You will need a 12" by 12" piece of card stock, from which you can make three card bases using this fold.
Cut a 12" by 4" piece of card stock and lets begin.
Firstly, score at the 2", 4", 8" and 10" points.
Next you will need to put a small pencil mark at the 6" point, at the top and bottom, this is for the position of the next score marks which are going to be diagonal.
Score from the top of the 2" point to the bottom 6" mark, and from the bottom of the 2" point to the top 6" mark. Then the same for the other side, so from the top of the 10" point to the bottom 6" mark and from the bottom of the 10" point to the top 6" mark. It should look like this.
Start off by making all the vertical lines, valley folds. Your diagonal folds are to be mountain folds. Make them nice and crisp with your bone folder.
Once scored this way, you will all ready see your card base start to form - so it should look like this.
Next, all you need to do is push the ends towards the middle and then push down on the centre diamond to flatten your card. When closed it will look like this.
Then this is how it looks standing up.
One more to the side to make sure you can see how it works.
That is it - now the fun part comes and you can decorate it how you wish. Here is mine, all prettied up :-)
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