It’s party time! For today’s card at Seize the Birthday, the Toppings theme is “Flowers.” As their Surprise Party Guest Designer, I wanted to make a special card, and chose a Gate Fold design.

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Gate Fold Magnolia

 

For those of you unfamiliar with the Gate Fold, you can make two cards from one 8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of cardstock. Cutting the cardstock in half ( lengthwise at 4 1/4″) gives you two cards.

For this project, I used Petal Pink Cardstock, 4 1/4″ X 11″, scoring on each end at 2 3/4.” This makes the sides fold into the middle evenly.

I decorated the front folds with two cuts of Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, 2 1/2″ X 4″.

The star of the show is the magnolia flower from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. I stamped it in Crumb Cake Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and used its Magnolia Memories Die for cutting.

 

It was fun to color with Stampin’ Blends in the colors named in my Product List. After coloring the flower, I layered it with Crumb Cake and Petal Pink Cardstock, making it extra thick.

Next, I glued the left half of the flower to the left side of the card front. Then, I stamped “happy birthday” from the Pieces of Cake Stamp Set, in Crumb Cake Ink, on the right side. And, I gave it a sprinkling of Iridescent Sequins.

 

To complete the inside, I used a Swirly Frames stamp with Petal Pink Ink to make a rectangle on the Whisper White Cardstock. The white cardstock is  5 1/4″ X 4″, and the rectangle makes a nice frame for a birthday message. 

 

Today is an exciting day! I was up early this morning, placing my first order from the new, 2019 Holiday Catalog!

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