Hey everyone!  Are you ready for some card making fun?  If you were lucky enough to be one of the ‘thieves’ to ‘steal’ today’s card kit from Die Cuts With A View, then you will be ready to roll with this weeks MCM sketch.  If you weren’t able to steal today, no worries!  I will give you measurements on how to make a gate fold card so that you complete this weeks sketch.

I am the first to admit that I have always thought there is something truly special and almost magical about a gate fold card.  I’m not sure if they seem just a little bit fancier, or what, but they make me smile and they are absolutely fun to create!  My favorite is to add a ribbon closure.

If you don’t have pre-made gate fold cards to work with, it’s really easy.  Simply cut your piece of cardstock to 11 x 5 1/2″.  Make a score mark 2 3/4″ in from each edge.  Fold the ‘doors’ shut.

I love the addition of ribbon to the gate fold cards.  Here is how I attached the ribbon.

Step 1: tape a piece of ribbon to the front of the left hand ‘door’ in the center.  This piece of ribbon will measure approximately 14″ long.

Step 2: Cover this piece of ribbon with a piece of patterned paper.  Then tape the another piece of ribbon to the top of this side of the card.  This piece of ribbon will measure about 9″ long.

Step 3:  Now use an embellishment to cover over the area where the ribbon is taped to the front of the card.

Note:  I added a little piece of tape to the back side of the circle to help keep the ribbon in place.

Step 4:  Tie the ribbon closed!  Super easy!  Super cute!  And such a fun way to dress up a card!

We have all loved seeing your creations posted to our Facebook Fan Page.

Remember if you’d like  a chance to win all of the cards that I have created this month for Monday Card Madness, then simply create a card, post it on our Facebook fan page (or other online area),  leave a comment on which ever blog post pertains to the card that you created.  You have until next Monday, November 1st, at midnight, to post your entries.  I will then draw one random winner from all of the comments made.

Until Wednesday…happy scrappin’!