Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Gate Folds.

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.

Photo below shows the card opened up.

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.

I used a die cut from the same John Next Door Set as above. Gems and bakers twine from my stash.
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.


Valerija said...

Oh these are super - what terrific cards. Love the fold.
Valerija xx

dutchess said...

Two lovely colourful cards the belly band xxxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two beautiful inspirational cards Valery Anne.

Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Two really lovely cards Mrs A and l like the Gatefold layout you used too loving the gingham background and the colours and the added features on the fronts enjoy your day xx

Chris said...

Two gorgeous gatefold cards Mrs A. Beautiful papers and lovely fresh colours, I love the way the 2nd one ties up.

Brenda in IN said...

These are gorgeous. I love every one of the papers you used. The yellow flowered paper is so pretty and the checks are a good match with it. Those tiny sweet flowers on the second card look like baby's breath. Great folds and sweet sentiments.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
2 very wonderful cards and such super designs.
Love the colours and the gorgeous papers used too.
Will try and join in again this time around.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

lichazul said...

congrats Valerie , super gorgeous cards
have a great day , hugs :)

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful gatefold cards Valery Anne - lovely colours too - Michelle x

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your cards are stunning I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed cards Valery, I love the papers especially on your first card, both have lovely colour themes, Kate x x

Donna said...

Two stunning cards, like the band and the tag closure, striking!

Kathleen said...

Two super cards and love the different shapes, lovely papers and images.

Kath x

brenda said...

Two very pretty cards Valery and I especially like the fresh yellow of he first. I know I said it before, but I really will try and join in this time, it's been far too long. Truth is I seem to be constantly chasing my tail with DT work for all the last minute fill in shows at Hochanda due to some companies jumping ship.

B x

pinky said...

Such pretty cards Valery. The gatefold is so elegant and I love your choice of papers.

Mac Mable said...

Stunning cards....both of them. I love how pretty the first one is and the band is fabulous x Wonderful interlocking card especially with the addition of the ties. Great designs and amazing inspiration.....Thank you x.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Lovely papers and designs on these gatefold cards Val, I love the idea of the belly band.

Greta said...

Absolutely love these cards, Mrs A!

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely paper combs. I like the addition of the belly band. Really is a nice touch.

Carol L said...

Both cards are wonderful and I like both closures! Either one makes a fabulous card, and those papers are very pretty too. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention how pretty the butterflies are too :) Oops!