Baby’s Birthday

The colours are so vibrant on this cute little gate fold card which I made recently for a little girl’s first birthday. The front panels are from the Confetti Celebration design series paper set. I picked out a couple of the colours from the DSP for the belly band (Tangelo Twist) and the duck and stamps inside the card (Crushed Curry).

baby gate fold

The card itself measures 3 ⅞” square (from a 3 ⅞” by 11 ⅝” piece of cardstock) but you can make this card any size. This size is about the largest square gate fold card you can make from an A4 sheet of cardstock. I found it easier to make the card if you remember to keep the overall length of the card divisible by three – which will be the same as the height of the card – it just makes scoring easier. After scoring the card into thirds, score each end panel again in half and fold in a Z pattern. Each side of the card front is then one sixth of the overall length of the card. The DSP was cut to leave a small border around each front panel.

The duck stamp on the belly band topper is from the Embellished Events stamp set, still a favourite of mine as it has stamps for all occasions. I coloured the stamp with Crushed Curry, Rose Red and Smoky Slate markers and I added two of the larger (5 mm) rhinestones jewels to the wheels to add a bit of bling. The edge of the topper was sponged with Tangelo Twist ink to match the belly band, and then stuck down with dimensionals onto the belly band.

baby gate fold open

The little images on the inside of the card are from the Every Little Bit stamp set – one of my first stamp sets. The Happy Birthday sentiment actually comes from two different stamps, both from the See Ya Later Alligator stamp set which was a sale-a-bration freebie from earlier this year. I used the Crushed Curry marker to just colour in the words from each stamp that I wanted. Both these stamp sets are now retired.

Such a simple card yet it is sure to brighten someone’s day. Have a go at making one yourself!

Astrid Bealing About Astrid Bealing
I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010. I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.

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