Twitterpated Gate Fold Hearts Card

Remember the beautiful Spice Cake Scallop Oval Gate Fold card that I posted back in November?  The one with the cool intertwining sides…

Oval scallop frame 2

Well, I knew that I eventually wanted to do a similar card for my Stamp Club.  Then, Stampin' Up! introduced the new Framelits in the Occasions Mini, and I couldn't wait to try those with this same fancy fold! 

Heart gate fold - bicycle  Heart gate fold - bird

Hearts framelits 125599LI wanted a card with a Valentine's theme, so the Hearts Framelits Dies were the perfect choice for these Two Cool cards!  You could also use the hearts for non-Valentine's occasions…I made card #2 a heartfelt thank you instead!

With all the different heart dies to choose from, the hardest part was deciding which combination of sizes I wanted to use!  So many options!  I selected the largest size that would fit on the card, and a medium size that would allow me room to texture emboss the larger heart. 

I love how it turned out, especially with the Twitterpated DSP!  Let's look at more details…

Heart gate fold - bicycle 3 

Heart gate fold - bicycle 4

Heart gate fold - bird 4    Heart gate fold - bird 3

Intertwining Gate Fold Card How-Tos

  • Start with a 11" x 4-1/4" piece of card stock, scored at 2-3/4" and 8-1/4" for the gate fold.
  • Add Designer Series Paper to each front panel: 2-1/2" x 4" pieces.  Add additional background layers as desired.  I added a 2-1/2" x 1" Pear Pizzazz card stock accent layer.
  • Die-cut the larger heart first, then die-cut the medium heart out of the center.
  • Stamp your medium heart-shaped image on Whisper White, then die-cut.
  • Attach half of the heart to one gate fold.  Close the gates and position your large heart, then holding it in place on the side you do NOT want adhered, open the gate.  Carefully add SNAIL, and close the rest of the card on top of it. 
  • Attach the other half of the smaller heart to the opposite gate fold be positioning it in the center of the large heart with the gates fully closed. 
  • Add sentiment and other embellishments.

TIP:  The points of the heart can get hung up when trying to open and close the card if you don't have them adhered well.  I used my 2-Way Glue Pen to get out to the ends of the tips.  Once those were stuck down properly, it opened and closed with no problems.

Heart gate fold - bicycle 2  Heart gate fold - bird 2

Other Card Details:

Heart gate fold - bicycle 5  Heart gate fold - bird 5

And, don't forget to pretty up the insides, too, with some coordinating images and texture!

Twitterpated buttons 125579LComplete Supplies List:

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Can't wait to share this project with my Stamp Club tonight!  Want to join us?  I still have spaces available for new members, and you're welcome to try it out as a guest without a commitment.  Contact me ASAP if you'd like more info!



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