Monday, October 16, 2017

Diagonal Fold Card 10-16-17

Happy M.O.M. Day and welcome to my blog.

I am sorry to say that I am really, really bad about posting to this blog. I roam the internet and see thousands of blogs and these people post stuff daily if not hourly !!! Do then not have anything else to do ???  Or are they just people who live without sleep ??  Oh well, got to love them for all their work and efforts.

I saw a post on Pinterest (How to make a diagonal fold card by Lavi Roma) that showed a diagonal card. She had used Graphic 45's paper Precious Moments. ( Beautiful paper for little ones). Well I had recently finished an Autumn  mini album using BoBunny and Graphic 45  papers and still had the scraps on my table so I decided to give it a try. I would show you her post on Snapguide but I found some of her directions to either be incorrect or misleading in regards to the fold. So I did my own photos.

First you will need a piece of paper cut 4" x 12". This can be plain card stock or a piece of designer paper.  You will need to score it at 4"  and 8" to divide it into 3 equal parts.

Hold your paper infront of you so it looks like this.

Now for the tricky part. Put your paper into your scoring device so it is diagonal. Notice that my first score line, for the fold in the card, is to the right. The score line will be from the upper corner down to the lower corner at the fold line.

Now move your card stock so you are on the other side and score from the upper corner ( at the fold line) down to the lower right corner of your card stock.  Twice I did this wrong. On the first one, when I discovered the directions were wrong, then on my second attempt as I was making the card. You'll see the incorrect score lines later.

Open your card and fold the left side up and the right side down.

Use your bone folder to really press down the folds. Now close your cards and it will look like this (except yours will not have the additional bad score lines)

Open the card and glue down the two end flaps.

Gather all the papers you plan on using on your card and start arranging them, fussy cutting them, etc.

This is my finish card on the inside


I do hope you take some time to make this card. You will be very happy you did and will find yourself making a lot of them.


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