“Today I Choose…” Pop-Out Gate Fold Card

“Today I Choose…” Pop-Out Gate Fold Card

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday and welcome back for some more Heartfelt Creations inspiration.  I hope you are having a great day!

Products Used:

HCPC-3746 – Festive Gate Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3801 – Simply Classic Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3810 – Songs of Spring Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3815 – Words Of Comfort Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3819 – Small Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3820 – Large Sweet Peony Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-776 – Eyelet Oval Die
HCD1-7105 – Festive Gate Die
HCD1-7159 – Simply Classic Die
HCD1-7168 – Songs of Spring Die
HCD1-7173 – Small Sweet Peony Die
HCD1-7174 – Large Sweet Peony Die
HCDP1-288 – Sweet Peony Paper Collection
HCFB1-464 – 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold
HCS1-459-3 – Assorted Bead Stamens-Medium
HCS1-459-4 – Rock Candy Stamens-Small
HCST1-401 – Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 – Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
359848 – Spellbinders Tool N’ One
173842 – Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
TSBL97 – Brilliance Ink – Pearlescent Crimson Copper
TSMP708 – Memento Dye Ink Pad – Olive Grove
ANC814 – Lettuce Entertain You Prills

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Versamark, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Glimmer Mist Sparkle, Crystal Clear, Brilliance Ink – Pearlescent Ivy, Archival Ink Pad – Watering Can, Gathered Twigs Distressed Ink, Dove Blending Pen, Sugar Glitter Paste, Metallic and Jewel Tone Chalks and die cutting machine.


To make cut a piece of white card stock 7″ x 12″.  Using a pencil measuring down 2″ from the top draw a 3″ long line from the 4 1/2″ mark to the 7 1/2″ mark and repeat again but this time up 2″ from the bottom.  Now join the left and right sides so you have a 3″ square box in the center of your card.  Next, erase 1″ out of the middle of each line on the top and bottom so you are left with and open and closed square bracket shape with a gap in the middle.  Finally using a sharp knife cut the 2 bracket shapes.  After the lines are cut, scor the card stock at the 3″ and 9″ marks, flip your card stock over and scor at the 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″ marks but only from the top and bottom to the cut lines.  The Peony flowers were stamped on white card stock using Versamark and heat embossed with Rose Gold Embossing Powder before die cutting with the matching die and distressed with Crimson Copper ink.  After the flowers were distressed they were shaped with the 3D Floral Basics Shaping Mold and the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit before accenting the centers with prills and spraying with Glimmer Mist and dusting with Crystal Clear.  The festive gate fence was stamped on white card stock using watering can and die cut with the matching die before distressing with gathered twigs and cutting in 2 pieces.  The leaves and leaf flourishes were stamped on white card stock using olive grove before die cutting with the matching dies and distressing with Pearlescent Ivy.  The small birdies were stamped on white card stock using watering can and die cut with the matching die before coloring with metallic and jewel tone chalks and accented with sugar glitter paste.  Finally the sentiment on the inside was stamped on white card stock with watering can and colored with a dove blender pan and a combination of Pearlescent Ivy and Crimson inks.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

2 responses »

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!


  2. Thank you for making spring come alive – beautiful!



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