A Shutter Gatefold Card for Stampin Up Foxy Friends

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016!  

We appreciate you stopping by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits, thinlits and edgelits available that will definitely help make your papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope  you will find lots of ideas and enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog.


Number of Years, Foxy Friends, Vertical Greetings, Stampin Up


Foxy Friends, Vertical Greetings, Number of Years, Stampin Up


 Foxy Friends Shutter Gatefold Card

Hello, my Stampin’ friends! Foxy Friends Suite is such a wonderful bundle and absolutely made my A List when the new annual catalog came out. When I found this really fun Gatefold card, I immediately thought of putting one of the cute images inside the shutter. After a Pinterest search, I only found a few cards, which mostly used sentiments. This tutorial from Teri Pocock is very good and provides excellent instructions. I recommend following it closely when you are ready to try this super fun fold card.



Her instructions make a 4″x 4″ card and mine is 5″x 5″. Tools make this fun fold so much easier! I can’t imagine doing this technique without the wonderful layering framelits from the new annual catalog. It would take more time and effort than I have patience for! The numbers framelits are great and really helped to make the “6” stand out. Instead of making a belly band, I chose to close the card with coordinating Pool Party ribbon that is new as well. TIP: A glue dot was placed behind the oval onto the ribbon on the front to help lay it down. Pool Party “you” framelit was popped up on craft foam, which gave it great dimension.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  6. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  12. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  21. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper <<<< You Are Here
  22. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  23. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine

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  1. Oh my goodness!!! Debbie, this card is AMAZING!! I’ve never seen a fold like this but it got me mesmerized, I love it, love it!!! Thank you for the video, it’s really perfectly explained.
    What a sweet card, love that little foxy peeking out when you open the card, just so adorable.
    This fold can truly be used for all kinds of cards, the sky is the limit when it comes to decorating and theme, this beautiful card you made seems like it’s going to some lucky little boy who might be celebrating his 6th. birthday?
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Love your gatefold card! Perfect use of the vertical greetings inside!

  3. Oh!!!! So many elements that I love about this card! The colors are happy and cheerful & the little gray cat inside is BEGGING for center stage- it looks like an encore for her, peeking so sweetly from behind! Your choice of patterns and textures is just amazing. This card is so full of whimsy and love and wonderfulness. (I want your kind of card making skill in my brain!!)
    This card is one of my favorite cards ever, probably the because cat steals the show! TFS, Debbie!

  4. Oh my Gosh! I love fun fold cards and this one is over the top! Thank you for sharing the directions and your amazing talent! I can’t wait to try this fold!

  5. I know everyone else has already said it but… OMG! Thank you so much for sharing your adorable card Debbie!

  6. Debbie,
    Everything about this card is adorable! Love the gate fold too!

  7. Fantastic card… and I love the fact that you shared your inspiration video as well as tips!

  8. Oh my goodness, Debbie! Just thinking about all the details of this card intimidates me. You have done a spectacular job! I’d love to see it “in action”! Thanks for putting the tutorial in ~ in case I get up the courage to try it 🙂

  9. Awww…how sweet is that cute little Fox! This is just adorable, Debbie! I will definitely add this Shutter Gatefold card to my (long) list of cards I want to make. Thank you for the tips and video link.

  10. How adorable is this card? OTT!! The card could be the gift! I will have to try this fun fold, Debbie. Now that you have made it 5″ square, you need to share the measurements, LOL… Thanks for sharing the video! Already pinned too!! 🙂

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