Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Envelope Fold.

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is for 

ENVELOPE FOLD CARD.



Version I
1. Uses 2 pieces of  cardstock cut to 5.5" x 11" scored and folded at 5.5" to make 2 card bases 5.5 x 5.5

2. Lay cards out as below and on the top card (opening card up like a conventional card) cut/use trimmer to remove a triangle going from top right to bottom left  (as you are looking at photo). On  the second card  opening up backwards  cut/use trimmer to remove a triangle going from top left to bottom right (as you are looking at photo)
3. Card bases should now look like below. 
4. Now attach the uncut pieces on top of each other  to look same as below 

5. When the two triangle shapes are folded over it becomes an envelope card. 
6. Now decorate the back panel and apply d.s.tape to the bottom only before closing
the right hand side triangle over to form an enclosed pocket. 

7. If you are adding a decorated edging attach this to the front of triangle before adding your design paper cut to fit slightly smaller than the triangle.  Pocket is now complete.
8. Cut a piece of cardstock that is 5" x 5" for your insert panel and decorate as required.
9. Decorate the remaining triangle on the inside as you wish. Here I have used cream cardstock to compliment the design paper.

10. Decorate the front of this triangle to match the first one adding the edge if required. Your card is now complete and can be finished off as required.
11. Here is my finished card front.

12. Here is my finished insert panel.


Version II
1. Uses 1 piece of  cardstock cut to 8.25" x 8.25". 



2. Fold up one corner to the opposite  to form a triangle. 



3. Unfold and then repeat with the other corners. Unfold. Cardstock will look like this.

4. Turn card stock round  so that the points are at North,South, East and West. 
Fold the North point down to the centre point of cardstock and bring the South Point up to meet in the centre. 
5. Fold the East and West points into  the centre and cardstock will now look like this. 
6. Turn cardstock over and then fold in half bringing two edges up together as below. Peg in place and then score the folded middle edge. n.b.  It will want to spring open as the folded sheets are quite thick. Keep scoring until it sits flat.  

7. Once well scored and flat, unfold and decorate each triangle separately with design paper. Refold on the crease line as shown below.n.b.  Do not put a crease in the top and bottom triangles. 

8. Fold in half again and peg the sides. 
You will now have a pocket formed on either side with an envelope flap. 
9. Before sticking the sides together these pockets need to be decorated.  Cut two pieces of contrasting paper  5.5" x 2.75" and if required punch one long edge.
10. Unfold cardstock and attach these inside as shown and stamp any images or sentiments that are required.
11. Refold and peg then score the crease line again so that it sits as much flat as possible.
12. Unfold and turn over. Attach (thin)double side tape or heavy duty glue to the short sides as shown below. n.b I only used the white d.s. but I recommend  that  if using tape then the red heavy duty one it best as my sides popped open until I re  did with red tape.  Bring long edges back up and stick sides together. This will  now form a further pocket in the centre. 
13.Cut a piece of contrasting card stock 3.5" x 5.25". If required punch one long edge to decorate.  
14.  n.b.  I have cut a further 2 strips in design paper and punched the same design. I  then lined up the pattern and glued 1 strip on either side.
15.  Stamp and decorate the panel as required or leave blank for a message. 

16.  You can see here where I have stamped and decorated inside the front pocket
and on the reverse pocket. 


17.  Here is my finished card front. 

Version III
1.  Very similar to Version I. but both panels are secured down and the pocket shape is more defined. Uses 1 piece of  cardstock cut to 4" x 12".  Score and fold at 4" and 8" along the 12" side.

2.  Make a pencil mark at 3.5" and 8.5". Draw a diagonal line from this pencil mark down to each opposite corner. Cutaway the corner pieces as shown below. 
3.  Once folded over and each side secured down you will have an envelope fold as shown here. 
4. Decorate the panels first before adhering down. 
These pictures are showing the back of the envelope shape prior to folding over to make the envelope. Adhere design paper to the inside of the pocket as well. 
5. Cut cardstock to 3.75" x 4" for the insert and decorate as required. Punch hole and attach ribbon at top for pulling card out. 
6. Here is the  finished design. 

Version IV
1.  Very similar to Version II. but here you are only making two pockets. Follow instructions from Version II above from 1 to 6 and then follow on as below. Fold the back triangle fold upwards 
 
and use double sided tape or glue to attach this triangle down onto the front. This in effect seals the cardstock together and creates the front pocket as before and a pocket on the reverse of the card. 
2.  Cut a piece of cardstock 5.75" x 3.5" for the message  panel. 

3.  Decorate as required along with the back of the card as shown below. 



4.  Decorate inside envelope fold on front which is ideal for placing a gift card inside.
Decorate  front to finish.

Version V
1.  Makes a completely open envelope shape that is held closed using a belly band. 
Cut cardstock for base 11.5" x 6" and divide into 3 equal panels. Score and crease well. 
2.  Draw a diagonal line from the score lines down to the opposite bottom corners on each side and cut away to look as below. 
3.  Cut cardstock 1.75"x10" for the belly band and score and crease to fit round the folded cardstock. Do not make too tight or else it will not slip up and down the card easily to be removed. 
4.  Decorate the inside of the card as required. Make a blank panel for the message. 
5.  Decorate the belly band and the front of card to finish. 




2 comments:

Sandra H said...

So beautiful and creative x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspirations!!