Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Gate Fold Card

Hi Everybody

Today I have made a simple Gate Fold Card. I am always quite busy in the Fall with school starting and getting back into that old swing of things. Then it is time to start thinking about Halloween and Christmas cards and decorations. Even though there is a lot of crafting to be done, I still want to be able to create a unique card to say Hi or Happy Birthday. That is why I think the Gate Fold card is great. It is still simple, but gives just a little bit of a twist to the standard card.

Materials For This Project

One 4 ¼” x 11” piece of cardstock
One 2 ½” x 3 ½” piece of cardstock
One 1" square of cardstock
Embellishments and stamps

Step One
Place your 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock on your scoring board, and score at 3 1/8 inches and 8 3/8 inches. This allows for a slight overlapping of the folds.
Step Two
Use your scoring tool to pre-fold your score lines.
Step Three
Decorate the inside of the card
Step Four
Take your 2 ½ by 3 ½ piece of card stock and decorate it with stamps or embellishments.

Step Five
Place the 2 ½ by 3 ½ rectangle of cardstock in the desired position over the flaps.

Adhere one side of the rectangle to the right flap with adhesive

Put a small dab of adhesive on the 3 corners of the triangles and adhere over the two opposite corners of the rectangle. *****Be careful to adhere the triangle on the left flap to the only the card and not the corner of the rectangle. This will allow rectangle to be secured under the left corner triangle while still allowing the card to open.

For this project I used
Cardstock - Wild Cherry, Banana Split, Poptone
12x12 cut for decoration - Sassafras Smooth Sailing

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