Gate Fold Shutter Card

Hello Stampers!  Today I have a really neat card for you. I had made this style fold once a while back but it was a larger size card. This one is the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size and I LOVE it. I adapted the fold from Maria Russell.


Here’s the card as you take it out…ok…not too overwhelming but…

Start to open it…


Hmmm…something is happening.


Oh Wow…that is so cool!  



There you have it! I presented this card to my Stamp Club and one of the gals made it into a Thanksgiving card. She put a cute little turkey inside the shutters and had a banner with Happy Thanksgiving below it. She used a great fall DSP and it turned out adorable! Great job, Judy S.!

Here is my printed direction sheet.


Enjoy this Gate Fold Shutter Card and have fun making one or more! I have made this card with many different sheets of DSP and sentiments. People just love receiving this card. (It’s a great way to use up your retired DSP!)

Until next time…Happy Stamping!      Donna

Celebrate You

Hello Stampers!  What a crazy weather week we’ve all had! The poor East Coast…getting hit again with snow storms and the West Coast is being pounded with rain (hooray…rain is always needed here on the West Coast). While we’re all staying close to home is a great time to design some cards. 

We made this card in my last class and I think the fold will be used over and over again. I got this great idea from Dawn Griffith. It looks difficult to make but it really isn’t. 

I decided we needed to use some of the Sale A Bration items so I chose Celebrate You Thinlits and Beautiful Peacock.  Keep in mind that Sale A Bration ends March 31st. It just so happens that the Celebrate You Thinlits will be carried over to the new Annual Catalog that will come out on June 1st.

This is the front…you can see there are endless ways to design this front piece.

I used the shadow affect with the black letters in back and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper in the front.


This is the surprise…two pockets – one for your sentiment and the other for a gift card. I love it! The best part is that this whole card is made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″.



Super gift card card…right!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – SAB Beautiful Peacock

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Black, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Fresh Florals DSP, Lemon Lime Twist

Accessories – SAB Celebrate You Thinlits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Rather than try to explain how I did this card I’ll give you Dawn’s site since she does an awesome job explaining it. You will notice that my card is different in places…I didn’t use ribbon to close it, etc.


Do try this card out…it’s fun!

Happy Stamping until next Friday!     Donna

Never Ending Card Part 2

Hello Stampers! I promised I’d make another Never Ending card using DSP that is current. So, here goes. This time I used Moroccan DSP which I believe turned out pretty cool. I haven’t put any sentiments on yet.


I really like this paper for this card…it’s so unique.




And back to the beginning.


I also discovered that if you start from the back of the card you will get different views.

For those of you who might not want so much DSP because you’d like to stamp more or add lots of sentiments, check this out.





And back to the beginning.


On the second version I used black for the first two pieces and then Soft Sky for the second layer pieces. This leaves a lot of freedom to decorate any way you choose. I might try some DSP and some solid pieces too.

Here are the measurements and number of pieces of each measurement for the second version:

Number of Pieces    Measurement

             8                     2 3/4″ square

             4                     2 3/4″ x 1 1/4″

            16                    1 1/4″ square

If you missed the measurements and instructions for the Never Ending Card just go back one post. If you are better with written instructions…just email me and I’ll send you a copy of the instructions I wrote out.

I’ll get back to Valentine cards in my Monday Blog post. I  have three lined up for you that we made in my January classes.

Until Monday, Happy Stamping!