Monday, November 26, 2012

Stampin' Up! Friendship Preserves Gatefold Cards

Happy Monday Stampers!  I hope you will enjoy these cards today.  We created these unique cards in my monthly club workshops this month.  I promised with the ladies that I'd post these cards since I created four samples using the Orchard Harvest DSP for the base of the card and some of them are slightly different from others depending on a pattern of the DSP.   I did change a little bit for the Pear and Corn on the Cob images to accommodate the direction of the pattern. 

The base of card is a "gatefold" card with two top corners cut out and then adhered to the card inside.  Here is the photo of my card base using this striped pattern shown above:

Here are the measurements and cutting/scoring guide on the card base:
  • Paper Size - 5 1/2" x 12"
  • Score at 2", 4", 8" and 10" on the 12" side
  • Mark at 2 -3/4" from the bottom on each side and 4" and 8" score lines on top in pencil.
  • On your paper trimmer, position your 2 3/4" and 4" marks on the groove and cut off the corner.  Repeat with the other side. 
  • Tip - Make sure to cut out your TOP corners!!! 

I didn't want to waste the corner pieces so adhered them on the inside of my card.  You can also adhere them matching the straight line on the bottom for a different look. 

Here are the photos of my other sample cards:

I was amazed how this "THANKS A BUNCH" stamp came alive when it was heat-embossed in gold.  I think it's best to heat emboss this particular stamp to show off its beauty!!!  The stamped image is die cut with the Window Frames Framelits and then layered with two other pieces.  The Early Espresso Framelits piece is embossed with the Adorning Accents Folder (small hearts).  The layered piece is then adhered to the band so that it easily slides off the card.  I wrapped a pretty ribbon to give more decorative look to the band. 
Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!
Supply List
Stamps - Friendship Preserves, From My Heart
Paper - Orchard Harvest DSP, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple
Ink - VersaMark, Early Espresso, More Mustard
Tools and Accessories - Gold Emboss Powder, Lucky Limeade Ribbon, Raspberry Ripple Ribbon
Big Shot - Window Frames Collection Framelits (129021), Adorning Accents Folders (125601)

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