Sunday, July 08, 2012

Gate-Fold with Window Card Tutorial


A few people asked me how I created the card in my previous posting, so this is a tutorial on a gate-fold card that has a shaped window.  Since the usual gate-fold card is easy enough to do and there are already lots of tutorials on it (here, here and here are just a few), this tutorial is really on how to create the window on the card using one of your shape dies.  I'm assuming that's what the requests were for--if not, then let me know please.  BTW this is easy too...LOL!

This is for a 6" x 6" card.  I am creating a new Christmas card and will give you the step-by-step instructions in making it.

Materials required:
- 6" x 12" cardstock
- DP's, coloured image(s), embellishments, sentiments, etc. to decorate
- a shape die for your window (I am using the Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament die to match my image of Tilda Hanging Ornaments)
- removable tape
- die-cutting machine (I am using my Big Shot Machine)

Step 1
Score your cardstock at 3" and 9".

Step 2
Fold along scorelines.

Step 3
You may want to leave your card as a square card or if you want to shape your card, you can do it now.  In my previous card I used a Go Kreate die to shape the top and bottom of the card.  With this one, I am just going to round off the corners.  

Step 4
Decorate the card front with your DP.

Step 5
Place a couple of pieces of removable tape on the flat side of your die.

Step 5
Open your card and place your die--and this very important!--blade side up.  With this card, I am putting the die exactly in the centre.  In my previous card I have placed the die higher up.  You can place it wherever you want your window to be.

Step 6
Close the two front flaps and press so the removable tapes will stick to the paper on top and the die won't move.  Run the card through your die cutting machine.

Step 7
Voila you have your window!

And from here you can now decorate the card any way you want.  Have fun!!!

Sorry, but this is as far as I got with the card--I haven't finished it yet...LOL.  I am currently working on another project that I have to get done first--this was a detour.  I will get back to this and show you the card when finished.  


Edited:  Here's my finished card.  I will give the details in a separate posting.
Edited again:  Posting for card HERE.


Maria Therese said...

Fabulous! Thank you!!

angelwhispers said...

Norma this is another great tutorial and thank you for sharing it with us! Chanelle xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Norma,thanks for the tut.

Cindy said...

So easy, yet this technique eluded me. How did you get the black shadow inside your cut?

Laine said...

Thank you so much for sharing Norma.

Lorraine said...

wow thanks huni i will defo have a try as i think your card is stunning xx

Zulma said...

Gojuss creation Norma! pretty shape, colors and Tilda, nice colouring.d thanks for the tutorial, LOL!
TFS, hugs, Zulma

Unknown said...

Wow! That was easy!! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fabulous project Norma, gorgeous!

Cami said...

EXCELLENT TUTORIAL, Norma! Your card is gorgeous, and your instructions make it look easy to created. Thank you for always sharing your creations and your excellent tutorials! Have a beautiful day, Norma!


Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow how clever and easy when someone ultra talented does a tutorial for you. You always amaze me with your fantastic projects and tutorials. Thank you soooo much for sharing/
Hugs Julie x

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous tutorial Norma, thank you..Love your card up the top, so beautiful, would love to have a go at this Technique..


milka said...

bravo pour ce beau tutoriel et pour cette magnifique carte.

Maris said...

hi Norma, thanks for this great tutorial, xx

Tine said...

Great tutorial, Norma. Thanks.
Tine :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Thanks for this cool tut my friend. Got to try it one of these days :o)

eunice said...

This is such a cool technique! Thank you for sharing more struggling to figure out the placement of a window cut! Pure genius!!!

Vivien said...

Wonderful technique, thank you so much for sharing, Sorry, but I still cant work out how you get the border around the card front & insert?

Veronique said...

Thanks for your tutorial :)


Lady E said...

Wow ! Thank you for Great tutorial! Lovely idea:)

Teresa said...

Ooh it's so easy when you know how lol, it's stunning thanks for sharing your great tutorial. xxx

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Aug. 17, 2012. Thanks again.

moi said...

Great card, thank you for tuto.
Hugs from Slovenia, moi

Unknown said...

Hello!! Have you ever found something out and thought to yourself..well duh!!!! that makes sense!!! I have seen this done, and thought wonder how they got it to line up so neatly!!! I finally wanted to see how, so I clicked on your tutorial. Blade side up!! I am not joking when I thought well duhhh! Cannot believe of all the ways I thought this was done..all very complicated I might add! No, it was something so simple as this!! I really want to thank you! I have a ton of dies that I could use for this, but I kept envisioning this long process!
haha silly me.
Hope your keeping warm!
Jackie P
I am going to peek around to see what other little secrets you have stashed on your blog!

kReN said...

Did you end up doing another post with the other details for this card? Kren dot kurts at gmail dot com

teresachinnock said...

Can't thank you enough for this tutorial, I'm really a beginner at cards but with kind ppl like yourself giving your time & effort to post tutorials like this you will soon have me making gorgeous cards for friends & neighbours, thanks again, I just hope to one day be as talented as you ;-)

Cathy said...

Norma: Great card and thank you for the tutorial. In your list of supplies you listed "DP's" and again in your instructions (Step 4). I am fairly new to the card making realm, but couldn't figure out what that meant. Can you enlighten me? Thank you and thanks again for sharing.

Keitha said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I think I now know what I am going to do for Christmas cards this year.

Sta-C J. with Creativ You! said...

Love this! Tfs

lovecraftingpaper said...

Hello again, Norma,
after seeing more of your crafts and this one I decided to be your follower. I love all your projects!


TSCQUEEN said...

Great and easy technique. Thanks for sharing. Lovely card.

Gisela said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial, definitely a great idea.

Conniecrafter said...

I always wondered how this was done, that is just too cute!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

GottaHaveJC said...

Oh my goodness! This is an amazing idea! I love it and thank you for sharing! This changes my crafting! :)

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