Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Double Gatefold Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! For this week’s edition of Throwback Thursday, I have a Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Double Gatefold Card Tutorial to share with you. Did you think I forgot? Well, I didn’t! I’m just having a major case of “the slows” this week, so I’m running behind But better late than never, right?
Earlier this week, I shared a Graphic 45 Farmhouse Double Gatefold Card with you. The response was so amazing, I decided to create a Throwback Thursday project with a tutorial you can use to create this style of card in any size or format.
Today’s card is a 6″ x 6″ base with a vintage style shaker frame on the cover. One of the reasons I love this style of card so much is that it is a great way to use up scraps. I had a lot of 3″ panels left over from an earlier Botanical Tea project. That’s why I chose to make a 6″ x 6″ card.
Botanical Tea Double Gatefold Card Tutorial: The Grand Opening
Opening a double gatefold card is sort of like watching the curtain rise on the stage. This card opens to more than 18″ wide! They make great table decorations for a party table or home decor items because of all the beautiful panels inside the card.
TIP: I used 18″ wide cardstock (linked below) to create my card base. If you don’t have it, you can create your own. Here’s how:
- First, cut 2 panels of 12″ x 6″ cardstock.
- Next, place 1/2″ Scor-tape right along the 6″ edge of one panel.
- Then carefully overlap the second panel over the Scor-Tape line and burnish to seal.
- This gives you a 23 1/2″ x 6″ panel of cardstock. It can be tricky to score over the joint where the papers overlap, so try to keep that in center panel of your card.
Botanical Tea Double Gatefold Card Tutorial: Pockets and Tuck ins
Fill pockets with journal cards from the cut apart pages. Or, die cut teacups as I did here. I had a leftover Pocket from the Tags and pockets page, but no tag to fill it. Substitute a miniature Lindt Chocolate prettied up with a scrap of designer paper instead. Problem solved!
Go ahead and decorate the back side of the card if you have enough extra paper.
And why not add a pocket here as well? Fill it with a fancied up tea bag, honey stick and little note card.
Botanical Tea Double Gatefold Card Tutorial On YouTube
I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas you can use today. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Happy Throwback Thursday!
- Graphic 45 Botanical Tea (I used the original collection, which is now retired. But you can also use the Deluxe Collector’s Edition)
- Tim Holtz Lace Baseboard Frame
- 1/4″ foam adhesive
- Clear Cardstock
- Lilac Lane Rainbow Unicorn Shaker Mix
- 12″ x 18″ cream cardstock
- Little Birdie Layla Blush Roses
- Pastel Green Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge
- Iridescent Metallic String
- Reneabouquets Dragonfly
- Tessie’s Garden Lace
- Vintage Buttons and key from my stash