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.
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:
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).
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!
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.
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!
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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