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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Gatefold Triangle Card


I am totally addicted (in the best way)
to these sweet little paper gems!

GATEFOLD TRIANGLE CARDS
with coordinating
TRIANGLE ENVELOPES

They super cute little note cards
measure "about" 3" x 4-1/4"
and work perfectly atop
any kind of gift in place of
the 3" x 3" square note cards.
OR
Simply tuck them into a gift bag
along with the gift.
OR
They are so uniquely cute,
you KNOW they would be
well received all on their own
placed right onto someone's desk,
into someone's locker,
or any surprise location you can think of!


With the card stock for the card
measuring sweetly at 4=1/4" x 4-1/4",
FOUR of these fun notes
can be created from just one
piece of card stock!


I literally am in love with
TRIANGLE ENVELOPES!

Listen, if you have yet to purchase
the 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" 
Designer Series Paper Stacks
from my ONLINE STORE,
you are missing out!

These sweet little pieces of paper
are the perfect size to create
ONE envelope and
ONE card...
from just ONE piece of paper
from the DSPS!!!


How about a little tutorial?
Ya ready?


To create the card,
begin with card stock measuring
4-1/4" x 4-1/4".


With the RIGHT SIDE EDGE to the
GROOVE of the paper trimmer,
pencil mark the card stock at 2-1/2".


QUARTER TURN the card stock
TO THE LEFT and
SCOOT IT TO THE RIGHT
so that the pencil marked edge is now
lined up at the 2-1/2" measurement.
Pencil mark the TOP EDGE at
the GROOVE of the paper trimmer.


Line up the pencil marks
in the paper trimmer.


Trim from pencil mark to pencil mark.


SCORE from one pencil mark
to the corner
FURTHEST AWAY
from the pencil mark.


Repeat the previous step
with the opposite pencil mark.


This completes the base of the
GATEFOLD TRIANGLE CARD.


To create the envelope,
begin with DSP measuring
4-1/2" x 5".
(NOTE: Save the piece trimmed
away from the piece of
4-1/2" x 6-1/2" DSPS...
instructions to follow.)

SCORE the 5" length to 4-1/2"
as shown in the photo
(scored area marked with pen.)


Trim away ONE CORNER
at an angle of the
SCORED TAB AREA.


Add adhesive TO the tab area of the
SIDE YOU WANT TO SEE MOST
on the outside of your envelope.


With the tab folded so that
the adhesive is AWAY from the
SIDE YOU WANT TO SEE MOST,
match the STRAIGHT EDGE of the tab
up with the point which is
DIAGONALLY ACROSS
from the straight edge of the tab.


NOTE: You will be tempted to
fold and flatten at this point.
DO NOT FOLD AND FLATTEN!
The envelope should now
look like a CONE.


Lay the cone so that the
opening can clearly be seen.
Flatten the OUTER EDGES
of the envelope down
with the seem in the
MIDDLE
of the flattened envelope.

Insert decorated
TRIANGLE CARD
and fold down the top
pointed part of the envelope
for closure.
How fun is that?!

Now... remember that piece
of DSP you trimmed away
from the Paper Stacks piece?
Bring it back.

Trim it at 3-1/2" and
then trim
CORNER TO CORNER.
Voila!
The mat pieces you will use
to decorate the front of your
GATEFOLD TRIANGLE CARD!

Now THAT'S fun!!!

I hope you have a creative day!
Kelly

1 comment:

Linda Harris said...

How did you know I wondered how you did that??? ;-) THANKS for the tutorial!!