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Gatefold Party Invitation Card by Sheila Weaver

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2 A4 Sheets JS Stardream Card – I used Citrine.

1 A4 Sheet JS Elegance Satin Paper 160gsm.

1 A4 Sheet JS Red Mirri Card.

1 A4 Sheet JS Gentle Gloss Photo Paper.

1 A4 Sheet 120gsm paper for insert.

Sticky Stuff – I used double sided tape and foam pads.

JS “The Gruffies and Happy Hoppers” CD.


Step One

Using JS Gentle Gloss photo paper print out the topper sheet.

Using the JS 160gsm Elegance Satin photo paper, print out the matching backing paper.


Step Two

Using an A4 sheet of JS Stardream card, landscape orientation, measure, mark, score and fold as shown to create a gatefold card.


Step Three

Cut out the largest topper from the topper sheet. Mount the topper on a piece of red mirri card leaving a narrow mirri border.

Cut a piece of Stardream card 14.8csm x 11.4cms and cover with a piece of backing paper of the same size.

Centre and mount the topper “A” on top of the backing paper.

For the top and bottom panels “B” cut two pieces of Stardream card 4.8cms x 14.8cms and cover each with a piece of red mirri card of the same size.

Cut two pieces of backing paper 4cms x 14cms and mount on top of the mirri card.

Mount the sentiment on a piece of red mirri card leaving a narrow border.


Step Four

The illustration shows the card when the gate is folded. Check that the panels and topper fit and cover the front of the card, adjusting if necessary.

Attach one panel “B” to the top of the right-hand gate.

Attach the topper “A” to the centre of the left-hand gate.

Attach the second panel “B” to the bottom of the right-hand gate.

I attached the topper and panels using foam pads checking that the pads did not over sail the gate.


Step Five

Attach the sentiment to the front of the card. The illustration shows the completed card when closed.


Step Six

Personalise the matching insert by adding a greeting. How to use the interactive facility is explained on the CD.

Using 120gsm paper, print the insert and trim to fit the inside of the card.

This card will fit into a C5 envelope.

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