As the holiday season approaches it seems like the perfect time to play with a new fun fold. I think this Pyramid Fold will be a favorite of all the young people in your life! I think the littles will like that it stands up. I KNOW it will also be a favorite of yours because it is quick and easy to make. I love using the Forever Greenery DSP. It's colors are so rich. The base and ink are Pretty Peacock and the dies are from the Forever Fern bundle.
Here's what you need to get started:
Three 4" x 4" pieces of card stock. This is the base of the card. Scored on the diagonal.
Two 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" pieces of patterned paper, cut on the diagonal into triangles.
One 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" piece of the same or coordinating patterned paper, cut on diagonal
One Whisper White or Very Vanilla 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece, cut on diagonal.
Die cuts, sentiment stamps, and inks and bling
Here's a picture of what you will have when your ready!
All three squares are going to be placed "peak" side up. The score lines on the left and the right piece will both point inward and meet at the top of the score line of the middle piece. (The middle piece is positioned in the "diamond" orientation.)
1. After you have scored your squares of card stock, burnish them with your bone folder. Starting with a square in your left hand place it on top of the "diamond" shape with the score line running up and down. (Photo on the left.) Make a small pencil mark on the bottom square and then put glue on the left side of the "diamond" and glue the square to it.
2. As shown on the right, lift this piece up and onto the third square. Line it up with the score line, mark the area to be glued, and put it in place. .
3. Your base should look like the picture on the left. Now glue the patterned paper triangles onto the card as shown on the right.. Glue two white triangles to the center triangles in the inside. You may want to stamp a sentiment on one first!
4. Fold your card into the Pyramid shape and attach a pair of velcro dots to the inside of one of the triangles. Do this by removing the backing on one dot while the other half of the pair is attached. Put this dot where you want it. Then remove the protective layer from the top, close the card and press on the dot area. Let this "rest" for a few minutes. It should then open easily. See photo below.
5. Now you are ready to decorate the front of your card however you'd like. A few die cuts and a sentiment cut or punched out make a great statement. Here's one I made for Halloween for my grandson using the Plaid Tidings papers and die cuts from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit.
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Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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