Thursdays with Sandiebella

It’s Thursday with Sandiebella!

Hiya sistahs, happy Thursday with Sandiebella !

Today Sandiebella teaches us how to make a  Floating Gatefold Halloween Card

Supplies :
Halloween themed papers
Scoring board and bone folder
Stitched circle die
Precision scissors
Embellishments (optional)
How to:
Stamp the Trick or Treater characters onto white blending card, colour using your preferred medium, then fussy cut around the outlines.
Set aside to work on the card.
Cut black card:
Card base – 5.5″ x 7″
Large panels – 5.5″ x 2″ (x2)
Small panels – 5.25″ x 1.5″ (x2)
Floating mechanism – 4.5″ x 1.5″ (x2)
Belly band – 1.75″ x 10″
Cut white card:
Sentiment strip – 0.5″ x 3.75″
Cut designer paper:
Large panels – 5.25″ x 1.75″ (x2)
Small panels – 5″ x 1.25″ (x2)
Centre panel – 5.25″ x 3.75″
Greeting panel – 4.25″ x 3″

Score the card base on the 7″ side at 0.5″, 1.5″, 5.5″ and 6.5″

Turn to the short side and score at 0.5″ to the intersecting 0.5″ score line, and from the 6.5″ score line down to the edge.

Score both floating mechanisms on the short side at 0.5″ and 1″

On the card base, cut across the 0.5″ score line and then cut diagonally to the inner score lines.

Adhere the paper layers to the large and small panels.

With the inside of the card facing up, fold in on the 1.5″ score lines and then fold back the 0.5″ score lines. Crease well with a bone folder

Apply adhesive to the 0.5″ sections then, keeping the score lines pressed flat, adhere the large panels down, lining up the outer edges with the edges of the card base.

Fold the floating mechanisms into a Z shape, in opposite directions. The should both pull outwards.

Apply double sided tape to the underneath of the inner 0.5″ section. Line up with the bottom of the card and adhere approx 1/8″ in on the designer paper. Repeat on the opposite side.

Apply adhesive to the top of the pull mechanism and adhere the small panels – lining up the bottom and outer edges

Adhere the centre panel

Stamp the sentiment onto the white card strip. Adhere the greeting panel towards the top and then adhere the sentiment across the bottom.

Adhere both Squidgy DINO Trick and Squidgy GHOST ‘standing’ on the sentiment strip.

Centre the belly band card across the front of the card then fold both ends around to the back, leaving a little bit of wiggle room so that the band can slip on and off easily. Apply adhesive on each end and secure together.

Cut a 3″ black card circle and a 2.75″ green paper circle. Adhere them together then adhere the Squidgy WITCH using foam tape/dots.

Apply glue to the centre of the belly band and adhere the circle panel to it.
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Until next time, HAPPY STAMPING!



  1. slbt17 says:

    Very unique, this card has a nice presentation, thank you for sharing

  2. Cindy Major says:

    Thank you for the great tutorial! I had never seen this specific kind of fun fold before and I gave it a try tonight. The result is really neat!

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