Thursday, October 22, 2020

Explosion Gatefold Card - Wishes & Wonder Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card I made yesterday during my Facebook Live.  If you have never joined me before I go live every Wednesday at 3 pm CST on my Facebook Business page to share a new card design with you.  This week I shared how to make an explosion gatefold card using the Wishes & Wonder Bundle from Stampin' Up!.  

When you look at the explosion gatefold card you may think that it's super complicated, and I can totally see why you would think that.  But, I am going to teach you how in my Video tutorial and this blog post today on how to make an explosion gatefold card.  If you follow me or have ever seen one of my videos you know that if I can do it then so can you.  Here's a look at the card that I made.  

Click here to learn how to make a festive Wishes & Wonder Explosion Gatefold Card by Rick Adkins


When I remade this card I decided to change the colors around just a little bit.  One the first version I made I used Cherry Cobbler Cardstock as the main color and Shaded Spruce as an accent color.  So, for the card that I made in the video tutorial I switched them around.  I used all the same supplies in both cards but just changed the card base color and the layers colors.  All the measurements and everything else were all the same.  

Click here to learn how to make a festive Wishes & Wonder Explosion Gatefold Card by Rick Adkins

You are going to start out with a 5 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock as your card base and your designer series paper will also be that same size.  I used the Wonder of the Season Specialty Designer Series Paper for the inside and outside.  Once you have both of these piece cut you are going to score both at 2 3/4" on both sides.  Fold and burnish your cardstock as you normally would to make a gatefold card.  This card is a little larger than a standard size card so you will have to make a special envelope for it.  
 
Click here to learn how to make a festive Wishes & Wonder Explosion Gatefold Card by Rick Adkins

To create the explosion part of the card you will need to make a few other score lines, but we will be doing that by hand.  The first thing you are going to do is move the DSP down to 5 1/2" and make a mark at the top and bottom with a pencil.  Next you are going to fold all four corners into one of these points in the center.   This will help create the pop up explosion part.  After you watch the video you will totally understand.  You will need a piece of either Cherry Cobbler or Shaded Spruce Cardstock for the inside that measures 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" and a piece of Whisper White that measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". 


Click here to learn how to make a festive Wishes & Wonder Explosion Gatefold Card by Rick Adkins

For the outside you will need the a piece of Cherry Cobbler or Shaded Spruce Cardstocks that measures 1" x 11" for the belly band, 3 5/8" x 3 5/8", 3 1/4" x 3 1/4", (2) 2 5/8" x 5 3/8", a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock for the sentiment on the outside, a piece of Red Foil  Scrap for Stitched Starburst.  And some of the Wonder of the Season Specialty Designer Series Paper that measures (2) 2 1/2" x 5 1/4" for the outside.  
Click here to learn how to make a festive Wishes & Wonder Explosion Gatefold Card by Rick Adkins

I did realize while I was looking at my card last night the reason that I love this pack of DSP.  As a child my parents would keep me quite by handing me a old newspaper, phonebook, or anything and a pen and let me draw what my dad always referred to as "stickmen". No matter how old I got or how my artwork improved he always referred to them as that.  As I examined my card to make sure it was good enough for my Facebook Live that memory came rushing back to me.  

Click here to learn how to make a festive Wishes & Wonder Explosion Gatefold Card by Rick Adkins

Here's what the same card looks like with the different colored cardstock.  I also used the Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders on the little square on the belly band.  

Click here to learn how to make a festive Wishes & Wonder Explosion Gatefold Card by Rick Adkins

Video Tutorial: 


If you are viewing this post by email you may have to click here to view the video tutorial.  Thanks for dropping by today If you need any of the supplies that you have seen on my card today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the items in the Stampin' Up! shopping list below.  Also if you be watching for details to come out Friday about my Holiday Stamp Camp and updates on my new Technique Card Class.  

 

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


Out with the Old and In with the New!


New Year New Customer Rewards Program.  It's a new Stampin' Up! Year and it's time to update a few things and I have started with my Customer Loyalty Program.  You can read all about the new program by clicking here.  You will also find the new Crafty Rewards Tracker Sheet there as well.  All past rewards points have now expired for previous years with this new program.  




If you place any size order with me during the month of October you will receive the October Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle is a Mega Tutorial Bundle featuring projects for both Fall & Halloween.  There are 20 tutorials featured this month.    The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.  As a bonus for ordering during the month of October you will also get the Coming Home Tutorial Bundle as well.  




The month of October Stampin' Up! has a Designer Series Paper Sale going on on 15 select Designer Series Papers.  Each pack of paper is 15% off so it's a perfect time to stock up.  You can find out all the details and my ordering special for this sale by clicking here.  This wonderful sale ends on October 31, 2020 so don't miss out!  


Ordering Special: 


I have a must have Ordering Special for you this week.  You can order my Adhesive Bundle this week to stay stocked up on your favorite adhesives.  There's nothing worse then running out of your favorite adhesives in the middle of a project.   My Adhesive Bundle contains all the adhesives you will need in the month.  With the Holidays coming up we use more of our favorite adhesives than normal so this is a great way for you to stock up.  And it even comes tied with a bow and cute little tag which makes it perfect for gifts as well.  
Included in the Bundle is a Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Seal Refill, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, and a Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Order my Adhesive Bundle for only $41.00 which includes all shipping and taxes 

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Rick