Monday, April 30, 2012

Baby Gate Fold Card

For a while I wasn't making any baby cards but lately, it seems like there is one baby shower after another. Between people at church & former students, there have been quite a few. I love baby shower! Maybe even more than wedding showers...

To make the gate fold, use a piece if Whisper White cardstock cut to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2." Score on your new SU! Scoring Tool(#122334) at 2 1/8" and at 6 3/8." Fold each side in so that they meet in the middle.

Cut patterned paper (I used some Island Indigo from the Brights Collection #117155) to 5 1/2 x 2 1/8" to adhere on each side. Don't stick it to the card stock yet but you will want to be sure that it fits here correctly.

Cut another piece of patterned paper to measure 2 1/8 x 4." I used the reverse side of the same paper. That's one way to know that it matches! Adhere it to each side leaving some border on the top & bottom.(Remember, you're not on your card base yet.)

Make your layer to decorate with one piece of 3 1/4 x 2 1/4" white cardstock, 1 piece of 3 3/4 x 2 3/4" of Marina Mist cardstock and 1 piece of 2 1/2 x 3 /12" Certainly Cerlery cardstock. Using you corner rounder(#119871), punch to round each corner on all 3 piece of cardstock.

You will want to decorate your white cardstock before you build the layers. I used stamps from the retired set Animal Stories to stamp my giraffe in Island Indigo classic ink. I also stamped the owl from that set. With the owl, I punched him out with my 1 1/4" circle punch(#119861). Then I punched out another circle of Certainly Celery with my 1 3/8" circle punch(#119860). I stacked & adhered those two to use on my right panel.
Put adhesive on the back of the white and green and layer, white on green on blue. Before you put adhesive on the back of the blue, check to see how far out over the edge of the card it goes. You will want to leave about 1/2" of the layer sticking out over the edge of the left side. If you put adhesive all over your cardstock, it will stick to the other side & glue your card closed. After you put adhesive over about 3/4 of the back of the layer, press it on to the left panel.

Now you can adhere that panel to the left side of your card base. Check to make sure that your card still closes properly.

Now we want to build our right panel. After you put your 2nd piece of patterned paper on the larger piece, cut a strip if 1/2" Marina Mist Scallop Dots(#122986) ribbon about 6" long. Adhere it down the center of this panel and wrap around to the back.

Adhere the owl on top of the ribbon near the top.

Stamp "Hello Baby" from the Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370) set onto a piece of Certainly Celery cardstock. Punch it out with the Word Window punch(#119857). Punch out a piece of Marina Mist cardstock with the Modern Label punch(#119849). Adhere the green on top of the blue. Using a 1/16" hand held circle punch, punch a hole through the label greeting and the patterned paper. Place a brad from Everyday Enchantment brads through and close the brad on the back.

You can now put adhesive on the back of this panel and adhere it to the right side if the card base. The greeting and the giraffe with both overlap the tops of the card, so just watch how you close it.

Stamp or write a greeting on the inside to the mother-to-be.

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