You’ll love how easy this Delicate Dahlia Special Fold Card is to create! I have complete instructions on how to use this fun card fold — it will become one of your favorite folds!
This card fold, known as the “Gate Fold” is super simple, which is why I find myself using it over and over again! You start with a regular half-sheet of cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) and rather than fold the card directly in half at 4-1/4″, you score it at 2-1/8″ on each side! (For those math geeks out that, there’s at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″. ) If you hate to score, you can also score at 2-1/8″ on one side, then fold – and bring the other side over until the two edges meet in the middle. Super easy!
One of the other things I love about this card is the color combination! I’m a huge fan of the color Blue and Stampin’ Up! has some beautiful shades of Blue. For this card, I used the often overlooked Pacific Point with Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana. Yum!
If blue isn’t your favorite color, you can find other color combations here. This card would look great in just about any color combination! Here’s how I made this card:
Supplies Used on this Project
- Pacific Point: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 2-1/8” on each side
- Basic White: 4” x 5-1/4” (2)
- Bermuda Bay: 2-1/2” x 3-1/2”
- Coastal Cabana Designer Paper (Brights): 1-7/8” x 5-1/4”
1. Fold the Pacific Point cardstock at each of the score lines so that they meet in the middle; burnish well with your Bone Folder.
2. Using the Cut & Emboss Machine, use the Stitched Greenery Die to die cut only the right “flap” of your Base Card.
3. Adhere one of the 4” x 5-1/4” pieces of Basic White cardstock to the inside of your card.
4. Layer the Coastal Cabana Designer Paper onto the left “flap” of your card base.
5. Using the Cut & Emboss Machine and Bermuda Bay cardstock, cut out the 1-3/4” x 3” scalloped shape from the Scalloped Contours dies; set aside.
6. Using the other piece of 4” x 5-1/4” Basic White Cardstock, stamp the sentiment on one end of the cardstock and cut out using the Cut & Emboss Machine and the smallest Scalloped Contour die. Adhere to the Bermuda Bay rectangle die-cut from Step #5 and set aside.
7. On the remaining scrap of Basic White cardstock, stamp the small outline flower 3 times using the Pacific Point Ink Pad. Ink up the bold flower using Bermuda Bay ink and stamp inside the Pacific Point outline flower. Tip: if the color is too dark for your liking, tap off the Bermuda Bay ink 1 time before stamping.
8. Cut out all 3 flowers using your Paper Snip scissors.
9. Using the die-cuts from the previous steps, adhere the White rectangle to the Bermuda Bay rectangle using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere the rectangles to the base card on the left side only (using adhesive only on the left side of the rectangle) so that you do not seal your card shut. *Ü*
10. Adhere the flowers to the rectangle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
11. Using the Silver Simply Elegant Trim, tie into a bow and adhere to the base card using a Mini Glue Dot to finish.
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Try this card sketch idea with different sentiments and colors and you’ll have a card in minutes! Leave me a comment and let me know how you’d tweak this card.