Feb 19, 2017

Gatefold

Hi Connie here with you today.

There are so many ways that you could use this border die but I decided to use it in a gatefold card today.


I started with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2x 8 7/8.  On the long side I scored my card stock at 2 3/8 and 6 5/8. With these measurements I was able to get the two borders to just barely overlap.

My tip for you is to take your die and line it up with a grid of some kind to make sure you are getting your die cut straight as you see in this picture below. I always tape my dies down with a removable tape so the die doesn't shift on you.



Once I lined up and cut both sides I applied tape to the left side so that I could put a flower panel of paper so that when the card is closed you see the flower panel and not the message I wrote on the inside. I used scor pal tape, I suggest using heavy duty tape you use for things you don't want to move at all, you just want to be very careful when taping your panel to the side panel.



Here is what it looks like when opened.



I used the Frantic stamper rose cutout border die but at the time of this post they have sold out of that die, Here are some borders  in the store.

The inside floral paper I added was 4 1/8 x 5 1/2.





Added the sentiment stamp to the left front and some bling to the right side.

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9 comments:

  1. A really pretty gatefold card Connie. Such a lovely floral border and what an excellent idea to use a floral panel as a backing to the dies, I must give this a try!

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  2. What a beautiful rose garden, love that gate fold too! Loving the pretty paper beneath too! Fabulous card, wonderful die!

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  3. Oh wow, that edge die is gorgeous, as is your card! I love the gate fold too! Beautifully done Connie!

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  4. What a fabulous idea Connie! Beautifully crafted! Thanks for inspiration using this beautiful die! Well done!

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  5. Such a bright and cheery card with a gorgeous die cut edge. So pretty!

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  6. Wow. This is awesome. Love how used the die as a gate. Must put this one in the books. Beautiful Rose Garden

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  7. Awesome card Connie, that die is really neat.
    Dolores

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  8. absolutely wonderful way to cut the edges! amazing!

    alicia

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