Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Peaceful Prints Horizontal Latching Gate Fold Card

 You ready for some more Christmas? I am! Here's the horizontal Latching Gate Fold Card I designed using yesterday's vertical design as inspiration. I think they are just as cute! You might even have less waste of the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper (DSP) because you'll be cutting the width of the paper 4" x 12".  It's also fun to select which deer shall go in either direction.

I cased this Latching Gate Fold idea from Melissa Stout, The Stamp Doctor. 

Here's how to make this darling card!

1) Select your card bases in Real Red, Garden Green, or Crumb Cake and cut several at 4-1/4" x 11", score at 2-3/4" and 8-1/4".  HINT: As you are folding the two front panels together, have them touch and line up the top and bottom edges, so they don't overlap, then use your bone folder to burnish the score lines.

2)  Select the Deer Patterned sheet next. You will cut across horizontally to separate the "rows" of deer. Your strips will be in the neighborhood of 2-1/8" wide. Using my photo as an example, you will want to make 2-1/8" squares of every deer on the page. Some of the pieces you have left over will be able to be used for the horizontal latching piece.

3) With whatever greeting you choose and using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp your greeting around the deer as shown. 

4) Cut 2-3/8" squares of Basic Black cardstock and mount the deer images on them with adhesive. Next you'll need two of the larger dimensionals. Flip your deer tags over and place the dimensionals at the top right and lower right corners. You only need two per deer.  Set aside for a bit.

5) Select another sheet of the DSP and cut a 4" x 12" width, then cut 2-1/2" wide panels from the 4" height. You'll get multiple panels from that section of paper. Then you can select another sheet and do the same. That way you'll have 4 different designs to create with on your card bases. Decide how you want to arrange your panels and adhere them down.

6) Next cut 1-1/4" x 3-1/2" strips of Basic Black Cardstock for however many cards you are making. Now with the gingham scraps left over from the deer or select another scrap you may have, select the ones that are 3-1/2" or longer and slice them into 1" strips. Adhere the DSP strips and Basic Black strips together so both ends line up. Trim if any are a little too long.

7) With the DSP and black strips you just made you will be adhering just 2-1/2" with adhesive, and the 1" left will not have any on it. Place the strip as shown in the photo so it lines up with the right fold line.

8) Take one of your prepared deer tags and peel off the two dimensional backings. The goal is to make sure the dimensionals do not touch the DSP strip but the tag itself is also centered left and right on the card front like shown in the photo.

9) If you'd like, you are welcome to embellish the deer tag with some rhinestones or sequins.

Try to open the card and you'll notice the strip slips easily from the empty space of the deer tag and card front thanks to the height of the dimensionals. Pretty Cool isn't it!
Now try to insert it back into that space and you'll see how easy the card stays closed. Voila!


A review of yesterday and today's post. These cards are so easy to make. Make a "herd" of them!

I hope you enjoyed making these cards. 

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Have a lovely day!

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