Jan 27 2011

Gatefold Pocket Valentine

Today I have the template for the gatefold pocket valentine I last posted plus I have another card to show you done with the same template.  It’s super easy and only takes a minute to cut and score.

Same card as last posted, just different paper.  This is Once Upon a Springtime by Graphic 45.  I have this pad available individually or in KIT form, complete with coordinating ribbon, flowers and rhinestones/pearls.  You can see it here — scroll down a bit.

Yesterday’s card in this style was made with Kaisercraft’s After Five Collection.

The card stock is SU Blush Blossom, a perfect match to the Graphic 45 pad as well as to my May Arts Champagne Silk Ribbon.  The bow was made using the Bow Easy. I also used Prima Fairytale Roses in Baby Pink – included in the KIT.  The Satin String Leaves are NOT included in this KIT.  I used JustRite’s Happy Everything Tag Kit for the sentiment – a GREAT kit including 18 mini sentiments to cover all events, a clear stamper and dies – makes it super easy!

Here’s a shot so you can see how the card functions. I’m using Clear Velcro Dots to keep it closed — hard to see the clear dot on the floral paper.  I used my Spellbinders Classic Heart dies.

An opened view.  The completed card is A2 sized, 5.5″ x 4.25″.

My inside sentiment is from JustRite’s Wedding Nested Sentiments used on the Clear Rectangle Stampers.  Although it’s a wedding set, it has a lot of sentiments suitable for any *lovey* occasion!  And that little bow is just a scrap of the 1.25″ wide Silk, knotted in the middle with the tail ends cut at an angle to mimic a bow.  I dressed up the center with Kaiser Pearls.

Here’s a view of the template with cutting and scoring measurement.  Using my full sized Scor-It makes it super quick and easy.

  • Start with a piece of card stock cut 10″ x 7.5″.
  • Score 4 1/8″ from the left edge.
  • Score 1.5″ from the right edge.
  • Turn paper and score 2″ up from bottom.
  • Go to your paper cutter and cut off the 2 sections as shown in photo, leaving the flap to fold up to form the pocket.
  • Using Scor-Tape adhere flap up to form pocket.
  • Adhere a die cut shape to right card flap, using a Velcro dot for a secure closure.

And that will do it! 


To order any items  just email me at [email protected] with your list and your state/zip OR country so I can calculate postage and I will get back to you with an invoice.  Thanks!

I have both sizes of the Scor-It and Scor-Pal in stock as well as all other items used to make these gatefold pocket valentine cards.

I carry the full line of JustRite products as well and I honor any sale prices that JustRite has going at any given time.

For easier viewing as I continue to work on my blog store, I am directing you to the JustRite site to view their items.  Here are links to the newer items:

The New Ribbed Releases – including the set, Happy Everything Tag Kit,  that I used today

The New Cling Releases– they work interchangeably with other JustRite ribbed sets and Spellbinders dies

JustRite Custom Dies by Spellbinders – perfect!!!  It just doesn’t get any easier!

Other items used can be seen on my blog pages:

You can see all KITS here.

You can view all ribbons available here.

You can view individual paper pads, supplies and JustRite stamps here.

You can view the first release of Just Rite Cling stamps in stock here.  This link also includes some super sell-out prices of many JustRite sizes I will no longer restock.

You can see the new JustRite Dies by Spellbinders on this post.

You can view all tools used here.

You can view Odds-N-Ends for sale here.

You can see/read about the CLEAR BOXES here and here.

You can view Verve stamps here.

You can view Wordsworth stamps here.

You can see all Penny Black Christmas stamps here.

You can view Primas here.

Thank you so much for stopping in again.  It was so nice to hear you were waiting for this template — hope it helps!  Have a wonderful week/weekend ahead!

27 responses so far

27 Responses to “Gatefold Pocket Valentine”

  1. Diane Jaquay says:

    This is STUNNING, and I love the gate fold design, thanks for sharing the how to!

  2. Betsy says:

    What a lovely card! You have such beautiful taste. You are an inspiration.

  3. Luanne Ford says:

    Thank you for the folding/cutting instructions! Looking forward to trying this on my husband’s valentine this year, which will include tickets to a “Beatles Review” concert by a group called RAIN. They’ll pop nicely into that pocket! TFS!

  4. Sharon says:

    Thanks for the tutorial and such a pretty card!

  5. Darlene Gabriel says:

    So beautiful – love this paper too. Oh and of course the hearts and pearls. Thank you for including the tutorial – I will be doing this one very soon.

  6. Bev J. says:

    Love the card and thanks for the instructions!!

  7. Heidi Karpen says:

    Beautiful Sharon! Love the papers and the design- I will definitely be trying this one out!

  8. Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for the detailed instructions. I can’t wait to give this a try…this weekend 🙂

  9. Linda Weber says:

    Oh so beautiful – and thank you so much for the tut!

  10. This is beautiful…..and I can’t wait to make one….thank you for the tutorial…..it really makes it easy when you know how…..thank you again….

  11. Joan Fricker says:

    Beautiful card Sharon. The colors are gorgeous.

  12. Remigia poulo says:

    Cards are beautiful. Love love your creations. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Sharon! This is absolutely Gorgeous!
    Just So breathtakingly elegant!!

    Thank you for the instructions and for the inspiration!



  14. Sharon Lynn says:

    Oooh, I love this card. I love the gatefold style anyway but this twist on it is very elegant. Thanks for sharing the “recipe.”

  15. Oh so pretty Sharon, I’m so in love with those gorgeous papers! A very beautiful gift card, perfect for Valentine’s.

  16. Pat says:

    This is another one of your “most beautful” cards. I really look forward to your next posting each day. Thanks so much.


  17. Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Sharon, this card is just beautiful. Love the colors.

  18. Jennie says:

    Fabulous idea and a beautiful card.

  19. Carolyn Dunn says:

    This card is beautiful!!! Thanks for taking time to share the measurments with us.
    Love your blog.


  20. Mary Mac says:

    A truly elegant card. Thank you for your very clear DIY instructions – much appreciated.
    As a new follower I am thrilled to have signed up to your blog.

  21. Sharon….my order arrived today…you are quick! Everything is packaged beautifully…thank you! I’ve been practicing the gate fold card and I’m excited to try it with my new papers, ribbon, flowers and bling….Again, Thank you!

  22. Beate says:

    Pure Gorgeousness! Hugs and smiles

  23. I SOOOO loved this card I just had to try and make my own. I LOVED how easy it was and how beautiful the finished card is. Thanks for the really great inspiration.


  24. Su Ward says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Thanks for sharing the template and directions for this lovely style card – it’s gorgeous and I’m sure would work with several different styles too. As always your card making is so inspirational and I am always a treat to see you wonderful creations. Thank you for all the work you put into making this blog such a pleasure to visit. I’m so pleased that my internet is finally accessable again so that I’m able to pop in to visit from across te miles here in France. Warmest best wishes,

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