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Thinking of You Gatefold

November 11, 2011

Here is the last of the Make & Takes from Regional Training.  It is a Gatefold card but I love the closing mechanism on this one.  We did a really cool background using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and a brayer to get a subtle dotted background on the card front.  The trim on the Daffodil Delight card stock is Lucky Limeade 1cm Ruffled Ribbon which is very pretty.

What’s really cool are the closing mechanisms.  One of the things I don’t like about a gate-fold card is that it is nearly impossible to keep it closed.  This card uses firstly the brads with the linen thread wrapped around them to keep it closed.  But it also uses the image itself to help keep it closed.  The frame for the image is attached to the left hand side of the card front (as you look at it).  The thinking of you is also attached to the frame so it stays on the left hand side when you open the card.

But the image itself is attached to the right hand side of the card front (as you look at it).  So when you close the card, these to pieces kind of lock into each other as well.

I think you will agree with me the projects that we made at Regionals (or at home later as the case may be) were all amazing.  They took a stampset which I knew I didn’t want into something which I now know I can use and use well.

I guess that’s why they call it Training – we actually get to learn something!

Bye for now, Kris.


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