Choosing your favourite Big Shot project is definitely tricky, it's one of my most used tools and I can't imagine crafting without it, so to choose a favourite project is a big call. I love framelits but I think embossing folders are just so effective at adding a wow factor.
So my project today is not a specific case but uses both folders and framelits and a fancy fold. We made this style in a fancy fold class a while ago but it has taken me some time to write up the tutorial.
A Gate Fold Card is any card where 2 flaps fold in from either side to cover the writing on the inside panel of the card.
- they can be equal width and meet in the middle
- they can be one wide and one narrow and fold over each other
- they can also be different heights - ie one tall and one short- like this version
This is CASEd from a beautiful card which I received last year.
Card base and Left flap 17.5cm x 14.7cm SCORE at 6.5cm
Right Flap 9cm x 9cm SCORE at 1.5cm
Inside Panel for writing 10cm x 14.2
DSP for Left Flap 6cm x 14.2cm
Very easy and very effective
The only catch with these cards is that you have to be mindful of where you are writing and avoid the top right corner and the bottom right corner so that your handwriting is not visible when the card is closed. So stamping in the corner can help to prevent that.
You can decorate with as much or as little as you like. I have a few more samples I will post later this week. This one is similar but has fewer embellishments. I really love those doily thinlits, but I only use them with the adhesive sheets as backing - it also helps remove all those tiny inner scraps when you peel it from the sheet.
Quite a number of embossing folders are retiring and there will be a smaller selection of folders to choose from. I love the tin tile Embossing Folder and I think it works really well with the Dear Doily flower, thankfully it will carry over. Sadly though the Dear Doily bundle is retiring. It's such a pretty flower. !
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Next on the hop this week is Peta
I hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"