Oct 15 2009

Stamp Simply #109 – Gatefolds

Gatefolds  — Today’s challenge deals with how we fold our card — we are going to do Gatefold cards today.  Fun for a change!  Gatefolds are cards that fold in from each side, meeting in the middle, so it opens like a gate.  The folds don’t have to be symmetrical, your opening can be off center if you like.  Check out all the DT samples for some great ideas with this fun fold!!!

Keyword ssnotime109 – There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload your project at Splitcoast and/or your Blog, anytime at all. You (and that means anyone and everyone, blogger or not!) can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

Check out the great samples for the Stamp Simply Challenge today on the blogs of these fabulous designers:

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my Gatefold creation for today:


A Christmas card simply made using a Winter Cotton Scrap, a Vintage Envelope Sentiment from Flower Soft, 100% Silk Ribbon (Burgundy), a die cut corner and pretty SU paper, Autumn Traditions  (a fall pack, but I love a few of the prints in it for Christmas).  My gatefold opening is off center and you can scroll down to get measurements for cutting and scoring this fold.


I’m trying to capture the glitz here.  My Cotton Scrap is sewn onto Soft Suede SU cardstock which I distressed afer sewing, using my scissor blades.  I like to sew in this meandering fashion because then you don’t have to be so careful that’s it pefect, and that’s good!  Santa’s hair and beard where dazzled up by drawing lines with my Quickie Glue Pen and sprinkling on SU Dazzling Diamonds.  SOOOO pretty IRL.  The envelope is a fun cutout from a pack called Vintage Envelope Sentiments by Flower Soft — PERFECT for that finishing touch!


Here’s the inside.  I adhered Very Vanilla cardstock, used a Cuttlebug die cut corner inside to match the one on the front, and stamped my inside sentiment with one of the centers from Christmas Treasures by JustRite, used on a 3 1/4″ Wood Stamper.  And can you see on the Cotton Scrap panel how I adhered a piece of cardstock to the back to cover up all my stitching lines and give the inside a cleaned up look?  It also served well in this instance as I could sandwich my ribbon between the layers.  This is the only place where the ribbon is attached to the card.  It merely wraps around the card and you tie your bow on the side.  The recipient then has to open the bow to open the card — FUN!!!  I think so anyway.  It gives a bit of a *present* feel to your card.


My paper is cut to a standard 1/2 sheet – -5.5 x 8.5″.  I used my Scor-It Mini to score my fold lines.  I scored 1 3/4″ from one edge and 2.5″ from the other edge.  Once folded it gives me the standard A2 size of 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″.



Flower Soft carries the Vintage Envelope Sentiments as well as their full line of product.

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries the following items to create this project:


So glad you were able to stop in again today — wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead, and hope you can try a Gatefold card if you are so inclined.  They’re fun!  See you soon!

26 responses so far

26 Responses to “Stamp Simply #109 – Gatefolds”

  1. Shawna says:

    Scrumptious card!

  2. bluemoon says:

    Gorgeous card as always!

  3. Karen W says:

    This is just gorgeous, love it!!!

  4. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    I love this card – its beautiful. And the bow is just gorgeous. Love it, love it, love it.

  5. Just beautiful Sharon … of course I love the Cotton Scraps image you used! Absolutely beautiful! Hope you have a great weekend!!

  6. Deb Saaranen says:

    So very gorgeous Sharon! I love your paper/color chioces, the distressing, and the lush bow, of course!

  7. Jerri Kay says:

    Stunning Sharon, a beautiful vintage Christmas card! Your bow is, as alway, absolutely gorgeous!

  8. Selma says:

    This is a gorgeous vintage card Sharon. I always love your work.

  9. Janine says:

    Sharon this is beautiful!! That ribbon is just lucious!! Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Amy/rohla says:

    Oh Sharon, this is just scrumptious! Love the stitching around the fabric image, the crumpled layer, and of course, the gorgeous bow!

  11. I just love that big slik bow … such a beautiful card.

  12. Bev J. says:

    Pretty card! Thanks for the details; I have never made this fold but will try one.

  13. Pat Adam says:

    Love this Crafty Secrets cotton scrap and it made into a lovely card. I also used Crafty Secrets but in the Halloween vein. Pat
    card at http://rubbermaid.blogspot.com/

  14. Eileen Kocum says:

    another wonderful challenge!!! your card (as always) is beautiful!!!

  15. Colleen Horner says:

    I love this card and I have the burgundy ribbon on it’s way. Yippee


  16. Angela says:

    Hey Sharon,

    Thanks for the challenge. Here is my card:


  17. Silke Ledlow says:

    Wonderful challenge idea – Sharon!!! I had fun playing along!!!

    Your card is simply gorgeous…but of course I’m bias because I love everything you create :)!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

    Here is my submission (second card)

  18. beate says:

    Fantastic card! I so need to get me some cotton scraps. They are beautiful!
    Hugs and smiles

  19. nancy littrell says:

    Oh Sharon, I just love your sweet off center gate fold card. I hope to play in the near future. I always hate to miss any of your Stamp Simply challenges. TFS

  20. Absolutely beautiful, Sharon! I just love what you do with those wonderful Cotton Scraps and fabulous ribbon!

  21. Wow Sharon…. this one is a stunner!!

  22. Patti J. says:

    Beautiful gatefold card Sharon! My card is here

  23. Hazel says:

    I’m late putting this on here, but the cards were done, but not blogged because of pressure of time today- they are here x

  24. Rose Ann says:

    I am loving your beautiful vintage Christmas card, Sharon!! I also love the Gatefold style, and gorgeous ribbon!!

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