Happy Friday dumplings. We are ending this week of Gate Fold cards with the Interlocking Gate Fold card. This card is very similar to the regular Gate Fold that I shared with you on Monday. So how is it different you ask? In the one I shared on Monday the “latch” was one piece and attached to one side. The “latch” of the Interlocking Gate Fold consist of two parts that, you guessed it, interlock. I used dies from the Layering Circles framelits to make the “latch” from Very Vanilla and Tranquil Tide cardstock. The sentiment is from the Painted Harvest stamp set and was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink. By the by Miss Hammie strongly encourages the purchase of the Painted Harvest stamp set based on its versatility.
The card base is made from Tranquil Tide cardstock which measures 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. It was scored using the Simply Scored at 2 1/8 inches, then I flipped the cardstock and scored the other end at 2 1/8 inches too. I folded and burnished the score lines.
I trimmed two pieces of dsp from the Eastern Palace dsp pack at 1 7/8 inches x 5 inches and adhered them to the front panels using Tombow multipurpose liquid glue.
Now for the “latch” for my “gate”. As I said previously I used two does from the Layering Circles framelits, one plain circle and a larger scalloped circle. I placed the smaller plain circle inside the larger circle and using the Big Shot cut both a piece of Tranquil Tide and Very Vanilla cardstock. Miss Hammie has a tiny confession to make when I first cut the second circles I used Whisper White. I didn’t notice the background of the dsp was Very Vanilla until I had attached the circle to the front of the card. I cut another circle of Very Vanilla and simply adhered it to the Whisper White one. Feels good to get that off my chest. Oopsie I forgot to mention my amazing Stampin’ Trimmer. I use it for all my cutting of card stock. I also sometimes use it for scoring. It’s a really handy tool to have, definitely Miss Hammie approved and highly recommended. I think it’s time for the reveal. I took two pictures one really highlights the Interlocking part.
I’m very pleased with this final Gate Fold Card and I’m sure you’ll like it too.
Business talk, well how many time must Miss Hammie say time’s running out before you go to her online store http://www.rwhamilton.stampinup.net and take advantage of the 4 for the price of 3 Designer Series Paper Sale? Nobody had to twist my arm, I love pretty paper and saving $11.00 that’s what Miss Hammie calls a win win.
Miss Hammie also knows $300.00 is nothing to sneeze at, but I told you a myriad of way to put together a $300.00 order so you could get the Merry Patterns stamp set. Your friends don’t mind asking you to buy, wrapping paper, cookie dough, and popcorn that cost $22.00 or more. There are tons of things in both the annual and holiday catalogs they could purchase to help you reach $300.00. Remember what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. This and the Designer Series Paper Sale end October 31.
Don’t forget to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by November 10th so you won’t miss out on the November kit. Let’s be honest you already missed the October kit, which is fantastic by the way. Don’t miss November because you will regret it.
Finally on November 1st our new Stampin’ Blends will be available for you to purchase. Stampin’ Blends are our new alcohol markers and they are in a word phenomenal. Right now if you go to Stampin’ Up’s Facebook page you can leave a comment and maybe be one of the 101 lucky winners. Go check out the details on their Facebook page. Whew