Friday, February 02, 2024

Lovebug Bees - Pop Out Gatefold

Happy Friday Friends!

Kris here, sharing with you a 'new to me' fun fold card design called a Pop Out Gatefold Card.  I've mostly seen this style where the top and bottom center sections are folded to the front but here's a version where they fold backwards so the center panel takes center stage.

I used the Lovebug Bee die along with the Stitched Hearts set and the Fancy Heart

Back of card


Grey lines = score
Pink lines = cut

I started with a white card base cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  With the 8-1/2" side at top in my paper trimmer, I scored at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8" all the way down.  Keeping the long side at top,  I also scored at 4-1/4" just down to the 1" mark, and from 4-1/2" to 5-1/2" .

Next, I turned my cardstock so short side is at top and I lined up right edge at 1" and cut between the two full score lines (so from 2'1/8" to 6-3/8").  Repeated on opposite side as shown below.

With long edge at top, I scored just between the two cut lines at 2-7/8" and 5-5/8".  

Time to fold and burnish.  All score lines are mountain folds except the two short scores in middle at 4'1/4" - those are valley folds. 

View from the top:

The papers I used are from the Bee Mine DSP from Stampin' Up!

 Petal Pink Matting Layers:
(2)  2" x 5-3/8"
(4)  2" x 7/8"
Bees n Flowers print:
(2)  1-7/8" x 5-1/4"
(4)  1-7/8" x 3/4"
Honeycomb Pattern:
(2)  5/8" x 3-3/8"
Sweet Sorbet Matting Layers:
(2)  5/8" x 3-3/8"
(1)  2-5/8" x 3-3/8"
Honeycomb Pattern:
(2)  1/2" x 3-1/4"
(1)  2-1/2" x 3-1/4"


(2)  Die cut Lovebug Bee & Ladybug & color
(1)  Die cut Stitched Heart set from patterned paper
(1)  Die cut Fancy Heart from white c.s.


I stamped on middle section.
I cut patterned papers the same size as the front Matting Layers and skipped Matting on the back. 

and I added my 2nd Bee and a small Stitched Heart to the back ☺

This fits into an A2 Envelope!

Fold the 2 side panels to the back like a gatefold card, so they meet in the middle.  Then it will squish flat and slide it into an envelope.

I did end up moving my bee to the right panel more so none of it overlapped with the white middle section so that it will fold properly and fit into my envelope ☺

I hope you'll give this fun fold a try! Thanks so much for looking!


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