Hi! Today I have a fun fold for you! It’s called the Diagonal Gate Fold!
Isn’t it cool? Here it is open:
Want to know how to do it? Here is a photo tutorial for you!
- Base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″ (Yes – 8 1/4″!!)
- Layers: 2 1/2″ x 5 1/8″ (Need 2)
- Designer Series Paper: 2 1/4″ x 4 7/8″ (Need 2)
- Whisper White: 2 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (Need 1 for inside of card)
Step 1: Score the base piece at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ on the 8 1/4″ side:
Step 2: Score the base from the top left corner to the bottom of the 2 3/4″ score line:
Step 3: Slide the paper over and score from the top of the 5 1/2″ score line to the bottom right corner:
When you are done scoring, your base should look like this:
Step 4: Fold back on the diagonal score lines:
Step 5: Fold in on the straight score lines:
Your diagonal lines should meet in the middle.
Step 6: Cut one piece of Designer Series Paper and one layer from the top left to the bottom right corner:
Step 7: Cut the second piece of Designer Series Paper and the second layer from the top right corner to the bottom left corner:
After cutting your layers, you should have this:
Step 8: Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the mat layers with Snail Adhesive
Step 9: Adhere the pieces that were cut from the top right to the bottom left (those on the right in the picture above) to the panels that are under the diagonal flaps:
Step 10: Adhere the pieces that were cut from the top left to the bottom right (those on the left side of the picture above) to the panels on top:
Step 11: Decorate card as desired. Just make sure when attaching the front images, you only attach to one side of the diagonal flap so that the card can still be opened. For my card, the flower was adhered to the left panel and the Happy Birthday banner was attached to the right panel.
Step 12: Decorate and adhere the Whisper White panel to the inside of the card:
For my card, I used Flower Shop and coordinating punch for the front. On the inside, I used the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous set. So fun! The colors are Soft Sky, Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink. The Duo Banner punch was used for the front sentiment.
I’d love to know what you think of the photo tutorial! And if you give this a try – I’d love to see what you come up with!
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