I first saw this fun-fold on my friend Karen Ksenazakovic’s blog and decided to try one of my own!
I started by cutting my piece of Early Espresso 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock as shown in the video. First I scored it at 5 1/2″ along the long side. Then I scored it along the short side at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″.
Using my Paper Trimmer, I cut out the small rectangles on one side.
Once I folded the card stock, I was left with a tent card that holds a secret “gate card” on the inside!
Next, I adhered some wordly paper from the World of Good Specialty DSP to the front of the card base with Liquid Glue.
I cut a piece of Bumble Bee card stock and embossed it in the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. With a sponge, I lightly brushed over the raised areas of the card stock with Crumb Cake ink. Then I tore the edges of the panel and adhered it to the card front, on an angle, with Liquid Glue.
With the die in the World Map Die set (bundled with Beautiful World), I cut out a bunch of North America world dies (there’s also a die with the “other” half of the world) from Crumb Cake and used Liquid Glue to adhere them to a Crumb Cake panel. Then I used my Trimmer to cut the panel down to the size I wanted – and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Using SNAIL, I adhered a length of Bumble Bee 2020-2022 In Color 1/4″ Ribbon and a piece of the open-weave ribbon in the new Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (all this ribbon will be available to you on 3 Jun!!).
Using the dies in the World Map Die set, I cut a Mossy Meadow circle and a detailed globe and adhered them together with Liquid Glue. I also cut a “stand” from some new Brass Foil (coming 3 Jun), and added it with Liquid Glue, too. Then I adhered it to the card front.
I tied a double-loop Linen Thread bow and adhered it with a Glue Dot.
I stamped the Beautiful World sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Bumble Bee card stock and cut it with a die from the Tasteful Labels Die set (3 Jun). Then I popped it over the bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done!
On the inside, I matted two pieces of World of Good Specialty DSP on Bumble Bee and then to the gates with Liquid Glue.
On the All-the-Way-Inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Beautiful World in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White. Then I added a compass in Crumb Cake over top. In the corner, I stamped a Mossy Meadow inkwell and Crumb Cake quill.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into the card base and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the inkwell and quill on the front…
…and more of the World of Good Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I LOVE this hidden-gate fun fold (I just made that up – I have NO idea if that’s what it’s called!), don’t you?? It’s another great opportunity to showcase our beautiful papers and stamp sets, like this Beautiful World and the bundled World Map Dies, and World of Good Specialty DSP! This is going to be a go-to Suite when you need a masculine card, I am thinking!
I hope you like!
And I can help you get this stamp set – either now as a new demonstrator (yes, you can select pre-order goodies for your Starter Kit!!) or after 3 June (consider my Online Host Club!!). Give me a shout!
If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!
Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:
The Paper Players Design Team