Monday, 4 April 2011

Twisted Box Fold

I thought I'd share with you a little tutorial for the twisted box fold.   I've shown this style several times here and it really is very simple to do, although until I gave Sam these notes no-one else seems to use it.   The end result is my entry into this months Pennyblack at Allsorts and this weeks Moving along with the times, thanks to the MAWTT team for putting me into their top 3 last week.    So if you just want to see the end result scroll down but if you fancy seeing how I did it scroll slowly.

Twisted Box Fold
You will need
·         1 sheet A4 card
·         Cutting tool
·         Scoring tool and ruler to keep it straight
·         Bone folder
·         Matching envelope in C5 size



Cut sheet of A4 card in half to make 2 A5 sheets that will fold into 2 A6 cards.











Score each card front on the diagonal both going in the same direction
















Turn one card the other way around and stick the two backs together.
The  bond folder will make sure all folds are crisp and sharp.












You now have lots of surfaces to decorate, have fun
If this fold is done using two square cards the result is a square shape that opens in the same way.   A square card will fit into an envelope made for one of the square cards.  For this fold using A6 cards you will need an envelope one size up.









This is the Black, White and one other colour, Gold, made for April's Penny Black at Allsorts.   All the stamps are Pennyblack.

For MAWTT the requirement is a card with more than on fold but not an easel card.

22 comments:

  1. Cool! Thanks for sharing - it makes a wonderfully interesting concept.

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  2. Wow, how cool is that Zoe, I've never seen that, I will be trying it!! Thanks!

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  3. great tutorial hun,and a great end result,too,brilliant hugs cheryl xxx

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  4. Hi Zoe

    What a fantastic shape .. .. very striking and effective.

    Love your colour choice as well. My head just went straight for a colour and never even considered metallic tones!! Great thinking.

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month and also for the tutorial.

    Love Jules xx

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  5. WOW, fabbie card, great tut, fankuuuuu!!!

    Huggies Angel

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  6. What a stunner Zoe, I'll need to come back and follow how to do this one.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Stampalot challenges this month.

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

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  7. Wow Zoe, what a great tutorial, have to try this.
    So gorgeous and stunning and stylish, I have those same stamps aswell,got to do something with them too!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at
    Penny Black @ Allsorts, hope to see you again;-))m

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  8. This is very elegant Zoe, the colours are great, love the shape of the card and how you used the sentiment.

    Many thanks for sharing both the card and the tutorial at Penny Black at Allsorts. I'll try to make the twisted box shape too.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  9. Fab Entry, great folds, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  10. Firstly glad you had a nice birthday and secondly wow wow wow. Love this and the black and gold are so dramatic together.

    Marie

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  11. What a great tutorial and a stunning card
    Thanks for sharing Zoe

    Hugs Jackie x

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  12. Congratulations on your top 3 last week! Wonderful card, very elegant and effective. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT again this week, good luck. Pami x

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  13. Wow very clever I really like this I may just have to have a go

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  14. This is very elegant, I love it. Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along With The Times x

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  15. Ooo great tutorial Zoe - thak you. And a fab card too.

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  16. Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool! I will be trying this one very soon! Thanks for sharing! Valerie

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  17. How nice to see you back with us again at Penny Black at Allsorts Zoe and with such a fabulous creation. The Black, White and Gold are stunning together.
    Thank you for sharing the tutorial and your gorgeous card with us and we hope to see you again next month.

    Shirley

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  18. what a fab design and love the black and gold
    Thanks for the tuorial and for sharing with us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

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  19. Love the card and ohh gonna have to play with this shape, thanks for sharing and playing along again on MAWTT Hazelxoxo

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  20. WOW. What a stunning card Zoe and such an effective fold, x

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  21. Great card and thanks for the fab tutorial - I wouldn't have known where to start without it! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie x

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  22. FANTASTIC and so elegant. Great shape.
    Hugs, Sandra

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