52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Birthday Gatefold Card

I seem to be on a roll making gatefold cards.  I love them.  I made this card for my friend who is celebrating her birthday.  

The paper I have used is one of those 12x12" sheets which you put off using as you like it so much.  Today I bit the bullet and made something with it.  The paper is actually from a stack called "Mix & Match Pink Highlights" by Craft Sensations, I don't recall where I purchased it from.

I scored a sheet of 6"x12" thick card at 3" and 9" intervals to create the gatefold.  I then covered each surface (with the exception of the central back area) with patterned paper.  

I die cut a stitched square, stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment using a Papertrey Ink stamp set called "Stylish Sentiments"

For the front sentiment decoration, I cut a circle of co-ordinating cardstock, then cut another circle in a light shade.  Using a Spellbinder die from the "Royal Circle" set, I cut the green shape.  I cut a smaller round circle and popped it through the Big Shot in a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I then stamped the sentiment.  I used a stamp from a Stampin' Up set called "Dragonfly Dreams" and then cut it into shape using a Spellbinder die from their "Victorian Tags" set.  I layered all these elements.  Some with sticky foam pads for a 3D look and some flat to add dimension.


  1. Beautiful gate fold card Samantha, the summery papers look so inviting and bright

  2. Thank you Meg. I wish I had more of this paper x