Saturday, November 18, 2017

Holiday Team Stamp It Blog Hop


Hello my stamping friend and welcome to Team Stamp It Holiday blog hop.
I love to make Christmas cards, love fancy folds but always short on time. I am sure you can relate.  Good news - fancy folds can be very easy to make and perfect for mass production:
This fold is called Gate Fold. There are many cards designed with this fold and various stamp sets/dies. I decided to make my card very simple, but elegant. I absolutely love new designer paper and wanted to use it on this card:
I used Fresh Fig card stock/ink for this card and gold design of the designer paper and gold foil for the oval.
And Smoky Slate CS and ink/Basic Grey ink and champagne foil with snowflake patter of the DSP.
How Tos:
  • Card Base is 8 x 4 1/4". Score at 1 1/4 and 2 1/5 on both ends of 8" side.
  • Designer Paper - 4 pieces 1 x 4". You can make 9 cards from one sheet of DSP!
  • Center panel - whisper white 2 3/4 x 4"
  • Long piece to hold the gate - 1 x 5 1/2" (same color as you card base). I also added 3/4 x 5 1/2 " whisper white piece to make the band 'stronger'
This is very easy and quick to put together. There is one trick to it. Decorate you card first (stamp, adhere all pieces). Do the same with the long piece and add you sentiment in the center. Then add 2 rows of tear tape to the back of  both sides of the long piece.
Fold one end of the card, and leave another flat. This will make the card measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Now just adhere the band where you would like. It is so easy!

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55 comments:

  1. #Stampitcontest. I like cards that move. Your gate fold card is a great idea.

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  2. #stampitcontest Love the gate fold cards.

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  3. Awesome cards. Thank you for sharing. #stampitcontest

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  4. I like that it stands up and doesn't take up a lot of space. #stampitcontest

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  5. I like how your gatefold can be sent in the mail. #stampitcontest

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  6. #stampitcontest The way you explain the fold is like a magician divulging his secrets. Thank you, Oksana!

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  7. #stampitcontest

    Love the nontraditional colors for Christmas, very striking.

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  8. #stampitcontest love bridge cards

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  9. Love this card design. #stampitcontest

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  10. #stampitcontest Love the idea...Thank you!

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  11. Beautiful gate fold cards.


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  12. Very awesome card - TFS!
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  13. Such a beautiful card fold design! LOVE ... #Stampitcontest

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  14. always looking for different cards designs thanks.
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  15. Your cards are very pretty. Please enter me into your #stampitcontest
    Thank you!

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  16. #stampitcontest Love the paper and folds on this card!!!

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  17. Your card is super - an elegant Christmas card.Thanks for sharing the details. Ever think of making a video tutorial to show how to make this "easy card"? Always enjoy looking at your card creations. Please enter me into your #stampitcontest

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  18. Lovely gate fold card. #stampitcontest

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  19. Very lovely card. I love fresh fig and it can pair elegantly with gold or silver. Definitely will be CASEing this card. Thanks for sharing. #stampitcontest

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  20. I do love this fold #stampincontest

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  21. Interesting fun fold card. Especially like the snowflakes! Thank you for sharing. #stampitcontest

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  22. I am definitely going to attempt to do this! I have never made a card like this! So unique! #stampitcontest

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  23. Oh what fun gate fold cards! Wonderful! #stampitcontest

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  24. Your cards are beautiful! Will definitely try it!
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  25. #stampitcontest

    Like this fold - great cards! Can't wait to CASE!

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  26. Adorable looking each gate fold card you made..I have never made one but I must try now..Because of your pretties ..I just adore these and great stamping and pretty papers..#stampincontest

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  27. #stampitcontest

    Wow, awesome card.

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  29. Kay Grover...Luv your gate fold cards, they are very beautiful. The color combinations are great. Thanks for the great share. #stampitcontest

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  30. #stampitcontest
    I love your beautiful gate fold cards. It's great that you can get so many cards out of a sheet of dsp.

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  31. Love gate fold cards, very elegant. #stampitcontest

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  32. Beautiful gate fold card. #stampitcontest

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  33. VERY NICE... I love gatefold cards. I have several (4) dies to make them quick and easy so I can make a lot... never have enough die's or stamps... especially for Christmas.. thanks for sharing.... #stampitcontest

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  34. Love your cards and the simplicity to mass produce! Thank you for sharing.
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  36. Love this! Thank you for the directoons- the best and easiest I have seen!

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  37. Oh my gosh. These are beautiful. Got to try. Thanks so much for the idea.

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  38. Wow those are so beautiful thank you for sharing! God bless

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  39. #stampitcontest Your cards are absolutely beautiful Thank you for sharing

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  40. Love the card and am trying to make the base and was wondering what the 2 1/5 measurement would be equivalent to. Just not great with measurements.

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  41. #stampitcontest Bridge card is gorgeous!!!!!!!

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  42. Love your gate fold cards! Beautiful paper choices!
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