Hexagon Fold Card for St. Patrick’s Day

The Hexagon Fold Card has puzzled me for quite a while.  I finally figured it out!  And now I am ready to teach you how to make it.  It is fairly easy to make.  The difficulty is in folding it.

I’m not Irish, but on March 17th isn’t everyone?  I am very proud I finally figured out this card.  The finished size is slightly smaller than  5 X 5 so you can easily get envelopes for it.

You will need:

        • Heavy  2 sided cardstock for the base 
        •  Scraps of cardstock
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Download File
Paper Selection

I went with green for this card(duh). The base card paper must be 2 sided since you see both sides.  It can either be patterned or solid just make sure the writing will show up if you use patterned paper for the light green. 

If I had it to do over I would have made the shamrock on the card band darker.  It looks fine in person but it doesn’t photograph well.

Cutting the Card

Cut the card out and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a green pen.  

The little shamrocks on the center piece are the leftover cuts from the other embellishments so keep them

Assembling the Hexagon Fold Card

First re crease all the folds.  Attach the light green trapezoids and the center hexagon to the base card next.  Make sure you line up the score lines or your card won’t fold right.

The picture below show the mountain and valley folds for this card.  Basically the center hexagon is all valley folds and the outside lines alternate back and forth.  Because none of the folds go all the way through it takes a little patience to do this.

Once you have all the folds done it should look like this although yours won’t have the embellishments yet.

Next you should pinch 2 of  the points on the card horizontal to each other.  Then twist them clockwise.  This SHOULD collapse the whole card into a hexagon shape but it may take some help to get the other points to fold correctly.  Work the card a few times until it folds easily.

Now you can open the card and attach all the embellishments.  Look at the picture above if you need to know where everything goes.  As I said earlier the shamrocks on the center hexagon come from the leftovers from the rest of the embellishments.

Since the shamrocks were cut from 2 sided patterned paper I alternated the two designs around the card.

And the St. Patrick’s Day Hexagon Fold Card is done.  Enjoy!

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