I’ve already explained the map fold, so this is more to save yo ruining a piece of paper yo want to use by making a wrong fold. Firstly, look at how hugely different the labels die cut can be folded.
I suppose you could make a case for both versions being useful, but the one on the right (in the bottom photo, left in the top one) is the one that offers the most useable space, I think. That is the one I will explain. You can make the other version by just switching the bump and point folds. I trust you can identify a bump and a point….
1. Begin by folding the piece in half, two bumps together.
then fold the other two bumps together, keeping the mountain folds on the same side
2. With the mountain fold on the inside, fold in half, matching the points.
Matching the mountain folds of the point-to-point fold, collapse the unit. You will end up with this:
3. Fold in the sides, keeping the top of the fold as level as you can, leaving just a smidge of a gap in the middle
and fold the reverse side to match.
4. This is the tricky reverse-the-fold bit.
Unfold each fold, and reverse the centre fold so the bump is inside.
The trick with paper that has an actual directions, that needs to be seen right side up, is to orient the paper correctly to begin with.
Make sure the single point to point fold goes top to bottom
It only looks wrong – the flat (unscored) areas are the “pages” where the unit is stuck inside the book base.
I am going to add the PDF of the shaped areas, without the poem, as it is more useful and no one really expressed any interest in having the with-text version.
Have fun! You know, I have a set of rectangular brackets as well – I wonder….