My easy handmade gatefold card for fall makes you feel like there’s already crunchy leaves underfoot. I don’t want to rush it, but I also don’t want you to miss out on the fabulous Colour Your Season special.
It’s an exclusive and beautiful stamp set with gorgeous dies you can use year round, not just for fall. But it’s only available this month (or while supplies last).
I have to say I am totally in love with the label dies. But before I get into the nitty-gritty of why exactly they’re to-die-for see how I’ve combined them with the leaf stamps for this easy greeting.
It’s hard for me to decide. Whether I like the leaves best or the flowers like I used on my congrats card. Or it might even be the holly I used for my last Keep It Simple Sunday design where there was not a stitched label to be found (believe it or not!).
Which image do you like the best?
Gatefold cards are probably my go-to design for something just a little bit different. Probably because it’s not one I need to grab my instructions to remember how to make 😜. So I can say with confidence this is an easy handmade gatefold card for fall you’ll be able to make quickly and easily.
If you like them too, check out this other fall design using sentiments from the Painted Harvest set.
Top Tips for my Easy Handmade Gatefold Card for Fall
- Stamp the leaves onto watercolour paper in Memento ink and colour with watercolour pencils. (Note: I might leave just a tad more room for my greeting next time.)
- Colour leaves with watercolour pencil crayons, blending and overlapping colours to get a vibrant mix of gold, red, orange and green.
- Use your Wink of Stella to wet the pigment of the watercolour pencils rather than your AquaPainter for a subtle shimmer.
- Glue your detailed fold glimmer leaves to the BACK of the smaller die and let dry.
- Add adhesive to the top of the folded card and glue down your Early Espresso label rather than putting adhesive on the label and perhaps putting it too far into the middle.
- Glue the two pieces of Granny Apple Green ribbon to the large label first where it will be INSIDE the adhesive of the smaller label on top.
- Use Foam Adhesive Strips to adhere the top label so you have a sturdy raised label.
- Decorate the inside too with a couple more detailed leaves in the same colour as your watercoloured leaves. Mine are So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie.
This particular card has a landscape orientation so I could use that oh-so-lovely large stitched label framelit. I think it’s so cool how the card can stand on its own.
So do you want to know why hands down, these dies are my FAVE out of the ENTIRE bundle?
Why you’ll love the Stitched Seasons dies
- There are three sizes. It makes nesting them sooooo easy. Nest two like I did here, or all three for a WOW effect. Or use one all on its own for a focal point.
- You see stitching on both the inside AND the outside of the label, so when you run it through your Big Shot, you get two-for-the-work-of-one cut! LUVH it!
- The shape is not too boxy, not too oval-ish and not super feminine so I can use it for a male just as easily as a female.
- Size matters! The large one fits wonderfully on a regular A2 card and you can even cut it out for a peek through card with enough paper left on the sides.
- The label looks equally at home in a portrait or landscape orientation (you’ll see it in action both ways this coming week).
I know I’m going to be awfully sad when they (and the set) disappear at the end of August (or quite possibly sooner). Make sure you don’t miss out on them and get yours now just by clicking on the image below.
Make an Easy Handmade Gatefold Card for Fall
If you’re starting to feel sort of fall-ish like me, it’s the ideal time to run into your craft area and get busy. Cooler weather, a cosy cup of tea and your Colour Your Season bundle at the ready for gorgeous one-of-a-kind cards.
Enjoy this easy handmade gatefold card for fall and I hope it inspires you to get some card making done!