Friday, November 12, 2010

Gate Fold JUGS Challenge

Hi gals, today's Just Us Girls technique challenge is to make a gate fold card. If you've never done one before there are several tutorials to help you. Beate Johns has this tutorial for you or you might want to check out Gina K's video on StampTV how to make a Gate Fold card --- With a Twist. (There are two elements on the card - one on each "flap" of the card)

My card follows the StampTV tutorial to make the card "with a twist" so I made a card for my dear friend for Thanksgiving. I think he and his wife will like it :-)


I used some GinaK Pumpkin Spice card stock as my base then inked up Theresa Momber's Autumn Beauty stamp set. I colored the images with copics - and cut a slit in the wagon so I could slide the pumpkins "into" the wagon.

The DP is from Autumn Abundance (PTI) - the plaid makes such a perfect masculine base!  I also used it to decorate the inside as well. The sentiment on the inside comes from Gina K's So Grateful set.

And now - a special little treat --- Dana has a birthday this week so I want to shout out to her HAPPY BIRTHDAY girlie! Hope it's one of your best ever. I had already made my Gate Fold card when I realized it was Dana's BD so my card is not a BD card :-(  but the birthday wishes are there all the same - BTW I am putting a real BD card in the mail to you Dana - be on the lookout!

Please stop by Dana's blog and wish her a happy birthday then pop over to the rest of the team (sidebar ->) and check out their creations as well. We are also delighted to have a new Featured Designer for November - the very talented Cheryl Rowley - leave her a little love as well if you can.

Hugs n Smiles!

9 comments:

Lisa Kind said...

This is so pretty, Pam! I love the colors and the image! You staged it perfectly too! I'll have to check out Gina's tutorial (love them) to see the "twist".

PS...I wrapped the ribbon around my card, then attached my image (on one side only) so the ribbon will stay on after it's open.

Theresa Momber said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your fab coloring!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card Pam! I am sure your friend will cherish this beauty!

Kristin Bueter said...

Awesome autumn card, Pam! Your coloring is fantastic and I love that you decorated the inside as well :] Just lovely ♥

Elise said...

This is positively gorgeous and oh, so mood-setting, Pam! I smells me some pumpkin spice and I say, GAME ON! Let's bake/make something! Yeahoooooo! I so, so, so am loving the concept for this week's challenge and you girls have really BROUGHT the terrific inspiration, I must say! Thanks for the fun and GREAT shout out to my REAL LIFE BFF, Sweet Lil' Dana! Yeee Haw!

Anne said...

Such a terrific Thanksgiving card! I love the colors and the outside and inside decorations. As usual, your coloring rocks!

Kathryn B said...

Aaaah! I knew I recognized that paper it is just perfect for a Thanksgiving card! I love your twist on the gatefold...one element on each panel! There are so many cool ways to step outside the box on a gatefold card that i've never thought of! Yours is definitely a beauty Pam! Your friends are sure to love it!

Andrea M said...

Bring on the turkey and pumpkin pie! This is so lovely and just makes me wish Thanksgiving were here! You're so right - the plaid makes a wonderful masculine base! Your coloring is outstanding too :) Wonderful job Pam!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Fabbie fall card Pam! I love how you "slid" the pumpkins into the wheelbarrow...perfect! Also, thanks for the sweet birthday wishes. I received your gorgeous card in the mail! I have it proudly displayed and I think of you every time I walk by!

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