Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Heavenly Gate Fold Shutter Card

Annie’s Ink-Lings

Welcome to my blog today,

Don't you just love to make cards using fun fold ideas!  I can't get enough of them and am constantly searching for new ideas.  But today I returned to the Gate Fold Shutter Card, which has been around for quite a while.  I had a hankering to use some of my Our Daily Bread Designs stamps and thought this fold would work well with the two sentiments I chose.  So take a look at the pictures and let's get started.

This view shows the card closed with the belly band in place.  It easily slips off the card either up or down.

Here you can see the card with the belly band removed and the shutters just a tiny bit open.  As you open the card all the way, the shutter panels are pulled open to reveal the sentiment.

In order to stand up the card I didn't open the card all the way, so that is why a bit of the sentiment is not showing.

I really enjoyed making this card so I made three of them.  And now some more fun - taking a couple of them to the post office for mailing to a couple of special someones!

Gate Fold Shutter Card – 8 ½ x 5 ½ Card Base

1.         Card Base: 
            a.         Score at 2 1/8 & 6 3/8.
            b.         Fold on score lines.

2.         The two outside panels of decorative paper are 5 ¼ x 1 7/8.
            a.         Adhere the two panels to the front of the card.

3.         The inside center panel is:
            a.         Decorative paper (coordinating design) – 4 x 5 ¼.

4.         The inside mounted panel is:
            a.         Colored card stock – 3 x 5 ½
            b.         Decorative paper – 2 ¾ x 5 ¼
            c.         Adhere them together.
            d.         Using a 2 ½ round punch or die, cut a circle in the middle of the panel.
            e.         Lay aside.

5.         The shutter:  2 pieces of colored card stock 3 ½ x 4.
            a.         At one end score at ½.  This will make the scored off section measure 3 ½ x ½ .
            b.         At the opposite 3 ½ end, make a pencil mark on the edge at the center – 1 ¾ .
            c.         Make another mark 2” above the first mark.
            d.         Cut from each corner end to the 2” mark, making a big “V” shape.
            e.         With the “V” shapes facing each other, fold the ½” scored section
                        toward the back on both pieces.

                                                                                         ß  4”  à
                          |    .                             |
                          |    .                 ß2”à      | á
                          |1/2 .            .________.| 3 ½ “
                          |    .                             | â
                          |    .                             |
                          |_________________        |

         f.          Place Score Tape on the end of the scored sections.
            g.         Place the folded panels just outside the centerfolds of the card, left and right, align the
                        shutter pieces across the top and bottom, then remove tape and adhere in place.
            h.         On the left shutter piece, snip about ¼” off both points.  The left
                        shutter overlaps the right shutter.

6.         On a 2 ½ x 2 ½ piece of coordinating decorative paper or card stock, stamp a very small
            sentiment.  With the card laying open and the shutter flaps overlapping, you can see the size 
            of the space for a sentiment.

7.         Use 4 dimensionals to stick the panel to the center of the card.
            a.         Be sure to place the dimensionals one at each top corner of panel.
            b.         Adhere the panel over the two shutter pieces.
            c.         Adhere an anchor charm to the right bottom of the panel as shown.
8.         Two Side panels inside the card:  Colored Card stock 1 ¼ x 5 1/2
                                                                  Decorative paper 1 x 5 ¼

9.         Belly Band – 1 x 11”
            a.         Place the right end of the band at the front of the card at the right edge.
            b.         On the left edge of the card, fold the band around the back and to the front, placing
                        the end underneath the previous piece of the bank.
            c.         Glue or DS tape in place.
            d.         Cut a notch in the showing right end.

10.       Belly Band Embellishment Option 1:
            a.         Punch or die cut a 2 ½” circle from card stock.
            b.         Stamp a sentiment on it and attach to center of belly band.

Stamps:           Our Daily Bread Design The Waves of the Sea
Die:                 Nesting Circles (Lifestyle Crafts, the 2 ½ “ circle) or you can use a 2 ½ “ punch.

11.       Belly Band Embellishment Option 2:
            a.         Cut one each: 
                                    Light colored card stock 1 ¾ x 2 ¼
                                    Coordinating colored card stock 2 x 2 ½
            b.         Stamp the Fish Net image on the 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ card stock (I used Antique Linen Distress 
            c.         Distress the edges with Memories Midnight Blue.
            d.         Over stamp with the anchor image using Memories Midnight Blue.
            e.         Layer this piece onto the colored card stock piece.
            f.          Adhere it to the center of the bellyband.

Stamps:           Anchor (dragonflylaser.com); Happy Birthday (Stampin’ Up); Fish Net
                        Background (Our Daily Bread)
Die:                 Nesting Circles (Lifestyle Crafts, the 2 ½ “ circle) or you can use a 2 ½ “ punch.

Hopefully the instructions are clear.  However, if you have a problem, please contact me.  I'm more than happy to answer questions.


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