Monday Card Madness #4

Posted by Melodee Cloud

Hey everyone! Are you ready for some card making fun? If you were lucky enough to be one of the 'thieves' to 'steal' today's card kit from Die Cuts With A View, then you will be ready to roll with this weeks MCM sketch. If you weren't able to steal today, no worries! I will give you measurements on how to make a gate fold card so that you complete this weeks sketch.

I am the first to admit that I have always thought there is something truly special and almost magical about a gate fold card. I'm not sure if they seem just a little bit fancier, or what, but they make me smile and they are absolutely fun to create! My favorite is to add a ribbon closure.

If you don't have pre-made gate fold cards to work with, it's really easy. Simply cut your piece of cardstock to 11 x 5 1/2". Make a score mark 2 3/4" in from each edge. Fold the 'doors' shut.

I love the addition of ribbon to the gate fold cards. Here is how I attached the ribbon.

Step 1: tape a piece of ribbon to the front of the left hand 'door' in the center. This piece of ribbon will measure approximately 14" long.

Step 2: Cover this piece of ribbon with a piece of patterned paper. Then tape the another piece of ribbon to the top of this side of the card. This piece of ribbon will measure about 9" long.

Step 3: Now use an embellishment to cover over the area where the ribbon is taped to the front of the card.

Note: I added a little piece of tape to the back side of the circle to help keep the ribbon in place.

Step 4: Tie the ribbon closed! Super easy! Super cute! And such a fun way to dress up a card!

We have all loved seeing your creations posted to our Facebook Fan Page.

Remember if you'd like a chance to win all of the cards that I have created this month for Monday Card Madness, then simply create a card, post it on our Facebook fan page (or other online area), leave a comment on which ever blog post pertains to the card that you created. You have until next Monday, November 1st, at midnight, to post your entries. I will then draw one random winner from all of the comments made.

Until Wednesday...happy scrappin'!

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