Modified Gate Fold Card
Hi, crafty friends! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week. Today, I have a fun gate fold card for you. Gate fold cards are perhaps the easiest “fun fold” cards to create. When I was a new demonstrator (many, many years ago!), my upline showed us how to create a gatefold card. It was very simple. We cut a 5-1/2″ X 8-1/2″ piece of card stock, then folded the edges to the center.
Now that we have more “advanced” tools – like the Simply Scored scoring board – it’s even easier.
I started with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Petal Pink Cardstock. With the 8-1/2″ side at the top, I scored 2-1/8″ in from each end. This gave me a base of 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, with two even flaps on the sides. Then I cut two pieces of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) at 2″ x 5-1/4″. (Tip: the side of the card stock that you score on should be on the outside of the card. You want the “dimple” or “divot” or “valley” on the outside, so be sure to score both sides of the gate fold card on the same side of the card stock.)
I stamped the magnolia image and the magnolia bud image from the Good Morning, Magnolia Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, then die-cut with the Magnolia Memory Dies.
I colored the floral images with Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. I wanted a lot of white space on the petals, so I started with Dark Petal Pink at the center of the flowers, then blended out with the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Marker. I colored over the leaf veins with the Dark Mossy Meadow Blend, then blended out with the Light Mossy Meadow Blend. Finally, I added some Dark Daffodil Delight to the floral centers. (The Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set and Magnolia Memory Dies can be bundled to save 10%! But you have to order the bundle by June 2 to get this discount.)
I cut a 1″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock, then added the sentiment in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink. And then it was time to put it together.
After I added the DSP to the front flaps, I adhered the large magnolia diecut (making sure to add adhesive only to the right side of the image – or the left when I was working on the unstamped side – to the right flap. Then I added the 1″ x 5-1/4″ strip to the left panel (making sure the adhesive was only on that left stamped side) and added the magnolia bud to the left side of the strip. The die-cuts help keep the gate fold card closed.
I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock to the inside center of the card. Before I send it, I’ll add another stamped image on the inside of the card.
Easy, right? I love gate fold cards, because they’re different, but the recipient doesn’t need a tutorial to open/display the card. Check in on Monday to see a fun pop-up card that may need some explanation when it’s received!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!