Saturday, June 23, 2012

Where in the World? Tutorial Diamond Origami fold card

DIAMOND ORIGANI FOLD CARD TUTORIAL
HBA 2012 open
HBA 2012 front closed
Remember your card can have any kind of theme. Your finished card size is 4.50” by 4.25”.
Supplies:
12” by 12” sheet of firm Pattern card stock but not super heavy because they do not crease well.
Matching card stock

Score Pal
Cutter
Scissors
Glue or tape
Embellishments
image or stamp
Directions: 1. Cut the 12” by 12” pattern card stock to 11” by 11”. Lay your paper on the score pal, with the pattern side down and using the guide on the top and the left fold diagonally as shown in the photo below. Burnish the edges with the score tool.
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2. Line up the folded edge of your paper to the top of your score pal and score at 3” and the 5.50” mark. Then flip the card stock over and do the same thing on the other side. Press firmly with your score tool as you will be going though two levels of paper. Score inward see below.
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3. Line your card stock with the point facing the left edge and what I did to make it easier is I marked the 3.50 “ with a pencil lightly  by folding the 5.50” under the card on one side and flipped it over and marked the other side also and used my ruler to burnish the score line. See below.
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You will fold that fold forward. Once that is done your card should look like this.

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4. Look at the corners on the folded top you will see a small triangles on each side you need to cute those off.
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Now it looks like this with all your folds and your corners cut.
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5. We can now going to making the origami folds on each side of the folded corners but your fingers in between the two layers of paper and push the paper up to create a diamond shape, repeat on the other side.
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You have all the folding done. Making sure all your edges match, if you do have and area that is not perfectly folded carefully trim those edges so that all your edges match because now we are going to start gluing or taping everything together. You make the card once and you will see how easy it is.
Please read this part first because if you do not have this right at this point you will have to start all over again. I know because I did it wrong and I had to start all over again. This is not hard but it is a matter of you knowing where you need to put your tape or glue.       
6. Open your card and tape or glue your card LOOK AT THE SAMPLE DO NOT TAPE OR GLUE THE AREA OF THE LEFT ORIGAMI FOLD.
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I do hope you can see where I have written NO TAPE in the picture. As you are folding the card together carefully start at the center fold. This is the only tricky part.
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make sure your right side is left open and does not fold together before you press the tape down because you want that to fold in as a diamond. See below.
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As you fold your card together you will have an envelope shape with a diamond on the right side and a untapped diamond on the left as a place to hold down the top.
HBA 2012 front closed 

Now your basic card is finished and you can decorate any way you want. This is what I did with my card. I do hope you enjoy my card. You can also use it as an envelope and seal the front origami fold and mail it or give it to that special person.


HBA  2012 front right
Here is a couple of side views of the front of the card. That is Tim Holtz rosette and I added a flat button to the front of it.
HBA 2012 top upHBA 2012 front open


HBA 2012 open rightHBA 2012 open left
HBA close up

My image is from Cheryl Sesler Designs and the image is called fourth of July bear. I colored my image with copic markers. If you need to view my pictures just click on them and they will enlarge so you can see them much bigger.
Happy Birthday America markers

This is what the back of the card look like.
HBA back
I really did not add a lot of embellishments. Used 6 star brads 2 red, 2 blue and 2 silver them cut ribbon colors red, white and blue and added a different color star brad to each of the ribbons. Used some scraps of red and blue paper for the center cut them 4.25” by  4” and  4” by 3.75” and the image is cut 3.75” by 3.50”. The diamond folds are 2”.


PATRICIA ST MARTIN - SIGNATURE

143 comments:

Darlene Lyons said...

Fabulous tutorial Patricia! You truly have a gift for teaching! I can't wait to give this one a try!! Hugs!

Pryn said...

This is absolutely darling, Patricia!!! The fold is so unique and I look forward to trying your awesome tutorial!

Love and hugs to you my DT Sistah!

Penny said...

This is such a cool technique, Patricia! I love your little card; it is so cute! I will have to try this folding technique. :^)
Hugs,
Penny

Cindy :) said...

WOW...awesome card Patricia, love it, that image is adorable, and I really love the card style, great tutorial, ty so much for sharing with us :)
big inky hugs mdf

debbie said...

super idea.. thanks... I guess I need to find a slot machine and color it red white and blue..
can you guess where I am from
Thanks
Debbie Ebat

Lorianna said...

LOVE your Tut!!!
Your blog is fabulous!!
Thanks so much for the chance to win such yummy hop candy!!
Hugs
Lorianna

Anne Fenton said...

Patricia what a wonderful tutorial and your card is to die for...great job g/f Huggz

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful tutorial, more gifts to make. Hugs sistah

Tonya said...

This is a fantastic tutorial. Thank you so much! Your card is really adorable. I love your coloring. Gorgeous job!

Colleen Holmes said...

This gorgeous and fascinating!! Love the different fold cards and with the adorable teddy bear and the flower and fag...It makes me proud to be able to celebrate July 4 and you did it splenetic Hugz

Theresa said...

That's a gorgeous card Patricia, and thanks for the tutorial! This will be perfect for me, She Who Has Boring Cards! Tee Hee! Big hugs to you!

Allisa said...

Super cute card for the fourth! Thanks for the chance to win!

hoptownracer1 said...

Your card is beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial! What an awesome card design!!!

Stephanie Morana said...

Great tutorial! i never tried smth like that!

Tabbatha said...

After looking at this amazing card, I might have to budget for a ScorePal. o.O
Love this little thing, so cute and what a cute surprise you find in the middle. Great bear!
Thanks a ton Patricia!

ursula Uphof said...

This looks like a really fun card. Thanks for the tutorial, am going to come back and go through it carefully. Hugs Ursula

Margaret said...

Stunning card! I love different folds and have not seen this one before, so thanks for sharing, and I'm going to have to give a try!

Laurian said...

Great tutorial and such a fabulous result, love this card and will have to try this tecnique, thank you!
Hugs

Regina Hardy said...

Great tutorial Patricia! I've always wanted to learn this folding technique. You make it look easier than it really is. :)

Trina said...

Great tutorial! Your finished product looks great!

Alyce said...

WOW! This is amazing Patricia! Thanks for the tutorial...I just love it :) Your colouring is amazing on this one too! xx

Carla S. said...

Fantastic tutorial, Pat! You made it very easy to follow and I can't wait to give this a try! Your project turned out so beautiful! Darling image and wonderful details! Thanks!

Debra Miller said...

Wonderful tutorial Patricia. I love fancy folds.

Tracie said...

Great tutorial. I loved your image.

Pat said...

Gorgeous card, Patricia! Your inspiration makes me want to give this a try; thank you for your very well-explained tutorial! Hugs, Pat

Julie E said...

What a fun project! Great details and great tut!

Arabella said...

This is so cool Patricia! Thanks for the fun tutorial!

Arabella

Anne Temple said...

Amazing card and such a unique fold. Great tutorial too. Love how you colored the cute little bear.

Jamie_G said...

I absolutely LOVE the red, white, and blue!! What a beautiful card and thank you so much for the tutorial!

Theresa said...

Love your image...so cute. And what a great card and a fab tutorial. Will have to read this again so I became a follower.

Caroline said...

Great tutorial ! Thanks for the idea

Soni B said...

OH how special...the card is great ...I love the red white and blue as I celebrate my birthday on the 4 th of July , tho the actual date is on the 5 th...just one of many traditions that my mom started
: )

Soni B said...

OH how special...the card is great ...I love the red white and blue as I celebrate my birthday on the 4 th of July , tho the actual date is on the 5 th...just one of many traditions that my mom started
: )

Patti J said...

Wow, great idea! Thanks for sharing, both the idea, and your beautiful project!

Crystal R said...

Super cute project and a great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing. I am a follower already and love stopping by to see what your up to.

Cheryl Wright said...

This looks fabulous. Since I'm one of those very uncoordinated people, I'll have to read your tutorial a few times before I can try it.
But I can see the end result is totally worth it! TFS.

Holly said...

very cool fold Pat! You are so creative when it comes to making different types of cards! Thanks for a great tutorial!

Jennifer Scull said...

very cute card. thanks for sharing it with us!

Jen Leeflang said...

Oooh - that looks complicated - but I am looking forward to giving it a try! Your image and papers are just perfect for your project!

Thanks for sharing, Patricia.

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, what a fun project! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial too. Love your card.

Linda

Linda W. said...

Oh my - how wonderfully easy you make it look. I usually steer away from origame but your tut is perfect! I am from Cuba City WI. Would love you to follow my blog someday.

jeannejj said...

Love oragami cards and yours is really cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

Lynne said...

Wow! Great 4th of July card and tutorial.

Denise E. said...

You make this sound easy! I'm going to have to try it. Thank you for sharing. Greensboro, NC.

Karon said...

Fabulous tutorial and what an amazing card. Brilliant and awesome. I'm a new follower. TFS

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

ibalady said...

I havent tried origami but i can make boxes without scissors. so i can probably do this . but to be sure i'll bookmark this so i can come back here if i get stuck . thanks for sharing such a great card and the tut to make it . Im a new follower. would love it if you would visit my blog

Cheri said...

This is amazing, Patricia! I am going to try this and see what I can do with it. I love different fold cards and this one is fabulous! Thanks so much for the clear tutorial.
Hugs.

jennifer said...

Patricia I absolutely love this card - can't wait to make one - your tutorial was so easy to follow - thanks

Edwina said...

I love your card! I'll have to try this and send it to my Sister in law. She is big time into origami. I love the cute image inside your card. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower of your blog. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

Ginny said...

That card is adorable!
Thanks for the tutorial also - I love fancy fold cards!
I followed your blog via email - ill be back often!!

Scrappin Chris said...

Wow very pretty. This is going on my to-do list to try. Thanks

Karen Roth said...

This is a really cute idea! The folding looks very intricate but the way you explained it makes it looks easier :o) Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial {{{hugz}}} :o)

TaylorMade said...

Thank You for a wonderful tutorial..

Paper Bagley said...

The more folds the better...love your card...hoppin through.Outlaw from Oregon obsorbing your knowledge. With all the talent throughout this hop I hope to get inspired to create at the end. Thanks for all you do,Tootsie from Astoria..

Steph said...

Wow, your card is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial. I'm a new follower :)

Nadja said...

Oh so cute. Love the tutorial. You make it look very simple. Thanks for sharing.

Charlene Mitchell said...

Pat, I'm a big fan of your work from The Outlawz! Great tutorial and such a sweet card! I'm a new follower (might be under crystaldolphins) and am from Burlington, ON Canada!

Jo said...

Love the tutorial Pat. What a great fold. Your image is adorable too.

Leah Ann Gast said...

Oh my, how fantastic is this. Soooo cute, and so thankful for the tutorial!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to make the tutorial...Hugs! Leah Ann

Jessica S said...

Wow, when I first looked, I thought this would be tricky, but you have given amazing instructions. I love, love, love your card and this fold is terrific. I am an Outlawz member, but so happy to be a new follower here at your blog!
:O)
Jessica S
p.s. I have a crafty challenge going on at my blog and this card would be a terrific one to link up to the RWB challenge! Go here if you are interested . .
http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com/2012/06/crafty-project-challenge-earn-entries.html

Ellapu said...

Pat this is a really detailed and easy tutorial to follow. Well done you and I may have to try this out at some point. Thanks hun
Hugz Elaine x

ThePurplePlace said...

Your amazing talent never ceases to amaze me! I can only DREAM of being able to color like your or to come up with such fun ideas!!

On top of that, I have NO clue how you find the time to make so many wonderful things....do you ever sleep!!

Keep up the great work...it's so inspiring...

Lis

Angela said...

This is a really great card. I have saved the web page so I can refer to it! Angela Hoynes

Colleen Holmes said...

Pat, I was hoping you were doing a tutorial on this beautiful bright cheerful card!! I love it and it really stands out. I am going to try and make one similar to yours for I love it that much!! Thank you for being on the design team!! You and your lovely creations makes The Outlawz stand out as one of the finest design teams ever!! hugz!

Rona said...

Beautiful card and cool tutorial!!

V said...

Im a new follower!!! yeah i love your card

veronica
familyofscrappers2004@yahoo.com

V said...

Your 4th of july card is wonderful, I love the style you did and the tutorial is right one the money.. Thanks for a chance to win
Veronica

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is very cool, Patricia, and what a gorgeous finished result. Thanks for sharing this.
Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Beachsidelynn said...

Love the card. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make it.
So creative.

Kimberly said...

This is awesome and your little bear is just so cute...tfs
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Babe O'Mara said...

This is an absolutely darling card. Thanks so much for all the details. Nice job. I'm a new follower.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Deonna Bemish said...

Fantastic Tutorial and oragami work. I will have to give this a try sometime soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Palmer said...

Pat, thanks for an awesome tutorial and a darling card.

Mommamea's favorite things said...

I love your little bear. This is a great idea.

vee m. said...

Thanks. Gonna have to show my daughter. She loves origami...veronica

Darla said...

Great tutorial Pat. Your instructions look great. I might even be able to follow them. Thanks.

Ann said...

what a real pretty card.i don't own no copic maker.one day i hope to so that i may enter challenge
i am noe one of your follower

In paper heaven said...

You did a remarkable job illustrating step by step this origami fold card technique.
Thanks
Loretta

CraftyMomFL said...

Hi Patricia - I love your card. As a girl I used to do origami all the time brought back good memories which makes me want to try this all the more! TFS

Cathy Lee said...

Wow, awesome card and tutorial, Patricia. Congrats on the 2000 Member Party.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Roxann said...

Just popping in to check out what I knew would be a fabulous tutorial and project! I was not disappointed! Great!
Hugz,
Roxann

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

What a fun card! Good tutorial. Love this project!

Sylvia said...

This is such a cute card! Good tutorial, will have to give origami a try. Thanks Patricia.

Starla B. said...

What a fabulous tutorial! I cannot wait to try; I've never seen anything like it! =D Thank you for sharing, and for the chance to win.

xx Star

Sandi's Samples said...

This is a great tutorial, I love that you have given the copic colors you used. Thanks for sharing
Huggs

Erla Maria said...

Love your tutorial and your card.

Renkata said...

wow way to go Pat,
amazing folding card.

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Patricia that is just stunning, love the colour choice and those papers. hugs Shirleyxx

Payne Holler Cards said...

jaw dropped! THUD! you are incredible! will be back to try your great tutorial...
love love love your project (-:

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card, Patricia! Love your tutorial on the origami fold card! Cool!

Sandra J. Strickler said...

This is gorgeous! I will definitely be trying to make one of these!

Joanne G said...

I just love Outlawz and all the projects! Thank you for sharing yours! What a great week this will be!

Donna said...

What a fun tutorial. I've never seen a card quite like this before and I LOVE to try new things. Thanks for the inspiration!

NanaConnie said...

This is terrific, Patricia! I've seen these cards but never knew how to make one. Thanks so much for showing us in careful, step-by-step instructions. Your photographs help so much. I'm a follower by e-mail. :-D

dazie said...

Oh my all the wonderful Tutorials on
this blog hop. Being very new to card making I am getting great tips and info. I will have to try this one.
Thank you so much.
Beth

Julia said...

Ty for the tutorial, you gave good instructions so going to have to try a few. Ty for the warm welcome to us new members, very thoughtful. I also am becoming a new follower as well.
Hugs from Longview, Wa.,
Julia

Floweret said...

Great one this tutorial - its fun to see how you use it and how lovely the result was!

Pam D said...

Absolutely beautiful origami card, and great tut! TFS!

LilyPinkScraps said...

Awesome card and tute Pat!! Very easy to follow and such great paper you used :)

Sandra said...

great Tutorial patricia!!
As soon as the party is over, I'll try to make this one!!

Debra Smith said...

Pat...I've missed you. So glad things have slowed down, so I can get back to what I love to do.
You always inspire me and this one is very inspiring. Love it!!
Hugs and God Bless!!

Laura K said...

What a fun card! Thank you for the great tutorial and spectacular idea.

Anniebee said...

I have never tried Origami but after seeing your tute, I think I might be ready to give it a go! I also want to try iris folding. Great instructions and you make it look fairly easy. Thanks for sharing this, Patricia!

Hugs,
Anne

Anniebee said...

I forgot to say that I became a follower when I was here a few minutes ago. I don't know how I missed you before but it's all good now!

More hugs,
Anne

Zezza said...

Thanks for that perfect tutorial! The card turned out soo cute!

Carol said...

Fabulous tutorial...love the card.
I just became a follower of your blog too.

Dawn said...

Great card, would love to win this prize, thanks for sharing

Marie Gamber said...

OMG Pat - this is just amazing! I love your card and your tutorial is fabulous! thank you for taking the time to share all the steps to make this fabulous card!
I hope the wedding went well.... I just love weddings! :D
Thinking of you.
Hugs, my friend,
Marie XX

Tammylee said...

What a fun project thanks for sharing! Great blog hop!

deb said...

What a great tutorial. Will definately need to try this fold.

Marybug said...

Thank you for the very detailed tut and the photos really help.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...fantastic project and tutorial!!!

Card Crafty Club said...

Awesome! I can't wait to try this! You are a wonderful teacher!

Em's Thoughts said...

I am a new follower and I am liking it! What a great card, a little too complicated for me, but I loved reading how to make it. TFS

Jenn Zeeb said...

Your Card is amazing! Beautiful!!

Hugs-Jenn Zeeb

Lagene said...

Great tutorial! What an amazing orgami fold card!

Olga said...

What a lovely card...you sure make it look easy. Have a lovely day!

Mary J Scrapper said...

Wow, you do such great work. I am gonna try this card. It looks like so much fun to do. TFS

Cheryl L. said...

Great Tutorial! I love that star paper!

Shelby said...

Awesome card and thanks for the amazing tutorial!

Shelby

Bonnie said...

Amazing tutorial, you've made it look so easy

Beverly Hubbard said...

Love your very beautiful patriotic card and image. Makes be very proud to be from Pierson,MI..Great U.S.of A.

Shelby Goolsby said...

What a cute card and wonderful tutorial!! I love everything about it.

Sandra said...

Hey girlie, I don't know what happened but I was certain that I had left you a comment here on the blog on the 24th???


Anyway, you certainly know how I feel about you and your work. Bravo my friend, simply bravo in in order today.
:)S

Sherry Kushibab said...

Great tutorial, I'm thinking I will have to try this as I just love fun folds for cards.....lovely card.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Fabulous tutorial! (however, i am still intimidated by this fold :))) Thank you! Hugs, Karen

Amy Heffernan said...

I love this - it's like a card and an envelope all rolled into one! Thanks for sharing :)
~Amy H

Polkadotlady said...

Thank you for the detailed tutorial. Your card is lovely.

Warm Regards
Polkadotlady

Margaret said...

Wow! Fabulous card. Great tutorial. Will have to try this one.

pamselinski said...

Wonderful tutorial I can't wait to try it out.

Karen said...

Awesome tutorial and sample. I have a graduation card to make and this would be prefect. TFS
Karen
stampinQT@comcast.net

Renee said...

This is a really neat card...lots of work!!!
Renee Butchart

Kathi said...

Thanks for a fabulous tutorial containing all of those photos.

Your bear is beautifully colored and the final project is great!

Shalana said...

LOVE THIS!! Great project and I love the patriotic colors and feel.

Dena J said...

WOW!! That is stunning. Love folds, and this one is new to me.
Excellent tutorial

Karen L said...

What a great tutorial and super fun project! Love that rosette on the front!

Cathi said...

Hi Pat -

I've haven't been so diligent with blogging as of late - but had to check on you b/c you are a huge inspiration to me! You didn't fail me - LOVE this card. Thanks also for your easy to follow tutorials.

Hugs,
Cathi

Nicecrane Designs said...

I am a origami fan , I must tell yhou I have more than 2000 oreigami books,,,,woww love this tutorial,,,,,you inspired me......yeahhhh

Jackiekg said...

This looks a fun card to make
- thank you for sharing. I
have put your great tutorial in
my bookmarks, so I can have a
go at it at a later date.

Laine said...

Wow - such an amazing tutorial and easy to understand and follow. Looking forward to making this soon.

Hugs

Laine

simplyhuffman said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful -- and I like your tutorial as well. Thanks for sharing!

NJMullins said...

Fun fold for a card! Thanks for showing me!

Kathi Silvia said...

That card and fold is so cool! Can't wait to try it! Your work is absolutely beautiful :)