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Card Folders and More

  • August 13, 2022
  • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)


  • Current paid or honorary member

Presenter: Wendy Telford

Sponsored by: San Diego SfC


Free Outreach Program


We've organized this no-pressure program as a summer bonus for our members. Non-members are welcome, too!

In July 2020, member, Wendy Telford, led SfC's first Zoom program. We had a great time making card folders, using supplies we had around the house. We've decided to reprise that program, with additional variations and card structures. 

About the Program: We will make folders, two designs at  4" x 5.5”, as well as a larger design at 5 x 7--all incorporate pockets.  These can be used for so many things . . . a birthday card with enclosing a gift card, a place for little notes to be included in a package. . . it's an empty canvas that you can embellish with photographs or decorated papers.  One sheet of scrapbook paper will yield two of the smaller triple-fold cards.  Double or single sided, either paper will provide different options.  It's a good way to use up those pretty papers and small left-over pieces you've been hanging onto. No calligraphy will be taught in this session, but this structure can incorporate, or be used to send, calligraphy work. Workshop will be recorded and available to registered participants for one month. 

Please have your patterns printed prior to our program. 

Patterns will be sent on Monday August 8, and require some advance assembly. Zoom invitation will be sent a couple days in advance.

For interested members, we'll organize a follow-up mail-exchange.

Supplies to create the folders – have these ready at the start of program: 

•  Stylus or score tool (anything you use to score paper) 

•  Bone folder (you can use the side of a spoon or scissors)

•  1/8” double sided tape (recommended) or glue stick

•  A few pages of waste-paper for gluing (copier paper, old catalog, etc.)

  • Ruler, at least 12”, and a triangle to make sure corners are square

•   For the first folder:  

One sheet of 12"x 12" scrapbook paper (this will yield 2 folders) or any paper that measures at least 6" x 12" (for a single folder). See instruction handout

for altering the pattern to make it 12” long. Your paper can be double-

sided or single-sided, patterned or solid. If single-sided, you'll want complimentary paper to decorate the inside of your Card Folder.

  • For the second folder:

One sheet of paper 11 x 16.  Complimentary paper (approx 8x10) to decorate the base folder.

 For the third folder:

One sheet of 8 ½ x 11 cardstock, patterned or solid, plus scraps to decorate your folder.

  Supplies to decorate the folder - look through your stash! 

Old calendar pages • Maps • Photos • Washi tape • Stickers • Rubberstamps/ink pad • Decorative edged scissors (like pinking shears)            •  Any ephemera that you would like to use (should be flat). 

  • Optional supplies (nice to have) Paper cutter or trimmer Cutting mat

Questions? Kristi at societyforcalligraphyevents@gmail.com. NO audio or video recording of any program, meeting, workshop or other SfC function permitted without prior consent of both guest artist and a representative of the Board of Governors.  You must ask permission of the artist/ instructor to photograph any copyrighted materials, including demos.

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