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Issue #543 November 16th 2016
Die Cut Gate Fold  
Splitcoast Artist in Residence Dina Kowal shares two ways to class up gate fold cards using dies.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Cardstock
  • Scoring tool
  • Border die with one cutting edge
  • Decorative paper
  • Nesting shape dies
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Micheline wants to know: "I prefer to make 5" x 7" cards as I think they display an image far better. I love the Triple Stamping design and would like to get the measurements for the larger size.
    A: I would cut the black layers at 4-3/4" x 6-3/4", 3-3/4" x 5-3/4", and 2-3/4" x 4-3/4". Cut the white panels at 4-1/2" x 6-1/2", 3-1/2" x 5-1/2", and 2-1/2" x 4-1/2". They should all layer onto a 5" x 7" base with a 1/8" border on all sides.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Jennifer has a tip for using the Box in a Bag for gift wrapping: "I was in desperate need of a gift box or bag for a necktie. This is perfect! I just made 2 of them for gifts I'm giving tomorrow. Just rolled the tie up and it fits! You are a life saver!"

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