Surprise Gatefold Panel Card

surprise gatefold panel card
surprise gatefold panel card

Create a surprise gatefold panel card with the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper and the Country Bouquet stamp set and dies. The big heart is a two-step stamp. One stamp for the flowers and hearts and another for the leaves so that you can easily use two colors to make one heart. Add some Balmy Blue Ombre ribbon for a finishing touch. But wait, there’s a surprise inside!

Inside this gatefold card is a panel card! What?!? Yes, a simple panel card. Add some of the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper to decorate. Mask the sentiment so it can be stamped on three separate lines. Add some hearts for a pop of fun inside the card.

The measurements for the card are:

  • 8″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 2″ and 4″
  • on the 5-1/2″ side, line up the left edge at the 1-1/4″ line and cut from 2″ to 4″, then line up the left edge at the 4-1/4″ line and again cut from 2″ to 4″ (in-between the first score lines)
  • Then turn the card stock on the 8″ side and score at 3″ in-between the 1-1/4″ and 4-1/4″ cuts; at 4″ above those cuts, and again at 5″ in between those cuts.
  • Designer Series Paper – cut all panels 1/8″ smaller
  • Front & Side Designer Series Paper panels are 2″ x 5-3/8″ (Need two of each sheet)
  • Inside top and bottom Designer Series Paper are 1-7/8 x 1-1/8″ (Need 4)
  • Middle Basic White panel is 1-7/8″ x 2-7/8″
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Watch my video tutorial below to see how I create this card.

Surprise Gatefold Panel Card Video Tutorial

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