Monday, May 16, 2022

Inspired by a Card Challenge

 I always check out the weekly challenges from Festive Friday and this week I was totally inspired!   


The Design Team liked my card too...it was a Festive Friday Favorite!



I love the clean, crisp look of yellow & black together.  My card uses those colors, plus embossing and flowers.  The measurements for this Triple Flap Gatefold Card came from my friend Beth Daniels - thanks Beth!


Card base- Basic Black 8-1/2" x 5-1/2".  Score at 2-1/8" on the long side (See Pro Tip below!)
Inside of card - Basic White 4" x 5-1/4"
Designer Paper - 2" x 5-3/8" (cut 2)
Triple Flaps - Basic White 1-1/2" x 3-3/4" (cut 3)
Mat Behind Triple Flaps - Basic Black 1-5/8" x 3-7/8" (cut 3)

Pro Tip:

Score & fold the gatefold card base at 2-1/8".  Without scoring, fold the other side in so that the edges are perfectly aligned in the middle and score using a Bone Folder.  This assures you will never have a gap in the center of your gatefold card.


The flowers are stamped in Daffodil Delight, stems & leaves are Pear Pizzazz and the flower centers are Early Espresso.  "Sending" is heat embossed in white on Basic Black cardstock and die-cut.  I use my Stamparatus (always!) to get the sentiment perfectly straight.



I love that Sending Smiles has so many different sentiments included, making this such a versatile stamp set!


Here's another version that uses some Daffodil Afternoon Designer Paper (retired).  



Assembly Tips:

Stamp and layer the 3 panels together.  On the back of each panel, measure the center (about 1-7/8") and make a pencil mark.  The top & bottom panels get liquid glue on the left half.  Be careful to keep the glue about 1/4" away from your pencil mark.  Attach these 2 panels, centering them left & right.  Last, use liquid glue on the right half of the "Sending" panel and adhere it spaced equally between the other 2 panels.

I hope you will try this fun card!  Here are the supplies I used --










5 comments:

  1. So glad you were inspired by our challenge this week Pat! Love your fun fold and a clever way to showcase your flowers (they remind me of black-eyed Susans) and that wonderful diecut sentiment.Thanks for sharing with us over at Festive Friday this week!

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  2. Love this fun fold, Pat! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday! Blessings, Beth :)

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  3. Beautiful card! This is one of my favourite bundles from the new catalogue

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  4. Love this card! Looks like a fun fold!

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  5. Congratulations, Pat! Your fabulous creation was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. Please hop over to the challenge blog to grab your winner’s badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again soon!

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