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Card Making Basics - Creating Gate Fold Cards

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Instructor Introduction & Course Overview


    • 2.

      Card Making Supplies - Gate Fold Ingredients


    • 3.

      Cutting & Scoring Gate Fold Card Bases


    • 4.

      Creating Designer Series Paper Layers


    • 5.

      Assembling Gate Fold Card Layers


    • 6.

      Creating Layers for the Inside of the Cards


    • 7.

      Die Cutting Tips & Tricks


    • 8.

      Blending the Edges of the Dies


    • 9.

      Stamping the Sentiments


    • 10.

      Using Belly Bands to Close your Gatefold Cards


    • 11.

      Using Twine on your Gatefold Cards


    • 12.

      Adding an Embossed Layer, Bling, Decorating Envelopes


    • 13.

      Packaging Cards for Sharing & Selling


    • 14.

      Finished Gate Fold Card Projects


    • 15.

      Course Conclusion


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About This Class

In this workshop course, you will learn how to cut, layer, stamp and embellish Gate Fold Cards. You will use the Something Fancy Stamp Set, Something Fancy Dies, the Flowers & More  Designer Series Paper, and coordinating cardstock and ink by Stampin’ Up! You will learn how to create several styles of A2 Gate Fold cards. The cards will have multiple layers and embellishments. You can substitute any of these supplies with items from your craft stash. You can use the skills you acquire in this course to create other cards because the techniques you learn are broadly applicable.

If you are a beginner, you will learn new skills and if you are already an advanced card maker, you will learn how to create cards more efficiently and effectively. You will learn skills, tips & tricks for creating Gate Fold Cards. You will start by cutting and scoring the cardstock for your card bases. Then you will add additional layers using Basic White and the Flowers & More Designer Series Paper. Then, you will learn to die cut shapes from the Something Fancy dies using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. You will design cards using the shapes in several ways, making each card unique. You will learn to stamp and sponge color your sentiments for your cards. You will add and layer your embellishments to add finishing touches to your cards, making each design unique. You will learn how to step up your cards by embossing and decorating envelopes. The skills you learn in this class can be applied to a variety of card making projects. I hope you will share your projects with your classmates and practice what you learn. 

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Kimberly Smith


Hello, my name is Kimberly Smith, The Papered Chef. I love sharing paper crafting recipes with the world though my YouTube Channel and Web Site. I'm a paper crafter specializing in using the Brother ScanNCut, card making, 3D craft fair items and stamping techniques. I'm the host of the Hello Crafty Friends Podcast where I teach listeners strategies to help them grow their Crafty Businesses. I teach crafting courses and workshops to adults and children. I'm an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and share my love of crafting with my customers. I help my community of followers take their crafting skills to the next level though step-by-step inspirational projects. That is what I aim to do through these project. I hope you enjoy my project based paper crafting cl... See full profile

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1. Instructor Introduction & Course Overview: Hello, my name is Kimberly Smith and I'm your instructor for this card making workshop. I'm a stamping up demonstrator, professional crafter. And I'm best known for my YouTube channel, the paper CEF, where I teach many card making tips and tricks, brothers scan and cut tutorials, and how to do many 3D paper crafts. I'm excited to go along this card making journey with you. We're gonna be learning how to create gatefold cards. I'm creating them along with you. As I create many for a swap that I'm doing and some extras along the way. Whether you're beginning card maker, you've created thousands of cards before. This course will benefit you because I teach you techniques for mass-producing your cards and techniques for creating cards more effectively and efficiently. One of the things that you're going to be learning is how to close your gatefold cards. And there's four or five techniques just for doing that. I'm gonna be teaching you how to cut and score the card basis. How to layer up your designer series paper. How to stamp and embellish your cards. How to step it up by adding bling, embossing layers in boss layers, and how to decorate your envelopes. There's so many things you can do in this course. And so many things that you can apply to with using whatever crafting materials you already have. So I'm excited to share these techniques and tips with you. In the next video, I'm gonna be sharing the materials we'll be using. But don't worry if you don't have the exact materials. I'm using the flowers and more designers series paper and do something fancy bundle by stepping up. But you can follow along with whichever materials you have. That's okay. I'll walk you through the step-by-step process. If you're a beginner, don't worry. I'm holding your hand through the whole thing. Well, I hope you join my course and I will see you in the first tutorial. Thank you. 2. Card Making Supplies - Gate Fold Ingredients: In this video, I'd like to go over the supplies that you'll need for this gatefold card making project. Let's start with the designer series paper. Because all of the ink and card stock should coordinate with your paper. You always, when you're making cards of this sort, where the paper is gonna be the main focus of the card. Then it's good to look at the coordinating colors in this paper. This paper is fantastic. It, It's a pack that comes into 48, 48 sheets per pack. And it's called flowers and more. And the flowers and more coordinated colors are Blackberry bliss, crushed, carry, parakeet party, Polish, pink, starry sky, and sweet survey. Okay, So as I show you this, you're going to see why I'm picking the different colors of card, stock and ink that I'm picking. The Vera familiar with those colors that are stepping up colors. E.g. is the starry sky. Really, really fun? And I could see that they even a couple of extra colors we've done here as well. Now I'm not sure which colors I'm putting on which panels yet, but small patterns are these like e.g. a. Small patterns like these flowers are gonna be better for the panels, I believe, than the larger patterns. But we're going to experiment and we're gonna do all different things with the panel. So we'll bring the kids another one that would be really nice, small pattern. But who knows this one might cut up nicely too as well. Alright, so there you go. That's the paper almost done. Let's see, double-sided. And then I didn't have a sheet of 12 by 12 of this piece to show you, but I just wanted to show you that's one more pattern. There's 12 sheets double-sided, so we have 24 patterns. Now, let's talk about the ink then. So because of these colors, I've mentioned in the paper, I took out some of the ink colors that we can use and we don't need to use them all, but these are just colors. I had the coordinates. We have sweet survey, Polish, pink, starry sky. Definitely wouldn't be used that for the main sentiment because it's dark and good contrast. Now for these two, when you see light colors like parakeet party and crushed carry, the light colors are good for inking around the edges. With a blending brush. I have different size blending brushes and there's gonna be more, more materials as we go throughout the course that I can't fit in this one video. But we do, we do use blending brushes to brush around the sentiments. And there's, there's other things that we use. So then we have you always need scissors, your card making in case you're going to trim. It's always good to have a tremor. But you also may need the scissors for ribbons and things that you're going to use for embellishments later. So here's a paper trimmer. The paper trimmer cuts in scores. So you'd want to use scissors to ever cut your card. You always want to cut them evenly using a paper trimmer. This is a blade that will cut and then this is a, this is a scoring tool. Let me just take those off to give you a better idea what those look like. That's the blade, it see it on the side. And then this is the scoring tool. So the blade is sharp and the scoring tool is round and you can touch it so that scores, however, even though the tremor itself will cut in score, I like to use what's called as simply score scoring tool. This has ridges in it and it'll help us go to the card stock. You'll get a better look at what this does later, just trying to show you an overview. And then I like to use little scratch. Those are bone folders to help flatten the cards. When I scored the cards, It's good to have what's called rolling adhesive of some kind. This one's empty. Let's say this is called seal plus adhesive. So it's good to have a rolling adhesive. Or you could use what's called tear and take. That helps keep the layers nice and tidy when you're adhering. And then you wanna, you wanna get some coordinating card stock when you make cards. So I have starry sky. Love this color. Look at how it highlights. Look at the difference when you, when you don't want to say the difference, but look at the, look at the similarity, the difference. Look at that. You have beautiful starry sky coordinating with that. And then you have crushed carry. You can see how the crush carry coordinates, even this little accents. Now i'm I'm pretty sure for the card base is I'm just going to be using starry sky and Blackberry bliss because they're dark. These pieces are good for accents though. We have Blackberry bliss. That's the pieces and in BlackBerry bliss, but you get the idea and then you're going to need. So I could have taken out some other colors of card stock as well, the coordinate, but those are the three I decided to use and then black, basic white. This is going to be for the inside layers and to do the stamping for the sentiments. Need that. And then of course, you always need a stamp set and dies or a punch or something that's going to go along with that. So for this particular project, we're using this something fancy bundle. And I'll give you a better look at what the dyes look like soon. And I was thinking, I have this tweaks and sprigs in Boston folder and die. We can use for what's called stepping up your card. And sometimes I do stepping up in my courses where you get to see some extra things you can do to make the cards pop even more. So we have stamps that we have dies and we're going to have a dy stamp stamp cut and in boss No, it's not called stamp cutting bus. It's called cutting, stamping up, cutting, cutting, putting n in buck machine. Okay, so it's a cut and Emboss machine and this machine, you're going to get a better look at when I do the dye cutting. But it's a machine that does it has it has plates that you put there and you're going to put the metal dyes through there, which I'll be showing you. And you have different plates, what's called a **** cutting sandwich. And I'll show you how to use this dichotic. That's about all I could fit on my table at the moment. There are more supplies that I will teach you as we go along. All right, thank you. We'll see you in the next tutorial. 3. Cutting & Scoring Gate Fold Card Bases: In this tutorial, you will learn how to score and cut your card basis for two different styles of easel fold cards. I personally prefer a horizontal style, and I'll be making more of those in this course, but you're going to learn the vertical style as well. You're going to need a way to score your cards. I'm using what's called the simply scored tool. I love this scoreboard. You could use a tremor that has a scoring tool on it. You're going to cut after your score. So you need a way to trim or cut your paper. You're going to need the card stock that's going to coordinate with your designer series paper. Let's just go ahead and take out a few sheets. Because what I wanna do, we'll do two of these. I'm going to show you two different ways. I wanted to repeat one of the ways for you. So that way you really, really solidifies. Maybe I'll repeat both ways because it's out of four sheets. Now we're going to also need a spatula or some kind of way to burnish your score lines. So I do that after I cut, I use, I use this. I call it, this is from pampered chef. It's a, it's a scraping stone and it's a really nice way to flatten out my edges. But you can also use what's called a bone folder. Let's get to work. Now we're going to start with this piece here. We'll do, we'll do two with the starry sky and then we'll do them different ways and then, then I'll do it again for reinforcement. So let's look at this in a way that's logical. We have an 8.5 sheet of card stack. It's eight-and-a-half by 11. Now if you take this piece and you were to cut it in half, you'd have four and a quarter. Then you have to cut it in half again and you'd have to underneath. Okay. So that's the concept behind the gatefold. You'd be folding it to and an eighth on each side and fold it over to the middle. Okay, let me, let me show you this one. This is the one I prefer to use more often and we'll start with it. So for this one you have 11 " across and five-and-a-half to the middle. You're not scoring in the middle. You're scoring half of the five-and-a-half. Half of the five-and-a-half is two and three-quarters. So you could just do it to two and three-quarters on each side. If that's the only number you want to remember, you could flip it around and do two and three-quarters on this side. But another way to do it is just if you know that both measurements on both sides, it's two and three-quarters on one side. Go ahead and do that. And over on this side, it's eight and a quarter. So eight and a quarter will then if you add the two and three-quarters to that, we have eight nucleus. We have three-quarters there because tonight and intent. So we have the same distance on each side. So let me go and show that to you in the light. So this is what, this is how you make your gatefold cartoon. When we cut it in half, we're going to have to gatefold cards. This will all be in your workbook. Let's take this piece and show you what I mean. So we have, again, it's eight-and-a-half for cross. So we have half of that would be four and a quarter. But we're not going to scroll down the middle. We need half a foreigner credit. So that's two and an eighth. And then on this side it would be 612.6 and three-eighths, each of these little things that are one-eighth. So what that has done is it gives us the same amount on each side. And once we cut that in half, we have what's called a vertical gatefold. So let's go ahead and do another one of each. And we'll show you about cutting. So we're gonna say, we're gonna put this one out, a piece of crushed carry. We have 11 " across. So the two score lines are for the 11 " across our two and three-quarters, an eight and a quarter. Each one of these is an eighth. Nakota. Make sure I did that last time as well. Okay. They're both the same, so that's good. So these are horizontal gatefold cards. For our vertical gatefold cars would put this there. We have two and an eighth. That's the first little legend. This is BlackBerry bliss, 6.38, 1238. Loops. I got a little bit off. Don't worry when that happens, just try again. Okay, 6.3. Now we're going to look at those, compare them. And sometimes I do that. Well, I'm going to go back and do my whole pile. I usually do a whole pile and then I do the next stage. That's how you make cards. I'm only give me making a couple of these as an example to give you one more card style through this, in this course. But really for my swaps and what I'm actually doing my big project for is I'm going to be making this style because that's just what I prefer because there's more real estate on a horizontal gatefold card. I didn't get your trimmer. And we're going to cut these in half now. We're gonna take our piece of trim around. I'm going to take our piece of card stock and now we've flipped it around, so we have our horizontally scored right? Now we're going to turn it. And we have it. It's in the vertical format. We're gonna go over here and we're going to cut it in half. It was eight-and-a-half across and now it's four and a quarter is half the paper. I'm going to go ahead and we're gonna go ahead and cut that in half. We're gonna go ahead and put that piece of paper in four and a quarter. Cut that in here. Now this one is 11 " across, so we need to take the arm out of my tremor because my arm only goes up to 6 ". We'd probably need we didn't really need the arm out of my tumor. It was only five-and-a-half but I like sometimes I just, I just just thinking of that. Alright, we're gonna go five-and-a-half. Actually because it was less than 6 ". Don't mean to confuse you. So let me shut my arm and my tremor. Five-and-a-half. You only gave you six inch tumor. You're okay. Now we're gonna go over here and go five-and-a-half because he's 11 " across. Now let's do what's called burnishing the edges. Put this trimer down. I like to work on my simply sport and I like to work with I'm watching TV. So this is something I would typically do on a table standing over the table. I would do this, this kind of thing later when I'm doing my assembly. So we're gonna, we're gonna say this is when you square something, you have a valley, you're scoring down. But when you fold it, you have a mountain. So you're gonna be folding it like this, folding it like that, and then flip it over. So that is the gatefold card fold. So we're going to then just make them meet in the middle. And you're going to just kinda, I just use this little edges. Just as a little edge it to choose to simply scroll to educate, that's the way you're going to do it now, it will stay shut. Other ways. I can show you different ways to keep this gatefold shut. But now you have all of this real estate. So I like this is what I call the I call it the horizontal gatefold card. And I like it better because they're bigger panels to decorate. And you'll be seeing different examples of that. Let me go ahead and do this. I'll just do one more of these. So again, I squared downward, so I flip it around. And then I have the valley the valleys scoring it down. And then I have the mountain. We have gatefold card to horizontal gatefold crisis. Now let's do the vertical lines. Just grab, I'll just grab one of each. Just show you. So we have again, this is just a habit. I scored down. So I filled up. You can go ahead and fold them both like this. But then you're going to now, depending on your design and you're gonna, then you're just going to furnish up. You might prefer the vertical beat from card, and that's why I've given you lots of options. Maybe you have something, a stamp or a sentiment that would look better on this kind of card. So that's why you will be decorating a couple of days as well. And you'll get all the score and the measurements for these. It's just that I would be making more of this style. But it doesn't mean I won't be making some of these to show you. Now. You can either way. Okay, as I'm doing this, let me just finish this last one that I'll tell you. That data that make it down fold. So now either way, if this is what I'm calling, I call it the vertical gatefold. This way. Now, either way you could make it like this, or you could design your whole car with panels like this. And this is great because you might have something to say that has long since horizontal sentiment. And then which case you would take what I'm still calling your vertical gatefold and you would turn it this way, make a horizontal card design. So this is just another option, or you could do it like this and same goes for this. You might want to open it from the top and put your panels here and then you can decorate. This is what's really nice about this one. What I like about these gatefold cards is you can decorate this panel, this panel. You can put your message inside, integrate this inside panel as well. Here and here, which I really think is fun to have a big real estate area to decorate. I'm going to continue making my card basis. And I will see you in the next tutorial where I will show you how to cut out the next layers for these cards, which is going to be done with designer series paper. And I'll show you a few different ways to do that. Thank you. Go ahead and squirt and cut your card basis. Thank you. 4. Creating Designer Series Paper Layers: In this tutorial, you're going to learn how to cut your designer series paper layers. I've created all the cards I need for these gatefold card project. As I've mentioned previously, most of my cards are going to be done in this horizontal style. I have your, I have my starry sky, my crushed carry, my Blackberry blessed. But at the same time, I also wanted to show you a couple of other ways to do cards. So I will be showing you the other measurements as well and they'll be in your workbook. You don't need to take notes right now. You just need to kinda pay attention to the concepts because you have, it's up to you. These are your cards and you will make some design decisions. You're going to make them before you do all the work, and then you're gonna be able to mass produce. So what I've done here is just a couple of options. I've just started cutting the papers and then I'm gonna go back and cut the rest. Now you have a choice. You have when you have this horizontal card, you can put extra layers on it like so with the eighth of an inch, That's just an eighth of an inch. And then you can take a smaller panel and put that inside the eighth of an inch. So you could do. We have the card that's one size and then you have the eighth of an inch. Yeah. So it's only one eighth from the edge. And then you have this one which is only one-quarter from the edge. Now you could just do this as well. And that would be fine. And for the swap I'm doing, that would be fine just to do my cards like this. When I say swaps, I'm gonna be trading these cards for other cards with my team. But I like how this has a border. But then you might be thinking to yourself, that does look much better with that border. And it really does. However, that's a lot of wasted paper. So that's where I get into the design decisions. So if I were to layer these up like so, I would take the dyes that you already need to know what you're doing ahead of time with your dies. So how are you going to be layering these diets? These are the something fancy dies it already happened. Layers in them. So the sentiment could go on this in the sentiment would be stamped in basic white card stock. And then the outer layer could go on this die, e.g. for a card. So let's take these guys. And you would take it and you would die cut the pieces after you've cut them out. You can die cut the pieces so that you have lots of nice layers. That's a nice pieces to use for your layers. Then it doesn't matter if you're going to hide that part before you seal these two together. So now you're not wasting this back piece of paper. So I think I'm gonna go for that method. But I'm just letting you know that if I were typically just making a card, I could go for this method of just making. Actually, let me show you the one making layers that are quarter-inch smaller than the edge and just putting them on like that. Of course we're not going to hear them yet because I want to show you different ways to set your gate vote cards are ways to keep your gatefold cards closed. So that's your option. Now they show you this with the taller one, the vertical style grabbing a piece of I'll grab a different color since we've already used starry sky will grab a grep, this one that just Blackberry plus. And you can see I have the layers done as an example. Like so, where you have the eighth of an inch and you just, you just look for contrast. Like actually this one is really nice already. So you might say, well, I don't really want to hide that paper that would look really nice, just like that and it would, but whatever you do to one side, you want to do another if you do that border and you wouldn't want to put too busy pieces of paper together, right? That would be a waste of the flowers. You would be hiding the flowers. So it's more something like something along those lines, maybe something like that. And whatever you do to that side, you do the other side. As far as your panel sizes. Alright, we'll be cutting these in a moment. I just want to show you one more thing in case you want to step it up. I always like to give you extra tips and tricks. So what I've done here, grab a piece of this will look best on the crest, carry the crash, scary colors. So what I've done here is I've taken a piece of Blackberry blister card stock. So if you don't want to use designer series paper layers and you want to use card stock layers. This is a cane we've 3D in Boston folder. And I just ran this piece through the embossing voter in my Boston machine. And then you could make panels like this and put them on your cards. And that would be nice as well. These are just different options. Alright, so let's get to cutting. So we're going to save paper or not saved paper to save time. We're not saving paper. You know what I mean? Hopefully, we're going to put, I'm going to put my term right here. And we're going to put a few pieces of paper in it one time. Now, keep in mind your panels. So you're going to look at the, look at this again. And you're going to say, well, this paper doesn't matter. This is a great pattern I thought to start out with because it really doesn't matter which way we cut this paper. So let's go ahead and cut. This would be more of a good for the inside paddle. Hey, so let's take, I'm going to take all three, these three pieces of designers use paper at once. The flowers and more. I like it. This one. I definitely want to go vertically. So I would like that to go the patterns to go this way. And I'm gonna go ahead and cut this the pieces for my panels, they're going to be a quarter-inch smaller than a card itself. The other reason I just have to simply scored here is just to kind of review that. We're going to see. If you look here, the card is five-and-a-half. Right? And this panel though, this inside panel, is two and three-quarters. So what I'm gonna do right now is the two-and-a-half pieces, the pieces that are two-and-a-half inches wide. So I take all three pieces and I use this little legend, my tremor to keep them all lined up. And then I go back over here to two-and-a-half. And I'm just going to cut this. So now I have the pieces that we're gonna go over here and we're going to turn the paper. And we need to know what you need to make this a quarter inch smaller than this side. So this side is four and a quarter the card. So we're going to make these 4 " tall. And like I said, these will make great panels on their own without anything else. And the nice thing is this paper was 12 " long. So you can go ahead and do them all at once. And this is what I would do and I wouldn't do it standing up, but I'm just doing that for teaching purposes. I'm actually going to sit down and cut these all later while watching Netflix or TV. So these alone, I mean, you're already good to go. Great. You have super cute cards. Just put the panels on there. And you're, you're already good to go. You can open it up. I mean, I like to sometimes put panels and inside. I'll be doing both just to show you examples, but for my purposes. So let's just go ahead and say that these are gonna be our outside panels. And they're going to be surrounded by a little piece of paper that will be an eighth of an inch wider. So now let's take I mean, it's starting an eighth of an inch wider and just Nathan niche on the edge of this. So again, we have foreigner quarter and fourth quarter is two is like a quarter is two-eighths. We now we need one eighth, right? So we need, we need to be four and an eighth wide. And then since this is two and three-quarters, we need to be two and five-eighths, sorry, two and five-eighths wide and 4.1 eighth. Again, you should be referring to your notebook. I'm going to save those pieces of the flower ones for the inside paddles. And I'm just going to take a look at my stash here and say which ones will be good outside panels. This one, because it has such a big floral pattern, doesn't make a really good card front. So I would think that would be a really good outer layer at an outer border. This would be good for the borders because of all that. Hello, isn't it? And let's see what this one, this one would be good for the borders of the panel. So let's use these three. And we're going to cut. So I'm gonna do this. I'm gonna get them all lined up. Again. We're gonna go from there, gonna be two. And instead of two-and-a-half like the other one, or this is gonna be two and five-eighths. 2.5. Let's go like that. We're going to trim them. And then instead of 4 " like these were, they're gonna be 408. Let's make sure that's foreign and eighth, because this is four and a quarter. So this is four and a quarter. So this is going to be 408. These are just in a smaller an eighth of an inch smaller than the outside of the card. We can't really get three out of this one. We can only get to because the paper was 12 " long, but that's okay because these pieces, I'm gonna be saving for my die cutting. And I'll be doing some dye cutting before I show you that section. Because only be dichotomies entities. Alright, so let's do it. Let's take this piece and we'll go, we'll do, we'll look at that. Okay. That would be this is called tone on tone when you put crushed carry on Chris Carey, I don't think that's enough contrast. So I might put a piece like this on there. And then let's see, maybe a piece. There's a little bit, not a lot of contrast and that one, so let's say maybe I would take this piece and do something like that, that would be a good background. And then maybe, yeah, more and more like that. So you just experiment and you figure out where you're going to layer these layers up, some contrast and then put them on the backgrounds. This one would be really good on this background. But maybe with this little piece of Karen, I think that's gonna be a really good combination. Something like that for half the card. And then you might say, okay, that's a little too much Blackberry blessed. So on the other side I might put, well that's a little too many flowers are too many of the same kind of flowers, something like that. But I would put a layer here. Here's just kinda how I work. I go like something like that. And that would look good together, but perhaps that one that had the blue, so maybe this one that had the blue background instead of the green, because that's a lot of green. There you go. That's called balmy. The color was called balmy blue. So you just play around with your layers and that's how you do it. But I'm not going to be adhering them because I'm still going to be die cutting out the middle pieces. Okay, Now let's, Let's go ahead and just why we're here. Go ahead and cut some of those other layers. These ones here that for the vertical cards I liked, I've already started cutting this one and I really liked this for the vertical card because this seems to me like it just goes really well with a vertical card stock because the way that the flowers are in this pattern. Same with this piece yet. Because I'm not making as many vertical cards and I need to save these pieces of paper. I'm gonna go ahead and just cut a couple of these for you. This is gonna be for the front of my cards or for the inside panels. We're going to line them up. And we're gonna go one, and this is gonna be 1.7 eighths and then five and a quarter. The reason that they're this size is because this is a corridor or these are the quarter inch away from the edge of the card and you're going to see that. So we're going to grab it. And I'm gonna go ahead and do another set. So I have the maid. Then we'll save our little scraps for die cutting. Put those in a separate path. So here we go. Now let's take these pieces and say, well, we have that would look really good just like that on your Blackberry, blessed with your vertical panel and maybe too many flowers, right? So flip it over. Like on the other side that might look nice. So that's what I mean by experimenting with your patterns. So now we're gonna go ahead and those were a quarter inch away from the edges. And now we're gonna go ahead and do a little panel around are little border around those. Did both of these patterns make the borders? I think this one would make a really good board. But I really like this. I really like this one. I'm saving that for some other funds. So let's take these two pieces. These two are gonna be really good for outlining. See there's an a and a B side of every piece of designer series paper. I'm gonna go 2 ", this is 2 ". And the a side would be considered like the fluoro, the pattern side, and then the B side would be the backside without as much going on. And that is how I'm saying right now I'm using the B-side of that. Designers use paper 5.3 8123. So I wanted to take the time to really go through this with you so that you understand how I go about my design process and what's going through my head right now. So I would say, okay, let's check out some of these patterns. I would say. All right, we can have this pattern here. This pattern like so, right, with a nice border around it. Whereas this side could be something like that. And you're still bringing out those colors. You're still, you're bringing out the BlackBerry bliss colors. You have all coordinated colors. They just goes well together. Now, in the meantime, I might, I might not be able to use this die because this might be seen as too wide. So now I'm going to decide, okay, if I'm gonna do this, if I'm going to die cut out these back pieces. That piece may be too wide because it'd be hard to die cut those pieces and then hide the borders. So what I would do in this one, I need to use basic way because it's my sentiment. So in this case, before I die, cut these back pieces that might take a look at my, something fancy dies again. Okay, here's, here's a nice layering that you could use this for the sentiment and then this one for the background. There you go. That would be nice because it's still give me the border I need. This is my hexagon and they could still give you a nice layer as well. And I don't think I'll be able to cut both at the same paper. Yeah. Maybe. I probably want it because it's getting a little too close to the edge or something like that would be good to cut out. And also, if I were gonna be using this, this tags that are close, but I could use these two together chip. So this is just a design process of layering it up. Now sometimes I don't know what the end is in mind when I'm starting out this process here, I'm not sure exactly which sentiment I'm going to use, but I know all the elements I need for my cards. And I know that these are gonna go well together. So I know that I can die cut out these pieces and I won't be disappointed because I'll have all of these pieces I can use for layers when the time comes. So that did take a little bit longer then cutting out the card faces. But now I want you to go and really get moving with your get to assembly line passes or shouldn't take it, but go ahead and do your assembly line process, you're going to mass produce your cards. And even if you don't think you need a few cards right now, go ahead and make them go ahead and make extras. Be cutting my pieces that I need. And you're going to have room in your in your notebook to take notes and maybe write down how many you already have so you don't make too many extra layers that you don't need. You'll have all your pieces ready. Then your next step is you're going to die cut the insides of those pieces. I'll be showing you that in a later video. Then you're going to be, in the next video, I'm gonna show you how to assemble, how I glue these together or how, how many adhere these together, and how I'd hear them to the card. And at the same time we're gonna be doing how to we're going to start to do how to close the cartilage is just a few different methods of closing the card. And one of those we need to do before we put these panels onto the card. I will see you in the next tutorial. Just get going with your cart. Go ahead and make those designers trees, paper layers that you need. Thank you. 5. Assembling Gate Fold Card Layers: In this tutorial, you will learn how to assemble your designer series paper layers. Before we do, I want to show you how to cut out these pieces so that you're making the most out of your layers have designer series paper. Then I'm going to show you some tips and tricks for getting your cards to close. And we have another video about that in this course as well. So let's go ahead and do the decade. For the dichotic sandwich, we have the stamping your boss machine. It's a dichotomy machine. And I opened it up. It closes like this and I opened it on both sides. I'm going to put down the base plate. That's the same, which it's called a die cutting sandwich, the base plate and then this didn't die adapters plate number two. So we have the platform, which is number y, or the base plate. We have the thin di adapter, which is point number two. Then you're going to put plate number three down, which is the scratched one. There's two number threes. We're going to put another plate number three on the top. And I use this one for the top because it's not as scratch, but I do take care of juice in them. We can die cut up to three layers of paper at a time. Three layers or designer shoes paper. And we can also cut some basic white. Why were there? It'll help us. So we're not cranking through the machine without a purpose. So let's put these down and I'm going to take out the dyes and show you. So let's make sure we have the right ones. This one is for the week. I'll be doing thank you cards with this piece here. So we need a piece. We're going to cut out a piece of basic wife for that. That's for the sentiment. And we'll be doing that later. But I'm just letting you know that that's going to be in white. And then it's gonna be layered with a nice piece of designer series papers you want to send to this. If you're not sure. What you do is you take a piece of low-tech tape. If you're not sure if it's going to move, you can put the low-tech tape there, put it on top, and it just keeps the dye in place where you're going. Now let's, for this one. I already have a piece of low-tech tape attached, putting that around the middle area. And that's going to be for the layer where we have this for our white part. And that's going to have a sentiment. Then we're going to have, that is the outer layer. So here's, here's what I'm doing is I'm just going to go and put the lid the lid, the top plate number three and we're going to crank it through. One of these has two layers, one is three, but that's okay. I just saved a few pieces for you. I had already died that list of those. And I'll show you what that looks like and how I store my data as well. So we call this die cut. We call this a manual die cutting machine. There also something called electronic dichotomy see. But when you have metal dies without a manual die cutting machine. So here are our layers. And you can see how we cut out all three of those at once. And then this piece, these pieces like that. So now these are the pieces where we're going to attach the other pieces of design research paper to. Well, let's see if I have any more of those handy. If we have to cut some. Okay, let's see. We're going to look at what I have here. Should have these already cut. So we're going to sort of mix and match. What you're going for is contrast. If you're going to use this as your back piece, you want this piece to contrast with that piece and also complemented. But all these are going to compliment each other because of the way that this one will look nice. Wave a little bit of blue. The white with the patterns. Something like this. You, what you're doing is you're, at this point you're mixing and matching the colors so that you have a nice background layer. So those three would be complimentary. And just to give you an idea of how I touch this, then, let me show you, let me show you how I stored these as well. It'd be doing two things at once. I want to show you this little box that's from the Dollar Tree. And I take my dyes and I just store them in there. We'll be using these later to layer up our pieces. But you could see how I also have a lot of other pieces for other projects in this little box. And then Kevin boxes with compartments. So I already have a bunch of these cutout. And I'll be showing you how to cut out these in these later. Because right now we're on the mission to work on the designer series papers. Now for these layers, move at first, we mix and match and we get them all ready. And then I'm gonna go ahead and put this out. This is a plate where I'm gonna be using or I used to emboss. But I'm just putting it there for contrast for you so you can see better. And we don't need to assemble all of these just to give you an idea, I want to show you how I would do it. So you can take liquid adhesive. It's very important when you only have an eighth of an inch wiggle room that use liquid adhesive. And I also use what's called rolling adhesive for other parts of the project. And that's a little bit more permanent where you can't wiggle it around. But this time we needed to we don't have much wiggle room. We only have an eighth of an inch. So I like having this liquid glue so I can then get it to be exactly where I want it. And it looks good. I'm going to turn that around and go like that. Now we take this piece and we're going to put that onto a card. So now what I wanna do is show you, I'm just going to take a few cards out and show you that I have a few half-done and want to see what this would go on. That might go really nice on this card here because of compliments. The other side of that. So we will do it that way. Now let's go ahead and this time then, after I used the liquid glue to put those two panels together, then I go ahead and I. My rolling and he said, I touch or you can use liquid glue, doesn't matter. Liquid glute, we're rolling. And he said For this next layer, it depends on what you have a lot of. And then he stayed still, just go around the outside, maybe a little bit on the inside, but mostly around the outside. And we just make sure that's the right side up. Well, this side doesn't really matter, but sometimes you have to worry about the pattern going the right way. And that's how I assemble the designer story is paper layers. Now, let's talk about whether you have your, this way, this kind of twine to enclose your current. Now these are too late to put twine on the inside of. But I'm gonna, I'm not gonna be using twine and inside of my cards, I'm only gonna be doing it just to show you how I do it. And I just want to give you an idea in case that's one of the ways that you want to experiment with when closing your current. Now, you either need, you either need linen thread or twine when you're doing this. So let's go ahead and get a piece. Let's first scuff, get the car that we want to put the paddles on. And already have some panels created. Some that can be created so that one might be good. I also might think that that might be a little better on the blue. Let's see. Not feeling that one. Go ahead and take some of their choice. Show you these. When we're gonna be referring to, show you a few of these panels I've put together just to see how I had flowered side. I tried to do a side that wasn't as busy. Sometimes I use two flowers, flowers and leaves combination. Okay, So let's see. We have a couple of panels done to save time. So let's see what I think that would be nice on that side. And then, and then I could do, I'd sometimes due to flower flowers on the other side as well. But I'm thinking more like something like this. Actually. And I even like ****, that is the same color of designer series paper behind it actually liked that. But I think since I am using the starry sky, I might go for the blue there. I'm gonna go ahead and switch it out and you can, it's up to you how you design things. How do you switch out this minute? These are all just design decisions that you're going to make on the fly. And that's why I say go ahead and cut up your whole pack of paper. I've already cut up the entire 12 sheets of paper. And I only have a little bit of scraps left for die cutting. That's how much that's how much cutting I did just for this one project. And it's really gives me a lot of design choices. Helps me, helps take the guesswork out, helps me get a lot more done faster because I have a lot of options when I have a lot of pieces already cut out. So you can see how I use the liquid adhesive. And be careful with this and check the front again because you may have moved it a little bit because it is liquid that dries quickly, but just make sure. So now we can go ahead and we're not attaching this yet. I'm just I'm just gonna go ahead and attach the blue part or the liquid adhesive. So now what I want to show you is if, if in case you would like to use Twine or linen thread, you're going to need to put the adhesive, write like this on the card. Then you're going to get about two pieces of twine. I have night of navy, which is not exactly the color that coordinates with this paper. But this has just happened to be what I have. So use what you have and also try to get its coordinates much as possible. White, which would match anything. But I really thought this would be nice. And even that's poppy prayed. It's a very close color to what's called Sweet survey. I have done here a piece of cardboard on my table that's 12 " and I'm just gonna go ahead and make this 24 ". So if you're doing a horizontal card, you want this to be about 24 " and don't worry about writing it down because it will be in your workbook. How much twined you need for each card. And then you're going to go ahead and put the Twine. So keep it folded like that and go around the back and then you can open it up. Right. So that that's still the midway mark and you're going to just go like that and flip it around. I probably should have put that other card right on top of it. And you're going to use that little piece to hold it in place, that little bit of rolling adhesive. This is just one of the many ways to close your gatefold cards. I prefer a whole different way which we'll be talking about later. But I just want to show you this way before we assemble the panels, because it's important to notice before you assemble the panels, I'm gonna move your point up there. And then you're going to just go ahead and put that panel on. You only have an eighth of an inch leeway. And it's good to go. Now what I like to do for this part is I like to tie it because I feel like it's the only way to get it tight. I'm going to tie it and even though I need to put the inside panel on there later, just sort of tie it a little bit just so it's it's a little bit street like that. And then I've already put the adhesive on it. So you already have twined stuck on me. I'm stuck on you. And then we're going to put this piece like so. There are tweezers, which is they act as a, as an extra hand. I really like them. They're called reverse tweezers. And sometimes I use them when I'm crafting because it'll hold things in place. Now what's really nice about the Twine is it doesn't give you a lot of lumps on your card. It's not very lumpy. And then you just tie a little bow. And somebody can open the card. And it's beautiful and you can see the inside. So that is, That's just one way of shutting your gatefold card. Before you put the panels on, you're going to put your Twine on there. Now linen thread works a little better. If I have a little, I have a little piece of that just to show you. This is linen thread. I didn't have a lot of it, so I'm not using it for this project, but linen thread is a little bit thinner and less lumpy. And you can also use some flat ribbons which are sort of shear and they won't be as lumpy, but then they're going to be harder to put a bow here. That's why I like this method because it puts a bone right there. Alright, so continuing on, what you wanna do, just a couple of tips and tricks for you is when you're assembling. Here. Here's what it looks like with the vertical card. I did put a little too many flowers on this one. Sometimes I did, sometimes it didn't. What you wanna do is get as many done as you can, get as many panels done as you can. And then when you have a lot of extra petals, I cure my extra ones. I just set them aside and I tried to, I tried to match them up later. Now that's a bit too much with the same kind of panel on each one. That's the same kind. So this is why I have a lot of leftover panels like this. So I need to go back through my scraps and see if I can give it some more variety. These are all the scraps I have leftover. Mostly mostly the sizes I don't need except for these two I could use. And I might be able to use these for some panels. But other than that, these are scripts that are pretty, almost all of these are too short for me to use. It's not wide enough. But I'm going to go through my scraps and tried to make some panels that will make more sense and not be as busy on both sides. So when you come, when I come back in the next video, I'm gonna show you all of the finished panels that I've made. So I hope that makes sense now to you as how, how I do the assembly. And you can see now why I decided to use that extra eighth of an inch on all these cards, it would have been fine to do that. That's the right size. It would have been fine to do these panels with just this only without the extra eighth of an inch. But I just think that decides such an element of professionalism. I really like it would work, it works that way, that done cards this way too, especially when I'm a Russian around the holidays, when I'm in a rush, I really liked that extra layer around the outside will continue to step it up and learn how to step up your cards. As we continue this card making workshop. Thank you for your attention and we'll see you in the next tutorial. 6. Creating Layers for the Inside of the Cards: In this tutorial, you will learn how to cut the layers for the inside of your code. I'm going to show you what that looks like and show you the direction I've decided to take with these cards. Just so you can have an idea of what we're doing next. This is a full outside of the card, and I love how I can fit two of my thank you messages on one card. So it doesn't matter if I put Thank you On this side or that side. And me, may the good you do come back to you. I just loved how these two things went together. And now I'm gonna show you a sample of the inside of a card where I decided to use grateful for the everyday magic of you. That way you have the grateful, the thank you, and may the good you do come back to you all. One, something fancy stamp set, which is important because that makes the font coordinate. And then it also coordinates with the dyes which fit, which decides what will fit in those dyes, which will also come into play later when I show you how I'm going to actually make a couple other cards too, just for fun. We're going to make birthday card and we'll make a couple other styles of cards. So here's a sample of the, now I haven't done the outside of this one yet because we're gonna be doing the dye cutting next. But here's the sample, the inside of the card. So what I've decided to do is create panels because I just thought I had, I just open up another pack of paper. I took out 12 more sheets and I just started cutting it up and thought this would really be nice to highlight the designer series paper on the inside and outside. But on the inside we're not going to be doing that extra one eighth inch layer. Just going to be doing that on the outside. Now you can see how I took a piece of paper from the outside. It doesn't matter if it's from the outside. It could be any part of the pack. And I coordinated that with the basic white panel that we're going to cut. So that's the inside of the card. And also as promised, I want to show you all of the different ones I've created so far. I'm done all of these except for one because I'm going to show you how to step it up later. So I did save one for later, which we'll do some embossing on. But here are the outsides. And I even took out some more colors of card stock which coordinated so that that would be fun. As you know, we've been using the starry sky, we've been using the BlackBerry bliss, and we've been using the crushed carry. But then as I had some leftover scraps, I thought, well, I need to take out a piece of fresh freezer, which is sort of that lavender color. And it took out a piece of posh pink, will probably come across a couple of cards made from those. Maybe I made them vertically, or maybe they're not. Maybe we're not finished decorating those will use dozen later section, but I think I did. Yeah, here we go. Blackberry, bless. These are the vertical cards. I'm going, I could be doing designer series paper for the insides of these because these are not gonna be part of the swap project I'm working on. These are going to be part of another project. Just for different, I'm gonna be putting different sentiments on these. So we could do one of these. I do have a neighbor whose brother passed away, so I could create a sympathy card out of these. Vertical cards are nice for that. I could create birthday cards out of these. And if I did, I might I might do some other panels in the inside, but just depends on the mood I'm trying to create. If I were doing a sympathy card, I might do something like this where I used both fluoro panels, the same on both sides. So I'm not trying to be too fancy and I definitely wouldn't want to put more designer series paper on the inside. Here's a piece of Polish pink because I wouldn't want to be too distracting when you open up the card. I wanted to focus on the message. You're writing, a sympathy and support. So that is what the inside and outside of the cards will look like. Accepted. I'm not I'm also not gonna be using this tying technique. I just didn't want to open this one up yet. I'm gonna be using a different technique for shutting the cards. And I'll be showing you a few techniques. I've already cut some of the panels. Let's get work and you're gonna, you're gonna use basic way. And then you're going to use the dynasty is paper. So basic like card stock is not the thick basically, that's damping deposits. The regular one where you get 40 sheets in a pack. I'm using eight-and-a-half by 11. And I wouldn't cut more than two of these at the same time. Two pieces of card stock because these are a little bit thicker than design. A serious paper. Let's see how many I pulled out of the pile. I pulled out for. So we'll take two and we'll put two off to the side street and these two out. And I always like to use my little ledge on the trimmer to make sure they're straightened out. So now I'm gonna go and I'm gonna make this panel for the inside four. And of course we use written in your notebook or in your workbook. It's going to have the five and a quarter first, but I actually cut it the foreleg first and I just turned this around. And I'm just going to go ahead and cut. Make sure that together. Now you have these extra half-inch strips which you can use for many things. So save these strips because they're good for sentiments. So we have four my five-minute credit, but in here, I have a quarter inch. And in your notebook, it's going to always say five and a quarter by four because we do the length times width. Now, this little technique of flipping it around, I just like to use as many edges as possible that came like cut that way. So I take so I'm doing the five and a quarter and then I'm cutting this edge, right? So what I do is I tend to see how when you cut it's a little bit ragged. Compare two, can't really tell, but when compared to the way it's cut at the factory. So what I do is I tend to turn that regularly side around. That way I have at least one Really nice side that came from. The actual package from the factory and then I just cut that side. It just makes it just a little bit more professional. It's just a habit. I have a flip into paper around. So you're going to be cutting a bunch of these. You need one for each year inside your card. Now let's talk about the little strip of dissented stage paper. So you're going to take the ones with the smallest patterns. So this one I wouldn't use for that. But these will make good belly bands. Tried to take ones with nice patterns that you can see when you cut a half inch strip. So here's a good one and this is a good one. These two are really good for the front of the cards. So just pound them down so that they're, they're lined up and you can cut up to three of these at a time. Three pieces of design issues paper. Let's just, let's just go ahead and do that. If I could find one more pattern that's nice, I can do that with you. This pattern would probably be nice for that. Here. This one, this one is good because you can still see the stripes. Alright, so we have, we want to make these half an inch. So there's the half an inch on that. We're gonna be using the right side of the tremor. I'm just lining this up. I'm holding that little legs down and I'm having a half-inch strips. Keep doing that. Cut as many steps as you need. But we're not going to cut them to the length five and a quarter just yet. Because I like to always know that my stamps came out correctly. I'm going to save this because I might use it for a belly band because good width. But let's just go ahead and do a couple of half-inch strips. I do everything at once as soon as you may have noticed throughout this entire time. Now you can use these, you can use this side, you can even use decide. But I tend to use, you can see that it gets a little ragged when you're using a tremor. These sides are a little bit ragged and so you always want to use the top side that you cut. I think they're going to look really nice on the inside. So these cards, but I don't want every card to be the exact same on the inside. Even though it's giving them away, it's still nice to have variety. So that's good. We have our half-inch strips. We've cut them now you're gonna take your pieces of paper. I didn't want to go too far because I need some of these for inside panels. You're going to go ahead and take line them up again. Now, for inside panels, anything goes really because the pattern can be figured. This would even work for an inside panel. But it's not the right way. So let's just cut these ones. So we're going to go back to the measurements we used before. And we were not with the one eighth inch. But remember these these cards, if you recall or it's an A2 card. When you recall, we had this this was the length of this card or I should say the width or height of the cardiac would just say height, which for an accordion. So these panels needs to be 4 ", right? So they're going to be a quarter inch smaller than the height of the card. So let's go ahead and make them forward. Just going to do the four-part first. Then we'll start talking about the width. Well, this is the height, so 4 " and it looks like I even get an extra strip out of these ones. An extra strip for the inside of the car, which is really nice. Perfect. It looks like the paper's not quite lining up perfectly. Okay there. That's good. I have some extra half inch strips for later, but now we have the four inch height so that we could turn these around and we can go ahead and cut them two-and-a-half inches. And I'll show you how they look on the inside of the card. And just keep going. Just make them all as many as you can. And then you're going to save the rest for die cutting. Because we still need some extra hexagon. We can use some extra things for a belly bands later, so we'll be doing some dye cutting in the next video, in the next section because that's what we're doing next. So this will be scrapped that we save whichever whole bag of scraps. And these are the panels that we're putting in center cards. So let's go ahead and grab a card. And what I would do is just look at this one and look at my pile I rehab. And I would just try to find because there's so many designs and you have you have 12 pages and each page, each page or each sheet had an a and B side. So we have 24 patterns of design research paper. So why do you use, we already have this pattern in this practice, so don't use any of those. We use two different ones. What might be nice as using a piece of this and the inside and piece of this. But we also want to complement the colors. So with this there's no starry sky, so I might not do that. I might, I might use that which will complement these colors. But then I might take this piece which be nice for the inside of the starry sky. And I'm just gonna kinda play around for a moment and see, see what would look nice. But compliments each other. These two would be nice because you have your, your butt a little bit of blue and then you have your shade. It's Bruce complimented on that side. I don't know. I'm not really feeling again, maybe this one because there's a lot of contrast. So now you have flowers on that side. So i'm, I put the flowers on that side and then the sprigs on that side. I think that would be nice. And I put these two on the inside. And then you're gonna take your panel. But we're not going to attach the panel yet. But we would attach the panel on the inside. Now what I wouldn't want to do it yet because I always stamp first. So the process is going to be first, we're gonna get our die cut four pieces we need. Then we're gonna be doing all their stamping at once. Then we're, after we're done stamping, we're going to be adhering or strips. That's the process to the cards then and only then we're gonna be putting them into then we adhere them into the card. But you can go ahead and what I want you to do now in the next part of this mass production. And I hope you're making a lot of cards at once and you can feel how relieved that you are to have so many cars. You don't need to worry about needing a card for things. You make these cards up. You can use them for any occasion. Friendship, birthday, graduation, I mean, sympathy, anything. So go ahead and make up a bunch of cards. Put, go ahead and attach or inside panels. Just save your output, saved this panel to last till you know what centimeters to be putting in it. Then after we do, we're gonna put that little strip and we'll have it ready to go. And of course we need our sentence for the outside. So I will see you in the next tutorial where I will already have on my panels attached. And we will be doing some dye cutting with the basic white card stock. So you're going to keep that card stock out. You're going to need it. See you real soon. Thank you. 7. Die Cutting Tips & Tricks: In this tutorial, you will do to die cutting that you need for your cards. And I'm going to be teaching you a few tips and tricks for die cutting along the way. We are using this something fancy dies set. This is a coordinating dies set that goes with the something fancy stamp set. They both have the same name. We're going to open this up and I just want to point out a couple of things about these days. If you wanted to make tags, have either kind, which you need to do with these dyes as you would put this part inside here. Make sure that you die. Put those together. Facing down. Of course always the average side is facing down so that you can get the hole in the right place. Now I did that a couple of times. Not for the cards that I'm using for the main project here, but I did it a few times for a different project. And I may use a couple of other cards. So here's ones without if I just put centimeters on my when you put a hole. And then here's some white ones I did with the hall and I liked it. The whole wedge shaped like a raindrop. And what I did is save those little raindrops, saved the centers because there is another coordinating set that I think this is going to go with called playing in the rain. And so I just save those to color those later. All right, Back to the ones we're using dies I'm using for this project. So as you can as you recall, we did we'd already used the insides of our panels to cut out the pieces we needed and designer series paper. So my first tip for you is get yourself these little boxes. I got this at the Dollar Tree. I use one for whatever project I'm working on. And it really helps me stay organized. These if we need to two, we have some extra scraps like these scraps I might as well use up. I'm going to take the larger one of those and that one and make some more out of designers Jewish paper. I also need some more of these and descenders, Jay's paper, because these worked perfectly behind the hexagon, this little shape here. And I have a few already cut out in design research paper. So they're gonna go great behind the hexagon. Now I need some Mexicans in basic weight which I already have any. I think these were all just done with designs. And I also want some hexagon in designer shoes paper because these are going to go really nice around the belly band to just give a little accent or embellishment for the front of the card. Furthermore, I like to cut these out. The shape in either can see I put the happy birthday on here, or in basic white. This one is crushed carry. And that way I can use those for sentiments. But only a couple of Sentiments fin on there. Congratulations and happy birthday. And I already have a graduation card, so I don't really need congratulations for anything, but I do need other sentiments and I can always use other sets. So let's go ahead and cut the basic white. And if we have rambled, cut some designer series paper as well. And we are going for this look, we, we need some of these and some of these you always die kept first. So you may be wondering, well why don't we stamp first and then tried to sent to the dram the stamps. Well, for several reasons, you can cut out a few sheets at once when you do your die cutting. So that's one reason to okay, So besides cutting out a few sheets of what somebody talk about that the other reason I don't do it is because I'm not sure which color I'm going to stamp these until I know which projects I'll be using them for. And it's good to have a lot of these shapes already cut out, so these are already ready to go. I've already done a sympathy one from a different stamps that just say you just have, you'll have more than you need. And it's always good to have more than you need. Several reasons. I mean, I just like this is my method. Krishna is no right or wrong method. I'm using the step and cutting and bus machine. Let me tell you that when it shut both sides, you've got that day. Both sides are closed up for I don't want is really say portability because it's pretty heavy machine, but it does help you store it in a cabinet. We opened it up. We put on base plate one. Then we put that base plate two, which is your thin di adapter. And then you put that on a plate number three, which is your bottom cutting plate. And it's usually did scratch to him. And then I put a plate number three on top of that. Now sometimes I put it in this direction or this direction, or this direction or that direction. So I mixed it up. Also what makes up the bottom way, which way I put it, it helps keep the plates from warping. So let's grab some scraps of paper. We're going to use some basic wait for two down at once. Not more than two for basic way, but you can put more, you can put three down for designers to use paper. We're going to go ahead and put the dyes on there. Now the other thing to do is use loot low tech, or let's say loose tech, low tech tape. Low-tech tape keeps these from moving on top of each other, et cetera. Okay. The dies tend to roll up on top of each other. Sometimes you can just cause problems and we'll go ahead and put three pieces of designer shoes paper down. And we'll go ahead and cut out some extra shapes like that. Just so we have them, It's always good to have extra shapes for your projects. And then we're gonna take our top plate, which is another plate number three. I'll put that on top. And that's what we're going to use to crank it through. If at anytime you start seeing things and I'm just cranking it through with the handle here. If you start seeing that things are starting to slip. The dyes are moving, slipping. Definitely stop and get them back out because you don't want them to fall on top of each other. You can actually bend your dies if they, if they go on top of each other, you're a little cracking sound and that's okay. Just means you've got some good leverage. So we can take these and pull those parties little bit. And now we have some extra shapes. Put those in your little bucket. I call it my bucket of crafty goodness. And I'm just going to put those two down. And I'm going to run those through with this die. Pull off the low-tech tape. So we have extra pieces and it's nice to kinda emboss is a little bit to this one shape buses the edge, there's a front of it. See how it's puffed up along the top. Put those away. Put this shape here so you can cut some design issues paper out of that shape. Safe. There's hexagon. Save these, and you can reuse this tape. I'll show you in a minute. So just kinda visa. I only put there were only two sheets but you just make sure they're not stuck together. If you put that one there. Now what it would do typically for my dad cutting tip and trick here, I will turn this around. And sometimes I haven't faced this one down. But just, just to give you a little bit more leverage, that leverage, but just less, less warping. Warping would give you more leverage. But when you don't want it, you don't want to work your plates. So let's see if anything has fits on here. This one's not going to fit on there. But to save this for other guy cutting shapes, I'll go ahead and put another piece of, couple more pieces of basic. Wait. And we'll go ahead and cut different shapes out that we need. So while I was making things for this particular workshop, this carbon making workshop, I actually cut out a lot of extra dye pieces I needed from other sets for future kits that I'm working on. So always, I would say in my youtube, never waste a good crank. When you're cranking through your skin and cut. We're not scanning, sorry. When you're cranking through this die cutting machine. That's a different kind. Don't want to confuse you. This is called the stamping cut and Emboss machine. When you're cranking through this damping cutting machine. Never waste a good Crank. Always tried to put as many dyes in there as you can so that your, your energy of your arms cranking here and it is good exercise. Then you have a lot of extra things that you cut out. I didn't need the tape because they didn't seem to be moving on top of each other. You can just see how I'm gonna keep on going. I have scraps here, good. These are good and I'm going to turn that one, maybe turn it around a little bit like, like so we'll flip this one down. Put it down. We're gonna go turn it that way. And let's go ahead and get one more out of it. Right? This time I might use tape because there's small piece of paper and I don't want to lose I don't want to lose the paper by if it slips, you lose the paper. Pulling these apart, putting them in my little bucket. And I'm gonna do this until I have more than enough. I was making about 10% extra. Because you're gonna, you're gonna be messing up some of these. They're not all going to fit on your project when you stamp, they're not all going to maybe stamping. Next step goes cricket. So they're not all going to want to say fit, they're not all going to stamp correctly. And even if you stamp the other side, you make a few mistakes. So cut extra shapes so you don't have to do the dye cutting later when we're in our stamping mode, will be in our stamping mode shape. And I can reuse this tape. Now let me show you now I'm going to grab another die because I see this as, let me just show you, you can get a better view. I see this as little wasted space. I'm going to grab a different dye from a different totally different set and see if that might fit in there. Okay. Does it so I don't have any smaller ones with me up on this table. Like I have this one from another. But if I did, I put a small one right there. So instead I'll just save that scrap. My hexagon is not going to fit right now. But I could go ahead and put another piece of paper in there. Like so if I wanted to, but that scraps not going to work. So I'm just going to crank it through as it is. I normally would fill this up a little bit more. But for teaching purposes we're just gonna go with what's here. I'm looking for that top plate. Here it is at the top plate sitting right here. Says put that on top. And just so you can see that handled cranking through, turn it to the left, sometimes to the right. You can see the dye just moved a little bit, but that's okay. We're just taped out. A low-tech tape keeps you from ripping your paper. Now finally, after using up the scrap as much as I can, I love using up my script. It's a fun thing. I kinda fun challenge for me. I have enough pieces. And then I can throw these scraps away, which I just did. But this one I'm not going to throw away because I feel like I could still get something else out of this little piece here. What is coming up next? I'm about to tell you, I am going to continue to die cut. In fact, I'm not just going to cut enough for now, I'm gonna kinda enough for an extra project I'm doing, I'm actually doing two swaps and I'm only making a course on one of those. So I'm going to go in and cut out a lot of extra shapes that I need. Then when I'm all done die cutting, I'm going to have my I'm gonna have my kids ready. My pieces I need for my kids. I'm going to have my tags, radium, you'd have everything ready. And then I'm going to see you in the next tutorial where I will show you how to do your stamping. You're gonna be stamping in the starry sky. You're going to be inking around the edges for dimension. And we're gonna be also stamping the inside of the card and attaching these little pieces of design research paper so that you have your final card assembly done except for how to make your gate folds close, which we'll do in a future video. That's all for now. See you in the next tutorial. 8. Blending the Edges of the Dies: Now that we've die cut all our shapes, It's time to do some stamping. So in this tutorial, I'm going to teach you stepping techniques. I'll even show you how to mount one of these stamps. Most are already mounted. And these are called cling stamps, meaning the rubber stamps and they need to be put on a stamping black. So let's do that first. We'll do grateful for the everyday magic of you will do the inside of these currents. So I'm just going to put it like that. I'm going to take a long stamping block. This happens to be there. They have letters on them. This is happens to be stamping block H and we'll just go ahead and mount that. So it's a little crooked. I just I liked about it. Kind of straight even though you can see what you're stamping when you stamp it. So that's good now that by mounting it onto this damping block, it helps me secure it. So next I want to take one of these pieces of basic white that we cut. And I'm going to stamp in starry sky. And I already have a piece of cardboard because this is just a folding table that my neighbor let me borrow. And it's not very the glider straight. I also have, this is just a mat to stamp onto. So I always like to stamp one, onetime onto the mat before a stamp onto my paper. So I'm going to take my piece of paper and I would do all of these at once, of course, in one session and open up the starry sky because it's a coordinating color. You saw how I open that. I hope. So. I just went and use this little ridge, pop it open. Some of these aren't as loose, but I use my stamp pads a lot. So this one is pretty loose. But it right there. Next we're going to take your stamp and you're going to, Let's move these hexagon xdx out of the way for now. Tap, tap, tap and stamp onto the mat. Okay, great. So it gives you a couple of things and it gets you make sure your inked up good, but it also makes sure that you're not upside down sometimes with a different type of stamp called a photopolymer stamp. It's hard to know if you're right, set up or upside down. Notice how I kept it on every few seconds to let the ink soak in. And now we have a good stamped image. So what I would do now, I said don't attach these little pieces here until you have a good stamped image. Let me go ahead and close this for a moment because I want to get everything. Although I just got it on my hand, as you can see, wiping on the silicon. These are, these are silicon mats to your table become more flat. Now what I want to do is take one of these pieces of the half-inch strips. Just go ahead and put that along the bottom of the card. Go ahead and put a line at Blue Cross and glue washers right off of the Silicon Macs as well. So we're going to take a piece. Let me find a piece. It's pretty straight. This one's pretty good. On one side. I'm just gonna go ahead and lift it up and see it's already straight by me using my finger. Rub it there this way. I didn't have to cut them until later. I like this method for working with small strips. I'm just going to turn it around. And I'm going to use the smaller paper snips to cut it straight along the edge. I have one more piece that can be used for another card, even though it was 12 inch strips. So of course I have a little extra pieces that I won't use leftover. Then you just eyeball it and make sure it's straight. You still have plenty of room to write your thank you message. And that's gonna go on the inside of the card. And you put it on the inside of the card. I'm going to use rolling adhesive. That's these sealed plus adhesive we've been using. I wouldn't pop it up with dimensionals because it's just a flat piece of paper so I would use to attach it. Okay, let's move on to Bagram, back to this concept here. I want to show you how to ink and had a stamp. So what I would do personally is I would ink these before as stamped them. Most likely, the reason is because you don't want to smear your stamp. So let's take some of these and we can income a couple of different ways. We're going to use what's called a blending brush. And we're going to use coordinating colors and we don't want it. When I say a couple different ways, you have a few choices here. So let's say we're going to use parakeet party or an crushed carry. You could do one side parakeet party once I'd crush carry, and then you pretty much are guaranteed that one of those colors will be in one of your card. I say almost guaranteed. Or that it'll coordinate with anything. Or you might want to do some with parakeet party on both ends and crushed carry on both ends. So here's what I did. I used crushed carry here on these ones and parakeet party on these ones. That worked out too because I had both of those colors. So you can see this is a parakeet party colors. Here's the color I'm referring to. It's in these little twigs and then you can see the crushed carriers in that part. But you never know what kind of card you're going to put it on right now. I think you might be better off just mix and matching. So we have a few choices we have, we can even do some of them in Polish pink. And then you'll know that if you do some empower key parties, summon crush, carry, some impasse pink, then you'll know you'll have something that will coordinate with any current. Now sweet surveys a little too dark, even though it's coordinating color. Shade is britches too dark to ink up with, even when you rub off some nail polish, pink can become light and so can Tahitian tide. When you try it can become light. But I would say your best bet or these three. So you don't want it, you don't want to ink up the edges with the starry sky, that's the color of your sentiment. So let's start with Chris Carey because we're gonna be using the most and then we'll do parakeet party. Okay, I have I have a brush already started to use for Chris Carey. So what I wanna do is take this one is really dry, so I'm going to start with it first. Then perky parties, more. Juice, your stamp set. So what I'd like to do is put some ink on a stamping block. And then I'd like to tap, tap, tap. I mean, I'd like to rub on tier, sorry. And then tap, tap, tap. What that did is just put a blob of ink onto my little silicon mat. So then I can kinda do a circular motion and just go in there and get around the edges with the bunny brush. Now see, this leaves me, it makes me be able to put my finger there, which is nice. Now if I had just stamp that, oops, Of course, I made a mistake right in front of you, but that's okay. We're going to keep rolling. Well, if I would give we won't we won't put my finger right down the middle of that unless you have another piece of paper to do it with. So let's see here, Let's get a little piece of crushed carrying. It'll help hold it down. Alright, so because I have crushed carry on my fingers. So using little circular motions helped you put some ink around the edges. And we'll do that on the other side. Now of course you have fingers are clean. You can hold the middle yourself, but if you were to hold it while there's a stamped image there, it may rub off. It may smear the stamped image. So that's pretty good. I've inked around both edges. And now we have one that's done with crushed carry on both sides. Now let me show you the method again where I put a little bit of ink on here and see when I tap off how much ink comes off on the mat. So that's important that you don't want the ink to get onto your the edge of your shape. Circular motions, still pretty dark, but they're gonna get lighter as they do these, do more of these. Alright, so that's good, that's more natural. And then we'll do one for the hexagon. So here's the hexagon, a hexagon. You have to make sure it goes this way. For your thank you message. Show me to put it that way and just sort of hold it there. You can ink a lot of these with the blending brushes before you need to refill the ink. And when I say refilled and you can just tap into your little blob there or you can tap back onto the stamping block. Alright, so that's good. Now we're ready to stamp the messages, which we will in a minute. But now let's go ahead and do some parakeet party. For that, I want to use a different silicone mat just so I don't mix the inks together and at different stamping block. I'm going to leave the Chris Perry opened because right after this video I'm going to be getting to work in doing all the inking in the stamping. It. Let's go ahead and open up the parakeet party will get a stamping black, put some ink on it, put the stamp with the blending press into it. That's a mini blending brush. Let's see if I can hold this with something, but that there. That's a mini blending brush so it has to smaller bristles. And entities happens to be the one that I used already with that color, you can wash them off when you're done. But I tend to just use them for a while before I wash them off. Alright, that looks good. And now let me show you what that would look like with a couple of colors. So we'll put that one over here. She can keep looking at that. We have a little bit we'll do a little bit of parakeet party tap. Just I'm just gonna put something there because my hands are still inky. They'll get in gear as I go. Okay. Now, I think one thing that looks nice is when right over there, when you use more than one color for sort of an ombre effect. And to open up the pink sort of a light color. Put a little bit on, stepping back, a little bit to shear. So it's going to take a bigger blob and it's going to take a bit to get it off the blob or ticket d, block the ink off, I should say Tap, see how it's darker. So maybe tap twice and get that Inca, get that blob of ink off. Now, tap onto your silicon mat. And I'm just going to go down to this end because I don't want to mix it with the parakeet party. The parakeet parties up there. I'll get its own little spot and see how we can do that on the other end. And that would look really nice as well. And it would also give us more of a chance that this is going to coordinate with what we're doing. If you put a couple of colors on it. So that's a nice way to do it. Maybe a little bit further in. And let's go ahead and ink up a hexagon. That way. I'm going to turn the hexagon sideways and there's still enough ink on there for me to use. Now the only downside is if you do mess up your stamp, you'll have to sponge color the other side because you're gonna use the other side of these shapes. Unless of course they're emboss, but these shapes you can use either side. I'm just inking up the sides a little bit. So that's how that'll work. And now we're ready to do some stamping. I'm going to put that on there. This one on here. These are gonna be vertical, close. I'm gonna probably closest Pausch pink. So I'm not going to use that as much. I was just showing you that these blending brushes out of the way. And let's see, ready to go. 9. Stamping the Sentiments: So now we're going to open up the starry sky and we're going to go get the stamps we need. Looks like I've mixed up a couple of sympathy stamps. That's from another set. Okay, Here it's May the good. You do come back to you. We're going to use that stamp. I'm gonna put it flat side up. And we're also going to be using the thank you stamp. Let's get a big stepping back. This is simply block D and mounted on there. And we're going to tap, tap, tap and stamp onto the mat. It looks good. Then I'm just going to turn these a bit and we're going to stamp the sentiment. I would do all the sponge coloring and then I would do all the sentiments. Okay, it looks good. Put that off to the side to dry. See, I'm just holding it for a few seconds each time. Oops, that one's a little cricket. That's what I did. Extra. Wonder why it's crooked. Let's see. Let me just see why it's cook it for a second. Because when I'm straight, it seems to be cooking, so I might have to go yeah, I may have to compensate by turning that way. So when you figured out that, that's another tip and trick for you, so let's try it. I'm gonna have to compensate by turning it a little bit this way because it's not really straight or it could be the angle. I'm looking at it. Okay, That's good. That's better. So that's how it works. And now we're gonna go ahead and do the thank you's grab a stamping block. This would be a stamping block B. And we're going to put this thank you straight up. I'm still gonna keep using starry sky for the darker sentiments because it just looks better, easier to read. And I loved the script font. Okay, that looks good. Let's do that again. I need to hold it a little longer for a sharper image. Great. So that's how you get a thank you. Now, last let me show you. I did I didn't. If you have a vertical card, the gatefold remember we do the vertical gatefold card. You're gonna do the strip the same way and stamp it up in this direction. Just, just to reminder to know your orientation before you stamp all these papers and go Oh, no, I didn't mean it to be this way. My card is vertical or for most of my swaps today, in this course that you're taking are gonna be horizontal gatefold. So opening this way, so that's the way I'm stamping might sent him up, but just be aware of how you stamp your sentiment. Now, let's show you how to mount a claim stamp, because we're all about tips and tricks in this card making workshop. So let's look at something. I have a birthday, I have a birthday one. I've already done some happy birthdays. I think I may have told you about those. So here's already stamped and crush carry. I've used that little banner. I think it would be good to say for a belated birthday card, this one. Let me show you in the front. I'm going to use the one that says, I didn't forget your birthday. I'm just stretching out the celebration. So that's really cute. So I'm going to take off the sticker. There's just sticker sheet on there. Let's lay this down. Now. I'm going to take pieces and throw them away. They're just they were just covering the sticker. You don't have to put your stamps on a sticker. They'll stick straight on his stamping black just as they are. But you want to put the sticker on so you can tell what the font looks like when you're, when it's upside down. Then you're going to pull this part off. And then you're going to match up the shape, see how the shape is. And then you're going to take this shape and put it right over the sticker. It's pretty close although I'm a little bit of an angle but you tried to get right over the top of it, happened on their peeled off. And now you have the sticker mounted to the clink step. Then of course, put it on a stamping block. I'm not going to stamp with this one now. I just wanted to show you how to map the stamp. What I'm going to do is show you how to layer up the sentiments. Hopefully you won't have too much income. So what we're gonna do say, like, I really liked how this one came out. And this one is still pretty good. Even if it's a little crooked, this one, this one's quicker, but I would just probably turn it a little bit on the card. And then we have this. Thank you. So what we're gonna do is take some layer, Let's take some shapes for layering. I like how? Well first you're going to decide on the cart. So let me show it. Let's take this card for an example. If this is the card, I think I'll go for the one that's There's a lot of crushed carry going on already on this card. So I might go for this one because it's a little bit different because there's a lot of Chris Carey, although this would, this would coordinate two because there's a lot of Chris Carey, but I think there's just too much Chris carry on that card. So I'm going to put that sentiment there. And then I'm going to put the thank you On this side, I think only because I want to cover up more of this side and less of this side. So you just have to decide which side you want to cover more of. It doesn't matter which you put on either side. It's up to you each time it can be different. So now we're going to take these little shapes and see what would match. This would be acute shape because it coordinates with that little accent over there, that would be cute. You just want to bring out the colors from the other side. This would also be cute because its coordinates with the Card itself, the crush carry. So let's try them both and see something like that might be good. Something like that depends on how it's going to show up. Nope, I think I like the darker one. For you saw that the darker shape now going to layer up a shape in-between. So we're then we're going to take these T-shaped here. So for each card, your little decisions. This is why you're using a whole pack of paper and you have lots of shapes cut out because it gives you more decisions, more things to make decisions with. So now you have this little piece might be acute exit to put behind. Now that I'm happy with that side. Now for this side, we already have, we're not going to use the same ink drown. This one has the pedal pink, I'm sorry, the Polish pink color, but you still need something behind it for layering. That was delirium for that side, sorry. So these layers, we are going to just go ahead and put the thank you over there. Dupe or deck Thank You. Would work too. I'm going to actually I'm gonna do it on that side because this one I should have. I just keep going when I make a mistake, as you see, for that shape, I actually have an outer shape like that. But it's the same concept applies to the hexagon goes over the top of those. And for these, I want to find something that's going to look good. Does it either way, I'm going to cover up almost the same side. I'm going to see which way to put them in a moment. I'm just looking, looking to see what might look good on this background. I'm thinking this might look good again because it's the same as that one, but I think that's a little too much too much of the shaded spruce. Alright, maybe this one. Yeah, that one's looking good. Bargain is looking good. Let's see what else. Try one more. The dark one. It's a little time and flip diverse a little bit. Yeah. Okay. I actually liked the darker one better for that one because of the contrast on the back. Okay, now you could either try to switch them around and see which you'd like. But I do actually, I just wanted because I am layering up this back piece. It's going to work out. It's going to work out well because those pieces are both covering about the same amount. So we put a little bit of rolling adhesive on this part and put it down. Then I'm going to take a little bit of an eye. You should not take that long to make decisions. Actually, I was just doing it the first time. I think I'm going to have a lot of these layers and then just plunk them on cards. But I do when I'm watching TV. And it is kinda fun to experiment with which one goes where what I do is the next one I'm putting roller adhesive on the designers share his paper ones like so. But then I'm popping up. Make sure that stays. Could he used a little bit more adhesive on that one? I'm going to pop up the sentiments with dimensionals. Yeah, something like that. Now what I'm going to do is pick out full dimensionals and make sure you know which one I'm using. So this one. But two on the back. Pop that up and sent to that. If you want to put it ribbon behind it, it's good. But all of these things are actually embellishments, so these are all good to go. Then that one already has, I think I have one with polished pink and not this one. So here it is. So whenever there it floated to that side. So now we're going to put, I just like to put two-dimensional thing, each one to keep its, keeps it a little bit less wonky. And that's how I do it. If there's more than one right way to do it. But this is how I do it and I'm gonna be showing you how to shut your cards, different ways to shut these cards. But we have almost finished card. We have beautiful designer series paper layered in the inside. We have too little banner grown around and I will show you how to close that up. It discards very heavy. It's already may require a little bit extra postage because we have lots of layers on it. It's really professional-looking. And I think you're gonna like that. Okay, a couple of more things is you could just go ahead and watch season the sink. That's one way to wash off your stamp. It is water-based ink that we have been using. You could get baby wipes and wash them off or wipe them off. You could use what? Stamping scrub. That's one of the stamping up things that you could use. A stamp and scrub where you spray some solution on the little sponges and Slashdot around or a shammy. A shammy. So those are four ways to clean your stamps when you're all done. But I'm not going to clean my end because I'm going to keep using them. After I'm done all my stamping, I'm just gonna go ahead and layer these up. Then what I'll do is I'll have them all layered up like this one I might say, okay, let's, this is cute. And what would I put that on? I might say I'm going to put it on there for now. Are on there. Then what I would do is I would have all of these done. These pieces would be popped up on dimensionals. Then all I have to do is put the adhesive on and put them on the different cards. So I would actually spend some time layering up the pieces after I'm done stepping them. Hope that was useful to you. Go ahead and stay up all of your sentiments. And we'll see you in the next tutorial where bring back some designer series paper because we're gonna be showing you some ways to close your gatefold cards. 10. Using Belly Bands to Close your Gatefold Cards: There are countless ways to close your gatefold cards. I've already shared this method with you where we tied the twine and we put that twine underneath the DSP in the front to hide it. There's also a way you can put the twine around the outside, which will do, we're going to work on the belly band. I want to show you the two sizes for the belly band and a couple of other tips and tricks along the way. I chose the belly band method because I really like how you can make it belly band, that they can even see the inside of the designers to use paper. I like how it encloses something that the belly band is reusable. They just put it right back on if they want to. And another thing I like about the belly band is that you can put the sentiment right on it, or you can slide it out of the way if you want your sentiment street scene. So let's just get right into it. What you're going to need for this are just one strip, 1 " strips of design research paper. I have a bunch of them laying out here. And then for the vertical folds, the vertical fold cards that we did, you would need a nine inch strip of dissenters, those paper, nine inch by 1 ". This will all be in your workbook. Don't worry about it. And what do you want to then do is take I have a couple of cards I didn't finish with yet. Because I think the best way to do this belly band if you've already put the sentiments on it. Like I told you, we do assembly line process in my classes where we have a lot of my workshops where I talk about making a lot of pieces and then assembling your cards. So yes, we have done that. And this is what I have done. I've watched many episodes of Yellowstone, which I just started watching in Season five. It's pretty cool. I saw this like fun show I've been watching. So what I did is I just put all the cards together like that. And then I said, Oh, I should have told you. I should have told myself that it be a little better to make the belly band when this is flatter? Because what it does is it makes your belly band tighter. You see what I did. Hopefully you saw that. I just do it so naturally I sometimes need to explain it as they do it. I'm going to get a little bit of rolling adhesive and I'm going to tear my belly band. So what I do is I put a little bit of he's up there because I want to make sure it's not going to stick onto the paper. Then I'd take this side and I put a little bit of adhesive on this side, but you know what, Sometimes I have to trim a tiny bit off. So let me show you. I'm not sure if I'm going to trim a tiny bit off. Yeah. It's about 12 ", but sometimes, depending on where I folded, I cut a little smidgen off. Then I just put a little bit of rolling adhesive there. Now I think this makes it tighter, but if you do what I did and you assemble all your cards while you're bingeing on TV. Just when I get a lot of the parts done, then that's okay too, because you can always put this band on later. You can also make all your bands. And then you can put them on. You can decide which card they go on later. You could just take one card and say, this is the cartoon media use to make my bands. And then you just bend the car a little bit to get the band on. Like so put it on, slide it down, put it where you want it, and let go. Then what I do is I use. So here's my bucket of crafting. Goodness I call it, I'm going to use a little hexagon that we die cut out of something fancy dice. And we're gonna just show you my process for this. We'll see which one will look good on this band. So we want contrast and we want something that's not already used in those two patterns. That would be cute with the flower. I already liked that. This one doesn't contrast as much because it's a light color. But I like that, but then that's too much like that one, so I just going to use that one. So then you find the it goes horizontal search machine on that side. I make it go horizontal. You can make it go vertical, your hexagon, but I keep calling and hexagon, it's not exactly equal sides, but I guess it would still be 6-sided. Let's put it there and put a little bit of adhesive on it. And then you're going to do that. Now you're going to reach under there with your finger. This is just a tip and trick for you. Make sure that district under there that you have no extra adhesive because if you do it over the paper underneath and that is how you slide your belly band on. Let's start from the very beginning for this section of the course where I'm going to take my tremor and just show you how we get these belly bands. We're going to take a piece of designers use paper. You can actually do three at once. Here's a good one. These both, these are both good. That's good and do three at once. Grabbing some paper for my table. Any patterns will do because if you don't use one side, you can use the other. If you want them to be planar. There's a B-side of other aid beside of all, you're designing shoes, paper, getting there. You want inch strips. And they don't have to be exactly like when you're doing the card, their exact wonder if I forgot to push that whenever. I don't see it. Which is okay, we're just gonna do it again. This one, this one might not have been on the right when I cut. Okay, So we have a few strips. Now let's take one of these and make it a nine inch strip. So I'm gonna go ahead and make this one a nine inch strip. Because that's going to be for your vertical card, you need nine inch strips. So now let's look at a card and we would say, okay, so this was the car. Now we'd look at it and I would say, well, this one is. I wouldn't use this pattern because it's already on there. I probably wouldn't use this blue because it really, even though this starry sky is one of the coordinating colors in this card, it would clash. I think that would clash. So for this one, this one I think would be good because there's a little bit of that background there. It says little pink stripes. I think this will be a good band for this car. So that's how I do it. I just match them up as you'd call him. Talking about how I put designer shares paper on the inside of all the cards. I did all that but I was watching TV. So I'm gonna get near and go loosely. I don't use, I'm not using any score scoring tool. This is better to wrap a belly band and I'm just going to do that to where it overlaps and you want it to overlap somewhere in the middle so that your little hexagon can hide any of the little foldover area. And it doesn't mean hexagon. Just going to put that one on top than it would be a hexagon. It can be any kind of embellishment to hold it shut. Okay, now let me just make sure I want to make it tight because it'll loosen up when you lift hip, lift up. And then we're gonna take our little, this would be a good hexagon, I think for this one, you could pop it up with dimensionals, but I'm going to just use my rolling adhesive then on top sort of center. But I can't really sent to this one because it's sticking out a little bit. See what I'm doing. I just don't want any of this little part to stick out. The hexagon is covering up the same. That's why I was showing you that could cut a smidgen of this off. These are just little details that you're going to not have to worry about now. But as you become your professional card maker that you are, these are little things that make a difference. There you go. So that's how to do it. And then at that point you could take these and I just wanna show you how we'd go about picking the sentiments. I've already done all the inking up and I've already done all the stamping and inking, so I might just do something like that. Okay, That one looks pretty good, but it's the same as that background, so that one might look better but they're no blue no. Or starry sky? Yes, for that color because it brings out a color in there. And then maybe that one but the crush carry on that side. So this is how I would figure out where to put things, kinda put these back. Then I would take one of these. And we could say, there's a little bit of green that would work. I think that one would work for shade, It's Bruce and then I would take these little maybe a little bit of blue there because we're not using your blue anywhere else. Let's see, are the starry sky. There's a little, it would compliment the inside. So I think I could do that little piece for contrast. And then the thank you. Okay, so that's how I would go about layering up a card and deciding where are the elements go. I will be showing you these cards in greater detail, but now let's go ahead and look at the vertical lines. Okay, well, I did Happy birthday on the outside because this particular way that I put the sentiment was too big for this to put a cross here, but you could put these little banners at an angle. So show you some of the belly bands here. And I used an oval from a different dissect because I just thought that look good on the vertical cards. Okay, and I also have the way we can touch it. So let's grab, we'll just use this vertical card. Doesn't have any that don't have a band on him. It says a different kind of band. I'll let you take a look at that when this is pretty fun. For this card, what I did is I took a vertical card and I had, I had an idea. I said, well this one doesn't really, the way I had cut this paper was going into vertical pattern. And then I realized that this, this card can be presented in this way. So it's a vertical fold card, but you're just presenting it horizontally. And you put the sentiment on the outside. So that's just another idea. We have infinite ideas here because there's infinite possibilities for how you can make this, these belly bands. So let's go ahead and put this on their status was the Carta was putting it on. I'm just going to center it folded around. And I'm just making the band now I'm not actually going to be using it on this one because that's the same coverage, that one. A little bit of adhesive there. And then you can also go to the site and put a little bit of adhesive there and close it up. Then you can add your hexagon now or later. But I usually tend to wait until later for my hexagon because I want to know where this is going to go and put it on a card that'll contrast with. So now let's talk about a few other things. 11. Using Twine on your Gatefold Cards: Can we have some other, Let's go back to this cartoon. So we could take, say, for this card or any card, we can take twine, bakers twine, and I like to do to it once. Okay. And you can just go in there. I mean, I'd like to do two at once when it's Twine, not ribbon. And I like to have enough extra time, a little bow. And so you don't need to worry about this belly band that you're running low on. Designers share his paper, or you just want to do something different. The only thing about using twine and especially using two layers of twine is that get it straight so it doesn't separate off. It is going to separate off. So sometimes you have to pull it at a certain angle, pull it at an angle a little bit. I get it real tight. Sometimes you have to double knot it. But then you can, you can split these up. But the only thing about this is it does make your mail bulky. Okay, so that's, that works as a way of making your card shut. So little bulky though is if you're gonna be handing it to someone, this is acute method, okay? And you can do this then you can go like this, your Twine. And it makes it fun because now it's real tight. It tightens up your whole card and it looks really cute. I think that's just a beautiful way of presenting your car to someone. And then you can see how it crosses over in the back. That's really nice. Alright, now for the Velcro, I gotta be fun to do with the Velcro because this is something that's very professional looking to. The only thing about the Velcro is somebody who doesn't always know necessarily where they're supposed to pull over, how they're supposed to open this. So say you were the recipient of this card and you said, Oh, that's really nice. And someone gave you this card and then you'd be like trying to open it. And you might not know that all you have to do is that at the Velcro. But if you're giving it to a card maker, they can definitely figure that out. They won't rip it. A card makers definitely going to go try to lift this up. Lift that up. Now, oftentimes if you've seen interactive cards before, there's little tabs that say pull or Lyft or slide. And sometimes there's directions on the cards, but I don't like to put directions on my cards. I want it to be intuitive. And the only thing about this, as I probably should have put the Velcro over here on the sidebar so someone can get an airfield. A couple of kinds of Velcro. Let's say we wanted to Volker this one shadow. Actually, let's do it. Let's do a horizontal one because I've already done a vertical one. And wheat now, sorry, we need to do, we could do this one. We need to do one that doesn't already have sentiments on it because this is going to be using this for your sentiments. So let's say I wanted to do one a little darker. Here we go. This one here, we're going to use this one here because it's darker and then this will contrast. So here's my little, this is gonna be my tab. So what you're going to do now there's a couple of kinds of ochre. This one I just wanted to say because I got it at the Dollar Tree. And please you're saying I don't have any velcro. They do have it at the Dollar Tree. And then you'll get these little tabs, but these are kinda thick. And then they make this other kind of velcro. And it's just called Velcro. And you can see it's really thin. It's like paper thin. So I like to use this and I'd like to put the flat side down and the fuzzy site. So I'm gonna use, I'm gonna get my two pieces of okra together. And I'm going to put them straight onto my little little tab. And I'm just gonna go like this. And I'm gonna push, I'm gonna put it there in the center. So there's my little tap. And that's gonna be, it's gonna be Velcro. Now, this side, what you wanna do is put, put some adhesive on the side. Of course you should work on a mat, don't work on top of other cards because you could get your adhesive caught up in there. Okay, So in it's very basic form, That's how you Volker your card. But to make someone think that that's decide to open, I, I put the sentiment on this side. And these vertical sentiments work well in cards like this, this blue one, starry sky should say it's gonna be good because look at that nice contrast. So you can see how I think and how I lay out my designs and how I work with my designs. Getting to see this in action. So here we go, we'll put that there. Then you can leave it like that. Of course, that's cute. And then someone probably would know more about opening this up when you leave it like this because this is sort of sticking up. So may the good you do come back to you. It open up the card. And then inside you have these well, this one's a birthday one inside, but I just wanted to figure out some vertical designs. And inside you put your sentiment. I didn't put sentiments and all my card yet. But I think to go one step further, it would be nice to then put this same timeframe when it's a little better. When I have a few here, here we go. There's your one that's a little better. And put that right on top of that. I think that just looks better to hide the Velcro into. It doesn't look as accurate. So if I'm sending this to another crafter, this is a very good method. It's pretty flat because I used the flatter Velcro. It's pretty intuitive to somebody who crafted. They're gonna go, they're going to try to open it and they're not really going to know how. And then it gives them a little fun and have a little fun with it. Then they figured that out pretty quickly. It's pretty flat. It goes into the envelope very easily. It's not lumpy like the other. Like this Twine we were using. This one is a little less lumpy. Alright, so those are some ideas. And then the last idea would be to create a slider. And you could put a slider, you'd have to have a little bit of a gap here in the middle. And he committed a slider that goes up and down the middle. You just make a little device. So a little bit more of a gap in the middle and it slides. When you pull it off. You open. However, don't even think you need if you give someone discard. And they're not all quite done on the inside. But if you can somewhat a card, let's say you don't put a belly band on this card. You don't, you just hand someone discard. This is very nice the way to plus the way you made it. It's very heavy because you use designers share his paper panels here and on the inside. So to me, you really even, you don't even need to actually have a belly band. This is such a nice card. And if you do put a belly band on it just to train it or to keep it shut. It will it will stay pretty flat even if you don't send it with a belly band. So that's how you do it. Now you could also put a little bit of a little bling, little pearl or something, right in these two layers and that will hold, hold it shut as well. Infinite, infinite possibilities. I'm gonna be showing you how to step up your card next. But let me just review what we did. So you have the idea of the different ways to do Valley bands and some measurements. Alright, so let me just put these in, in a pile. I'm going to show you that my belly bands, but I'm not going to show you the insight to my cart yet. So you have several ways to shut your gatefold cards. The several ways to shut your gatefold cards are using twine that you hide underneath your design research paper. Using twine to wrap around the outside of your card. Either way you're going to see the Twine in the back using one or two layers of twine. At the same time. You use Twine, you could have also used the ribbon. The reason I don't like using regular ribbon. And even, even though this one is pretty thin, this is called organ the rumen is because ribbon. It's okay when you just laid out. But when you do about it Good becomes very bulky. But ribbon can be used as a belly band. Okay, so we talked about Twine, talked about Twine, singular double. We talked about belly bands. And the belly band doesn't have to be just added designers to use paper, you can make a belly band out of ribbon. So let me show you the belly bands. Okay. I left. I took some out of the way. I've split them out of the way. The different ways to do the belly bands will go through the insides of the cards. Soon after I finished making, kind of finished the insides of some of my cards have made 32 card server. And I'm just in the process of finishing out. So we have twine belly bands. Belly bands can be made with designer series paper or ribbon. Tying them up can be done with designing shoes paper or sorry, twine or ribbon. And then lastly we have Velcro. So I would say, I would say the three ways really are to tie it, to use a belly band or choose Velcro. And then there's infinite, there's infinite ways to use Velcro and sliders and other, other ways too fast and your cart. So that's a review. And then this is what the Dr. looks like. I didn't even showing you on my belly bands. So now what I want you to do is go ahead and take the knowledge you have to go ahead and finish up all your cards. Finished putting all your sentiments on your cards. And then I want to see you back here where we will show you how to step it up by making another kind of layer. 12. Adding an Embossed Layer, Bling, Decorating Envelopes: In this tutorial, you're going to learn three ways to step up your cards. The first way is embossing. We're going to show you how to use an embossing folder to get this effect on your card. The second way is to just add some bling. We'll be using some different gyms just to leave a little pearls, just to show you how you can step up the carpet using blank. You can also use blink to hold your cards shut. He's little piece of it. The third way is by decorating your envelope. And the way you do that is you're gonna decorate the flapper your envelope with a piece of design research paper. There are many ways to step up your cards, but let's just work with those three in this tutorial as a way for you some spark your creativity so far. Alright, so let's go ahead and cut this paper. 4 ". This is black, very blessed card stock. It's not just designers grade paper. It's best to if you're going to do with bossing to use card stock. So next we're going to cut it by two-and-a-half percent. So this is that same measurement that you would use for the for the card panels, the inside car panels. That's these panels here, the insight that the designer shoes paper. So we're gonna go ahead and cut a couple of those. These were my scripts that I didn't quite like. I didn't, I didn't score in the right place or my scoring tools slipped, et cetera. So those are the extra scripts I have of this Blackberry bliss. Now we're going to take our stamp and cutting and boss machine, which is like this. I raise the camera bits, you could see it comes like that. So we open up both sides of the machine and then we're going to use what's called a die cutting sandwich or die sandwich whenever using a dichotomy seen there's a sandwich. If you look at the platform, the base plate, it will explain what to do. So we're using plate number one, which is your base plate. And it says when you're using a 3D embossing folder, all you need is plate number four. In previous tutorials, you used plates number 2.3. This time we only need plate number four. Next, we're going to use an embossing folder. And the one I've chosen to use for this example is called Kane. We've 3D in Boston folder. And it's a 3D bus in Photoshop. It's pretty thick. So all we need to place, so we're going to take the impressive folder and put it with the logo stamp and UPS logo site up. And we're going to put our pieces of card stuck in there. And I'd like to do two at a time and I'd like to keep them straight because this pattern is one of those patterns that is a straight pattern. It's concentric. Concentric. What's the word? Lines has lines on it. We're going to put this plate on top, plate number four and we're going to crank it through. And I have one piece that I haven't embossed. So you may get to see amazing transformation of before and after. Let's open this up. And it's just amazing what it does. So that when you, when you put this on here, when you look at the one before and after, you can really see that this paper is transformed. You can use either side. Both sides will work. I personally like the site better, but if I was going to use this side, I would use something called wink of stellar, which is a glitter, clear glitter pen toothbrush. So let's take our adhesive and they're going to come back. Now let's take this piece and we're going to use these pieces. I've already cut some fresh Frazier. Now these were in eighth inch bigger. Recall we did it with the designer series paper two. These are the same measurements we're using for the design. Show his paper panels except that when you're doing bossing, used to diaries of card stock, nice solid edge will make this pop and put that on there. And then we'll put it on a card and show you what that looks like. I have an extra card I've cut out with Polish pink. Okay, there we go. Extra Cardinal has put that on the layer of pause pink. Amazing. So just, just always using contrasting colors, you're okay. Alright, so that is how to do it. And of course then you'd go on and do the rest of your card. The way that we've been doing, where you're going to put your sentiments on there, et cetera. So now let's move on to the next way to step up your card. Make a little bit of room. We want to add some bleeding. So let's get a card. I'm going to make sure I'm not using the one I'm using for my swaps because my swaps are not actually getting any blank. But this one here, it can, it can stand some blink because these are the extra cards that I'm using for something else. And I have a pack here of iridescent Ryan Stone, basic joules. There's one that's open. And then I have wanted to show you what it looks like when it comes into full pack. It's open because I cut them up for doing some shares when I share embellishments and things. So I'm gonna go ahead and put a few on there. So one, I'd like to do with things in odd numbers. Say one. I'm not going to put one on this band itself because I don't want to raise it that much. I'm going to put another I don't want to use the big one again, there's three sizes, so one I'm going to put one down here. So I have a couple on that side and then I'll put the smaller one over here. Oops, I don't know if it has the, there we go. So we have 123. So I like to work in odd numbers. Now if I were gonna keep going to work, you could do five. I think it would be nice to put another big one over here. And then one small one. Likes maybe here. So then we have five. So that would look nice too. So you could do seven. I just like to use odd numbers, so that's a nice way to step it up. And then the third way, go ahead and get that trigger out again. And you would cut a piece. I've already done it. And you'd cut a piece of paper that's five and three-quarters by two and a quarter. I'll just go ahead and show you the measurements, but we'll I'll have them in the workbook tissue. So two and a quarter by five and three-quarters I'm sorry. Make sure that's in the kind of 5.3 quarters, two and a quarter. Now that means that we have the exact size we need. And then we're gonna go ahead and take the medium. That that was an envelope. That's not an envelope. We want the clear medium envelopes. I don't mean clear medium envelopes, just basic white medium envelopes. Clear me to men's lives. So what we're going to store the cards in later. So go ahead and you're going to lay that on their net, decide how you want this to be. So they decided, I think would be better if this paper will look better if that was, that was the top side. So that looks good. So it states excise, we need it. We're just going to put some rolling adhesive work or glue, but I think this better. This is thin paper when you have envelopes, I think it's better to use rolling adhesive. Go ahead and put this on there. And of course you can use you can use your tremor or something with allege to help you line that up. Go ahead and push that on like so. So we have the pattern the way we want it to go, push it on, push it down. That's good. And then we're gonna take our tremor. Tremor or paper or papers, snips and trim around the edge. And the top is fine. You can trim. I give you a little bit of extra their job across the top or just go round. And this is a really nice way to decorate your envelope. That's of course, if you're mailing the card in this envelope directly, That's a really nice way to do it, and it does fit in there directly these A2 cards. However, I tend to put my cards into other bigger envelope, so I'm not going to be decorating these for my swaps in particular, but I definitely wanted to show you how to step that up. Okay. Some other things you can do. That's fine. One that's birthday. I'm going to show you these little pearls. These are some flat pearls. You could just decorate the band itself. Few size, different sizes at some playing or the card itself. Okay, that would step it up. And then I wanted to show you lastly, say you have a card that starts popping open and you can take a little. These are just some little gems I had and I thought these were being nice because they're vertical. And you could just take this if you didn't have a belly band that is put one little rind stone in there. And it would hold your card shut and keep it from popping up and say you didn't have this band. It could just put a couple of little gems and that would be a nice way to keep your card shut. So there's waste to step up your cards by embossing. And there's ways to step up your cards by decorating the envelopes and in using blink. So those are the three ways. And of course there's more. And I'd like to see what you create in this card making workshop and see how you step up your card. So what you do to take them to the next level? Well, that's all for now. Next, I'm gonna be showing you how I package up my cart. Thank you. 13. Packaging Cards for Sharing & Selling: While I was producing this card making workshop, I created 32 of this style of card and 16 of another style of card. So what I want to show you now is how I go about packaging up my cards that I'm going to be giving away. Then I want to show you how I package up my cards that I'll be mailing to customers and how we package up cards if I were to sell the cards. Just so you have an idea of how to do all three. But first, let's look at some of the ways you can step up your cards because I did finish adding some blame to these embossed cards. If you recall, we learned how to step up our cards with sampling. And I added to the different cards, either five, maybe seven, sometimes just three. But I advise students to these cards that were already in Boston, made little belly bands and then created the envelopes. And here's one more added, some warbling. I thought that'd be fun to show you. Alright, so now let's get to it. When I am going to use these first swap, I take the bag. And these are called clear medium envelope. So they look in the book a little bags. Just double-check everything. Make sure nothing's upside down. Okay, we're good to go. Put the belly band on. You can put the belly band on now you can put it on the side. I mean, you could just lay it. What I'm saying is you could just play it inside there like that if you didn't want to put the belly band on. But I'm going to go ahead and put it right on the card so everybody knows what it's for. And then I'm gonna put the card in a bag. And this is for a team swap. I'm doing where we're all sharing different designs and that's how you can get inspired by others creations. So then after I do that, I put down, I put it in the materials I used. I put down the stamp set, something fancy stamp set. And then I write down the dies and the product numbers and ink. I use starry sky ink, so that's something I used in all of them stories got ink. Now I didn't break down. Parakeet party crushed carry here because I didn't ink them all up with the same colors. See here this one, I used the Polish pink down here. I didn't always use the same colors. So instead, I put flowers are more designer series paper. And then I put all the coordinating colors with the paper. That means that if you see any other colors of ink, you can see that I used one of those colors. And then I worked at I created it. And then we put it, I put that inside the bag. Then I steal the bank. That's what I would do. Now for customer, I would do the same thing. And then you can see how I let, you could see when we do the same thing for customer, except I would write, I have one that says thank you for your order. And I put that in the Baptist is thank you for your order and how to order more. And I would still do cottage cheese or something like that. Not always predicts youth, but something. Thank you for your order. Then I want to show you I will stay at the same time I was doing those. I was doing a different slope. So that was a swap. This one was based on the what's called our mini catalog. It's stepping up and then this one was based on a celebration brochure. So I did, I did this swap and these are these say carriage. I showed me, just show you that it was stamping support or sending support, sorry, sending support. And then I wrote which kind of dies, the citric Tango dies. And then I use native any of the ink for this and pedal pink ink because I did use pedal pink on all these. Then I put them AND designs, design research paper and all the coordinating colors. And that way that covers because I've put down all the coordinating colors. Sometimes they use balmy blue, sometimes they use fresh, Frasier, sometimes pedal pink granular, green, mango melody. So I used five petal pink, five or six colors of card stock. But so by putting all the colors of the paper I color, I covered the different cards doc I could have used. That's and then I didn't break down the ribbon because I had already made these. But then later I decided to add the balmy blue, blue ribbon. This is a card that will showcase designer series paper. That's what that card does. Now, let's get back to the skip back to packaging. If I were male This true customers, then I would take something like this. May or may not give me an envelope. I probably wouldn't give them this kind of fancy input. But I would, I would do is give them a card and I put it in a bag. Just do that again to protect it. Now, if there was if there was playing like this, I put a piece of card stock. I don't have a piece of planes card stock, but you get the idea. I put a big piece of card stock. Maybe I do. Here's one. Here's one, something like this. But it might, it might not be stepping up cards deck. I would use a piece of a cheaper card stock moving from a craft store. But they have it at the top. If I had some blaming the card and then I put that over to protect it, put it in an envelope. Now if you don't do that, if you don't put the piece of card stock, then these will poke through and rupture envelope and then I put the whole thing in an envelope and address it. Maybe some pretty stickers, There's some washi tape. I give a big envelope like this. If it's more than an ounce, you have to pay a little bit extra for $0.20 extra for the extra outs. All right, Now I want to talk about quickly about selling your cards. In our stamping up catalog, there's a policy and it depends on which company are using which kind of products. But it says angel policy. If you love crafting, you can create and sell your projects, but you must use the copyrighted the symbol, symbol down here. This is just one stamp set. Many steps sets have this copyright symbol in it. So if I were to sell these cards, I would have to take I'm just going to get a light color card. I would put it back here in a copyright stamping out. And I wouldn't want it to be so prominent that it would be annoying to people. So I would probably take family blue ink. That would be tone on tone stamping and I would take the stamp and stamp it right there in this color of ink. So it's not so obnoxious sometimes if you put a big stamp on the back created by this big logo, I think that's kind of a noxious. That's why I don't put my name on the actual card itself. Maybe they want to use it for something else or it's a donation of some kind, but do I do want to follow the policy. So I'd put the copyright if I was selling this at a craft fair, as such, the copyright symbol that would be adhering to the policy. Okay, So you can do this, put it in the envelope, and just melt as this. That would be fine too. It does fit in assembler, but it's a little tight because of all the extra layers and you'd want to do. That's really nice, is put that extra postage on this. That's another way to mount. So I hope that was useful to you. And you get inspired by the kinds of projects I'm working on. I just want you to know that the reason I was able to create so many cards and during this workshop is because of my wasn't quick, It wasn't that I did it fast, but I did do it efficiently. And that's more important than doing things fast is you're not going back and doing one. You're not making one card at a time. So if reason I was able to do that is by doing everything in steps. So in the next video, I'm going to show you all of our finished cards from this particular design using the flowers and more dissenters, there's paper. I'll be right back. 14. Finished Gate Fold Card Projects: You've done your final embellishing and it's time to share your cards. I'm going to share these cards with you and then send them out into the world where others can enjoy them. That's what crafting is all about. I want to open most of these for you just to go through all the different possibilities. I hope your creative juices are flowing. And you get a lot out of this because no two cards are ever alike. And just to save time, I'm not going to go ahead and put that belly band back on until later, but I do want to keep the belly bands with the cards. Now for this particular swap, the team limits it to 20 people and I think about 14 signed up for this one and then for the mini catalog swap and then 13 for the other swap that I gave you a sneak peek of. In the last video, I have loads of extra cards to use, which is great because I, I always need cards and I already needed a sympathy card from this branch. And there's a couple of cards that I didn't put the inside and yet, just because I wasn't quite sure what I'll be using them for. A couple of the vertical cards. I put Happy birthday on the band, but I can always change it to something else if I don't put it something in the inside. So when you do a swap, the cards can be a little bit different as long as you're using the same materials to create them. No, no two cards are gonna be like I used the same ingredients to make those cards. If you recall the ingredients video, we added some things later that I didn't have at the time. I wasn't thinking of using the fridge freezer card stock. You'll see I have used it a couple of cars, but I wasn't planning on it. And then here's that card that's a little different. That happens that way. So those are those notes moved. So much for keeping the belly bands together. You'll know if you follow me on my other platforms that I'm always a hot mess crafter. Alright. This one. I didn't put anything in inside yet, but I probably will put that same gratitude statements. So there we go. And then these not sure if I did something on the inside. Yes, I did. So let's see, when I put an insert to these, these should think of the yeah, I didn't forget your birthday. I'm just stretching out the celebration. So this is a good belated birthday card. I would do that for the birthdays and then if I needed something else. But this one has to be birthdays, so that one's okay. But this one I can still put that gratitude statement. And so I have a thank you card. So basically I mostly made thank you. And I meet birthday cards. That's what I'm mostly made in this. Now here, here are a couple of others that I did, slightly different. So if you go to try to open this card, right? I mean, you can, but I'm saying you don't know exactly how it happened yet, but it is a ductile card. And I did go back and make a couple of other styles of the Velcro card. I used the thin Velcro and I just put the banners around like this. And then sometimes they use this other shape because I thought that gave me a little bit more leveraged for my velcro. The Volker does lay nice and flat. This one, I might not put anything in the inside yet, so this one will be another thank you card. And I'm grateful for the everyday magic of you said just have to remember I have some extras made, but I have to remember to create the verdict vertical lines. So I did while I was creating this project, I did create extras of these. But then they're not in this orientation. Okay. So you learned how to learn how to do those kinds of clothes closures. We talked about the belly bands and we talked about the Velcro. And then here we talked about the different ways to use the Twine. So I won't untie these four. You're just giving you an overview of the outsides of these double twine and pulling it down. So what I did for this as a birthday, but then I did make the good you do come back to you because I thought that also goes really well with the birthday style, with the vertical. We have our decorated envelopes and then we have the ones that we, the cards that we added the blink to. Which again, I really like that. You just got to put that extra piece in there when you're mailing them, may pop through the card. No matter if you made one card in this workshop are many. I'm sure that you are able to gather some tips about how to do things more efficiently. And that's what, that's what crafting is all about, is just making as many things as possible so you can share them with the world. I hope you enjoyed this and ready for the conclusion right after I show you just a couple of things. So this is the pack of paper I started with and I'm down to about a quarter of this pack. It was 48 sheets and I thought, Oh, I'm only going to use 12 sheets and then I went to 24 sheets. And then I'm on my third set of 12. 12, 12, and then my third set of 12, I have plenty of scraps and plenty of pieces of Dover. But this was a 48 pack of flowers and more. And then this was I don't know. I don't remember if I showed you in the catalog where this was, but this was something fancy bundle. And that was part of this catalogue. And that's with discipline. So that's what we used in this course. Of course we used many other products, such as C0 plus. And then later on I added the Terran tape because I liked the way to put the little strips on the cards. I like the way this was easy to tear to put these little strips on. I did embossing, embossing folder. And there's just so many other fun things that we did and using the die cutting machine and our other products. Alright, so that's all for now. I hope you enjoyed making these and I hope you'll give this a try with whichever materials you happen to have in your craft stash. Thank you. 15. Course Conclusion: I want to thank you for participating in this card making workshop. I hope you learned many tips, tricks and techniques for creating gatefold cards. I had a lot of fun and I created many more cards than I expected to. And they came out even better than I expected. And I learned a lot by teaching this. And I hope you learned a lot too. Now I have more cards to share, and that's what crafting is all about. So speaking of sharing, please follow me on my YouTube channel at paper check on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. I want to continue these card making journeys and paper crafting adventures with you. And I appreciate you taking my course today. That's all for now. My name is Kimberly Smith and I'm the paper itself.