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:
Cut a piece of card - 11" x 4¼"
Mark from the end 2" and then 3¾" make a score, then do the same working from
the other end.
Cut 2 pieces of fancy paper for the front flaps, 4 x 1¾ (stick on)
Your back base will now be 3½" wide by 4" tall and each of the flaps 2" X 4"
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
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
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
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