,Summer time seems like a great time to send cards. Especially this summer when people are not doing the same amount of traveling or visiting. It's nice to let folks know that you are thinking of them. This Diamond Gatefold card packs a "WOW!" as it says hello! And, although it packs a "wow," it doesn't take all day to make it! Don't you love that it shows off both sides of the patterned paper!
To get started, you need a piece of patterned paper, also known as Designer Series Paper (DSP for short,) cut 5 1/2" x 12 inches. Make sure the pattern is facing up when you are holding the 12 inch side horizontally. See photo below.
This will be the side that shows on the outside of my card. Score this piece at 2", 4", 8" and 10". Lay your paper out so that the inside of the card is facing up. Then fold the 4" line to the center and the 2" line back to the outside of the card. Repeat for the other side by folding the 8" line to the center and the 10" score line to the outside of the card.
Now turn your paper vertically and make a "tic" mark at 2 3/4"on both short ends. (This is the halfway point.) Next, cut the paper from the 2 3/4" mark to the first score line on each end so that you have cut off a small triangle, as shown below.
Next, fold the card and burnish the folds with your bone folder. Holding the card closed, take the little triangle, flip it over, and adhere to the bottom of the outermost flap. Do this for the other side as well.
Cut a coordinating piece of card stock for the inside mat (I used soft sea foam) to 3 7/8" x 5 3/8" and adhere to the inside center panel. Using the largest stitched shape, cut out a circle, stamp your greeting and design on it, and then adhere to ONE SIDE OF THE CARD front only. I adhered it to the left side.
Add an inside sentiment, a little design to the envelope, and you will be ready to send a very fun card! See below for a list of supplies that I used but don't worry, this will work with any double sided pretty paper that you have at home!
Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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