Friday, June 8, 2012

On the Gatefold Carousel:Birthday Card

Hello all...

   I guess I am in a gatefold mood this week! First was a Z gatefold, a variation gatefold and today is a  more tradional gatefold with a bellyband. I really do like the added touch of the bellyband, as it allows for more embellishing as well as adds that special extra something that every card needs. I truely love making gatefolds, they just stand out amongst the single folds and even easel cards, but Ill get back to those too.

This is the front of my gatefold
The bellyband slides on from the top or the bottom
I used "Dance of Love" by Crissys Images

The inside of the card folds out from the sides to expose
a cordinating patterned paper and a
place for a personal sentiment.
I used a scroll stamp to embellish the sentiment area.
Floral paper is glittered and textured
Striped paper is Paper Studio

I also added a pull out slider tag behind the personal sentiment area.
On this card I placed a fun carousel horse themed poem
and added a "Magical Birthday"
popped up sentiment....
It had to be popped up so that it would slide over the
 layers of the card when all closed up.
I also added a
"ticket to ride"

I thought this was a good little
Birthday themed poem and it certainly
goes well with the image
of the coursel horse!

This view shows all the card components
The slide on bellyband
The main body of the card
and the pull out poem tag

I will be entering the following challenges:


  1. Yay! So glad you are receiving comments again but I am still getting those annoying failure messages! hehe. Such a beautiful card Rina! I love the layout and the bellyband hehehe. I know it is probably real simple but I have never made a gate fold card! You should do a tutorial :D

  2. This is just beautiful. Such attention to detail! Love the colors you used too. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

  3. Gorgeous card, the colours are so pretty, and the embellishments are amazing too :) Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week, Carol xx

  4. Lovely card & so many delicate details :)
    Thank you for joining Craft Punked first Challenge
    Mandy xx

  5. Beautiful card Rina, you certainly have an eye for colour Mrs!
    Hugs Laurie

  6. WOWZERS, this card is absolutely breath-taking!!! I love the carousel horse and the colour combo is beautiful. Those flowers are drop dead gorgeous. I get those failure messages too.

  7. Oh my goodness you have created such a wonderful project here. You have embellished it to perfection. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

  8. Wow such a lot of work, it looks really lovely. Thanks for joining in with us at Sundays With Crissy. CoB

  9. Fantastic card, you've done lots of work on it and it really shows! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :))

  10. Wow! Such a beautiful card! So much creativity and interest! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  11. I love this pretty birthdaycard

  12. Gosh brilliant work wonderful colour scheme and that band WOW. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

  13. Beautiful card Rina - gorgeous details and fabulous card design.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  14. Just beautiful, love the gorgeous colours!
    Helen x

  15. Wonderful card Rina, so much beautiful papers and details!
    Thanks for all the sweet things you usually write about my works.
    I've tried many times to replay to your mail but it was rejected.

  16. Wow gorgeous card Rina! Great colouring, pretty papers, and beautiful embellishments! And I love how you included the poem! So glad you joined our Sundays with Crissy Challenge this month! Hugs, Shannah xox

  17. Stunning project, fab papers and gorgeous image. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft - room challenge. Good luck. Nikki DT

  18. A stunning card, love all your details and the colour scheme is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

    Helen xx

  19. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week.

  20. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly with this cute little card! Such a sweet image and great folding :)

  21. Very pretty card - love the colours and the image - thanks for joining Craft Punked this week :)

  22. Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked. this is a beautiful card :)

  23. Beautiful card Rina, love the design. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

  24. Gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining Craft Punked and good luck x