Happy Saturday! Ready for the latest with Just Us Girls? Our talented Kathryn has chosen Gatefold cards this week! So get your scoring board out and let's make some gatefold cards!
Gatefold cards generally have two flaps that fold and either overlap or meet in the front of the card. The "gate" can meet in the middle, off to the side, or, in my case, be shaped. I chose this adorable cupcake cut file by the super fab Kelleigh Ratzlaff.! I kept trying to make this card "cuter" but the fact is, the cut file does all the work! Awesome! I just added a little papercrafted frosting in the Color Cue #9 color pallette (I'm too late but I couldn't resist this color combo) and voila, card confection!
I decided to try my hand at a handmade crepe paper flower. I made mine simply by cutting individual petals our of crepe and then pinched the bottoms to create the petal shape before I glued it down to a circle punch that served as my flower backing. I later added glitter to the edges using a little Scotch quick dry adhesive and martha stewert glitter.
See how cute this cuppie is? The muffin top lifts to expose the top of the cupcake "liner paper" which I pinked to give it a real cupcake wrapper look. The bottom striped paper panel hinges down to expose the entire inside for writing your message or stamping a cute cupcake image like I did here.
OK, ready to play "gatefold" with us? Be sure to check out the designer examples at Just Us Girls, including our guest designer this month, Cheryl Rowley, for lots of inspo and then join us in our gatefold challenge.
On another note, I am riding high, my friends, on the creative spirit I witnessed last weekend at two classes led by Tim Holtz!
Weeeee! What a fun creative festival it was last weekend! Tim is an incredible teacher, inspiration and an all around cool guy to hang out with. He and Mario ran a seamless show I tell you! I can't wait until they come back to town for another round of creative fun....I am so there. I am sure these ladies are too!
So glad to be sharing creative space with some of my favorite sisters in scrap and stamp and Tim Holtz last weekend! What a fabulous day! (and I just counted that I said the word "creative" far too many times in the last couple of sentences, but hey, what can I say, the man bleeds creativity and you just can't help but catch the fever of "I NEED to make something" and THAT is so exciting!!! I can't wait to show you what we made but I'm still poking at my projects...so someday soon :) In the meantime, check out Tim's blog for a classroom photo that illustrates how lucky we were to sit front and center for the whole day (I am fourth from the front and my pals are right near). Our theme was christmas so you could say that I am excited for the Twelve Tags festival this year, oh yeah, you could say that! Bring it on!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I appreciate it so much! Have a good one, friends!