Friday, June 13, 2008

Gatefold Card Challenge

So I finally created an "Official" newsletter to send out to all my customers, and in it I offered a challenge...create a gatefold card and I want to challenge my few readers to the same thing...and on a side note, if you are interested in getting my "official" newsletter just send me an email and I will gladly send it to you.

I think the gatefold style card is one of my new favorite folding techniques.

Instead of folding your cardstock in half you score a line at 2 1/8” inches and 6 3/8”. Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper at 5 3/8” x 2” and layer on each flap. Create your main image and mat as you would like. Just make sure when you attach this image to the card you only put adhesive on half of your image so your card will still open.

You can get very creative with the stamps you use with this folding technique. You don’t have to use one main image, you can use many smaller images and adhere them to the smaller flaps.
I have a challenge to issue to each of you...I want you to make a gatefold card and email me a picture of it. I will post all the pictures on my blog and everyone will be able to vote for the one that is the most creative. Please get your pictures to me by June 30, 2008. The voting will end on July 7th and I will notify the winner who will get a great surprise from me...I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!!
I've attached a few samples to help get you started...but please get creative and more importantly have fun!!

2 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Very pretty Sarah!!! I love those.....I've only made one Gate-Fold, so I will try to find some time to squeeze in making one and taking on your challenge!! And congrats for getting a newsletter out....I hope it really boosts your business!!!!

Christi said...

I love this!! I have never made a gatefold card so what a great challenge. Congrats on the newsletter. I used my DBWS usually and just add my own note at the bottom. I guess I'm just lazy. LOL :)