It is the start of a brand new challenge over on the Butterfly blog. The challenge is again running for 4 Weeks.
#123 Spin The Butterfly wheel with G for Gatefold.
Gate fold cards are one of the easiest folds to do on a card as they are made from 2 folds on your card stock or you can also use a ready made card blank. You will find the instructions and tutorials over on the Butterfly blog under the tab called card shapes. Click on the card name to be taken straight to the tutorial.
I have two cards to share with you today showing you different ways of holding the card shut and over the next 4 weeks will be sharing more ideas with you.
First card using Gatefold/Gems/Gingham/Granny Smith/Gold/Butterfly from the wheel.
I have chosen a belly band as the closure for this card which has been made from white cardstock measuring 8.5" x 5.5". The floral design paper is by Raspberry Road and the Green Gingham came as a freebie from Making Cards June 2015.
I made the band closure 1" wide and used a die cut by ' John Next Door ' from his Mini Tags Set for the centre piece. The sentiment is a gold sticker from my stash along with the gems. The double butterfly is a punch by SU.
Second card using Gatefold/Gems//Granny Smith/Gun Metal/ Butterfly from the wheel.
This Style closure is called an Interlocking though I still found it needed the addition of the ties.
This time I have used a grey cardstock to create the gatefold. The design paper is by Pink Petticoat.
The sentiment was a freebie from a craft magazine. You can see in the next photo how the interlocking design works. You need at least to attachments which are only partially adhered to opposite sides of the card. I have used 3 here.
Here is the card opened up . The butterflies are two different sized punches from SU. I punched a hole in the sentiment for the bakers twine and again on the left hand panel to make the bow.
Hope I have inspired you and that I will see you over on the butterfly blog.