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Up, Up and Away Easy Fun Twisted Gatefold Card

This is a super easy card to make. I used the Daisy Mae Design Hot Air Ballon Stamp. This was one of my bargains from last week

I have had this gorgeous cloud paper for a little while now and feel this has given it the justice it deserves. It was a free download paper and Mr Printables Mr Printables Website is well worth a look, there are a lot of lovely prints. 

A full video tutorial is available.on my YouTube Channel Mrs H's Crafty Corner

This design has been entered into the Polkadoodle Week 22 Anything Goes Challenge

What I used

A4 double Sided Cardstock in Blue 
Paper Trimmer
Pink Paper
Cloud Paper which was a free download from Mr Printables
Daisy Mae Design Hot Air Ballon Stamp
Black Ink Pad
Spectrum Noir Tri-blend Alcohol Markers
Double Sided Tape
Foam Squares.
Small Piece of Blue Paper


Score and fold a sheet of A4 Blue Card into a Tri-Fold. For this I used the crafters companion scoreboard which is set to certain folds, however this can be achieved with any scoreboard. To make a tri fold on a sheet of A4 score at 99mm and 198mm.

From the top right corner of the first score line, score the card diagonally to the bottom right corner

Rotate the paper and do the same on the other side and burnish 

Cut the piece of cloud paper to 3.5 inch by 7.5 inch. Then cut this diagonally from top corner to bottom

Do the same with the pink paper

Stick.the cloud paper to the outside triangles

And the pink triangles onto the triangles that are visible underneath

I stamped the Daisy Mae Hot Air Ballon and coloured it with Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers. I cut this out by hand leaving a small white border visible. On a small piece of blue paper I stamped the sentiment from the stamp.set. 'Flying by to say hi' this was stuck onto the top pink triangle with double sided tape. The hot air ballon was attached using foam squares.

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting 

Mrs H xx


  1. Fabulous fold and love the cute image-great step by step too.
    Carol x

  2. Thank you for this, I think I might have to try a fancy fold, always been a little nervous, but you made it look easy. 😊

  3. Wow this is a really impressive card and doesn't look super easy to make

    1. Thank you, it is really easy. If you watch the video there is a little hack for getting a diagonal line on your scoreboard. It revolutionised my diagonal scoring ability

  4. This is so cool and so beautiful! Love it!


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