Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Slimline Gatefold Pop Up Card

Hello! It's time for the April 2021 Designer Challenge and Karen Burniston challenged her Design Team to create a project around the theme of 'YUMMY'. I decided to make a Slimline Gatefold Card using the Circle Charm Pop Up and the Wine Charms ... because Wine is yummy - right? Ha.

The Circle Charm Pop Up is one of my favourite KB die sets, and I haven't used it in awhile. I have a walkthrough of my card on YouTube

Folded, my card is 8.5 x 3.5" and surprisingly it's not very bulky! While I ran out of time to do a tutorial, I will add my measurements at the end of my post in case you are interested in making a similar card.

The card opens with the right flap first, and is actually held closed with magnets.

When you open the right side, you see the Circle Charm Pop Up and how the image on the front pivots to the inside as the card is opened.

Below is what the card looks like fully open. 

I used some patterned paper from my stash - I've had it for several years so it was great to actually USE it. There is enough left for either an A2 or a Mini Slimline card so that will be next on my list so I can finish off that 12 x 12" sheet completely.  I also brought in some pink foiled card stock - the shine on this is amazing!

The Happy Day comes from Word Set 12 - Anniversary. Had I made this card 4" high instead of 3.5" high, I could have added Happy Anniversary across the top edge. But I usually prefer the 3.5" width so went with the Happy Day instead.

The wine bottles and glasses were cut from white pearl card stock for a little more shimmer. And I added some gold no hole sequins too.

The hearts come from the Heart Pivot Panel - and I cut them from Kraft and more of the pink mirror card stock. All of the kraft ones were brushed with Wink of Stella because - you guessed it - more shimmer and shine!

Since there wasn't a lot of room to add a signing block, I added a white Crosshatch Long Rectangle to the back, as well as a pair of shimmery Kraft hearts, one grape bunch and a leftover pink foil frame.

  • To make this Gatefold Card, you will need to cut three panels. The centre panel measures 8.5 x 3.5".
  • The right side panel is 5 x 3.5", scored at 4-1/4"
  • The left side panel is 5.75 x 3.5, scored at 3/4".
  • Fold the side panels on the score lines and adhere the small flaps (both should be 3/4") to the back of the centre panel. 

  • Now you have a Gatefold Slimline Card that you can decorate as desired. These measurements give enough of an overlap that you can add magnets or velcro to hold the card closed. If you would prefer a more traditional Gatefold Card where both sides meet in the middle, make both sides the same size as the right side panel.
  • Remember Karen Burniston has assembly videos for her pop up dies right on the product page at karenburniston.com as well as here on YouTube. Once you know how to assemble your die, the rest is card size, paper and colour choice as well as embellishments! You can change the look of your card every time you use the dies. :-) 

The rest of the Design Team is sharing their projects today and you can find their blogs on the right side of my blog. Karen Burniston will have have her post tomorrow (Wednesday) on her blog.

1046 Circle Charm Pop Up - Karen Burniston 
1137 Word Set 12 Anniversary - Karen Burniston 
1078 Wine Charms - Karen Burniston 
1088 Heart Pivot Panel (hearts) - Karen Burniston 
1151 Cross Hatch Long Rectangls - Karen Burniston 
Patterned paper - Blue Fern Studios (old, from my stash)
Pink foil card stock - Stampin' Up
Magnets - Basic Grey
Copic markers
White pearl card stock
Water Brush
Card stocks - stash
Wink of Stella pen
Gold Fever Confetti - Studio Katia
Card size: 8.5 x 3.5", fits in a #10 Business Envelope

Thanks for stopping by 


Betty B said...

The Pink really makes the card stand out! Love how you accented the circle framework and charms with it. Awesome card.

StampOwl said...

Love everything about this

Jill R said...

Oh my gosh, fabulous card from the shiny red to the background paper. perfect! From chocolate to wine, it don't get any better! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie L Roberts said...

What a great card. Wine is very popular for many people. Thanks

Debbie L Roberts said...

What a great card. Wine is very popular for many people. Thanks