Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

July 07, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Labels 41 Decorative Accents

Hi Everybody,

I have a pretty Gatefold Card in black and white for you today and as always all the steps  are shown so that you can  get this look for yourself.

When working with any of the Spellbinders die sets please remember that number one (#1)  is always the smallest 

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies :

Take an A4 piece of card and trim along the long side to 15cms and then from each of the short sides measure in by 7.5 cms You should then have a gate-fold card that meets equally in the middle 

With die # 8 from Matting Basic B cut one black panel, this is to line the inside of the card.

With die # 5 from Matting Basics A cut another black panel and with #5 Matting basics B cut a patterned panel ...  glue these two together for the front of the card and you will have a thin border around the edges 

With #7 Matting Basics A I decided to cut another patterned panel to layer on top of the black liner. These can be glued to the inside of the card

For the Gate fold panels at the front of the card measure two black panels and two patterned panels so that they fit one on top of the other with a small border around the edges. Glue them in place

Once you have the inside and the side panels glued in place you can add the topper to the front. Add glue to one half of the panel only and add the panel carefully to one of the gate folds.  Adding glue across all of it will glue your gate folds shut .... Ah! Ah! not right !!

With #4 Labels 41 Decorative Accents cut the shape in black. We are going to use the frame but keep the centre part for another project

Stamp and emboss a sentiment and cut it out with die #3 Labels 41
For the panel you need to layer it onto you can use die #3 from Decorative Accents but I chose to use #3 from Decorative Elements because it is slightly larger

Add glue to the frame work panel and place it on the panel at the front and then layer up the sentiment and add that to the centre with foam tape to raise it up. 
Result --- one pretty card for any occasion 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. That's lovely, Black and white always look classy
    cheers Kaye

  2. A beautiful card and excellent tutorial, and i so love the sentiment . Thank you .
    Elaine H X

  3. Good morning Christina,
    Another beautiful card and fantastic Tutorial.
    Thank you for what you give us with your help and time.
    Have a great day
    Patricia x

  4. Stunning card-looks amazing. Hope you enjoyed the Grand Prix on Sunday.


  5. Another lovely card and a great tutorial .
    Marion H

  6. A beautiful card, Christina, thanks for the tutorial :))
    Black and white make so elegant cards.

  7. Hi Christina,
    Stunning card, love the black and white.
    Di B. x

  8. Such a fabulous card! Gatefold cards are a favorite of mine and I really like the black and white color scheme.

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for the tutuorial.

  10. What a lovely card. And thank you for the tutorial :)

  11. Black and white no doubt a great colour combination. Dies makes d card very attractive. Thanks for d tutorial

  12. Hi Christina
    Love this card. Black and white together are among my favourite colour ways. Thank ypu for the instructions also
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  13. Hi Christina, I love this card, and the finished card is stunning. I often do similar with label 42, as its a perfect design to batch make a number of cards.
    Just found your quad easel card which I am looking forward to making very soon.
    X Ros

  14. Good Morning Christina :) Lovely card and Excellent Tutorial this morning. Thank you soooo much for all the work you put into your tutorials for us. Love the sentiment! Enjoy a day filled with love and beauty. Big Hugs.

  15. Lovely card Christina

    The tutorial is very was to understand. I've never made a gatefold card for ages. After seeing your card I think it's time to try to make a similar card.
    Best wishes

  16. Hi Christina
    What a lovely card today. Thanks for the tutorial.

  17. Such a rich and elegant card....this card turned out really nice...thanks for the tutorial.
    Well done Christina

  18. Hi Christina this is one of the nicest cards I have seen for ages - love the black and white - so striking and the dies are fabulous - really adds some class. Thank you so much for sharing

  19. What a GORGEOUS card! I love the gatefold ad the colors are so pretty! Great tutorial:)
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  20. Yes, time to try a gatefold card again. Love the card and verse. Thank u!!! ~ Blessings

  21. Beautiful card, I see I must get more Spellbinders dies. Thanks for the tutorial. Dianne Crowe

  22. What a beautiful card!!! LOVE the gatefold style so much! TFS!

  23. What a fantastic card, Christina. I love the Tuesday Tutorials as you always manage to make everything look so easily attainable for all of us. x

  24. A really lovely idea Christina, one I have used many times, but always good to have another example....many thanks luv Ursula xx

  25. I like black and white. You've given me another idea. :)

  26. A very easy to understand tutorial I.haven't made a gate card for a long time. Must be time to have another go xx

  27. That's a real statement of a card. Very impressive, and thanks for the tutorial.
    Janice W

  28. An eye-catching card in the black and white. Thanks again for another great tutorial

  29. Lovely card. Thank you for the tutorial. Very easy to understand.

  30. Such a striking card Christina. Thank you for yet another 'clear' tutorial.

  31. Very pretty..I love black..makes it look so dramatic! Great tutorial too.

  32. Hi Christina a great card for the male in our life. Thank you for the excellent tutorial and for all the hard work you do every day to bring us all inspiration, and to Grif too for clear photography. Fantastic team work.
    Dorothy xx

  33. Hi Christine
    A lovely card, well suited for the man in your life. Don't have the exact dies, but I am sure that I can find something similar.
    Margaret xxx

  34. This is soo pretty. I always love black and white.


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