Saturday, February 22, 2014

Everything ABC's Blog Hop Letter D

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter D. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their D element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy. If you came from Michele's Ink It Stamp It then you're on the right track!

Diamond Fold Card 

Yes, sir! I selected the Diamond fold card for the "D" blog hop! I had never made one before but had seen several tutorials available online. My card features the Ariana paper pack from Close to My Heart and the coordinating stamp, Joyful Wishes. I just love the A-sized stamp sets as they are the perfect size and at $6.95, so affordable {and adorable}. And Ariana is a fabulous blend of textures and flowers. If you are planning a project for Mother's Day, Ariana is your paper pack!

Closed Diamond Fold Card 4x4
Above you see the card when it is closed. The diamond is part of the card base with the attached stamped layered square on top. I stamped the Joyful Wishes image in Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink on a 3x3 square of Daisy White card stock and sealed it with clear embossing powder. I then used markers to color in the image. Once complete I added a 3.25 square of Outdoor Denim card stock from the paper pack. I set that aside while I created the card base. 

Card Base

Here is a quick slide show that shows the basics for folding this card. You begin with a 4" x 12" piece of card stock or B&T paper you want for your base and scoring and folding does the rest!

If you need more information you can click here for a link to the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial. They have 2 variations in addition to this tutorial available.

Inside Front View

Side view gives you a good look at the folds
When you open this card there is an explosion of triangles that support the diamond on top. I couldn't find any written dimensions for covering this card. So I've put instructions below for you to make it easier!

Decorative paper pieces

Here are the cuts you'll need to decorate each of the areas:

(2) 1 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in B&T paper for side
(2) 1 7/8 in x 3 7/8 in card stock background layer
(2) 3 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in coordinating B&T squares: Cut to make triangles as shown above.

For the top diamond I used a 2 13/16 in square of B&T in the coral pattern for brightness and contrast.


Most supplies are available on my online CTMH store or from your CTMH independent consultant. 

Close to My Heart Supplies

Additional Items
Score Board: Mine is the Martha Stewart board & I would recommend it. 
Clear Embossing Powder

Thanks for coming to the Paper Fiesta!  The party isn't over yet as you have 1 more hop!
Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S Blog Hop is Anita Autore of

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)

1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy 
2. Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings
3. Michelle Battitori - Michelle's Handmade World
4. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking 
5. Jenny Gilbert - Jen's Creative Classroom 
6.  Lisa Plummer - Flaunt Your Creativity
7. Cary Magnani - My Heart's Design 
8. Shalana Glass - Scrappin with Shalana
9. Pam Trostle - Pam's Crafty Creations 
10. Michele Pryor - Michele's Ink it Stamp it
11. Sharon Chapman - Sharon's Paper Fiesta    <<<<<& you are here!
12 Anita Autore -Cards and Coffee 


  1. OOOh can't wait to try this. It looks fab

    1. Thanks so much, Jenny! I'd love for you to post a pic if you make on on my Facebook page! Really appreciate you taking the time to hop in AND comment! Happy Crafting!

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! Hope you stop by my blog again!

  3. Great teaching and love your card.

    1. Thanks, Joy! I really enjoyed making this card and being in this hop!
      I appreciate you joining us and hope you'll come back to my blog or join my Facebook page. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, Michele! I hope if you do that you'll post a picture to my Facebook page! I'd love to see it and share it with others. Happy Crafting!

  5. Beautiful card! I love the colors. I am going to have to try to make one of these! Such inspiration!

    1. Cary! Thank you so much for your kind words! I agree that the colors in the Ariana papers are so pretty. Hope you do take the time to make one. You can actually get 3 of these cards out of a 12"x12" sheet of card stock. Happy crafting and I hope you come back and visit again!

  6. This is a great card, love the how to, will try this one today. Love it

  7. ohhhh I haven't tried this type of card!!! Love it and I wasn't sure about this stamp set but i love how you have used it.

  8. Shalana, I hadn't tried this one before either-thought it was too complicated. But once you get it, it isn't bad! The stamp is easy to color and I think it turned out nicely. I want to try with a couple other paper packs and change the colors to match. Thanks so much!

  9. I absolutely love what you have done with this card. I didn't like that stamp set in the catalogue, but you have made it look amazing!

    1. Thank you so much! Hope you come back and visit again!

  10. Wow - what an awesome design! Can't wait to try it myself!

    1. I'd love to see your card if you do one. Email me or post to my Facebook page! Thanks so much for the kind words!

  11. What a beautiful card! I love the look of this card but haven't tried it yet. Your slideshow tutorial is great! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

    1. Thank you! I like do the slide shows as they are easier than a video. Glad you liked it! Hope you hop back in to my blog soon!

  12. What a beautiful card Sharon!! I just love the look of this card, but haven't tried to make one yet. Thanks so much for the great slide show tutorial!!