Diamond fold birthday card was inspired by Chris’s diamond-folding card video tutorial shown below. It’s my first attempt and thanks to Chris’s easy to follow along instructions, I created this cute little 4″x4″ card for my sister Nicole within 15 minutes.
If you’re bored with the usual-shaped cards, this technique is sure to spice up the way your card looks.
Within minutes, you’ll pick up the technique to create your next attractive birthday card! Chris is very clear and precise with her instructions in this slightly over 5-minute video, so you’ll be able to follow along easily.
To start, you’ll need a 4″x12″ background paper. What follows next is a series of folding steps that Chris will demonstrate. If you have a bone-folder, you’ll be able to achieve sharp creases which will help you to make clean folds. Enjoy!
Card Making Supplies
- Pink cardstock – The Paper Company
- Red and brown patterned paper- Betty Patchwork by Love, Elsie. (Reversible)
- Scalloped ribbons – Satin Bias Tape by Wheel & Anchor
- Lace ribbon – Daiso Japan
- Paper flowers – Prima Marketing
- Buttons from stash
- Rubber stamp – KaiserStamp
- Black ink – Versa Color
Card Making Steps
- For the diamond-folding technique using the pink cardstock, please refer to the video tutorial above.
- Cut out a square block from the red patterned paper and adhere it to the center of the cardblank. Stamp the greeting with a rubber-stamp using black ink.
- Cut out two strips of lace ribbon and adhere them to the top of the card as shown. Embellish the card with buttons and flowers using foam pads.
- Cut out two 4″x2″ wide strips from the brown patterned paper and adhere them to the two “flaps” of the card.
- On each flap, adhere two strips of scalloped-ribbons, one on the left and one at the right-hand side of the each flap.
For more ideas on how to make your own birthday cards, take a look at these feminine handmade card ideas: