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Die Cut Gatefold Card + Giveaway

Hello! I had so much fun making today’s cards. They feature a fun die cut gatefold card design that works great with coordinating dies and stamps. Oh, and I am also part of a blog hop with giveaways…

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[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I am always looking for new ways to use any dies that I purchase to coordinate with stamps. These dies are an investment, so the more ways I can use them the better! And this technique for creating a window on a gatefold card is fun. I created several examples…

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I created each of the floral hearts using the new Hero Arts My Monthly January Kit. This kit is packed full of many things (more on that below), including this stamp and coordinating die. I used scissors to cut out each heart right up against the edge of the stamping.

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I next created my gatefold card design by cutting cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scoring 2 1/8″ from each end. When you fold the ends in they meet in the middle. With a simple trick (watch the video!), I die cut a window in the front of the gatefold with the coordinating die to the floral image. When I adhered the heart to the inside of the card, it fits perfectly!

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I also added some interest to the background of each of the cards using a dot embossing folder, stamped images, etc. I finished off the cards with a small vellum sleeve with a heat embossed sentiment from the Hero Arts My Monthly January Kit. I also used the Hero Arts Love Notes Stamp Set for matching envelopes.

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I did create one card using the Hero Arts My Monthly January Kit and a Hero Arts Pink To Red Ombre Ink Pad. The background? That was done with the fabulous new Hero Arts Hearts Confetti Background Die. Love.

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This technique would work great with many dies!

BLOG HOP

This post is part of a blog hop celebrating the newest Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit featuring stamps (6×8!), inks, dies, and more. The kit value is $65… but only costs $34.99. You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Check out what is included…

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There are also many fabulous new products available that coordinate well with the kit. You can find them all HERE. Lots of good ones…

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The next stop on the hop is the blog of Yana Smakula. You can always start at the beginning of the hop on the Hero Arts blog.

GIVEAWAY

Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader! For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs on the hop by 11:59pmEST on 1/15/17 telling me if you ever make gatefold cards. (Winner will be posted on Hero Arts Blog. If you have already purchased the kit and you win, you will get your money back.)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk or from Hero Arts. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Hero Arts (HA), etc.