August Birthday Gatefold

This August Birthday Gatefold Card is one of the projects from last month’s Fancy Folds Class.

August Birthday Gatefold. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I shared the crossover gatefold project with you recently, but wasn’t able to share this one until after my friend’s Birthday,

The Playing with Patterns 6×6 DSP pack gave me the perfect piece for the front panels, plus my colour inspiration. If you haven’t discovered the items from this fabulous Suite in the Annual Catalogue, then make sure you take a look.

My basecard is Purple Posy, with Calypso Coral for the other cardstock and ink.

A gatefold card is basically a card where the opening is in the middle, rather the side. My husband calls them barn door cards!

When making a gatefold card, it is always better to score the folds first, rather than just folding in half. This ensures you have a nice crisp and even fold.

Decide how wide you want your finished card to be and double it. This is the size of cardstock you need to cut. If your cardstock size when divided by 4 works out at something other than a whole or .5 of a cm, change your width to a number that can easily be divided. For example, my cards are normally 10.5cm wide, but for this design, I make them 10cm. Mainly because it is easier to divide 20 by 4, than 21.

You then need to score at your divided by 4 number (basically a 1/4 of the width) along one side. Then rotate your cardstock and make the same score on the other side. By rotating the cardstock, you are making the scorelines in the same place on both sides.

Fold along those score lines and your card should be ready to decorate.

August Birthday Gatefold. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used the Many Mates Stamp Set here and coloured it using a Blender Pen.

As well as popping sentiment onto layers of circles, I’ve taken a length of the Purple Posy Ribbon from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack. This is stuck onto a piece of Purple Posy cardstock, looping the ends behind the sentiment.

Why not head to my Class Timetable for details of the classes I’m running this year.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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