Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Gate Fold

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Hello and Welcome to another Fancy Folds Blog Hop! We are a team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, who have come together to showcase different folding projects each month. Today our design team is excited to showcase the gate fold. I had a lot of fun with this fold and the Botanical Builder Framelits.

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My card today is  the standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" size. To create the gate fold I took an 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of cardstock and scored 2-1/8" in from each side. I decide to shape my "gate" with the Botanical Builder "branch/vine" die. In order to do this I had to unfold my cardstock and run it through my big shot twice, to cut each side separately. *Updated explanation* To get my die cut to line up in the middle, I positioned the die onto my card front while the card was closed. I made sure the die went from the top and reached the side. Once I was happy with it's position, I secured it down with washi tape to ONE flap and then opened my card and put it through the big shot. Once the one flap was cut, I closed my card and placed my die in the same spot (match your die up with the cut out). Then I secured it down with washi tape on the OTHER flap, opened up my card and ran it through the big shot again!

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My colour combo is Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Basic Black, which I got from the Pretty Petals DSP stack.

I also created a little belly band for my card to keep the card shut. Adding the belling band was fun, but also created the challenge of making sure my card look good with and without it.

To finish off my card, I added the "Happy Birthday" greeting from the Rose Wonder stamp set.

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you liked my gate fold card. Up next is the Talented France Martin! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

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Martha Inchley - You're Here!
France Martin
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17 comments:

  1. What a clever way to make the gate fold card. Love it.
    Hugs Tanja

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  2. Wow, what a great idea! I would love to know more details about how on earth you made the two borders match so perfectly in the middle of the card...
    Love the color combo, too by the way.

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    1. Hi Bente. To get my opening to line up, I positioned the die onto my card front while the card was closed. I made sure the die went from the top and reached the side. Once I was happy with it's position, I secured it down with washi tape to ONE flap and then opened my card and put it through the big shot. Once the one flap was cut, I closed my card and placed my die in the same spot (match your die up with the cut out). Then I secured it down with washi tape on the OTHER flap, opened up my card and ran it through the big shot again! Hope this helps! Happy Creating!

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  3. Stunning card Martha :-) I love how you shaped your Gate Fold Card, it is amazing.

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  4. Wow! Excellent idea for a gate fold—very unique!

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  5. Martha thank you for your explanation on how you cut the border. I would of struggled with it and now I know the rest of the story!

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  6. Wow wow wow .. stunning!! Love it!!

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  7. Fabulous!! I love the look of this and what a unique design!

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  8. Oh that's a very unusual shape for a gatefold card, what a clever girl you are :) Thank you for the explanation, I did not have a clue how you did it! and, as usual, your colours are fantastic, so bright and cheerful!

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  9. Absolutely fabulous card Martha and a terrific use of the framelit! Love that you made it the shape of the opening. A stunning card for this technique and a great addition to the blog hop - WOW!

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  10. Clever idea. Love it and the colors. Edna

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  11. wow, turned out beautifully and I love that you combined some DSP into the belly band, it really sets it off.

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  12. This is so very stylish Martha <3 I love it !!!! M xx

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  13. Beautiful card. Just love the colors too!

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  14. Beautiful card and layout!!! Very clear explanation of how you did the die cut!!!

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  15. Oh how clever are you!!! I just love your card - the colors, the style, but most of all that clever cut! I must try that?!

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