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Old 03-26-2007, 08:45 AM   #1
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Hello my fellow SCS'ers. I am hoping to get some additional input on the technique on the Tri-Fold card (Beate's). I have tried this over the weekend and for some reason I could not make it fold right. I know my measurements are off . (My algebra should be kicking in) . I am using the regular size CS. I don't know if I am cutting the right way. Should I cut the 3 1/2 first or the 10 1/2? I made one after awhile, but it was small. I need HELP!! !

I love this card and would like to make it a little larger than a 3 1/2 x 3 size. My triangles do not match up. HELP ! ! ! !
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:40 AM   #2
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I must be completely left-brained, but I had the same problem. I finally had a "blast from the past" and thought of my old geometry class. The folds have to make right angles at the top of the card and perfectly overlap. I took my first triangle fold and measured the long side. I marked the middle, and went equal ways on either side of the middle and marked fold lines. Then, you measure from the top corner...equal amounts on either side. fold so that each "flap" perfectly lines up on the top, and it worked every time. In fact, I marked the "spots" on my SU pad and made six in a flash!

I've had lots of fun making my own reversible paper by using different rollers on either side. I used some patterned paper to wrap around the large Hershey Bars, and stuck them in the pocket. They turned out pretty well. I have done some Easter ones for my grandchildren to stuff with gift cards from McDonald's, Chick-Filet, Wal-Mart, etc.

Be patient with yourself. I had to pitch lots of paper before I figured it out. ALSO....I learned that thinner paper is easier to fold. I swear by CTMH and SU papers, but I bought some cheap paper and had better luck.

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I am telllingyou! I feel like duh, you can do this, it's easy?!
I think my problem is cutting the paper which way first, lenght or width.
Thanks for your info. I will keep at it.
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