Make Mom This Mother’s Day Gatefold Card

This Mother’s Day Gatefold Card will tell Mom just how special and sweet you think she is.  And what Mom doesn’t want to hear that on her special day?  It is elegant and looks like it took a lot of work.  This card has been updated.  See the update here

This Gatefold Card looks simple and it is but it also looks great.  Your mom will adore it.  Tell mom you love her with this simple card.  It fits into an A2 envelope.

You will need:
Choosing the Paper

I chose pink and red, but it could be done in any color or patterned paper.  The paper can be one or two sided.  And the vellum can be any color.  I chose a red pen but gold would look nice too.  As long as it shows up on the paper.  

Cutting the Mother’s Day Gatefold Card

Start by cutting the vellum.  When cutting it on the Cricut, make sure that it is sealed tight to the mat.  Vellum can be difficult to cut.   Any air bubbles or slightly less sticky spots will cause the vellum to rip.  I usually squeegee the vellum to the mat to push out any air bubbles.

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  The font used in this project is called AR Decode and is available for free at Font Zone


First re-crease the folds.  Be very careful because they are close to the edge of the gate cuts.

Glue the vellum to the inside of the base. Put the glue on the lattice side so no glue gets on the vellum where the holes are.  Art Glitter glue dries clear but on vellum the smears show a little, so don’t add too much

Tie a ribbon around this gatefold card for an extra touch of elegance.  Or you could add a card band.  I will show you how at the link.  They are very popular these days.

And you’re Mother’s Day Gatefold Card is done. And it fits into an A2 envelope.


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