Most of this Christmas Diamond Fold Card is drawn making it very dramatic but simple. I am going back to my roots and doing some fancy fold cards. This Christmas Diamond Fold Card is a perfect example. The fold makes a beautiful 3D card. This is December’s Patreon project. See below for more information.
This card is 5 inches square and you can find those envelopes at Hobby Lobby or you can make your own custom envelopes with the tutorial here.
This is the December 2021 Patreon Card for The Crazy Cricut Lady. The tutorial is free but to download the design you will need to first become a patreon supporter of The Crazy Cricut Lady site. This is completely separate from my site membership and does cost $1 per month. That helps me keep the rest of this site free and allows me to help pay for the site. One project per month is posted on my patreon site but you get access to all past projects when you join and help support this site. Consider joining my patreon supporters now.
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Paper Selection For the Christmas Diamond Fold Card
I chose to make this Christmas Diamond Fold Card in traditional Christmas colors Use whatever colors you like. Nothing needs to be two sided but the base card does need to be at least 110 lb. wt. Patterns would work for the base card but you don’t see much of it. If you use patterns for the overlay make sure your pen will show up.
Cutting the Christmas Diamond Fold Card
This card is fairly easy to cut. The Christmas Tree does have some very intricate cuts so be careful removing them from the mat. Be sure to save the inside loops for the word “Christmas”.
Most of the design is drawn. I used a red pen for all of this drawing. It needs to be a fairly thin pen because of all the detail in the drawings. Did you know that you can use any pen for drawing with your Cricut? See the trick here.
You can move the pieces around the mat to save paper. If you don’t know how to do that. you can watch my video.
A Quick Word About Access Membership
I use almost exclusively Access images in my designs. I do this so that anyone with Access can make these projects for free and I know that everyone, whether they have Access or not at least can get to these images, That said Access is really a great deal. The thousands of images allow me to find almost anything I want and is a great time saver. And for now that Access members have unlimited uploads, it is an even better deal. So consider an Access membership. You can pay for just one month to try it out or buy it for the year and save a little. Access members also get a 10% discount at Cricut and sometimes Cricut has sales for Access members only. At the end of December, the number of uploads may be limited among other changes.
Assembling the Christmas Diamond Fold Card
Start by re-creasing the folds. The folds right next to the center diamond are mountain folds and the diagonal lines are valley folds. The overlays fit between the fold lines.
The Christmas Tree embellishment fits together with the cut outs on top. Be sure to add the loops for the word Christmas at this point. Attach all the embellishments to the overlays.
A word about glue. I only use Art Glitter Glue. Contrary to the name, it does not have glitter in it. It was first developed to glue glitter onto stuff. It has a fine tip that makes it a dream to apply to thin cuts, and sticks better than any other glue I have tried. They don’t ship to cold areas in the winter so it won’t freeze.
And your Christmas Diamond Fold Card is done! And it fits into a 5 inch square envelope for mailing.