Saturday 27 February 2021

Hydrangea Hill Fancy Fold Card. Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop February 2021

 Good Afternoon Everyone,

I'm blog hopping today with the Ink Stamp Share ladies and the theme for this Hop is Fancy Folds - who doesn't love a good old Fancy Fold?

I decided to go for a Gate Fold Card today, it's very simple to create, but you can really go to town with the decoration and make something really special.


Old Olive Card Stock

1pc - 11" x 6"

Mossy Meadow Card Stock

1pc - 4 1/4" x 3 3/8"

Basic White Card Stock

1pc - 4 1/8" x 3 1/4"

1pc - 5" x 5 1/2"

Hydrangea Hill DSP

1pc - 5 7/8" x 5 3/8"

2pc - 5 7/8" x 2 5/8"


Take the Old Olive Card stock and score on the long side at 2 3/4" and 8 1/4". Fold the card from the left hand side into the centre, and the right hand into the centre to create your gate, make sure you have the edges lined up perfectly and burnish well with a bone folder.

Add the largest piece basic white the the largest piece of DSP  and adhere to the inside of the card.

Then add the two strips of DSP to both of the 'doors' on the front of the card. I made sure I cut these pieces in a particular way that the pattern followed directly and correctly across both parts, I personally prefer this look, especially as this paper has a defined pattern but you really don't have to.

Take the remaining piece of Basic White DSP and stamp the sentiment from Beautiful Friendship into the centre in Gorgeous Grape ink.  take two lengths of the sheer ribbon and wrap around above and below this - secure the ends at the back.

Layer this piece onto the Mossy Meadow Cardstock. Pop dimensionals on the back of the, making sure you only cover half of the piece. Add this to the card front, making sure that the piece is central and only cover one of the front gate sections. If you do go over you may end up sticking your card closed! 

Fussy cut two of the floral arrangements fro the DSP and add to opposite corners with dimensionals.

Finally add some of the Pastel Pearls to the opposite sides.

Please be sure to head over to Jo Blackman's blog and see what Fancy Fold they have created too....

Roll Call

Jo Blackman

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Kim Price

Sue McDonald

Sue Allen

Gez Carpenter

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Laura Mackie

Annette Elias

Mo Rootes

Tricia Butts

Donna Lester

Karen Egan

Nicole Mahler

Kirsty Pattrick

Jill Chapman

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Donna Coffman

Libby Fens

Deb Naylor

Victoria Littlewood

Here's a list of the supplies I used in today's cards. Click on the images to head over to my online store. Product List

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  1. Beautiful card, Victoria. Love what you've done with the gatefold x

  2. Such a pretty card Vickie, love it x

  3. Very pretty card, thank you for sharing x

  4. Beautiful card. It showcases the Hydrangea Suite so well!

  5. Love what you did with the fussy cutting, such a pretty card and use of that paper

  6. Gorgeous card Vickie-Lou, Love these papers soooo much on my second pack!
    Thank you for hopping with us this month x


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