A Gate-Fold Circus Big Top Birthday Card for a Boy

Circus  Gate Fold Card

Often times we think it is difficult to come up with a card for a boy or a man, but once you put your mind to it, it's really not impossible!  And nothing says this card couldn't be for a girl, but I did need a card for a young boy.

This is a gate-fold card, which is very easy to make. Once you have the idea, you could vary the size to whatever you need.  I started with a 5 1/4" x 12" piece of card stock for the base. It is scored at 2", 4", 8" and 10". That gives you a 4" center with each side (4") folded in half.

Circus Gate Fold Card top

Here is the inside decorated with the Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper #122348. Besides just using the paper, I cut out some images to place on the card.  Also, another fun thing is to add die-cuts from the Big Top Birthday Quick Accents #122368.

Circus Gate Fold Card Inside

You can do various things with the front of the card.  I chose to make a belly band around, cut out a medallion from the Perfect Pennants Die #123126 and stuck on a self-adhesive accent from the Quick Accents.  You can find the designer paper and the Quick Accents on the main catalog on pages 186-7.  All of these papers and Quick Accents are great for scrapbooking, but you can use them for any kind of project!

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