Friday 24 January 2014

Gorjuss Gatefold Card Tutorial

Hi everyone.

I hope you are having a fab week.  I am sharing another You Tube tutorial today.  This one is for a gatefold card and features paper piecing.  If you have never tried paper piecing then this is the video for you.  It is a fab technique that is great for using up pretty scraps of patterned paper.  I think that smaller patterns work best.

Here is the card on the outside:

Here is the inside of the card which I have left blank ready to stamp the perfect greeting when the time comes for me to send this card.

I have decided to start giving measurements for my videos here on my blog as I think it helps to have them in one place rather than having to keep pausing and rewinding the video if you miss one!

Gatefold Card Dimensions

Brown Card Base: 8" x 11 1/2" scored at 2 7/8"
Green Card for front of Gatefold: 2 1/2" x 7 3/4" cut 2
Cream Card for Main Image: 3 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Cream Card for Inner: 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"
Brown Card Mat for Main Image: 3 3/4" x 6"
Green Card Strips for Inner: 5 1/2" x 1/2" cut 2
Patterned Paper Strips for Inner: 5 1/2" x 1/4"

This card can be made in any combinations of card colours using coordinating patterned papers and the stamps you have in your collection.

I used a Gorjuss stamp set from the Urban Rubber Stamp collection.  Hope you find the tutorial useful and easy to follow.

I would really like to thank everyone that has signed up to follow me recently.  It means a lot to me to have your support.  If anyone wants me to send them the free tutorial for the Chrysanthemum (top of the right hand side bar) then don't forget to email me.  My email is on my right hand side bar a bit further down.

This week I was really happy to see the results of one of my online workshops.  The lovely Anne made my day when I saw the great results she had.  What was even nicer was to see they were already full of her gorgeous tags!  It makes all the hours sitting here talking to myself and putting the online videos and instructions together worth it when they work and such great results are achieved.  I wanted to share the link to Anne's blog so you can see what a great job she did.  

Have a great week and thank you for popping by x


  1. Hi Helen :D I've commented on the fab video, but on here I just wanted to add how impressed I also was with Anne's tag holder. She did say the instructions were so detailed & easy to follow ;)
    Have a wonderful weekend whatever you're upto. Love n hugs, Mo :0) x

    1. She did a great job Mo. I thanked her for sharing as I got a few sales as a result! I can't believe how fast time is flying by lately. I feel guilty about not popping in to play over at Tag Tuesday. I keep an eye on everyones work by email though. Let me know if you need my space for someone as I could quite easily go back on the list at the moment. I am trying to focus on getting more workshops posted in my shop but I keep interrupting myself. I thought I almost had the Birthday Cake/Christmas Cake Mini ready to go and I decided to add a Wedding tiered version!!!! I like to give value for money. All I need is for my eldest to get married (I wonder if he will read this!!!!?) Tee Hee!….actually and have a baby as there is a New Baby version too! I have a crop to go to on Sunday so it will be nice to catch up with my friends this weekend. Hope you have a great time too. Hugs Helen x

  2. Thank you Mo and Helen!

    Helen, I can't seem to leave messages on the videos but another fantastic video from you and I love the beautiful card you have created. Hugs, Anne x

    1. Thanks Anne, hope you are having a great weekend - we are having perfect crafting weather!!! Hugs Helenx

  3. She is so precious! Love how you paper pieced her outfit is such fun papers, and the paper doll banner is darling!!


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