Mother’s Day Gatefold Card 2020

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 a remake of a card I did last year.

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You will need:
Choosing the Paper

I chose pink and a metallic patterned paper, 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.

If the outside paper is two sided you will need to put the paper on the mat pattern side down.  Otherwise the pattern will be on the inside of the stack of paper.

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

Assembly 

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

Glue the vellum to the inside of either 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.  Make sure the two layers of paper line up properly.  You want to be careful to match up the patterns and the fold lines when you glue them together.  Then glue the second layer like you did the first, making a vellum sandwich.  

I have put the design for the card band in the file.  Glue the embellishments to the band and the decoration. Wrap the band around the card and glue it closed.  Then attach the decoration.

And you’re Mother’s Day Gatefold Card is done. And it fits into an A7 envelope.

Enjoy

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