Gatefold Cut Out Friendship Card

This Gatefold Cut Out Card is for all my beginners out there.  It is a fancy card that is very simple to do.  It is almost a typical double gatefold card but with the word thanks cut out of the top fold.  I saw this done with dies on HSN craft Day by Sara of Crafters Companion and had to try it.

I hope to try the other version of this technique soon, where halves of the word in the front interlocks with each other holding the card closed.  It seems easy enough so expect that soon and I will put a link to it here when it is done.

 

You will need:
        • Heavy 2 sided cardstock for the base
        • Various Cardstock scraps
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Download File
Paper Selection

I did this card in yellow and shades of orange.  Strange color choice, I know, but you can choose any color you want.  The base card needs to be two sided because you do see a little of both sides, but not much.  Patterns would work well with any part of this card as long as the pen showed up.  Just don’t use too many patterns.  This would get confusing.

Cutting the card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I used a black gel pen.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used a font called AR Delaney and you can get it free at FontZone.com.

The “thanks” is very thin and barely connected to the card so be careful when removing it from the mat.

Assembling the Gatefold Cut Out Card

First re-crease all the folds.  There is no score line for the “Thanks” pieces.  Just fold them back where they connect to the card.

Then glue all the embellishments together.  Glue the “Friends” and the “Forever” out as far as you can so they don’t interfere with the “Thanks”.  Oh and avoid my mistake, make sure the symbol for friend (the Chinese one) is facing the right way.  I glued the first one on backwards and had to re cut pieces.  Other than that it is fairly simple to place everything where it belongs.  Follow the pictures if you have questions.

 

And your gatefold cut out card is done.  It fits in an A2 envelope for mailing.

Gatefold Cut Out Friendship Card

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