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(above) is a simple Gate Card which when cut from 12"x12" card offers very frugal cutting, yielding three (3) cards.
(below) sample of 'gate' cards made during a Manly Monday workshop (July 2018)

A little bit of mathematics and it's
THE PERFECT FIT EVERY TIME

Let's make a gift box to hold a selection of cards and envelopes.

Important note:
For different size envelope or card, or stack height, just substitute your measurements where applicable.
Use cardstock which weighs 210gsm or heavier.
The larger the box, the heavier the cardstock should be to help support it's shape.

To start: Choose a selection of your gorgeous hand made cards with envelopes and stack them and measure how high the stack is.

For this example, the stack height is approximately 5cm,
 and the envelope is a standard C6 envelope, which measures 11.4cm x 16.2cm.

This is what you need to know to use the formula.

W
= Width of the envelope = 11.4cm
L = Length of the envelope = 16.2cm
H = Height of the stack = 5cm

To create the box base, trim cardstock according to the following formula.

BASE PIECE
= [(
W + 3mm) + (2 x H)] x  [(L+ 3mm) + (2 x H)]
= [(11.4cm + 0.3cm) + (2 x 5cm)] x [(16.2cm + 0.3cm) + (2 x 5cm)]
= [11.7cm + 10cm] x [16.5cm + 10cm]
 = 21.7cm x 26.5cm
This is the size to cut for the base of the box.

Once cut, score on all sides @ 5cm (the stack height)
then trim tabs and remove waste,
crisply crease all score lines
(refer to below for gluing)
construct the BASE by folding and gluing the tabs.



To create the box lid, cut cardstock exactly 3mm bigger than the BASE PIECE.
= [21.7cm + 3mm] x [26.5cm +3mm]
= 22cm x 26.8cm
This is the size to cut for the lid of the box.

Once cut, score on all sides @ 2.5cm (which is half the stack height) and @ 5cm (the full stack height)
then trim tabs and remove waste,
crisply crease all score lines, and
(refer to below for gluing)
construct the LID by folding and gluing the tabs and then folding & gluing the extra flaps.

TIP: Decorate the lid while it's flat (before constructing).


For imperial measurements, add ⅛" instead of adding the 3mm to your imperial formula.


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(above) some samples of finished card boxes

BRIDGE-FOLD CARD - Imperial Measurement



A BRIDGE-FOLD card has both *Mountain & *Valley folds and features a separate panel ‘bridging’ both sides. (refer to image above)
*Note: a Valley fold is simply a Mountain fold scored on the reverse side.

Measurements:
1. Cut a sheet of cardstock measuring 9” x 4” for the card blank.
2. Score (right side facing up) from both sides @ 1 ½” (to create mountain fold) then flip and
3. Score (wrong side facing up) from both sides @ 3” (to create the valley fold)
4. Fold all scored lines and burnish each with a bone scorer for a crisp fold.
Covering panels = pieces measuring 3 ¾” x 1 ¼” (sides) and 3 ¾” x 2 ¾” (middle)
 
5. Cut a piece of cardstock measuring 6” x 1 ¼” for the ‘bridge’.
Covering panel = 5 ¾” x 1”

Optional:
Score the card in reverse (right & wrong side switched) to create a REVERSE BRIDGE-FOLD CARD.

This is a free-standing card and will fit into a C6 envelope when folded.

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(above) an example of a bridge-fold card


REVERSE Double-Gate CARD - Imperial Measurement



A Reverse Double-Gate Card is similar to the Bridge-Fold card, without the 'bridge' and with a switch (see        below).
For a standard Double-Gate Card, switch the wrong & right sides before scoring.

Measurements:
1. Trim a sheet of cardstock to measure 12” x 6”. This makes a card blank.
2. Score (right side facing up) from both sides @ 4” (to create mountain fold) then FLIP and
3. Score (wrong side facing up) from both sides @ 2” (to create the valley fold)
4. Fold all scored lines and burnish each with a bone scorer for a crisp fold. During workshops, this is referred to as 'crispy crease'.
Covering panels = pieces measuring 5 ¾” x 1 ¾"(sides) and 5 ¾” x 3 ¾” (middle)

This is a free-standing card and will fit into a C6 envelope when folded.

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(above) example of a reverse double-gate-fold

DOUBLE-Z-FOLD using A5 card. Metric Measurements.



1. Fold A5 card in half as for a standard card blank.
2. Fold the front of the card in half, to create the 'Z'. (refer to green section above)
3. Burnish all folds with a bone scorer (to create crisp folds)
4. Trim the short side to 10.5cm. Keep off-cut.

Off-cut then becomes the other 'Z' making it a Double-Z-Fold.
(refer to yellow section above for placement)

This will create a free-standing card and will fit into a C6 envelope when folded.
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(above) example of a double-z-fold card

‘Awesome Day’ Card Mapping formula.

A.      Dark coloured cardstock measuring 12” x 4”, fold in half.

B.      Dark coloured cardstock @ 3” x 3” (matting for topper)

C.      Light coloured cardstock @ 5 ¾” x 3 ¾” (two pieces)

D.      Light coloured cardstock @ 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” (topper scene).

E.       Attach one ‘C’ to the inside of folded ‘A’.

F.       Create monochrome scene on piece ‘B’.

G.      Create coloured scene on piece ‘D’.

H.      Add sentiment to ‘B’ and attach to ‘A’.

I.         Staple folded ribbon to ‘D’, then attach ‘B’.

J.        Mount ‘D’ onto card. Card size fits standard C6 envelope.

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(below) Instruction sheet for making beautiful roses.





(above) example of finished roses
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