A co-worker has a daughter that is graduating from college- a *huge* accomplishment! She asked me to make some thank you cards for her using her school colors of black, white, and teal. After thinking about, I knew that I wanted to do something for her that was a different- not just the same old regular card. That's when I decided that I would do a gatefold- one of my favorite cards to do!
For this A2 sized card I used a 4 1/4" X 11" piece of cardstock and scored it at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8". (Can we talk about how much I love my Martha Stewart scoring board?! It *so* came in handy and saved me tons of time on this project!)
Then I embossed a teal piece of cardstock (3 1/2" X 2 3/4") using the D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder. To bring out the lovely swirls, I rubbed the piece with a metallic silver inkpad. (I've been using this technique a lot lately!)
A 3 1/4" X 2 1/2" piece of black cardstock was the perfect mat for the computer-generated 'many thanks' sentiment. These three pieces were then adhered together to create the card front.
After the top of the card front was adhered to one of the card flaps- I was basically done. A white piece of card stock (4" X 5 1/4") with teal inked edges was placed on the inside to complete the card! **SIDE NOTE**The one thing would have done differently with this card would have been to frame the cardstock on the inside of the card with a teal mat...but I didn't have enough of the teal and it was too late to go to M's....blah...
Even though the card from weighed enough to keep the card closed, I added a thin mini glue dot to the bottom of the card front; just for a bit more security. I ended up making envelopes for these as well- I used my wonderful Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge for this and cut the envies at 5 1/4".
I had to make 25 of these, so I wanted to keep it somewhat simple, but still provide an elegant, quality product. I think it turned pretty good!
And now....on to the next project!