Fancy Gate Monster tutorial

Kassi Hulet

Posted on February 28 2018

Hello my fabulously creative friends! Kassi here today to share a fun project featuring dies currently available in the LDRS Creative store, and a  SUPER cute stamp/die set that will be here SOON! Are you ready to jump in?

LDRS Creative Products: 

Time For Tea 6x6 paper pack

Monster Mash  (pre-order)

Girl Power 1 (pre-order)

Sleigh Ride Border Die

Holly Wreath Circle


Ok... So let's just say it... this monster is ADORABLE!!! This stamp/die set will be in the store soon! You can pre-order HERE! I love that this set comes with coordinating dies. The simplest way to get extra dimension is to die cut some craft foam to perfectly fit under your stamped image! 

I wanted to do something different than I normally do, so I decided to make this into a gatefold card... but why do straight edges when you can have fun with border dies? 

And of course, cute paper inside the card too! I love the Time For Tea papers! Aren't they gorgeous?!?

So... Now that you've seen my project, do you want to know how to make your own fancy gate card? Let's get started!

You'll start with a piece of card stock 4.25 x 11 inches... Then you'll want to score at the 2 inch mark and the 7 inch mark.

Using a low tack tape like washi, tape your border die near one end of your scored card stock. Run that through your die cutting machine.

I'm using the basic Sleigh Ride border set... I love that it has stitching on BOTH sides of the cut line. That makes it PERFECT for what we are doing here! The Snowy Day border set and the Holly Border also have edge dies that would work for this (these are some of my most used dies!)

This step is important... Leave your die taped to your strip of card stock, and carefully remove ONLY the little end piece.

Carefully fold your card shut on the score lines, and press the tape down onto the uncut flap... Don't let the die shift, or you won't have a perfectly matched gate...

Now that the die is secured in place on the uncut flap, carefully peel back the tape from the cut flap and open up the card so it lays flat again. Run this through your die cutting machine.

Now you can remove the die... When you close your gate fold card, the edges of the two flaps should meet perfectly! 

It's not hard, but is LOTS of fun!  So what are you waiting for? Give it a try! If you do, and you use  LDRS Creative stamps, dies, and/or papers, be sure to share your creations on the LDRS Creative Facebook group... We'd love to see how you've been inspired by the products and projects!

Before you get started, I suggest you check out the LDRS Creative store... Today is the last day to use the 15% discount code...This is a great time to pre-order all the amazing products you've been seeing here the last couple months (stamps, dies, inks, embossing powders, planners, paper, etc)! You don't want to miss that deal!

For more inspiration, be sure to check back here each day... and you can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube...  

And if you want one more quick tip from me today, you can visit my blog and I'll tell you my secret to the perfect rhinestone circle on today's card... (I didn't want to bore you with too many pictures in one place!) 

Have a wonderful day! 


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