Samhain Double Gatefold Card

Samhain (pronounced sauin) is the Pagan Holiday celebrating the New Year.  It is celebrated at the same time as Halloween.

Not everyone celebrates Halloween the same way.  This card is for your Wiccan or Pagan friends who will appreciate that you recognize their differences.  It can also easily be changed to a Halloween card.  I created the Wiccan symbols myself in Design Space.  If anyone wants to know how just email me.

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You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base (black and orange)
        • Various scraps of cardstock
        • Pen
        • Glue
Cutting the Card

The base card is cut in two seperate pieces so that it fits on the mat.  It will be glued together later.

Cricut will do all the writing.  The font used is called CMV ZigZag and is one of the fill in fonts I created for Design Space.  It will work here if you don’t change the writing.  If you want to own the font I have them on sale until 9/29/19 here.

The color scheme fits into both holidays nicely.  I tried a patterned paper for the embellishments but wasn’t happy with them.  I think that the base card could be patterned if you want and can find a 2 sided dark color.

The wheels need to be removed from the mat carefully so as not to tear them.  I also had a little problem with getting the paper out of the little holes but it just takes patience (or drinking wine) and a pokey tool.

Assembly

The first thing you need to do, as always, is re crease the folds and make sure they work properly.  Next, the base card is glued together with the rectangles glued on top of each other.

Next the orange wheel sections are glued onto the base card.  Be careful to get them lined up with the folds so that the card will work properly.  Lastly you need to attach the embellishments.  I was going to do a card band but never got around to it.  There are some here if you want one.

 

And your Samhain Card is done.

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