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Once again I am thrilled to be a part of the international Fancy Folds Design Team, bringing you another blog hop featuring a Gate Fold Card!  Our design team, comprised of demonstrators from all over the world are each sharing their version of a Gate Fold Card with you this month!  Be sure to visit all of the blogs listed at the bottom of this post to see them all!

My version of a Gate Fold Card features the Stampin' Up! Cups & Kettles framelit dies and the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series paper, both found in the 2016 Occasions catalog.

Create a Gate Fold card featuring Cups and Kettles framelit dies and Birthday Bouquet floral designer paper from Stampin' Up! Card by Patty Bennett

For my version of the Gate Fold Card, I drew inspiration from an antique cup and saucer that I have had in my china cabinet for a long time.  I have been wanting to die cut the teapot and teacup out of the beautiful floral pattern in the Stampin' UP! Birthday Bouquet paper package for a couple of months now, and this seemed the perfect project to do that!! 

If you have not made a Gate Fold Card yet, the basic directions are simple, then it's up to you for how you'd like to embellish it!

1.  Start with a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of cardstock and score it at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8"

2.  Using a bone folder, fold the 2 side flaps inward

3.  Cut designer paper or stamped cardstock to layer onto the side panels.

4.  Embellish your Gate Fold card with any stamped or die cut pieces of your choice.

Dimensions for my pieces are shown in the graphic below:

  How to Create a Gate Fold card featuring Cups and Kettles framelit dies and Birthday Bouquet floral designer paper from Stampin' Up! Card by Patty Bennett

Create a Gate Fold card featuring Cups and Kettles framelit dies and Birthday Bouquet floral designer paper from Stampin' Up! Card by Patty Bennett


I think the natural thing to do would have been to put the teapot on the left fold and the teacup on the right fold, but then you wouldn't be able to open up the card very well, so I adhered them both to the left fold, with Stampin' Dimensionals.

To make them a little stiffer than just designer paper, I also die cut them with Thick Whisper White cardstock and then glued the 2 layers together with Tombo Multipurpose Glue.  That worked out really well!


Below is what my Gate Fold card looks like when it's open.  I used stamps from the Birthday Blooms set on both the front and inside of my card.  I LOVE this set!!  (see it on pg 9 of the Occasions catalog).


Create a Gate Fold card featuring Cups and Kettles framelit dies and Birthday Bouquet floral designer paper from Stampin' Up! Card by Patty Bennett


The Cups & Kettles framelit die set is one of my favorites in the Occasions catalog.  Have you played with it yet? It's so perfect for a little girls tea party or a lovely greeting card for a friend!


Create a Gate Fold card featuring Cups and Kettles framelit dies and Birthday Bouquet floral designer paper from Stampin' Up! Card by Patty Bennett

I lightly stamped the pretty flower stamp from Birthday Blooms in the background on the front panels with Blushing Bride ink.  Those stamped panels are mounted onto Mossy Meadow polkadot paper from the In Color paper stack, and it's all on a folded Blushing Bride folded card.


Create a Gate Fold card featuring Cups and Kettles framelit dies and Birthday Bouquet floral designer paper from Stampin' Up! Card by Patty Bennett

I love the little knife, fork and spoon in the Cups & Kettles framelit die set, and they are just perfect when die cut with the Silver foil paper!!  I put one on a piece of a doily.. I just thought it was sweeeet!



 I hope you enjoyed my version of the Gate Fold card today!  I hope you will make one, I hope you will visit all the blogs listed below, and I hope you will leave us comments if you enjoyed our projects!


 Visit Monica Gale's Fancy Fold project by clicking the button below!

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Our Fancy Folds Design Team Blog Hop Line Up:

- Patrice Halliday-Larsen -  Hamilton, New Zealand
- Patty Bennett - San Francisco, California, USA  <<<< YOU ARE HERE
- Monica Gale -  Doncaster, UK
- Tanja Kolar -  Heinsberg, Germany
- Delphine Lorelli -  Paris, France
- Martha Inchley -  London, Ontario, Canada
- France Poitras Martin  Livingston, Texas, USA
- Shannean Moncrieff -  Cairns, Australia




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Tanja Kolar

Such an amazing card, Patty. Really love it.
Hugs from your german friend


Gorgeous card Patty :-) love how you cut the cup and saucer out of DSP, reminds me so much of an Old English Tea Party.

Barbara Ramsey


So pretty - guess I need to get that die cut set! :<) Wishing you a happy weekend!



Linda Vich

Wonderful idea for a gate fold card! Love how you photographed it with an actual tea cup for extra pizazz!

Cindee Wilkinson

WOW! What a stunning card. I love how you used the kettle and cup.

Donna Kish

This is beautiful! I love how you placed the tea kettle and cup just right on the DSP and even the tea-tag. I can't wait to make this one. If my Mom were still alive, this would be the PERFECT Mother's Day Card for her. She would LOVE it too!


Such a pretty and clever card! Love it!

Jo Anne Hewins

I love this card! You have inspired me to do a gate fold card in an upcoming class! My friends will love it!

Deborah Smart

The gatefold is such an easy 'wow' card, and you've upped the 'wow' factor using the DSP, Patty! Gorgeous card, using one of my favourite sets :)


You're right Patty, the tea cup, tea pot and the little spoon are to die for :) I too like to take my inspiration from every day objects, but you took the challenge even higher with the real saucer with the floral design, it is adorable to see the card and the real saucer together!

Shannean Moncrieff

Such a cute card Patty! I love how you have incorporated the designer series papers in the teapot and cup! Adorable. and the plain background makes it all pop. Love it!


Excellent way to use any floral paper with a big pattern. Love your inspiration tea cup. Beautiful card and cup!

Sandi MacIver

oh wow Patty you did an awesome job of cutting out the perfect patterns for the tea cup and pot, the card is absolutely beautiful

Sue Duffy

This is just precious, Patty! And, of course, another excellent tutorial. TFS

Martha Inchley

Adorable Patty! Your Teapot and teacup remind me of my grandma's set. I love how you added the doily, teaspoon and teapot to make it look like a tea party setting.

Mary Ann Ely

I really LOve your card and glad you shared the Blog Hop. They are all gorgeous...... Can you give me the dimentions on Tanja Kolar's card???? I never saw a gatefold card done like that????? Have a great night


Very clever the cup and the kettle :) very lovely card

Monica Gale

This is gorgeous Patty <3 loving the flowery tea pot and cup.

Bethany Hansz

Love this card! Quick question. Do the front panels meet in the middle or is there a small gap?
I keep getting a small gap between the two front cardstock panels. Maybe it's my trimmer/scoring.

Terry Mays

Thank you. I have been looking for these measurements.

dee heenry

Thanks for the great instructions for the folded card, you made it a lot easier.

Ginny Fischer

Patty, would you contact me regarding a catalog, please? Love your card, it is beautiful!

Ceresa Beason

Thank you so much for this beautiful card and the detailed instructions. I have this stamp and die cuts but needed some inspiration to use them. I haven't done many fancy fold cards - I'm going to do this one though. Blessings.

Naomi Cordes

Another cleaver card to make. Thank you again. Love them all. You have such great ideas and also your tips are great. Can't wait to see what you will show us next. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.

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