Wednesday, March 20, 2013

When Life Hands You Lemons... Gatefold Card

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade! I love that sentiment so was super excited to see the new "Squeeze the Day" stamp set from a muse studio (a│s)! And, check out some of the other sentiments...SO MUCH FUN!
So, now that you've seen how fun the set is (and there's a matching die set too!), here's my card! It's a gatefold card which means it's a 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" piece of cardstock scored at 2 1/8" from each end so that it folds in the middle to create a gate. I used the papaya shimmer cardstock for the base. It's SOOOO PRETTY and SHIMMERY!!!  I used papaya ink and stamped lemons all over the sugar pieces (cut 1 7/8" X 5 1/4") and edged them in papaya ink too. The sentiment is on a vintage labels 2 die cut and is also edged in papaya. It is popped up with 3D Foam on one side of the "gate". Isn't it so yellow and Spring-y and fun?! 

Here's the inside - I love that the shimmer cardstock is shimmery on both sides! I used "hand-scripted" on the inside and put You are Awesome! Why did I choose that sentiment? Well, I figured if you sent this card to a friend who was having a hard time but just kept putting one foot in front of the other and kept up a positive attitude then what could be more awesome than that?!

Here's another angle. I just love this card - so cheery!

I hope you have fun making some gatefold cards and I hope you go out and Squeeze the Day!! Have a wonderfully creative day! all supplies are a muse studio and are available on my webstore:


Deb said...

the stamps are fabulous, gorgeous card, love the fresh lemony colour, very zingy!

Glittered Paws said...

Love this stamp set but still sitting on the fence with getting it, love your cards made up using this stamp so...may have to have an extra workshop...