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These amazing cards are as much fun to make as they are to give
These cards a special for whatever occasion you choose. Match the papers to your theme and you're set to go!

Posted by Peg R. from Moline, Illinois, United States • Published See Peg R.'s 46 projects »
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  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 1
    Step 1

    To create the card base start with a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and score at 3” and 9” , rotate a half turn and score again at these measurements. Fold the paper at the score lines making sure to get a crisp fold.

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mark the center of the square that is in the middle of the paper. The center mark should be at 3”.

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the corners into the center mark making sure the sides in between the corners meet as closely as possible.

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now unfold the paper and you will see a triangle in the center of each flap. With the paper open, fold the point of the triangle up to the center mark and crease the fold well. Do this on all 4 sides.

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 5
    Step 5

    Here's another view of the triangle.

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 6
    Step 6

    Folding the point of the triangle upward, it will cause the corners to fold inward. The next thing will be to fold the corners down so they lay flat and form a square which will look like these pictures.

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 7
    Step 7

    Another view of the folded corners.

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 8
    Step 8

    The corners as you get them folded inward will look like this.

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 9
    Step 9

    You will have to open the folds to the left and right of your last fold up a little to help get the last fold correct.

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 10
    Step 10

    This is what it will look like as you fold it.

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 11
    Step 11

    Your card should now look like this when you release it.

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 12
    Step 12

    Fold each of the corner pieces in half down towards the edge of the paper like this.

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 13
    Step 13

    Here is what you card should look like at this point.

  • Step 14

    Using 3 sheets of patterned paper cut:

    Two 2 ¾ “x 2 ¾” squares. (This is the Glitter Snowflake paper on the corners of this card.)
    Using 3 sheets of patterned paper cut the following:

    One 5 ½” x 5 ½” squares (This is the Glitter Snowflake patterned paper on this card.)

    One 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” square (This is the White Snow Glitter Cardstock on this card.)

    One 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” square (This is the Glitter Winter Snowflake patterned paper on this card.)

  • How to fold an origami card. Give The Enjoyment Of A Napkin Fold Card - Step 15
    Step 15

    For the next few steps use this picture as a reference while you work.

  • Step 16

    Cut the 5 ½” squares in half and then half again to get 4 triangles. Adhere them, using the tape runner, around the center square of the card stock.

  • Step 17

    Cut the 3 ¾” square into 8 triangles and adhere to card. Repeat this step with another piece of patterned paper until you have 4 triangles.

  • Step 18

    Cut the 2 ¾” square into triangles until you 4 of them to adhere to the corners.

  • Step 19

    Cut a square of cardstock 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” to put in the center square.

  • Step 20

    Cut a strip of paper to 2 ¼” x 12”. Find the center of the strip of paper and make a small mark at the center point. Cut a 30”piece of ribbon and find the center of it. Using glue run a small line of glue across the middle of the paper. After finding the center on both the paper and the ribbon glue them together and work your way to the edges of the 1” x 12” strip. You will have some ribbon that hangs over at each end of the cardstock that will be used to tie the card closed.

  • Step 21

    Stamp the greeting on using your favorite stamp and blue ink.

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