HOWDY… You know I just can’t say enough good things about DAWN.  I love her tutorials and her videos are very good but every now and then she totally blows my mind… I have been making cards and lettering for about 28 yrs and I have only in the last year or two gotten into using the cuttle bug or big kick… ( I have however, made up for lost time just ask my card buddy Stephanie Goggleye…lol) But as much fun as I am having with the dies   and embossing folders I don’t think I would have thought of trying this …but it works great so hang on to your hats we are going for a ride…


oval window gate fold

oval window gate fold

ok like I said … this was an amazing idea….using the post it notes to hold the die in place on the inside of the card so you can cut the opening not the outside….the Minions must have been with her on that one… but I think I have said before …GATE FOLD CARDS ARE SIMPLY THE MOST VERSITILE…just no limit to what you can do with them… the addition of the border on the outside of the card was one of those steps too far for me… till I saw how much it added to image so with simple cuts I think its a good idea but you will notice on her second sample the snowflake design…that its pretty intricate so she omitted that border effect and I don’t think it hurt the design at all…so choose your die than look at it and see if its even possible to be able to add that boarder to the image.


snowflake window gate fold

snowflake window gate fold by Dawn


I tired to snap a screen shot of the inside of her card without all the writing etc but this is what I came up with and I left it in case someone wanted to get the both the die and the stamp from STAMPIN UP…its the FESTIVE FLURRY stamp set and the FESTIVE FLURRY FRAMELITS die.

I was needing some birthday cards so I decided to use one of my other framelits dies…and my favorite TOAD..to say wishing you a TOADLY happy birthday… I did not make the border for the outside I didn’t think it needed it…and you know what a lazy stamper I am so I just let it go… then when I finished it I decided that maybe it would look better so since they are nestibilities I decided to give it a try….

kh die cut gatefoldok so this is the card without the border but I had a matching blue card stock so I went what the heck… I cut a border to to see and sure enough I did like better with the boarder…here it is with the boarder ….

kh die cut gatefold 1


Let me know what you think and if you make one please send me an digital image of it with you name so I can post it for others…

OK that’s it for this post… AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPIN BY the wire headed cyber toad….aka kath Harney…


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