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,


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  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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