Friday, 25 June 2010

Gatefold Birthday Card

Hi Folks,

Hope this finds you all well, I have been enjoying the lovely weather but decided to try another crafting idea which I got from a magazine.

Instructions as follows:
1) Using two pieces of card 29.7cm by 17cm. Score at 17cm at one end of each piece.
2) Apply adhesive to the back of one square section of one piece of cardstock and adhere to the front of the other piece of cardstock; now you have a basic shape gatefold card.
3) Using a roll of tape (I used my corner cutter), shape the top and bottom corner of the flaps of the gatefold card. Mark carefully and lightly with a pencil then cut these sections away.
4) Cut out backing paper for both front sections.
5) Stamp up image and colour, I have used a separate sheet of plain card stock to sit the image on but have shaped the edge and hole punched a pattern further in for more decorate, then added adhesive to the back of the image and attached it to the shaped and hole punch card stock and then added adhesive to that and stuck onto one of the backing papers.
6) Two pieces of ribbon were cut to length, approximately 25cm. Then it was adhered securely under the image and mats.
7) I have added flowers with brads to the two backing papers and adhered one to each front side. Finally the ribbon was tied in a bow and sentiments added to complete.

I do hope you like this and maybe give it a try, so until next time, do take care and happy crafting, lol

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