Saturday, 27 March 2021

Masculine Gatefold Buckle Card - Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop

 Hi Everyone,

Today I am hopping with the Ink Stamp Share Group, you have arrived here from Mo's page, so welcome. The theme for today's hop is 'Men/Boys' which I always find quite hard to do. I have designed a fun fold card (well I think I have designed it, I haven't seen another one like it anywhere!). It's a square tent fold with a smaller gatefold on the front which has a buckle fastening.  This fold could be adapted for any occasion by changing up the designer series paper and the sentiments but I have used the monochrome patterns on the True Love dsp and the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. Let me show you how I made it.


1 piece of thick basic white card stock 5 3/4" x 11 1/2", 1 piece 3 7/8" square
1 piece of basic black card stock 4" x 8"
1 piece of real red card stock 2" x 3"
1 piece of True Love dsp 5 5/8" square
2 pieces of a co-ordinating pattern 1 7/8" x 3 7/8"
Happiest of Birthdays stamp set
Memento Black ink
Real Red ink
Classic Label punch
Simply Scored
Bone folder
Multipurpose adhesive


On the long side, score the thick basic white at 5 3/4" and fold and burnish to make a tent fold card.

On the long side, score the basic black at 2" and 6" and fold and burnish to make the gatefold card.

Adhere the square piece of dsp to the card front leaving a small border around the edges.

Add the strips of dsp to the gates on the smaller card making sure that the top and bottom edges line up when its closed.

Line up the Classic Label punch so that it is in the centre of the left hand gate and punch out.

Stamp a sentiment on the square piece of basic white card using real red ink and add on the inside of the gatefold card. Stamp another sentiment or decorate the inside of the larger card.

Stamp a sentiment in black in the centre of the strip of real red card.  Feed one end in through the front of the punched section and line up so that it is central across the gates when closed.  Add a little bit of adhesive to the opposite end of this strip and adhere to the right hand gate (see picture).

Adhere the smaller card to the centre of the larger card front.

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Happy Crafting,

Karen X

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  1. Oh my! What a wonderful card. So simple, but gorgeous, even though its 'masculine', it's work for anyone!

  2. Great fold Karen and I really like that large sentiment when it opens out. x

  3. Awesome card I love this DSP!

  4. Great card Karen, love black, white and a pop of colour x

  5. What a fabulous card, love the design and colour combo xx

  6. Love this - not seen this fold before.

  7. Thank you everyone for all the lovely comments x