Monday, February 6, 2012


Gate Fold Valentine

Today I have the second card from the January Make and Take to share with you! This one was really fun! I cased this card from someone else, but I can't find her blog at the moment. I will update this post later with the link to her card.

  • Stamps: Distressed Dots, Take it to Heart, Delightful Dozen
  • Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
  • DSP: Everyday Enchantment, Red Glimmer Paper
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
  • Accessories: Heart Punch, Tasteful Trim Die, Extra Large Oval Punch, Corner Rounder punch, Two-Way Glue Pen
Cut two pieces of Crumb Cake card stock 4-1/4" x 11" and score both pieces at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". Fold on the score lines. Stamp the half of the card stock pieces with the 2-3/4" score line with the Distressed Dots background stamp in Crumb Cake ink.

Fold the card stock on the 5-1/2" score line like you would for a normal card. Punch the top two corners with the Corner Rounder punch. Repeat on the other card stock piece. 

Adhere the 5-1/2" long side of one card stock piece on top of the other 5-1/2" long section of card stock. Fold on the score lines as shown in the picture below. You want really good creases on your score lines so you may want to use a bone folder.

To punch the hearts use the Large Heart punch and insert the card stock all the way into the punch until it can't go any further. Then line up the point of the heart with the 2-3/4" fold line and punch. Repeat this on the other side of the card. Make sure that the card stock is all the way in the punch so your hearts will line up!

Stamp the hearts from Take it to Heart in Early Espresso ink on either side of the punched hearts. Cut two pieces of Early Espresso card stock 1/2" x 11" and run it through the Big Shot on the Tasteful Trim die to cut out the ric-rac. Adhere the ric-rac above and below your punched out heart on both sides of the card.

Cut a piece of Everday Enchantment DSP 4" x 5-1/4". Punch the top two corners with the Corner Rounder punch. Adhere the DSP onto the inside of the card. Stamp the greeting from Delightful Dozen onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock in Early Espresso ink. Punch out the greeting with the Extra Large Oval punch and adhere the oval onto the inside of the card close to the top of the card.

Use the Large Heart punch with some Red Glimmer Paper to punch out a glimmery heart. Close one side of the card front and adhere your heart in place using the punched out half heart on the card flap to position the glimmery heart.

Now your card is finished!

This is such a fun technique! I wonder how great it would look with some other punches. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!