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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown!!

Hello, and welcome back!! It's Tuesday and that means it's time for Sherrod Studio's Tuesday Throwdown! The design team was challenged to make a Gate Fold card this week. I had never made one before but it's just SO easy!! I made this card using Sherrod Studio's Rock & Roll set. I think I'll send this one to my soon-to-be 13-year old great nephew. Hopefully it's "manly" enough for him!! :)


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Here's how to make a Gate Fold card:
1. Cut cardstock to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Score at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8". Fold.
2. Cut 2 pieces of coordinating cardstock to 1-7/8" x 5-1/4".
3. Cut 2 pieces of coordinating patterned paper to 1-5/8" x 5".
4. Using monoadhesive, attach the patterned paper strips to the cardstock strips.
5. Adhere one patterned paper panel to the right flap using monoadhesive.
6. Attach a length of ribbon around the remaining patterned paper panel. Adhere panel to left flap.
7. Stamp image of choice onto white cardstock. Cut out oval using Nestabilities.
8. Using the same color cardstock as your card, cut out next larger size oval using Nestabilities.
9. Adhere stamped oval to larger oval.
10. Apply adhesive to left half of the main image's back side. Attach to left flap, making sure that image in centered on card.
Voila! You're done! It really is easy to do. I don't know why I hadn't tried if before.
For this specific card I used Stampin' Up's Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and GP110 white cardstock. The star patterned paper is unknown. I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and sponged around the edges using Certainly Celery ink. The ribbon is 1/4" Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon. I attached self-stick light green gems around the edge of the oval.
Now that you've seen my take on the Gate Fold challenge, make sure to check out the other Design Team members' blogs. You can find links to their blogs in my sidebar.

24 comments:

  1. Fun card, aren't boy/man cards tricky to make? This one works so well :)

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  2. Love your card! A lot of us were thinking Rock and Roll this week!

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  3. oooh...I love the silhouette when the card is open. that oval in brown is awesome!! I noticed the music theme as well! haha

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  4. Great card and a wonderful idea for a teen card. Thanks for the instructions too!

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  5. Great card, I agree manly cards are difficult, this one's awesome!

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  6. Great card Mary, I love this set.

    BTW, your blog looks fab!!

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  7. I love that paper pack. great job on the challenge

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  8. You Rock Mary! This is really cute great teen card.

    Glitterbee love!

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  9. Love the card and the theme. Perfect. My husband's birthday today, I bought his card.

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  10. you know you gotta love these cards, simple and quik and not used enough!

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  11. This is so much fun! I can't wait to try it myself, thanks for the directions!
    Glitterbee love!

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  12. Mary, What a wonderful gate card!!
    I especially like the inside!!

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  13. perfect for a new teen...or an old "rocker" LOL
    thanks for the dimensions...will give it a try!

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  14. Cute card, thanks for the directions!

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  15. I love this card- love the gate fold and LOVE the image you used!

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  16. Cute and just perfect for a boy--especially on that age! Thanks for adding the dimensions in your post.

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  17. Mary love the gatefold and your card is wonderful!!!

    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  18. This is an awesome idea, I may have to borrow it from you. Glitter Bee hugs, Ronnie

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  19. Your nephew is going to love it! I love those rhinestone accents.

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  20. Love this gatefold! Thanks for the deets! Have a great day, Mary! Blessings to you!

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  21. Super card, love the masculine take on it!

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