Hey Birthday Chick! Let’s make a floating gate fold card that will put a smile on your face and a pep in your step. You can change up this card any way you like…it doesn’t have to be made as a birthday card because it’s a great fun fold for any occasion.

Birthday card ideas should be as fun and unique as the person you’re sending it to. Oftentimes you may look at fun fold card ideas and think it’s too difficult. While this card may give you that impression, it’s not difficult with today’s step-by-step video tutorial.

The Stampin’ Up! Hey Birthday Chick and Hey Chick promotion begins tomorrow, February 2, 2021 and will last through June 30, 2021. Purchase the stamp sets or the stamps + the coordinating dies as a Bundle. Bundles will save you 10% on your products. All the details can be found HERE.

Floating Gate Fold Card Video Tutorial:

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Floating Gate Fold Card Details

In addition to the adorable Hey Birthday Chick and Hey Chick promotion I’m confident you’ll enjoy all the tips today’s video has to offer. Learn how to make your own cloud stencil, how to use the Stampin’ Blends Markers with the Color Lifter, and how to use the new Blending Brushes. Today’s video is packed with inspiration and how to’s!

You'll get addicted to making floating gate fold cards with this adorable chick with balloon

The best part of purchasing products as a Bundle isn’t just the savings – it’s the coordination! These two Bundles offer dies that compliment these farmhouse images perfectly. Add the feed bag, a fence, a chicken coop, chicken wire, signage and more!

This floating gate fold card is complete with a cute fence, grass, and adorable baby chick

There are two additional die sets in the annual catalog I’ve included with my floating gate fold cards. The Friendly Silhouettes dies feature several landscape images, perfect for scrapbooking and cardmaking. I used the cattails landscape die, cut the tips off and created a grassy background for these cards.

The Happy Dies has a cloud formation die to bring your project to life! I used the die with vellum cardstock to make a stencil. The Blending Brush allowed me to add subtle color for the perfect summer sky!

The inside of your floating gate fold card has cute birthday images too

Floating Gate Fold Card Cutting Dimensions

Card Base

  • Basic White (base): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 2 1/8″ and fold. Fold opposite side to the center to meet the other panel.
  • Pear Pizzazz: 3″ x 4 1/4″

Hinges

  • Basic White: cut 2 @ 1″ x 5 1/4″, score at 1″, 2″ and 4 1/4″

Inside

  • Basic White: cut 2 @ 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Pear Pizzazz: cut 2 @ 2 1/8″ x 2 1/8″
  • Basic White (layer): 2″ x 2″

 

The inside of this floating gate fold card has a chick blowing the candle out of a cupcake

Floating Gate Fold Card – Idea #2

Let’s not forget the other half of this promotion – the Hey Chick Bundle (stamp set + coordinating dies). While the overall layout is similar to my first card, you’ll notice the images and dies are different. These two Bundles work so perfectly together that purchasing both was an easy decision for me!

Make a floating gate fold card with this 2nd card design idea

Open the gate fold and you’ll reveal two floating images. It’s a great way to showcase images and greetings that will have them opening and closing your card time and time again. And this fun fold isn’t just for kids – consider the young at heart, too!

Making a floating gate fold card is so easy and fun.

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