This Double Diamond Fold card is reversible and hard to fold. But I can show you how! I made this card simple with pumpkin faces to get you started on this type of fold. I will definitely do other cards of this fold in the future because I love the way it turned out!
When finished, the size of this card is 4.5 X 6 inches. It fits in an A6 envelope but those can be hard to find. Make a custom coordinating envelope using my envelope tutorial found here.
You will need:
Paper Selection For the Halloween Double Diamond Fold Card
I made this card very simple with typical Halloween colors. The base card doesn’t have to be two sided, believe it or not. All of the backside is is folded inside. It does need to be fairly heavy (65 lb. wt.) because of all the folds. This would be a great card for a patterned base card or overlays. I found this great yellow paper that glows in the dark!. All the embellishments were made with it. I wish I knew where I bought it!
Cutting the Halloween Double Diamond Fold card
Again I tried to keep it simple but the faces are small pieces and the tree is difficult to remove from the mat. Be careful and don’t lose the little pieces.
Assembling the Halloween Double Diamond Fold Card
Then open up the card. Next, the ends are folded down and under. (pic. 2 above). Then pinch the center fold together while bending the ends up (pic. 3 above). It may take a few tries to get it to fold properly, but once you get it, the card will refold easily.
Attach the small overlays on the ends and then put the faces on. Glue the trees on the big square overlays. They hang over a little at the top, That is ok, The center diamonds are glued at the bottom only to the base card and to each other at the top on opposite sides of the card.
And your Halloween Double Diamond Fold Card is done. And it is reversible and stands on its own! Put it in an A6 envelope for mailing or make your own custom envelope.
The History of Halloween
Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2021 will occur on Sunday, October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.