Welcome to my ABC’s with Fun Folds series. Today I am showcasing the Gate fold. I think this is one of the easiest fun fold cards to make. I made a variety of cards for you today using the new 2017-2019 In Colors.
I love how this fun fold showcases the designer series paper. I mixed and matched the patterns in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack to make a set of cards to give as a gift. I also wanted to show several different ways to use ribbon on your cards. I love how the Stampin’ Up! ribbon matches the cardstock and ink colors. I think ribbon adds a nice element of texture to a card. This new 1/2″ In Color Ribbon is finely woven and very easy to manipulate. I will be offering a ribbon share for the In Color ribbons as well as some of the other ribbon in the new catalog. You can pick and choose which ribbon shares you want…there are so many choices for ribbon (which thrills me)!!
I have lots of photos for you today so let’s get to the details to make this card. Start with a piece of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock. Score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 (or just flip and score at 2 1/8 on each side if that is easier.)
I cut two 2 x 5 3/8″ strips of DSP for the front of my card and mixed up the patterns. I stamped the floral image from Floral Phrases Stamp Set 3 times for each color…once on the envelope flap, once on a piece of 5 1/4 x 4 Whisper White (for the inside), and once on a piece of Whisper White to cut out using the Layering Ovals Framelits. I also cut a scallop layering oval in each color cardstock. I attached the oval pieces together. I adhered the DSP strips to the card bases then had some fun choosing different sentiments and playing with different ways to add ribbon. *Make sure when you adhere the ovals you only put adhesive on the left side so the card will open from the center.
Here’s a look at each of the cards…
I made a birthday card in Lemon Lime Twist and added a banner in whisper white to showcase the Lemon Lime Ribbon. I love how these gate fold cards open.
I used the Happy Happenings (retiring) and Happy Birthday Gorgeous (available June 1st) stamp sets for my sentiments on this card.
My next card is for a baby in the new Powder Pink. I made a simple bow with the ribbon and attached it with a glue dot.
I thought the peek-a-boo sentiment from Suite Sayings (retiring) was perfect for this gate fold design.
I made a sympathy card in Fresh Fig and wrapped the ribbon around the card and tied a bow in the front. I attached the oval to the ribbon so you can slide it on and off like a belly band.
The sympathy stamp on the front of my card is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. This is one of those MUST HAVE stamp sets. There are so many sentiments for every occasion! It is one of the first stamp sets I purchased and I have used it over and over again.
The inside sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases…another versatile stamp set with sentiments for several occasions (sympathy, wedding, thank you, congratulations, hello, love, just a note, etc.)
I used Berry Burst to make a wedding card. I think the gate fold design would be great for wedding invitations as well as cards to congratulate the new couple. The teeny tiny Mr. & Mrs. stamp is from one of my favorite bundles that is retiring, That’s the Tag.
I like the fun ribbon tie on this one! I simply wrapped the ribbon around the card and tied it with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. I adhered the oval to the ribbon using Fast Fuse so it can slide on and off like a belly band. The inside sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set (which I also used to stamp the flower on each card).
I decided to switch the opening on the Tranquil Tide card for a fun twist.
I attached ribbon under the oval with a glue dot and made a bow tied with Bakers’s Twine for the front. I love how you can open the card with the ribbon.
I use this thank you sentiment from Floral Phrases all the time! It works on the front of a card as well as the inside.
Tranquil Tide in my favorite of the new In Colors. (Though Fresh Fig is a close second!) Do you have a favorite new In Color?
Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases plus various others for sentiments (see cards above) Ink: 2017-2019 In Colors: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide Papers: 2017-2019 In Colors, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Pack (available June 1st), Whisper White Tools & Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in 2017 – 2019 In Colors (available June 1st), Whisper White Baker’s Twine
I hope today’s cards inspire you to try something different with ribbon, DSP, and/or sentiments. I love that we have the power to make someone smile with such a simple gesture. I hope you will make a card to send to someone today.
If you need more inspiration, Click HERE to see another Gate fold card that my sister made using the beautiful Eastern Palace Suite. Reminder… the Eastern Palace Bundle is only available through May 31st. The stamp set and dies will be available in the new catalog; however, the special bundles with FREE product will no longer be available. This is a gorgeous set which you will use again and again and the dies are so versatile! *Bonus…get your hands on 3 of the new In Colors with the purchase of this suite!
Click HERE to view and print the flyer.
- The starter bundle (147196, $60.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes
- The premier bundle (147207, $103.50) includes FREE Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes & NEW Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (8.5 x 11).
- BOTH bundles include THREE of the NEW 2017-2019 In Color Ink Pads: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.
I hope you have a Great day!
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