Quick and Easy Gatefold Valentine Card With Hearts

Quick and Easy Gate Fold Valentine Card With Hearts

Here is a quick and easy gatefold Valentine card with hearts for Valentine’s Day!  A gatefold card is something different to make and your recipient will think it is something exceptional! This card, in fact, will only take you a few minutes to make!

Start by cutting a sheet of cardstock in half like you always do – but don’t score it in the middle. instead score at 2 1/8″ from each end.  That will leave a 4 1/4″ center area like a usual card and then the two flaps on the front that close that are 2 1/8″ wide each, which covers that center area!  Very easy!

To decorate the card, cut two strips of designer paper, such as this Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, at 2″ x 5 3/8″, which leaves a very narrow little margin on each side. For inside the card, just cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to layer on the Melon Mambo Cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I stamped a heart from the Watercolor Words Stamp Set on the inside panel.

For the hearts on the front of the card, I used the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies (hearts) to cut the largest heart from Gold Foil, the next smaller heart from Melon Mambo, and the smallest heart from Whisper White.  On the white heart, I stamped the “Love” from Watercolor Words. When you adhere the hearts to the front of the card, remember that you only want to put adhesive on the side that will attach to the left “gate” of the card. Don’t adhere to both sides or you won’t be able to open the card!  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals but you could also use any adhesive, just being careful where you put the adhesive.

The card looked perfectly fine at that point, but just because I wanted to, I added some Metallic Enamel Shapes, a few of the gold hearts on to the Whisper White heart.

This is an easy card to make. Just do the basic and then embellish a little bit.  You can do as much as you like.  You can see a wedding card I did several years ago with this same fold HERE.

Change up your routine a little bit and make a gatefold card like this Quick and Easy Gatefold Valentine Card With Hearts.  

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