Monday, September 3, 2012

Double Gate 3x3

Today at Splitcoaststampers, I am challenging Technique Lovers to make a little Double Gate 3x3 card. They are fast and easy to do, and make great little gift enclosures.
Here are the instructions on how to make this:
You will need a double-sided piece of 6x6 designer paper, and whatever you want to embellish the front.

1. Score your 6x6 paper at 1 1/2" and 4 1/2". Fold to the center as a gate fold.
2. Turn your paper sideways and score again at 1 1/2" and 4 1/2". Fold to the center, as a double gate fold.
3. Open up and you have a grid of six squares. Prepare the inside as you wish, but keep it flat. I used a piece of cardstock, designer paper and another piece of cardstock for my sentiment. SEE THUMBNAIL BELOW.
4. Embellish A SEPARATE little design for the front. This piece needs to be unattached to the folded 3x3. Attach with a clip to keep closed. Easy peasy!

Here is a photo of the front design separate with the "card" opened.
My images are from Rubbernecker Stamps: Giraffe and Top to Bottom. The sentiment is cut out with a Spellbinders Circle die and then pierced around the edge. I added some Natural Jute Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and Mandarin Baker's Twine from The Twinery, and held it all together with a little orange paper clip. Try it out!

And be sure to check out Rubbernecker Stamps' LABOR DAY SALE! The new website has literally HUNDREDS of awesome accessories and the sale goes through Wednesday! (And be sure to check out that sweet little Giraffe!

Other challenges for this card:
Paper Pretties - Create a Square Card  
Stamp with Fun - Button   
Creative Craft World - Mini, smaller than 12x12 
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Anything Goes 
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Something Old, Something New


  1. What a fab creation, thanks for joining us on challenges 4 everybody hugs vicky

  2. I love this such a creative idea. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Natalie and Amy's first challenge. Hugs Pascale

  3. This is such a fun fold for a card Judy! love the funky papers you used and the wonderful elements on the front piece including that cool giraffe!!

  4. Nice card. Thanks for playing along at SWF.
    Hugs, Nadja

  5. Such a super card idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.

  6. What a great card love how it all opens up :) Thanks for joining us at CCW x

  7. That is a clever idea - love it! Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x


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