Thursday, October 27, 2011

Inspired Stamps with a Diamond Fold card

Here is the closed diamond fold card.  I used HLO choir angel and sentiment from HLO Nativity set, Inspired Stamps

Hello Everyone, it's Thursday and today we have an exciting post for you.  Each Inspired Stamps DT member has posted an uniquely folded Christmas card with instructions using Inspired Stamps images and verses.  Please be sure to stop by everyone's blog and get some inspiration for those Christmas cards. Please also check out Antoinette's October Stamping challenge on her blog for more details at  The contest ends October 31, so head on over and enter your creations to win some great prizes
I used My Mind's Eye, Bohemia ds cardstock and Coordinations cardstock
and Spellbinders dies, snowflakes, squares and Square eyelet.
I embossed Coordination cardstock with snowflake embossing folder
and sanded to reveal core color.  I also used Martha Stewart snowflake punch.

Cut a piece of cardstock to 4" X 12" and score at 2" and 10".

Turn cardstock over and mark at 6" on both sides.

I used a ruler to fold each side down at the 6 " mark and repeat on the other side.

The cardstock  will form a point, turn around 180 degrees and fold down
each side again to form a point again.

Fold in the short sides and pinch to a point.  Repeat on opposite side.

This is what card looks like folded flat.

Here is the card open.  See the two sides we scored at 2" and 10".
Now you have a diamond in center to decorate.  This is a fun fold and as you can
see from the photos, it makes a nice display card.

Here is the same card fold with stamps from HLO Nativity set and Christmas verses, Inspired Stamps.
I used Coordination cardstock and embossed and sanded to reveal core color.

When card is open you can see Mary and Joseph.  I colored the images with Copic markers.
Please remember to check out the other unique fold Christmas cards from the other talented DT
members.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think of this unique card. 
It is easy to make and is a clever way to display your creation.


  1. Super cute card!! Love that fold..

  2. Chere, this is such a great fold technique! Your cards are gorgeous!!

  3. Chere, These were a huge hit at a Christmas Card Class I taught a couple of weeks ago! I LOVE yours and thanks so much for including a tutorial!

  4. Great job! Love this fold technique, and your cards are both beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love both cards. I will have to try this fold, thanks for the tutorial!

  6. Wow, two great cards. I've never tried that fold before. You are so creative.