Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Handmade Gate Fold Greeting Card for Valentines Day



Valentine's Day Card Ideas

I made a gate fold valentine card this week. The size is 4.5" X 6.5". The base of the card is white card stock layered with black card stock and pattern papers.

Inside the card, I added a hand written sentiment and embellished with punched hearts. 

Valentine gate card using linen closet from dcwv

The hearts are punched out using a Martha Stewart lace scalloped heart punch. The pattern papers have a glitter accent which brings a glossy effect to the card. I used Linen Closet papers from DCWV and a Colorbok paper.

When the card is turned up, you can see a pocket inside to hold the photo. 

handmade vealentines day greeting card
Without photo

Gate fold card ideas
With a 4" x 6" photo 
The gate fold card has a simple band to hold the card closed. I embellished it with pearls and used a white gel pen to give a faux stitch effect.

Handmade card ideas

 Here is the layout,


gatefold card measurement / layout /dimensions
Basic layout : Take a 6.50" X 9" card stock. Score at 2.25" and 6.75 " and crease the fold.
  I hope you like my card. Thank you for your visit.

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44 comments:

  1. One more Elegant card from you ! I liked the die cut heart and idea of pocket !

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  2. Wow dear such a luvly card....the heart looks so elegant...beautifully done.

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  3. What a very pretty and elegant card.

    Thank you so much and sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month.

    B x

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  4. what a lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at creative creations challenges! Good luck and hope to see you again soon x

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  5. Lovely card! Love the colours, very elegant.

    Colette xxx

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  6. Stunning card and a great fold, nice with the pocket too!
    Thanks for joining us on Anything Goes at Lady Anne's challenges!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

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  7. lovely card and so professional:)

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  8. Beautiful card, I like the gatefold design the hearts and the colours
    Kevin xx

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  9. Pretty Card, thanks for playing along at Smudgy Antics

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  10. Lovely Valentine card! I especially like how you have incorporated a pocket to hold a photo. Brilliant idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics :)

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  11. Spotted your card on MIm this week and came by for a closer look. Hugd Mrs A.

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  12. This is really elegant, love the papers and fabulous fold, love the pocket on the inside, gorgeous card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  13. Wow beautiful card... following ur blog....

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  14. Beautiful gatefold card love the die-cut hearts great idea adding a pocket-thanks for joining us at Tammy's SCrapin Corner
    Carol DT x

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  15. Very elegant Valentine card, I love the clean lines and the little hearts.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  16. Lovely card

    Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs.

    Greets Claudia

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  17. Beautiful card. Love the colours and design
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa

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  18. Very pretty! Visiting from MIM :) Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  19. very very lovely...
    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/

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  20. Your card is wonderful, I liked to see not so girly cards. Thanks for your entry at Tammys Scrapin Corner this week.
    Hugs,
    Archana

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  21. Love the gatefold on this card! It's very elegant and clean. Great job :)

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  22. Nice card thank you for playing with us at Smudgy Antics
    susan s

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  23. Really gorgeous gatefold design!! Love those pretty hearts!! :) HUGS

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  24. Beautiful and simple and I love that you've used a non standard romance colour. Thank you for joining us at A & T Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo

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  25. Such a wonderful creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  26. Great Gate Fold card. I've done some of them myself too. And people just loved them.

    I saw you at Make it Monday. My projects are 233 and 234 if you would like to return visit.

    Thanks for inspiration. K.

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  27. Very pretty gat fold card. I like the great use of non-traditional colors during Valentines. Stopping by from MIM.

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  28. There is just one word for your card, "perfect".
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    Chris

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  29. Very lovely "Gate fold" card! Love your faux stitch effect, totally works! Great job on your card. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics!
    Peace,
    Kristy
    (SA DT)

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  30. Adorable card, I like the picture inside :) What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog

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  31. Pretty gatefold, thank for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics :)

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  32. Happy Monday.
    Visit from The Inspire Me Monday Community.
    Nan
    www.blogshe.net

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  33. Very pretty card. Gatefolds are so much fun to make and you did a great job.

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  34. Realy nice cards! Good luck!

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  35. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers network.
    Kaz.
    CBN DT
    xxx

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  36. Lovely card!
    Thank you for joining us over at Creative Creations Challenges this fortnight but unfortunately we have a 10 challenge limit. We hope you will come back again soon though.

    Jill DT

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  37. I Love your card. Very beautiful heart and colors.
    XX

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  38. Fab gate fold card and all the little additions to it. The MS punch is a beauty...Have joined your blog as a new member...luv annie


    http://annieforeva.blogspot.com.au

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  39. Beautiful card! Thanks for taking the time to leave me a sweet comment.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  40. Thanks for sharing your lovely card at Inspire Me Monday!
    Congrats - you've been featured this week at

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  41. wow!! I'm totally in love with this card!! I'm your new follower :)
    and thanks for following my blog.

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  42. lovely !!

    .ATB.

    attyfattycrafts.blogspot.in

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