2011 at 4:53 PM
Love your tutorials Beate! I cannot wait to try this one out! Keep them coming!
Melannie-Craft Haven Retreats  |  Thu May 26, 2011 at 7:48 PM
Just wondering where is the message put?
Shirlynn Harthcock  |  Thu May 26, 2011 at 9:01 PM

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