Swinging Gate Card Set Tutorial

 
Hello, G45ers!

Swing into the week with an interactive card set tutorial.  Today on the blog, Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Kristine Woods has been inspired by one of our Club G45 project sheets and has leveled it up by adding new techniques and fun sentiments to personalize each card.  Join in the fun and create your own fabulous Swinging-Gate Card Set!

 

Swinging-gate Card Set

By Kristine Woods

 

“Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and I have a #G45LeveledUp project for you today. I will be using the G45 Card Club – Volume 06 2020 project sheet, designed by Ginger Ropp, to make three swinging-gate cards. Instead of the Farmhouse collection, I will be using the Come One, Come All collection for my cards. To level up the project, I will show you how to use ribbon for the closure on the card. We will also add a few extras to decorate the cards after constructing them. So, grab your papers and follow along!

 

-Supply List-

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Come One, Come All 8×8 paper pad

Come One, Come All Patterns & Solids paper pad

Come One, Come All Journaling & Ephemera Cards

Come One, Come All chipboard pieces

Photogenic Black Trim

Matte Pearl Gems (out of stock)

Black card bases (or black cardstock)

Optional: Folder and Sentiment Dies

 

-Step by Step Instructions-


Card #1
  1. If using black card base, trim 1” off from the right side front panel. If using black cardstock, cut one piece to 5 ½” x 7 ½”, and score at 3 ¼” to form the card base.

  2. Cut a piece of black and white ribbon to 11” in length. Glue to the right side of the card base in the center.

TIP: use a fabric glue such as Fabri-tac to glue the ribbon to the card base.

  1. From the B-side of First Prize, cut one piece to 4” x 5 ¼” and another piece to 3 ⅛” x 5 ¼”.

  1. Cover the ribbon with the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of First Prize. Cut a piece of black and white ribbon to 7” and glue to the left side of the card front in the center. Glue the second piece of First Prize to the front panel of the card, with the right side flush with the edge of the card and a small black border on the left side.

  1. Cut the magician card from That’s Incredible! Adhere the card to the front panel, centered with the right side flush with the edge of the card.

  1. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”. Glue the small journaling card to the center.

  1. Close the card front. Cross the ribbon on the right side over the front of the card and smooth to flatten against the card front. Glue the journaling card piece to the ribbon only, making sure the piece is centered on the card front.

  1. Cut one piece of yellow Patterns & Solids paper to 3” x 4”. Open up the flap and glue over the ribbon to the black cardstock. Cut the “Admit One” piece from That’s Incredible! and place in the center of the yellow paper. Cut a second piece of yellow paper to 3” x 5 ¼” and glue to the inside left panel of the card.

  1. Back the “Games, Prizes, Shows” sticker on chipboard and fussy cut. Then add to the center of the journaling card. Select the “Come One, Come All” chipboard piece and glue to the top right corner of the card. Add two small black matte pearl gems to the chipboard piece. Tie the ribbons into a bow on the left side of the card.


 Card #2

  1. If using black card base, trim 1” off from the right side front panel. If using black cardstock, cut one piece to 5 ½” x 7 ½”, and score at 3 ¼” to form the card base.

  1. Cut a piece of black and white ribbon to 11” in length. Glue to the right side of the card base in the center.

  1. From The Big Show, cut one piece to 4” x 5 ¼” and another piece to 3 ⅛” x 5 ¼”. Cover the ribbon with the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of The Big Show. Cut a piece of black and white ribbon to 7” and glue to the left side of the card front in the center. Glue the second piece of The Big Show to the front panel of the card, with the right side flush with the edge of the card and a small black border on the left side.

  1. Cut the card with the girl on the horse from That’s Incredible! Adhere the card to the front panel, centered with the right side flush with the edge of the card.

  1. Close the card front. Cross the ribbon on the right side over the front of the card and smooth to flatten against the card front. From the blue Patterns & Solids, cut a piece to 3” x 4 ¼” and glue the piece to the ribbon only, making sure the piece is centered on the card front.

  1. Back the trapeze girls sticker on chipboard and fussy cut. Adhere the piece to the center of the blue paper. Add two medium gold matte pearl gems to the center of each flower.

  1. Back the tickets arrow sticker and the admit one sticker on black cardstock. Fussy cut and adhere to the blue patterned paper. Add two small black matte pearl gems to the admit one sticker.

  1. Cut the ticket card from That’s Incredible! Open the front of the card and adhere the card to the center of the blue solid paper, covering the ribbon.

  1. Cut a piece of blue solid paper to 3” x 5 ¼” and glue to the inside left panel of the card.

  1. Close the card and tie the ribbons into a bow on the left side of the card.


Card #3

  1. If using black card base, trim 1” off from the right side front panel. If using black cardstock, cut one piece to 5 ½” x 7 ½”, and score at 3 ¼” to form the card base.

  1. Cut a piece of black and white ribbon to 11” in length. Glue to the right side of the card base in the center.

  1. From Floral Gala, cut one piece to 4” x 5 ¼” and another piece to 3 ⅛” x 5 ¼”. Cover the ribbon on the card base with the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Floral Gala. Cut a piece of black and white ribbon to 7” and glue to the left side of the card front in the center. Glue the second piece of Floral Gala to the front panel of the card, with the right side flush with the edge of the card and a small black border on the left side.

  1. Cut the card with the woman on the horse from That’s Incredible! Adhere the card to the front panel, centered with the right side flush with the edge of the card.

  1. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”. Glue the small journaling card to the center.

  1. Close the card front. Cross the ribbon on the right side over the front of the card and smooth to flatten against the card front. Glue the journaling card piece to the ribbon only, making sure the piece is centered on the card front.

  1. Cut one piece of yellow Patterns & Solids paper to 3” x 4”. Open up the flap and glue over the ribbon to the black cardstock. Cut the “Ride the Carousel” piece from That’s Incredible! and place in the center of the yellow paper. Cut a second piece of yellow paper to 3” x 5 ¼” and glue to the inside left panel of the card.

  1. Close the card and tie the ribbons into a bow on the left side of the card. From the sticker sheet, back the black “Magic Show” arrow and “Come One, Come All” stickers on black cardstock and fussy cut. Adhere to the front of the card and add two small black matte pearl gems to the circular piece.

Optional Add Ons

One other way to Level Up these cards is to use your Graphic 45 metal sentiments die set to add a sentiment to each card. In the pictures below, you will see three optional placements for sentiments. I cut out the “happy birthday,” “hello,” and “celebrate” dies as an example of how you can personalize your cards.

 

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed this #G45LeveledUp tutorial using the gorgeous Come One, Come All collection. ~Kristine

 

-Original Video Tutorial-

Swinging-Gate Card Tutorial

 

 

Happy Papercrafting!

 

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