Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay Gatefold Panel Thank You Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop and I’m excited to see what my team members have created for the Hop today!

I used the beautiful Seaside Bay Bundle and the gorgeous By The Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper to create my card for the Hop. This is a fun fold that was recently shared by my friend and team member, Mary with Stamps-N-Lingers, and Mary got the fun fold from Elaine Schader with Elaine’s Creations…so thanks to both of these ladies! It’s an awesome card layout!

We have a color challenge today and I used all five colors on my card – Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy and Basic White.

I started with an 8″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Basic White cardstock to create the card base. The diagram below shows the cut and score lines for this fun fold. The blue lines on the diagram indicate all of the score lines and the red lines indicate the cut lines.

From the By The Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack, I chose a Night of Navy clam shell patterned paper for the two panels on the card front. I cut two panels of the paper to 5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ and adhered them to mats in Coastal Cabana. The panels were then adhered to the card front. For the inside of the card I chose a white and Balmy Blue print paper and cut two more panels measuring 5-1/4″ x 1-3/4″. I cut four small panels using the same pattern of designer series paper measuring 1-3/4″ x 1″ and all six panels were adhered to Coastal Cabana mats and then adhered to the inside of the card. This fun fold is a great way to show off pretty designer series paper!

I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut out a sentiment label in Basic White and a mat in Coastal Cabana. I used a sentiment from the Seaside Bay Stamp Set and stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink. Several images were cut out using the Seaside Bay Dies and these were arranged onto the sentiment label. A stamped and die cut crab in Balmy Blue was added to the label using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The left side of the circle sentiment label was adhered to the left front panel of the card.

An additional sentiment was stamped onto the inside panel using Night of Navy ink. I second generation stamped a seashell over this sentiment using Petal Pink ink and the sand image was stamped along the bottom of the panel. The panel was adhered to a mat in Coastal Cabana and then adhered to the inside of the card.

On the envelope front I stamped sand in Petal Pink and the crab in Balmy Blue. A piece of coordinating designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap. Several Flat Adhesive-Backed Pearls were added to the sentiment label on the card front.

You can view detailed instructions on the pdf tutorial I created for this card by clicking on the image below.

I had so much fun creating this card and decorating all of the panels! Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Now, let’s get back to the hop. You can click on the “Next” button below to be taken to Amy Koenders blog and the top of the Blog Hop list, or click on any name in the list below to be taken to that person’s blog.

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17 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay Gatefold Panel Thank You Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop”

  1. Very pretty card and neat fold. Thanks so much for the template. I’m sure I’m going to be trying that out, and a great way to use some DSP papers!


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