How to Make a Twisted Gatefold Card and Baby Gift

Homemade card and baby gift by Natalie Lapakko featuring Delightful Daisy DSP and May Flowers Framelits from Stampin' Up!

How to Make a Twisted Gatefold Card and Baby Gift

My cousin just had a little baby girl and we got to meet her yesterday for the first time! Since this was such a special occasion, I went all out on her card and gift, making a Twisted Gatefold Card and coordinated gift packaging!

Homemade card and baby gift by Natalie Lapakko featuring Delightful Daisy DSP and May Flowers Framelits from Stampin' Up! Color inspiration: Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Night of Navy

Homemade card and baby gift by Natalie Lapakko featuring Delightful Daisy DSP and May Flowers Framelits from Stampin' Up!

Challenge Inspiration

This project was inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #101!

I thought these colors were just perfect for a little baby girl! I started with Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper because it is Night of Navy with white flowers, then I used Stampin’ Write markers to change the colors of the flowers. Since this paper has a watercolor feel, with lighter and darker versions of each color, I added Pool Party and Pink Pirouette as lighter versions of Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo, respectively.

Special Pinterest Images

If you want to pin this slightly altered color combination, remember to click the Pinterest button on the side (computer) or bottom (mobile) of your screen. You’ll get a special pinterest image with the color combination and two pictures of my project!

Homemade card and baby gift by Natalie Lapakko featuring Delightful Daisy DSP and May Flowers Framelits from Stampin' Up!

Twisted Gatefold Card Tutorial

I’ve got a super-cool tutorial graphic in the works for you, but with a toddler that refused to nap all weekend, it will have to wait a bit. I’ll let you know when I’ve added it in!

Homemade card and baby gift by Natalie Lapakko featuring Delightful Daisy DSP and May Flowers Framelits from Stampin' Up!

Coordinated Gift Packaging

I love coordinating my gift package and my card! Somehow having those two things match makes a gift feel that much more special! Here’s a couple of things you can do to give your gift a totally coordinated look:

  1. Use coordinating stamps and ink to decorate the edges of your tissue paper.
    • I saved time by putting 4 stamps on one giant stamp block and inked and stamped them all at once.
    • Only decorate the edges, since that is the only part that will be visible.
    • Put a piece of scratch paper underneath the tissue when you stamp, because it will bleed through!
    • It doesn’t have to be perfect! You are stamping tissue that will be all crinkled up anyway, so if you make a mistake, it is no big deal. No one will notice.
  2. Layer your tag.
    • I used three of the exact same shape (from Lots of Labels Framelits) to make my tag. I staggered the heights a little bit when I punched the hole so the different layers would show at the bottom.
    • If you use the same papers and cardstock colors you used in your card, your tag will automatically coordinate!
  3. Decorate the gift itself, if possible.
    • My gift was swaddling blankets and hair bows, so I wrapped a piece of coordinating Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper around each blanket. The hair bows were the perfect way to add a finishing touch, but I could have also made more die cut flowers.
    • Another way to decorate a gift is with a little mini tag made from coordinating papers. Depending on how your gift is packaged, you could attach it with a piece of baker’s twine or a dimensional.

Homemade card and baby gift by Natalie Lapakko featuring Delightful Daisy DSP and May Flowers Framelits from Stampin' Up!

Materials

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Falling Flowers (c) Stampin’ Up!

Markers: Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Write Markers (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: May Flowers Framelit Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine, dimensionals, Bermuda Bay Satin Ribbon

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4 thoughts on “How to Make a Twisted Gatefold Card and Baby Gift”

    1. Sadly, it does not. I got around this issue this weekend by not using an envelope at all and just tucking the card into the gift bag. I’ve been curious to see if there is a variation that would fit in an A2. If I find some measurements that fit, I’ll let you know!

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