Horizontal Gatefold

When most people make gatefold cards, they are vertical. I decided to try one with the folds going horizontal. However, this card has a story......

If you have a Scor-pal, you know that the dots are where you score for a very quick gatefold card. However, make sure you cut your cardstock 8 1/2" wide! I got in a hurry and found out later that mine was only 8 1/4" wide. (I used the paper cutter at church, which I'm not used to. Seriously, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it! LOL)

I scored at the dots on my Scor-pal, only to realize that the two flaps did not meet in the middle. BUT, as we stampers know - there is no such thing as mistakes. Only opportunity for more creativity!

So I took a yellow strip of cardstock and created a scalloped edge along both sides. I did this by removing the paper guard from my corner rounder punch, and punching repeatedly down the edge of the cardstock.

Then I used some red Matchmakers cardstock, ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, and lightly sanded the dots. After adhering it to the yellow scalloped strip, I put them on the top flap so they cover the gap in the middle. Problem solved!

To finish the card, I stamped Hello from "More Elegant Sentiments" by The Angel Company and added three eyelets with my Crop-a-Dile.

I really seem to be cranking out simple, quick, and easy cards lately!

Thanks for stopping in to visit me. Have a great day!



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