A Colorful Seasons Gatefold

Happy Friday…I hope you have some fun things planned for the weekend.  Summer is just breezing by and I’m trying to soak in as much as I can.  With that in mind, I have a pretty, summery card for today.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Gatefold Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern

I usually don’t do many fancy folds but I’m trying to make a conscience effort to try different techniques.  So I though I would start off easy with a Gatefold.  The pretty climbing vines from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Layers framelits were perfect for this card design.

Here’s the details

  • The card base is cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 2 1/8″ on each side of the 8 1/2″ side.  This leaves two panels on each side to create the “gate”.
  • I cut two panels measuring 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ of Powder Pink card stock and layered that with a pattern from Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper cut 1/8″ smaller on each gate panel.  This pattern was the perfect background for the flowering vines.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Gatefold Birthday Cards Ideas- Rosanne Mulhern

  • The flowers were stamped in Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo ink and cropped with the Seasonal Layers framelits.  The vine is cropped from Crumb Cake card stock.
  • The sentiment is from the Birthday Blooms stamp set and is stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink.  It’s cut using a oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits and layered on two ovals from the Layering Ovals framelits.
  • I positioned the vines so that the sentiment would cover the bottom of them and lightly glued them.
  • Below you can see how to adhere the sentiment so that the card will open properly. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to one side only.

  • The flowers were attached to the vine with the smallest amount of glue.  Then I added a few of the new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to each flower.  This gives the flowers the perfect dimensional look.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Gatefold Birthday Cards Idea- Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside sentiment is an image from Special Celebrations stamp set.  This set has wonderful sentiments for many occasions and who doesn’t need a good sentiment set!
  • A little Designer Series Paper and strips of coordinating card stock on the front of the envelope add the perfect finishing touch.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Gatefold Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern

I hope you enjoyed my venture into a fancy fold and perhaps will give one of these a try yourself.  It really is an easy fold but creates a different and interesting card.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!

Take care,

Rosanne

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7 Comments

  1. Beautiful and fresh card. Love the colors!

  2. Again, my jaw is down….(you are AMAZING)

  3. Fabulous gatefold, Rosanne! Love the pink and green and patterns you put together!

  4. I adore your gatefold card…. and love the Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink together!

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