October 21, 2011

Diamond Shaped Cards

Hello My Crafty Friends,

I hope everyone is well. What gorgeous weather we are having still, it doesn't feel like October. Lisa here from Lisa's Craft Room. I am happy to be here again this month. Thank you Sheila for having me.

I decided to do these cute diamond shaped cards. You start off with a 12 x 12 patterned piece of cardstock. You could also use a solid color. You score at 2", 6" and 10", but, make sure the cardstock is facing up and down. Then you cut 4" x 12", by turning the cardstock sideways, you end up with 3 cards. I just used one so I could make three different patterns. Sorry this is going to be picture heavy. I wanted to really show how they are made. They are really cute.

Then fold it in half.

Next, fold each side up along the score line.

I turned it around because then you are going to do the same thing the opposite way.

When it is unfolded you should have an X on each side. It's better viewed on the wrong side.

You grab the two sides and fold it into the X.

Do the same on the other side. When you push the diamond down, you end up with this.

Then you use your bone folder to crease everything. This is what it looks like opened up.

I used My Creative Times scallop and stitched circle dies and All Around Halloween stamps.

I used markers to add color to the images and did a little doodling with a white gel pen.
These two cards open up sideways.

Because I forgot to turn the cardstock when I was cutting, I open it up the opposite way.
If you have a hard time understanding this tutorial, you can see a video by Dawn at http://www.dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/

Thank you so much for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits. Thank you Sheila for having me again ;)
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