Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas -Pyramid Card fold

Hi Everyone!!  Today - I decided to go back to our previous kit from November and share a fun card I used to make my own Christmas cards with this year, called the Pyramid fold!
Just arriving yesterday in Minnesota - I'm surrounded by Christmas and the flurry of final preparations for the upcoming holiday! 

As I said, I'm featuring the stamps from our November Creative Cafe' kit stamp set - but if you were unable to get this kit, The Rubber Cafe'-has many other Christmas stamps available for your use. 

I made this card with (3)  4" square pieces- but the fun part is you can use any size you want as long as they are all the same.  My mass production set was made with 3" square pieces.  One 12 x 12 pc of cardstock or Patterned paper will give you 4 cards.

Here's a look at my finished Pyramid card, using 4" squares
 
 
 I am using this sweet reindeer to holds my tree closed while standing, you can use a decorative brad or any embellishment as long as you position it so the angled edge can tuck under. 
It's difficult to tell but I have used Diamond Clear Glitter on my Sparkle & Shine tag placed on his antlers.  I diecut some holly leaves and used the red gems also from the kit for red berries.
 
The Pyramid fold card itself really easy to make when you know how! 
 
  • Cut pieces are just 3 - square pcs all the same size.  -  I've used 3" and my sample above is 4" square.
  • Any other pieces are really just how you decide to embellish your Pyramid tree.  
     
When choosing your paper- I really liked the double-sided prints, but just plan how you want to place your sentiment- you can always stamp and layer on solid cardstock if your paper is too busy.
 
  • To assemble take your ScorePal and score a line from one point to the other - so you'll have a diagonal fold through each piece.
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  • Take and position one square at a 45degree angle so that your score line is positioned vertically.
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  • The other 2 squares will be adhered with a straight edge up against that vertical line one on each side.  There is also a U-Tube tutorial here
 
 In my photo below you can see how the squares are joined -with my sentiment added.  This is a double-sided paper with the solid cranberry on the opposite side of my print.
 

 Here's another closer look at my sentiment - this and the chalkboard sticker behind it are also from November's kit.
     
 Once again my finished card! 
 
 
 I hope you'll give these a try - they can be used for any occassion - I just loved the Tree shape they provided for Christmas, plus the fact you can open and fold them flat for mailing in any A2 size envelope make them all the more appealing!
 
Thanks for stopping by ! 
Have a wonderful Holiday
Supplies:
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - November's Creative Cafe'-kit and stamp set
Ink:  Memento-Tuxedo Black;
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe' - Scrap Happy Glue; Diamond Clear Glitter
Embellishments: Queen & Co. Red gems; holly leaves diecut w/ Tim Holtz' smaller Mover Shaker holly die
Tools/Dies:  Tim Holt- holly leaves for Mover Shaker; Decorative label punches from SU;