Thursday, July 11, 2013

Gatefold Birthday Card

Hi Dreamers!
How is your week going?  This week seemed to slip by me and here we are at Thursday already.  So, I thought I have better get something posted--for your viewing pleasure!!  Today, I would like to share a Gatefold Birthday card I made for a friend.  I used lots of pretty papers, punches, and a couple stamps.

DP from K & Company
Floral stamp from Stampin' Up
Sentiments from A Muse Studios
Punches: Circle (Marvy) Flower and  Border (Stampin' Up)
Satin Ribbon
Ink: Marvelous Magenta--(a retired SU color you may have in your stash.  It perfectly matched the CS color)
CS: dark rose--shared by a friend--I think it may be by Colorbox

  • Start by cutting the card base 8.5 x 5.5"  I used a dark rose colored CS for my base.  
  • Score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8"  --this will make a 2 1/8" flap on each end.
  • Fold in the flaps using a bone folder

  • Cut two coordinating decorative papers 5 1/2 x 2 1/8" to cover the two flaps
  • Punch a strip of CS (the same as the card base) with a border punch and glue to top flap
  • Wrap two lengths of ribbon around upper flap and tie in knots

  • Stamp Happy Birthday on lower corner
  • Stamp Flower and punch out
  • Punch a circle from a third coordinating DP and layer with punched flower
  • Add flower to upper flap with dimensionals letting the flower hang over the upper flap edge


  • This is what the card looks like unfolded from the inside
  • Repeat the DP papers on the inside
  • I stamped a partial image of the flower and another sentiment

Inside closeup

A very feminine Birthday card --who would not love getting this in the mail??!!  And, the special fold makes it a bit more interesting.

********A few fun Challenges:
C is for Challenge: flowers
Aud Sentiments: two word sentiment
Crafting with dragonflies: unusual  folded card
Lady Annes: monochromatic
Little Red Wagon: monochromatic
Penny's Challenge: think pink
Songbird : ribbon
Through the craftroom door: anything goes

So, I think I will post more bug themed cards tomorrow.  I have quite a few left you have not seen.  Stay tuned for that!   Hope you  are having a great day!!  Love ya.


  1. This is beautiful. Love your choice of papers & colour combo x

    hugs sally x

  2. Having fabulous weather so l'm enjoying my week, your card Karen is stunning hope you have a lovely day x

  3. Oh, how pretty is that? Lovely papers, and what a great construction.
    Alison x

  4. Lovely folded card, pretty colours and DP, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  5. Love the colours you chose for your card and unusual fold. Very pretty and so cheerful. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Ina

  6. Beautiful card! What a great design, and love the matching envelope. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck to you.

  7. Dear Karen, you have made a beautiful and elegant card, love this color combo. I would like to thank you that you entered my new challenge blog 'C... is for Challenge'. Thank you for your trust and I wish you good luck in the draw!
    Hugs from Poland,
    Anna xxx

  8. Elegant and unusual. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our different folds challenge.

  9. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  10. Great card and love the matching envelope!

    Thank you for sharing this with us Aud Sentiments!

    Mel xx

  11. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us on our Monochrome challenge at Lady Anne's Hugs Tania xx (DT)

  12. Elegant card! Thanks for joining us at Songbird Challenges.

  13. I love the colors on this card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies!

    lovies, =o) kel
    Dfly DT


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