Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Peaceful Prints Vertical Latching Gate Fold Card

 Even though Christmas is still a ways off, Sale-a-Bration is going on right now! I highly recommend you select this paper as your Sale-a-bration reward when you spend $50 before shipping and tax. It's sooo cute and look at the great cards you can make with only one greeting stamp! The Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper (DSP) does all the work!

Between these two photos you can see there are a lot of combinations of how to use the double sided designs.

I cased this Latching Gate Fold idea from Melissa Stout, The Stamp Doctor. 
I changed it up by using the DSP with the deer image as the focal point and just stamping the greeting from the new Christmas to Remember stamp set. (I will admit I cut my stamp into two pieces but I did it at an angle so the two parts will line up perfectly when I need it to be one stamp again.)

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 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", score at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8".  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 5-1/4" x 12" width, then cut 1-7/8" wide pieces from the 5-1/4" height. You'll get multiple pieces 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" strips of Basic Black Cardstock for however many cards you are making. Now with the gingham scraps left over from the deer, select the ones that are 3" or longer and slice them into 1" strips. Adhere the gingham strips and Basic Black strips together so both ends line up. Trim if any are a little too long.

7) With the gingham and black strips you just made you will be adhering just 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 dimensional backings. The goal is to make sure the dimensionals do not touch the gingham strip but the tag itself is also centered left and right on the card front like shown in the photo.

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!

Here's all the patterns in the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper! So pretty!

If you don't have the cardstock colors, that would be the perfect items to order along with envelopes and you'll have enough to receive the DSP Free (That's an $11.50 value!)  Won't you feel proud to say I've made my own Christmas cards this year!
Just click on the yellow button below and you'll go straight to my online store.

Thanks for stopping by today. 
Tomorrow I'll be showing the horizontal version of this card that's my original design. 

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