Saturday, 31 August 2013

[Photo heavy] Crafty Diamond Shape Easel Card Tutorial

A few months ago one of my card was shown in Papercraft Inspirations Magazine letters section and I got a goody bag of craft items because of this so thought I would have a go at making some different shaped cards and made the below by mistake when another one went a bit wrong and transformed into a diamond shape easel card.

Topper from Polkadoodles Digistamp Heaven CD, coloured with Spectrum Noirs

Topper from Crafters Companion

To make this card you need:
A4 piece of card 
Paper trimmer
Glue/tape runner
Foam tape
Scoring tool and board/Ultimate Pro

1. Start with your A4 piece of card and cut it in half so you have 2 pieces of card each 10.5cm by 25cm 

2. Take one of the pieces and cut it so you have two 10.5cm x 10cm. Put the the left over bit to one side for the moment.

3. Get the 10.5 x 29.5cm piece and score at 15cm and 26.5cm

4. Now mark in pencil at 7cm and 22cm 

5. Now mark half the width of the card (ie at 5.25cm)
6. Now join the points by scoring them so you end up with the below

7. Now chop off the bottom two triangles and trim off 1.5cm from the diamond.
8. Next fold all the lines, where all the points meet put a piece of normal sticky tape over it. This will help keep it strong and stop it breaking when folding.

9. Now cut the middle out of the side triangles leaving about a centimetre 

10. You should now have something which looks like the below

11. Now get those two identical squarish pieces we cut earlier and stick them to the bottom flap on each side (this will make the base bigger and make it look prettier)

12. Now cut out a rectangle for your stopper (decorate if you wish) and add two layers of foam tape to make it raise up higher and stick it on the bottom flap at the front.

13. Now decorate how you wish


  1. Such a sweet card - love the shape too! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week. Karon, DT Polka Doodles.

  2. Great card, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  3. Very cute card... Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles!


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