Card Project - Gatefold - fold back

It is always nice to make a card that is alittle bit different. When I want to do something, I end up fiddling about trying to decide on the right proportions. So I thought I would do a few projects, and put the measurements down that I used....then I can use them as a reference. 
H on the forum posted a challenge for this style card, and lots of us made  Christmas cards using her instructions.
So here are a few ways to cut your card depending what envelope you have and what card you have available:

    Version 1
  • Cut a piece of card - 11" x 4"
  • Mark from the end 2" and then 3" make a score, then do the same working from the other end.
  • Cut 2 pieces of fancy paper for the front flaps, 4 x 1 (stick on)
  • Your back base will now be 3" wide by 4" tall and each of the flaps 2" X 4" tall

    Version 2
    I wanted to make a few so changed the size so that they fitted envelopes I already had - C6.  So here are a few measurements and ideas for making one of these: so I cut an A4 piece of card to 15cm X 28cm - my card would end up 15cm high.
  • cut a piece of card 15cm X 30cm
  • Mark and score 5cm from the edge and then 9.5cm from the edge. Turn around and work from the other edge with the same two measurements
  • You will now have a card with flap 15cm X 5cm and the back base 9cm X 15cm

    Version 3
    or for a slightly different card where the fold back flaps are the same size as the back - you can just stick two cards together and fold the flaps back, dead simple

You can see some of the entries and these will give you lots of ideas on how to finish your card  Here



this one has been made by Tracy of Creative Treasures

So once you have your card folded you need to decorate it. You need to make something to stick on one of the flaps so that it sits in the middle of the card. This can really be any size or shape you fancy.

you can either stick it directly onto the flap (one side only :)), with glue or double sided tape. Or you can mount off the cardw ith double sided sticky pads.


  Crafts by Carolyn March 2010