Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo Birthday Locking Gate Card with Video Tutorial!

Happy Friday, y’all!  I hope your week went well – our did.  And it went fast.  Like…Warp Factor Four, Mr. Sulu-fast.  What the heck??!  I mean – seriously, just last week I was 28 – and then…I was 29 in the blink of an eye.  At this rate I’ll be 60 before this time next year!

See…THAT’S funny cuz I actually WILL be 60 this time next year – with or without Warp-Speed-Time-Passing! 😉

If you were able to join me yesterday for my YouTube live, I appreciate you spending some time with me – if not, but you’d like to see the replay, here ’tis! 🙂

This is a gate card – without a bellyband.  Instead, it’s got a unique “locking mechanism” that holds the card closed.

As you can see – I did two versions.  The one on the right uses pieces that were leftover from putting my June Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin together – cool, huh?

That one was inspired by the sketch challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

I first saw this fun-fold when I got a birthday card from my friend Elisha Smith – then I took a peek at Amanda Chatsworth’s video.  And then – I modified it all a little bit to work as an A2 sized card and fit a Medium Envelope.

I started by creating a regular gate card – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 2 1/8″ from each short end.  I used Basic Black for the lemons card and Misty Moonlight for the Boho Indigo card.

I adhered Artistry Blooms DSP or Boho Indigo DSP to their mats – Daffodil Delight or Very Vanilla – with Liquid Glue and then used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the “gates”.

The locking mechanism – which also functions as the card front – is created with four pieces of the mat-colored card stock – all the same size (2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″).  On two of the panels – I scored and folded them at 1 5/16″ on the short side.

I used Liquid Glue to “sandwich” the two folded panels between the other two panel to create an “X”.  Best way is to check the video – fast forward to about the 13 minute mark! 🙂

Once the “mechanism” was complete – it was just a matter of decorating!

The lemon card uses a black/dotted sticker and some die cuts from the Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit  I tied a little bow from the black/white twine in the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack and adhered it with a Glue Dot.  The sentiment on that one is from the Fancy Phrases set – stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White.  It’s adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some of the adhesive-backed sequins from the kit as well!

On the Boho Indigo card, I adhered another piece of the Boho Indigo DSP to the mat.  Then I stamped the sentiment – also from the medley – on one of the pretty vanilla/gold die cut tags (from the medley – there is a LOT in this medley, y’all!).  I looped a piece of Night of Navy 1/2″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon thru the top and tied it with a length of gold twine from the Forever Greenery Ribbon Combo Pack.

I used some of the pretty leaves die cuts from the medley, adhering them to the card front with Liquid Glue – then popped the sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added some foil flowers AND some of the sweet little Paper Flowers with Liquid Glue.  Finally – I added some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots cuz it seemed like the right thing to do! 🙂

On the inside – I added a sentiment from Fancy Phrases in Rich Razzleberry to a Whisper White panel.  I adhered another leaf and a lemon with Liquid Glue and trimmed the excess with Paper Snips.  Then I adhered it into the Lemon card.

For the inside of the Boho Indigo card, I just stamped a Very Vanilla panel with the leaves image from the medley stamp set in Garden Green – stamping a couple of times without re-inking.  I matted it on Very Vanilla.

For the Whisper White Medium Envelope for my Lemon card got a sweet little flower from Fancy Phrases in Tuxedo Black and colored it with my Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencils.  I added Artistry Blooms DSP to the envelope flap.

On the front of the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I added more leaves from Boho Indigo in Garden Green – and then added the DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is a pretty easy fold – the mechanism is the only “hard” part – and it’s not very hard, either, once you see how it’s done!  If you’ve got the June Box of Sunshine kit – I hope this will give you some ideas about more fun projects to make with those extra pieces.  And – you NEED to get the Boho Indigo Product Medley if you don’t have it already.  It is simply amazing!!

I hope you like! 😉

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3 – 30 June 2020

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Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black or Misty Moonlight Card Stock:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 2 1/8″ from each end on the long side)

Daffodil Delight or Very Vanilla Card Stock:  2″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for gates); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner on Lemon card); 2 5/8″ x 4 3/8″ (x4 – “locking mechanism”)

Whisper White or Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (Sentiment on Lemon card)

Artistry Blooms or Boho Indigo DSP:  1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (gates);  2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (DSP for card front on Boho Indigo card); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

The other day, I couldn’t find Finn.

Which was weird, cuz I knew he’d come in with me.

I’d taken his collar off.

I remembered it clearly.

But…he was disappeared.

I looked all over – even started to wonder about alien abductions.  Wormholes opening in the living room.

I gave Katy the side-eye…what did you do to your brother?

And then – I found him.

To be clear – I walked by him twice looking for him (it’s actually dark in there – this is a flash shot).  That’s a tiny little hallway to our third bedroom.  From the kitchen looking towards the back of the house – he was completely invisible.

He truly couldn’t have shoe-horned himself any deeper into that tiny little cranny!


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30 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo Birthday Locking Gate Card with Video Tutorial!

  1. I love both cards and watching live was fun. The ribbon is great and I wish SU had put the navy in the refill OR offered it separately. Finn is a champ at hide and seek.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – that ribbon is wunnermus! And yes. Yes he is! For such a big dog he can sure “disappear” quick! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  2. Martha

    What a gorgeous card! I can’t wait to try it. Love the paper too, (like I need any more paper). You are a bad influence. Now I have to get it 🤣

    • stampsnlingers

      You NEED it. Really. It’s stunning! 😉 Thanks so much, Martha! 🙂

  3. Oh, that’s such a cool card! Sorry that I missed your live…piano lessons online got in the way…and nope, I’m not the one learning. 🙂 Well, sometimes a guy needs a nice, quiet place that’s dark to rest his eyes for a minute. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – thought maybe you’d decided to take up the Pie-anna in your spare time! ROFL!! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  4. Karen L

    Isn’t it crazy how they do that every once in a while……..they just “chill” in some out of the way area & go “silent”!! When that happens, I sometimes think that maybe they escaped & won’t come home!! Ours happens to be a cat but still…………
    Great card action. Have a good week end!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – Katy will sometimes disappear like that, too! I guess it feels like a cave or something to him! Sure makes me question my sanity, though!! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  5. Angie Latham

    Love the Boho Medley! Thank you soooo much for the video showing how to make the “locking mechanism.” I can’t wait to try it! I guess I could have eventually figured it out, but It sure does look easy, once you’ve seen it. A new tip AND Finn in the same post? I can’t even stand it! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a double whammy of good! LOL! You’re most welcome – have fun making one of your own!! And yep – Boho is AWESOME! 🙂

  6. Gerri K

    Gotta love that Finn! 🙂

  7. Debbie J.

    Is Finn a sheltie? He certainly is handsome.

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey debbie – no, he’s an Australian Shepherd! And thank you so much – I think he’s a pretty handsome dude, for sure! 🙂

  8. Elisha Smith

    Love your A2 version! I must give it a try👍😆 That Finn – he’s so stealthy🤣

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Elisha! And yes – for a big bruiser, he can sure move quick and silent! 🙂

  9. Beautiful cards! And how clever of you to combine this fun fold with the sketch – the lemons were perfect for it. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Melissa – love those die cuts in the Box of Sunshine kit! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

  10. Margreet Burger

    Love your take on the sketch with your beautiful card. You even did the inside!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
    xxx Margreet

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Margaret! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  11. Debbie

    Wonderful cards! (Going to come back and watch your video after I’m done all my commenting!)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie’s Dash of This and That

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks! Hope you like the video! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  12. Your pup is a crack up and both your cards are great I love the colors and the inside sentiment a ton!

  13. Love both of these but the lemon is my fav- the sentiment and total creativity! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Patti – that Paper Pumpkin went a LONG way!! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  14. Lisa Peronto

    Both of your cards are gorgeous. Beautiful gate fold with the images on the inside. Your poor pup. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches, Lisa Lynn DT.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Lisa! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  15. I finally tried this card design. I love it! So much fun to make. Thanks for sharing.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Pam – glad you tried it and liked it! 🙂

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