Friday, March 2, 2012

Fun Fold Friday

It's Fun Fold Friday and the last post before the big Cricut Imagine drawing!!  Exciting if I do say so myself. 
Today I have a simple gate fold the one below is using the Pagoda Cartridge and some origami papers (the floral pattern).
Gate folds are very easy to make!

First you decide what size you want to make the base.  Say you want to make a 6x6 gate fold--you will to start with a strip of paper that is 6" wide by 12" long.  To form the gates you will score at 3" and at 9".  Pretty simple right--so what ever your base is add half to each end and you have it made.

You can close it with ribbon, a big die cut, a spellbinders cut or a stamped image on paper you attach to the front.  This one I used a square of white paper and added a die cut on top. I also added some ribbon but that is not needed.

I always like to finish off the inside of my cards so here I did multiple layers and some edge inking.  As soon as I get back from Europe I am going to work on videos for each of the fun folds I do.  I know some of y'all like to see it done and trust me this one is super simple--anyone can do it.
Remember to leave those comments and we will see you back here Monday for the big Imagine giveaway!

Make it a great one-

47 comments:

  1. Nice fold today Bryan! Easy and effective. Love the embossing!
    I hope you have a blast in Europe. I loved everywhere I went over there. I was lucky enough to travel throughout Germany and visit most of the nearby countries for 2.5 weeks while visiting my brother and sister in law a couple years ago. I never would have imagined I'd get to do that but I can't wait to go back. I bet you'll come back so inspired!
    -Heather M
    http://cardsbyann.wordpress.com/

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  2. Great Fun Fold Friday today....your directions are awesome that's what I like about all your directions/videos you make it easy to understand..that's my cup "o" joe.....(I'm a coffee nut) Have an awesome time in Europe and enjoy the German food (yummm) grew up on it..my grandma only cooked "German" style food!

    I am so looking forward to all your tutorial videos.

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  3. Super cute! I love the addition of the origami paper.

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  4. Great card. I love that cartridge. I have used it many times.

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  5. Very pretty!! thanks for the tip on how to make a gate fold card!! Can't wait til Monday!!
    Kristan

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  6. I am 1 of those that learns better from seeing something done than reading instructions - will be looking forward to the videos on the folds - I can't quite seem to get them - the visual is a must for me I guess!

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  7. Love how easy this fold is to re-adjust the size and all the different possibilities for the front. How exciting to be going to Europe, sooo jealous!! Thanks
    Cindylu

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  8. Thanks for sharing ! Can't wait to try this one myself !! Enjoy your trip !

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  9. Thanks for the dimension explanation. That makes it much less intimidating to make a card like this. Can't wait to see who wins the imagine. Of course I hope it's me! But whoever wins is one lucky crafter.

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  10. Thanks for the easy instruction on the gate fold card.

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  11. Cute card, and the inside looks great!

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  12. I really like how you finish off all your cards on the inside. I never remember to do that or else, I have pushed the card to the last minute and I am completely out of time by the time is done!

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  13. Thank you for making various folds simple for me to understand!

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  14. Bryan,

    What a gorgeous card!!!!!! Beautiful paper and perfect embossing for your Asian flare. I am loving your "Fun Fold Fridays"!!! :) What a great idea! I love changing it up with fancy folds...I just finished a Stair Step Card and a Side Step Card (lots of birthdays this month).

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  15. I'm really enjoying the changes in your blog - just getting better and better. Thanks!

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  16. Cute card. I love Fun Fold Friday!
    Thanks for sharing
    Susan

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  17. Loving your Fun Fold Fridays. You explain these folds so well that anyone can do them. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Thanks so much for this fun fold! I can't wait til Monday!!!

    Melissa
    myscraphour.blogspot.com

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  19. What a pretty card! Thanks for all your instructions - you make it all seem so easy!

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  20. Great gatefold love the kimono on the front with the origami paper.
    Dawn RI

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  21. I love this card and the fact that you have achieved the oriental feel without using the traditional colors of red/black/gold, very refreshing...plus the fact that green is my favorite color! :)

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  22. I have made hundreds of cards, but never a gate fold card. now that you demonstrated, it does look really easy. I will try one this week.

    Maureen

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  23. yes i would love to see a video! it looks great love those colors!

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  24. I've never made a gate fold card, but they do look easy! I'll have to give it a try!
    I'm anxious to try some new card folds. I just found a magazine at Walmart that has a bunch of differnet fold with directions in it. I haven't read it thoroughly yet, but I want to expand my horizons and try some new things!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    I'm anxious for the Imagine giveaway, too!

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  25. Nice card, Thanks for the info.

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  26. YOUR GATEWAY CARD IS GORGEOUS LOVE THE ORIGAMI PAPER & THE RIBBON!YOU MAKE THINGS SO SIMPLE FROM THE INSTRUCTION TO THE EMBELLISHMENTS & TO YOUR TIPS!THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR CRAFT WITH US!THE COUNT DOWN IS ON GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
    ROSEBUD222222222

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  27. I love the Pagoda cartridge! Your kimono is really lovely, especially with the origami paper which is just perfect! TFS!

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  28. Another Fun Fold Friday Bryan. Have a great trip, be safe.

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  29. Great card!! I also love the fun fold Friday!!! Have a safe and fun trip! Gook luck on the giveaway everyone.

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  30. Very Nice Card ~*
    I have that cartridge and embossing folder
    and will have to try it!

    Thanks

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  31. Thanks for the fun fold. I like the gate fold cards.

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  32. Love gate-fold cards! So much fun to make and simple. Perfect! :)

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  33. Thanks for the gate fold- I forget to mix it up a little with my cards!

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  34. Love the inside layers on this card!
    Fun fold Friday is a great way to learn new folds.
    Thanks for the great chance to win!
    Have a funtastic trip.

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  35. Ohhh, this is fabulous! I love the embossing you've done - and the layers inside are wonderful. I also love that you reminded me we've got a huge drawer of origami papers left from my daughter's origami stage years ago!! I can't believe I've never pulled them out for card making. Thank you!!

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  36. Great directions! I think this might be a nice fold for a wedding invitation. TFS!

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  37. Great fold. Thanks for showing this. I was sure it would be more difficult than this but you made it look easier than I thought.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  38. SOO totally great. I love this!!

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  39. I love your fun fold Fridays. Great job again.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net
    lindashappyplace.blogsopt.com

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  40. very pretty card. tfs. have a great w/e.

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  41. You made it look so easy! I love Fun Fold Fridays!!!

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  42. Thanks for the tip! Love the Fun Fold Fridays! Thank you for sharing with us all!

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  43. Love the Fun Fold! :) I never think of doing cards like that. I always do the same old!! Thank you for the inspiration!! :) JenBrierley2 at gmail dot com

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  44. Great idea, Bryan! I have Pagoda, and I love to find some new ways to use those interesting images. I will try a gate-fold, next! BethAnn M.

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  45. Pagoda is such a fun cart, and perfect for this card! I use the gatefold cards frequently, as one simple change can totally alter the look of the finished product. Keep up the Fun Fold Fridays! Your tutorials are great and the videos will be the icing on the cake! Travel safely and enjoy your trip!
    Shellee

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  46. Oh, Love the Gatefold cards!!! You do such amazing work...thanks so much for the tutorials and all your instructions...they're great! Thanks so much!
    hugs,
    joni

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  47. I like fun fold Fridays. I like to learn the different ways to fold a card. Thanks for sharing.

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