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Topic: Forever Folding Card (finally a tutorial with pictures)  (Read 25018 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2005 04:42:40 AM »

I have taken photos of the process and here they are

Take a piece of paper and cut it 10 cm wide and 20 cm long.

Put marks five cm from the short edge of the card.

Draw a five cm long line in the middle - this will be the short cut.

Mark the center of the short lines and draw a ten cm long line in between - this will be the long cut.

Put markings 7,5 cm from the short edges.

Place the ruler along the marks and make a valleyfold.

When you have done both sides it will look like this.

Now it is time to cut the lines open. I have misplaced my exactoknife so I had to use a pair of scissors but I do not recommend that. At least I could begin the cut by using the cutter on the ruler Wink

Now we can make the valley folds on the sides without folding the middle part. Line up the ruler at the end of the short cuts and fold the card.

Do the same on the other side.

Here I have folded the card at the first fold and placed the ruler along the short cut, then I fold the card.

When you look at it you have a mountain fold that is directed to the middle of the card.

Do the same on the other side.

Now we have folded the card. This is one side and if you flip the card over....

...you will see how it looks on the other side. This is actually page two in the card if you turn it around 90 degrees.

Page one, you have the short cuts at the top and the bottom of the card.

Take the edge in the middle and lift it up and around so you can see page two.

Page two.

Take the squares in the middle and lift them up and turn them to the back to see page three.

As you can see the top and bottom part of page three is in common with page two. Important for design reasons only.

Lift the edges in the middle and turn it over to the back.

Page four emerges. If yoy take the edges in the middle and turn them around the bak you'll find yourself back at page one.

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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2005 06:46:57 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2005 06:25:24 PM »

I'm getting ready to start making one of these, and was just wondering what size paper you used? It said A3 on the first picture you posted, and I just wanted to make sure that I can get that sized paper here (I'm only familiar with A4 and 8 1/2" by 11" sized paper in the states (excluding specialty paper for origami and scrapbooking). Thanks!!  Grin

« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2005 01:21:02 AM »

Did I say A3?. I must have slipped and hit the wrong key. I  can make two of these card in an A4. It is 10 cm wide and 20 cm long. An A3 is like two A4 laying side by side, it is numered after how many times you have divided an A1 sheet of paper. I'm not so familiar with other sizes - yet. If you want a larger card you can double all the measurements but then you need a larger piece of paper.

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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2005 03:23:54 AM »

This is just fabulous & so nice of you to share the tute. Thanks for the step by step, I tend to need those! Thanks again... Kiss
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2005 01:38:56 PM »

Wow, I'll have to do this, it looks amazing.  Thanks for all the instructions!
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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2005 12:10:09 PM »

I want to say thanks as well!  I'm going to set aside an afternoon to give this a try.  Your instructions are fantastic.


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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2005 03:21:30 PM »

Woah. That's majorly impressive. I could probably never do that right.
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2006 08:41:10 AM »

Photobucket has added the option to show videos so I have added a video in the first message.

Hope this is helpful for anyone who'd like to try one of these cards.

« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2006 08:50:41 AM »

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial- I shall definitely have a go soon!

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