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Folding paper into a self-locking 3 x 5 inch rectangle

Sometimes I like to carry some notes with me that are more extensive than what could fit on a 3×5 index card.  And sometimes I want to take notes and then file them in a 3×5 card file, because I just like my files that size.  So what I do is use only the bottom half of a piece of 8.5 x 11 inch paper, the bottom seven inches, to be precise and this ancient letterfold. 

  1. Take a piece of 8.5 x 7 inch paper and fold it with the shorter sides together (so that it is, when folded, 4.25 x 7) and crease the fold.
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  2. Unfold it and fold the top corner down so that its edges meet that crease, like so
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  3. Do the same with the bottom left corner, like so
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  4. Take the bottom edge and fold it up so that it meets the bottom edge of the first corner that you folded down, like this
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  5. Repeat that with the top edge, like this
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  6. Take the bottom right corner and fold it up and under the top flap like this
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  7. Do the same with the top left corner, tucking it under, like this
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  8. Et voila!  The 8.5 x 7 becomes exactly 3×5 inches, suitable for putting in one of these nice folders, (also in this really bad picture below) 
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Or you could put them in one of the more expensive “executive briefcases” that Levenger makes, or with your Hipster PDA, or just file it away.  It does not come unfolded; it is self-locking.

Nice thing about these notes, too, is that unfolded, they stack neatly, like this
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without folding back up on you.

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1. macey - July 7, 2010

i’ve been looking for how to fold this same exact shape, and these instructions are perfectly clear and exactly what i was looking for! thank you so much.

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