Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Cuttlebug Spot Opens the Gates


Our challenges all month at The Cuttlebug Spot are highlighting unique card folds and this week we're opening the gates with gate fold cards. I wanted to try something a bit different by making my gate fold card look like a gate so I used my Spellbinders lattice border (the one that cuts on only one side) to cut and emboss the top of the gate as well as the front pieces that open. I started with a piece of white card stock that was 6x11" and scored it to make a gatefold. Then I cut down the scores to where I wanted the top of the front of the card to end and then cut it across. Then I used the border along the top back and turned the card over and aligned the die at the fold of each side and ran it through the Cuttlebug again. (Again, hope this makes sense. I haven't really had time to do a tutorial, sorry) Then I cut blue mats and white mats which I embossed. The front panels are embossed with Swiss Dots, and the inner panels with Formal Squares.
The top of the inside mat is embossed with the Cuttlebug border folder from the Organic Flourish set. I scored a line and then embossed the remainder with Swiss Dots. The ribbon which is woven through the lattice on the front and holds the card closed is captured by the inside mats. Of course I added a few adhesive pearls and some butterflies punched with MS punches for embellishement. I haven't finished the inside because I'm not sure of the occasion. Wedding or anniversary, perhaps? Well, there are lots more fabulous gate fold cards at The Cuttlebug Spot so why not check them out and have a go yourself?

23 comments:

  1. I saw your card over at the cuttlebug spot, Donna. It's very lovely. I love the butterflies and the blue accents. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. AWESOME!! Fabulous design D, so glad you got to play with some of the goodies you haven't used. I love the lattice nesties, have used them several times on my card. Love the hint of blue, very soft and calming effect. Very elegantly designed.

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  3. Donna, this is beautiful!!! If only I could make such beautiful cards!!!

    Thanks for visiting and commenting; I always love seeing you whenever you can come over. No rush, I don't plan on going anywhere, and I realize I'm not the only one you're trying to get to.

    Smooches, girlfriend!!!

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  4. What a beautiful card! Love it

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  5. Hi Donna,
    I love the pale blue trims and the fabulous embossed panels on this gate card. The layout is beautiful and I love the butterflies. Brilliant punched borders,
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  6. this is beautiful, I came here because I saw your card on the Cuttlebug spot. Now I have another blog to read :}

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  7. This is breath-taking, Donna! I love the cards that are white with a pop of color. I should think of that more often. Just gorgeous!

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  8. Love all the dainty embossing and creative use of those border punches! This is so beautiful, Donna! Dare I attempt another card fold?

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  9. Your card is sooooo beautiful! Love the embossing and the lattice.

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  10. Wow Donna this is sooooo pretty! And delicate! LOVE IT!!

    love
    Jannie

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  11. Oh my goodness - so pretty! I really like everything about this card. The lattice and embossing are both gorgeous. And I really like the way the ribbon was threaded through the lattice. Absolutely beautiful!

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  12. Beautiful card Donna - so elegant!
    Helen x

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  13. WOW!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS, Donna!!!! Love all the punched borders and embossing. It looks soooo elegant! Beautiful!!
    hugs, Sharon

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  14. i would love to have that fence and gates in my backyard....gorgeous!

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  15. This is a truly beautiful card!! I saw it when I found The Cuttlebug Spot... Really creative!! Thanks so much for sharing!! I'm your newest follower!!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. AWESOME card, love your take on GATE-FOLD...the colors and design are gorgeous!

    I just bought a new border punch last night, and now I know exactly what I'm going to do with it! TFS!

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  17. Donna your card is stunning. I really don't know how you manage to keep cranking out one beautiful card after another. They are all so creative, you even put a new twist to the gate fold. You never seem to run out of ideas. These colors are so soft and elegant together and the detail..well amazing.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  18. This is stunning, i adore it
    xx Jan

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  19. A gate fold is a gate fold is a gate fold but not with you around. You manage to turn something ordinary into extraordinary!

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  20. OMG same old rah rah from me - STUNNING!!! Love it. My scrap shop has been out of white bazills forever and ever since I saw your layered love card I wanted to try a heavily embossed all white card. Your cuttlebug is making my underactive sizzix jealous.

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  21. You are just over the top with creativity!! I LOVE this card....love everything about it !
    xoxo Joy

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