Friday, September 7, 2018

Double Diamond Fold How-To

I received a few requests to show how to make the double diamond fold card. I don't have a setup to video the process, so I'll try to explain the best I can in writing. If you haven't seen the card I posted earlier this week, you can see it here. I think I like today's version better, only because I LOVE the Grateful Heart papers and colors!

I used the Grateful Heart Paper Packet, Grateful Heart Cardmaking Stamp Set, and new Thin Cuts to put the card together.

Check out that butterfly! Fellow consultant, Ellen Jarvis, shared a tutorial with us on how to color it with our ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. I used our new Black Shimmer Brush to add sparkle to all of the black areas.

Let's get to how to make the card base, shall we?

You might need to click on the picture to enlarge it so you can see the lines. Dash lines are scored. Solid lines are cut.
1. Start with a base cut at 5" x 12"

2. With the 12" side at the top, score at 3", 4 1/2", 7 1/2", and 9". Make a pencil mark on the top and bottom of the base at 1 1/2" and 10 1/2"

3. On the 5" sides, make a pencil mark at 2 1/2". Cut at a diagonal from the 2 1/2" pencil mark to each of the 1 1/2" pencil marks (left side of card base). Repeat on the right side of the card base, cutting diagonally from the 2 1/2" pencil mark to the 10 1/2" pencil marks. This should create two points on each end of the base.

4. With the 12" side at the top, score diagonally (top to bottom, and bottom to top) from each 1 1/2" pencil mark to each 4 1/2" score line (left side of base). This should form an "X". Repeat on the right side of the base, scoring diagonally from each 10 1/2" pencil mark to each 7 1/2" score line.

The card base should look like this:

Now you are ready to add patterned papers (B&T) to the base. 

Large Diamond Layers (cut 2): 2 3/4" X 4 3/4". Mark center of each side and cut into diamond shape. You may need to tweak the angles a bit to match the angles on the base.

Small Triangles (cut 4): 1 1/4" x 2 1/8". Cut two of them diagonally from the top right corner to the bottom left corner. Cut the remaining two diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. (This is especially important with paper that has a directional pattern).

Center: Mat cut 2 3/4" x 4 3/4" and B&T cut 2 5/8" x 4 5/8".

I recommend adding the B&T papers before folding the card base. It's easier to align and center them.

Folding the base:
Mountain fold at the 3", 4 1/2", 7 1/2", and 9" score lines.
Valley fold the diagonal "X" lines.
Hold the base with the left point at the top. Gently push the 3" mountain fold toward you (the diagonal valley folds should collapse the side of the card into a diamond shape). Then fold back on the 4 1/3" mountain fold. Burnish all of the fold lines. Repeat on the right side of the base.

I hope you give this fun fold a try! If you do, please share it with us at the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge by the end of this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Z1937 Score Board (CTMH Retired)


  1. Love this card. Your tutorial is great and easy to understand. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to give this a try!

    1. Thanks, Michelle! I'm happy to hear the tutorial is easy to understand. Can't wait to see what you make!

  2. Thanks for the fab tutorial! Love this fold. xxD

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, Donna! I’m glad you liked the tutorial! I hope you share what you made at the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!