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Stamped Edge Gatefold Card + #beastmode Blog Hop

Hi there. Today I am sharing a technique for creating a stamped edge, gatefold-like card. I am also participating in a very important blog hop honoring a wonderful person.

[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 enjoy making cards with unique openings or designs. I feel like it makes the card stand out from store-bought cards. Today’s stamped-edge, gatefold-like card design is great for almost any stamps!

(**NOTE: I said the wrong measurement in the video. Cut the cardstock to 4.25″x7.5″ – not 5.5″x7.5″. SORRY!)

For all of my cards, I stamped gorgeous flowers from the Reverse Confetti Blooms N Buds Stamp Set with the fabulous Reverse Confetti Inks. (More on these inks below.) I added white details with a Sharpie White Extra Fine Paint Marker. I having been playing with this pen a lot lately and I really like it so far! Seems more predictable than a gel pen. My white detailing was inspired by the amazing Kathy Racoosin.

The “I said a prayer for you today” sentiment is from the Reverse Confetti My Heart Trusts Stamp Set and the “with heartfelt sympathy” is from the Reverse Confetti Lots To Say Stamp Set.

I cut along the bottom edge of the floral border and created a “gatefold” card design. You can even add a sentiment to the inside! The “you are beautiful inside and out” sentiment is from the Reverse Confetti You’re So Stamp Set. This is a great set for building a variety of messages.

I also added Tonic Nuvo Jewel Drops (Sea Breeze on the blue and Rose Water on the pink cards) for a bit of dimension. This product is clear with a tint of color. (The “you are totally awesome” sentiment is from the Reverse Confetti A Friend Like You Stamp Set.)

INK SWATCH DOWNLOAD

In the video I share a look at the Reverse Confetti inks. These inks dry smooth and come in amazing colors! I find they behave a lot like the Hero Arts Shadow Inks. Love! The Reverse Confetti colors are gorgeous and unique. Flamingo is my favorite. They are available in full size pads and mini cubes.

I have a free Ink Swatch Download for these Reverse Confetti Inks just click HERE. To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads and how I create and store them, head over HERE.

#BEASTMODE BLOG HOP

This post is also part of a very important – the #BEASTMODE Blog Hop.

(Graphic courtesy of Kristina Werner – thank you!)

A few months ago, my friend and the owner of Reverse Confetti, Jen Del Muro, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She’s been dealt a pretty bad hand as far as the treatment for her type of aggressive cancer, but the prognosis is good. This year will be quite the journey and battle, but she is a strong and very motivated woman. She’s done lots of reading up on how she can take on a positive role in fighting her cancer from all angles, including diet and exercise. With only a couple of treatments under her belt so far, she is looking and feeling good, and plans to keep it that way! Her mantra has become a viral hashtag among her friends and crafty peers – #beastmode – and it totally fits Jen’s personality. I admire the grace at which she is taking on this battle. She is amazing! (And Reverse Confetti will continue to release great new products!)

When I found out about Jen’s battle, I reached out to the gals on the Reverse Confetti Design Team and asked them if they would like to do a #BEASTMODE Blog Hop. They said yes and thankfully allowed me to join them! I encourage you to stop at all the hops on the blog – the Reverse Confetti Design team is a great one.

Also, please stop by Jen’s blog and leave her an encouraging message.

I am the last stop on the hop. Please head to the blog of Susan Liles to begin the fun!

And ladies… please please PLEASE be sure to often do self breast exams. You can find tips HERE. It is so very important.

SUPPLIES

Want to find 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. 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), etc.


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102 thoughts on “Stamped Edge Gatefold Card + #beastmode Blog Hop”

  1. Beautiful cards and sentiments. I thank you so much for giving us such unique ideas. You keep my creative juices flowing.

  2. Great Cause – I am a cancer survivor and have supported Relay for Life for several years. You never know when it might hit but there is a lot of support to help. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The cards are wonderful! It’s so very important for women who are in treatment, and even after treatment, to have support. I’m a 12 year survivor, and sending Jen Sister Warrior Love and support!???

  4. Today is the 7th anniversary of my mastectomy. I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer which had spread to my bones. I am blessed to say that through my faith in God, I am a survivor. Tell Jen that we serve an awesome God and He does answer prayers!!!

  5. I love seeing all the ways you share kindness, Jennifer. The cards you’re showing here are full of encouragement, thoughtfulness, and love which all of us need, but especially when we are going through difficult times. Thanks for the inspiration for how to make these cards, and for making us aware of Jen’s battle.

  6. Jennifer how do you keep coming up with new AMAZING ideas, I just enjoy your blog so much. There is always something new and cool to discover and try, which is awesome for me because I love making cards. The video was awesome as usual. I am so sorry for your friend, my Mom is a Breast cancer survivor so this is near and dear to my heart, so I will be leaving some “love” on her blog for sure. It is something I worry about daily, unfortunately because of medical reason I am unable to get tested myself. Anyways, I am excited to try that sharpie white paint marker, it is out of stock now, but when they get it. I bought 5 of those other white gel pens from SS, but only 1 of them worked, which was a real bummer since I am so bad at returning things. Thanks again, have a great day.

  7. Hi Jennifer ~ Like I said on your YT video, you always seem to find the perfect way to encourage and support people and know just when we need something too. My sister-in-law started treatments this past week for the two forms of cancer she was recently diagnosed with and these sentiments are perfect for the weekly cards I’ll be sending Barb. You are sweet, kind and care deeply about those you know and love. It shows in everything you do. Keep the faith and I’ll continue to pray for Jen’s recovery. ~With deepest respect and appreciation.~ Maggie
    #kindnessmatters

  8. I’ve had cancer twice in the last two years and beast mode is pretty much how you have to endure it. I’m in recession again but just started 6 months on chemo. Now I will join the blog hop to see more beautiful cards and support your friend.

  9. Jennifer–thank you again for some really wonderful cards. This technique makes such beautiful sympathy cards as well as affirmation cards. Good luck to your friend–I will send some prayers her way. I have a cousin who was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, for the second time, after having being an almost 20 year survivor. She is doing well today after some very aggressive treatment by her doctors. She counts each day as a blessing–as we all should! I’ll get off my soapbox now and tell you again how elegant and beautiful I found your cards! Thanks so much for sharing both the video and the wonderful techniques and inspiration!

  10. Prayers going out to our friends that are traveling the cancer journey. All of us know someone that is fighting bravely, and a beautiful card shows our support. We are in this together.

  11. I always love your videos tho have only recently discovered them. It is amazing how we find strength we never knew we had when adversity strikes…will be praying for your friend and proud that she’s taking the high road.

  12. It is truly your gift that you are able to inspire, encourage and support to many people through this simple hobby. Your cards are gorgeous, as per usual, but it is your message and support of your friend which really shines through. 🙂

  13. What a great technique – will have to try it! It’s very sweet of you to do this for your friend. As a cancer survivor, I know how important it is to have the support of your friends.

  14. What a most fabulous idea of doing a blog hop in honour of your friend. You have a huge heart and you use the voice you have to see good come to those you can help!! Someone after my own heart. God will bless you richly because of this! Your cards in today’s post are gorgeous , as always!!

  15. so many tips, techniques and beautiful cards for such a great cause. I feel inspired in many aspects of my life with people like you and like Jen Del Muro. I wish everybody a healthy 2017.

  16. I love the design of these cards. They are so pretty and all of these sentiment sets are on my wish list, I love anything Christian based that I can make cards for my family and friends!

  17. Beautiful cards and beautiful thoughts for your friend, Jen. You’re a special lady and we thank you for ALL you share. Your blog is a ministry in many ways. Thanks, again.

  18. Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards & for re-sharing the white embellishments that you learned from Kathy Rancoosin (spelling?) I watch her videos frequently, but I guess I missed that technique. I want to try it for sure, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a white Sharpie. I’ve never seen one before…I love Sharpies, so I will definitely be getting one. Sending encouragement to your friend, Jen.

  19. Beautiful cards Jennifer. Love those inks! I just love how you are so supportive of those in need. I also love how you give us the opportunities to reach out to those as well. Thank you for that! As always your videos are wonderful!

  20. Beautiful cards. I know they will encourage Jen in her fight against this terrible disease. Thanks for sharing this new way to make a gate-fold card and for encouraging your fans to try new products and use them in creative ways.

  21. Gorgeous cards and I love the layout. Love love Reverse Confetti and Jen. Thanks for organizing such a wonderful blog hop in her honor!

  22. Such a nice hop. This is what card making is all about. Thanks for all the great tips. I love this set! Going to give the paint pen a try.

  23. Your cards are always so beautiful. Well done to you and the other ladies on the blog hop. What a lovely way to show your love and support for Jen.

  24. Wonderful cards and wonderful strength from and for your friend. Wishing her success. and hope. A cancer survivor myself, I know how much friendship can smooth the journey.

  25. What an inspiring video Jennifer. I wish I had time to spend in my studio right now to put into practice what I have just learned from you. I plan to bless many people using this technique. Prayers for Jen during her battle with cancer. May she find divine healing and increased faith.

  26. Beautiful cards and great ideas to create a gate fold card. Jen is in my prayers. My mother had stage IV breast cancer when she was 58. She celebrates her 81st bday next month. God is good!
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  27. Beautiful cards, Jen! I love the hand-cut edge of the top fold! And these two color combos show off the Reverse Confetti palette so well! Thanks for organizing the hop for Jen! Hugs!

  28. Jennifer! these are fantastic. love the gatefold cards and the beautiful flowers you created. Thanks so much for organizing this hop for the RC DT, it was so nice to be a part of the encouragement for Jen.

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