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Monday, October 3, 2016

Wild Card: Gate Fold Card

Hi, everybody! Happy Monday!

So, if you're feeling a little down that World Cardmaking Day has come and gone, then Online Card Classes has the perfect cure for your blues. There's a wonderful Wild Card Class going on over at OCC.

In today's class, Jennifer McGuire shared some techniques for making gate fold cards.

Talk about perfect timing! These last couple of days, I've been making card kits for an upcoming Santa Saturday event at our local library.

Stampin' Up! crumb cake, cherry cobbler, whisper white; Distress Ink peeled paint core
SU jolly hat punch; SU baker's twine
Cuttlebug Swiss dot and Sizzix/SU stripe embossing folders
Paper Smooches wave/scallop die
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Ranger multi medium matte; Recollections foam squares; Zot glue dot

close up of embossed panels

Santa Saturday 2016: Santa Hat card kit

The card base is 4.25" by 11", with folds at 3" from either end. This allows for cutting two card bases from a standard piece of cardstock and for the two flaps to overlap.

Pop up dots were attached in a triangular array to the lower half of the circular embellishment. The card closes by tucking the top flap under the bottom flap.

My goal with this card kit was to create a card that tweens/teens would not only like but also be able to assemble rather easily. In addition, I wanted a card that residents of a local senior center would like to receive.

What do you think? Goals accomplished?

Since my sample card will be headed to Send a Smile 4 Kids, I'm going to link this up for the current Early Holiday Wishes 4 Kids.  :)

Parting Thoughts

In addition to the new challenge at SAS4Kids, there are new challenges at Cards in Envy and Sparkles Christmas. The current Words 2 Craft By challenge is open for a couple more days. And, there are prizes at Sparkles Christmas and W2CB. Hope you can play along.  :)

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. I was on the fence with that SU! Santa hat punch, but you may have pushed me over the edge! This is such a cute and simple card with the hat being the focal point! I love the different textures with embossing folders too! GJ!

  2. What a super fun card Sybrina! Love that unique fold!

  3. Such a cute card! I'm loving this class.

  4. What a fabulous project, the kids will love it, I know I would..

    Hugs Babs :))