Friday 11 December 2020

Fun Fold Friday - Ornate Garden Suite

 It's that time of the week that I hope to show you a brilliant card fold idea.  The basic shape today is a Gate Fold style of card which I'm sure that many of you already know. Mine has a twist. I have added 3 panels to the front. Sounds simple enough? Well, yes it is. I do love a card that looks difficult but in fact it isn't. Here is the card..... and yes, it even fits in a standard C6 envelope too. Here you can see the card is closed making it look like a stard shaped card

Below, here it is partially open. The panels are actually fixed apart. 1 on the centre left and 2 on the right, top and bottom. As I placed an oval across the centre of the card, the panels on the right slide into each other creating a closure.

I used Whisper White Thick Card for the card base, Bumblebee card for the yellow mats and pieces of double sided paper to decorate my card. I added an oval of Gold foiled paper between the Bumblebee and the White ovals. The flower, I fussy cut from one of the pieces of double sided papers from the Ornate Garden Suite. Yes, many of them have gold images on as well as Bumblebee, Old Olive,Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Terracotta Tile and Whisper White. So there's lots of colours to choose from.

Here it is as an aerial view. You can see where the card folds open and back then on top of the front panels you can see where I placed the 3 rectangular panels.

Below is the whole card opened so you can see exactly the placement of my panels on the card.

Here is the layout of the card. I cut a piece of A4 card along the full length  which in the UK is 29.7cm by 14.85cm or Imperial measurements are 11, 3/4" by 5, 7/8" You will then score as I have written below. 4.85cm and 9.9cm from each end. The first of the 2 measurements needs to be a light score as when you fold the card at 9.9cm you can then fold the end of the card into that fold. Thereby getting the exact placement of the 2 end panels. Make sure that the score lines are then all crisply folded.  

The panels measurements are .... 3 pieces of White 4.85cm by 9.9cm. These can be cut from the piece you cut off from making the card base. If you lay the 3 White pieces on top of the card, they should completely cover the front exactly, that way you should find that they all fit the whole of the front of the card properly.
3 pieces of alternative card 4.6cm by 9.5cm and 3 pieces of patterned paper are 4.2cm by 9.2cm. 
The inside centre mat is 14.4 by 9.5cm. 
I added 3 squares of Bumblebee which were 4.8cm by 4.8cm. Not essential but I think it helps to finish the card off. Personal choice of course.

Here are the 2 stamp sets and below the 2 sets of dies. It isn't essential to buy the suite which by the way contains even more than is here. 
Look below at the end and you can see exactly how much you will get for your money.  
With regards to the complete suite, it includes the following... Ornate Thanks Bundle (stamp set and Dies), Ornate Style Bundle (stamp set and Dies again), Ornate Floral embossing folder, Ornate Garden Ribbon combo of 2 reels of ribbon, a pack of the Ornate Garden Speciality Designer Series Paper and last but not least, a pack of Gilded Gems. 
If you bought the items individually it will cost more than the suite price of £127.75 . Buying the suite saves you 10% on each of the 2 stamp set and die bundles. 
That's it from me this week. I hope I haven't bored you too much and please stop by next week to see the creations that Cary will be showing you. 
Until I return, stay safe, keep well and have a fantastic Christmas, Happy Holidays 
and Happy Hanukah to those of you who celebrate this time of year. 
Most importantly, keep yourselves safe and well please. 
Thank you again, Gill 
😍😍 xxxxx 😍😍


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