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Betwitching Slide and Lock Gatefold Card

October 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Just a week away from Halloween so I couldn’t resist not making a card to celebrate the occasion.  The Bewitching bundle includes the Witch Hat Builder punch and it was the punch that caught my eye for this bundle.

I made the card using the Slide and Lock Gatefold layout as it’s been a while I have used this layout. The punch also punches out some stars and the hat band.  I also got a chance to use the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper.

Here’s the inside of the card where I stamped the spider and some stars.

Cutting Instructions:

  • Pumpkin Pie: 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 2 3/4″ and 8 1/4″ for card base.  After scoring the card base, trim off 1/16″ on each side.  This provides some space between the opening so that the slide and lock piece can move easily on and off the card.
  • Slide and Lock Mechanism:  Pumpkin Pie:  2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (cut 4)
  • Panels:  Basic Black:  2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (cut 2) for front panels; 2 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ for front slide and lock; scraps to punch out stars
  • Basic White:  4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside; 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ for focal image; 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ to stamp hat
  • Gingham Cottage DSP:  Pumpkin squares design – 2 1/2″ x 4 (cut 2)

Assembling the card:

When stamping a solid image like the hat and feet, a Stamparatus is recommend to achieve a solid inking.  I inked up my images 3 times to achieve a crisp black image for the hat and feet.

  • Assemble the front panels with the Basic Black and DSP Panels and adhere to each side of the gatefold
  • Stamp sentiment, stars and spider on 4 ” x 5 1/4″ Basic White panel and adhere to inside of card
  • Stamp hat image and color with Stampin’ Blends using Black Memento ink and punch out with the Witch Hat Builder punch (Recommend using Stamparatus)
  • On Basic White focal image panel, stamp feet using Black Memento ink (Recommend using Stamparatus) and color with Stampin’ Blends
  • Adhere hat with Stampin’ Dimensionals; adhere stars
  • Assemble the layers for the focal image
  • Slide and Lock Mechanism – take two of the 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ pieces and fold in half vertically (folding the 2 3/4″ side over so that the piece is about 1 3/8″ x 3 1/2″.  Add adhesive on the back of one of them and adhere onto the last slide & lock panel with the open side facing out.  Repeat with the other piece so that you will end up with two open side facing out.  Adhere the focal panel on top.
  • Add the mechanism between the front panels which will slide onto each side of the mechanism.

Product List

 The Clearance Rack has some great product at discounts up to 60% off the regular price.  Be sure to stop in my online store to check those out and also the products to make today’s card share.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!




October 24, 2022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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