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Hello Honey Bee friends! Today I have a spring-themed gatefold card to share with you! The magnolia trees are beginning to bloom in my area, which is what inspired this card! I used the previously released Lovely Layers: Magnolia and Spring Blooms Background stamp with the new Big Time Kindness set!

For the gatefold card base I cut 80# Neenah to 11″ x 4-¼” and then scored from the ends at 2-¾”. Next I stamped the Spring Blooms Background stamp with Clear Embossing Ink onto some light beige cardstock. (Note: I used an anti-static tool before stamping.) I sprinkled on white embossing powder and heat set it. Then I trimmed it into two pieces measuring 2-½” x 4″ and adhered the layers to the card front with Bee Creative glue.

Next I die cut all of the pieces of the Lovely Layers: Magnolia from 80# Neenah. I used sponge daubers to color the flower and leaves with Distress Oxide inks. I used Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, and Scattered Straw.

After I adhered the flower layers together with Bee Creative glue, I added glue ONLY to the left back of the flower. I adhered it to the left side of the gatefold. I trimmed off the little stem of the leaves and tucked them under the flower with glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Big Time Kindness with clear embossing ink and heat set white embossing powder. I used the coordinating Honey Cut to die cut the large sentiment and trimmed the small one into a strip.

I decided that the sentiment on the inside looked really lonely. LOL! So I stamped the Spring Blooms Background again onto 80# Neenah with Spun Sugar Distress Ink. I cut it into two 2-¾” x 4-¼” pieces. After I adhered them inside the card, I added two thin strips of the beige cardstock.

I don’t always decorate the inside of a card, but I do love the look! I think it adds another surprise element for the recipient. There’s still plenty of room to write your sentiment too!

All of the details makes this look like a complicated card to make, but it really isn’t! I hope I’ve inspired you to make your own gatefold card! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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2 responses to “Hey There Sweet Friend — A Gatefold Card”

  1. Danita Currin says:

    Oh Carol, this is such a special card. It’s gorgeous, and being a gatefold makes it feel like a real presentation for the recipient! I truly appreciate your detailed instructions previously I would never have attempted a card like this, but you broke it down into easy to follow steps so I know I can do it. Thank you so much!!

    • Carol Hintermeier says:

      Danita, thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so happy that you shared that you found my directions helpful! Sometimes I wonder if I explain the steps in an easy-to-follow way. I’m so happy that you found this helpful. Crafty hugs!

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