Hi Everyone, Anet here today and welcome to my inspiration post. I made a Gatefold Easel Card & Calendar with the Lavender Love Collection from Couture Creations. I found the inspiration from Susan’s Blog. I did not follow all her steps, instead I made some changes and put my spin on it.


Step by Step Instructions: My video tutorial below will show you how to create the fabulous Gatefold Easel Card & Calendar and you will also find all the measurements.I trimmed Smooth White Cardstock, score and fold the cardstock to create the card base. I cut Navy Cardstock, Lavender Love Patterned Paper 3 and 4 layered it onto each other and adhered it onto the card base. I then cut Navy Cardstock to 2 1/8″ x 3 1/8″ layered the Calendar Tab 2023 onto the cardstock and adhered onto the card base.  I also die-cut Paper Bag Cardstock with the Lavender Love Weathered Fences Die and adhered it onto the card base. Following from this I also added Lavender Love Ephemera.For the stopper of the easel card I die-cut Smooth White Cardstock with the Modern Essentials Nesting Inset Oval Frame Cut, Foil and Emboss Die. Follow my video tutorial below to learn how to add this feature. I stamped the Flourish & Thrive Box Christmas Bells Sentiment Stamp onto the smooth white cardstock die-cut using the Embossing Ink Pad, Mirror Platinum Classic Metallics Embossing Powder and heat embossing it. I then added Emerald Green Adhesive Pearls and adhered it onto the card base.


Belly Band

I trimmed Navy Cardstock to 1 1/4″ x 10″ and decorated it with stamping the Flourish & Thrive Box Leaf Waxflowers Sentiment Stamp onto the smooth white cardstock die-cut using the Embossing Ink Pad, Mirror Platinum Classic Metallics Embossing Powder and heat embossing it.  I then added Emerald Green Adhesive Pearls, Green Mulberry Paper Long Grass, Baby Blue and White Lavender Stems and adhered it onto the belly band to finish.


Are you ready to learn how to create the Gatefold Easel Card? Grab a cuppa and just click the video link below. Video Link https://youtu.be/4e7-t_UQcLw


Couture Creations Material List:


  • C0726520 GoPower & Emboss Machine
  • C0727163 GoPower & Emboss Magnetic Platform
  • C0727860 Glass Mat
  • C0727381 Precision Stamp Press
  • C0728299 Stamp Scrubber
  • C0728094 Stamp Cleaner
  • C0728737 Lavender Love Collection Kit Patterned Paper 3
  • C0728739 Lavender Love 6.5 x 6.5 Patterned Paper 4
  • C0728750 Lavender Love Weathered Fences Cutting Die Set
  • C0728722 Flourish & Thrive Box Leaf Waxflowers Stencil, Stamp & DieCut Set
  • C0728722 Flourish & Thrive Christmas Bells Stencil, Stamp & DieCut Set
  • C0728699 Smooth White Cardstock 280gsm
  • ULT200088 Ultimate Crafts 12 x 12 Navy Cardstock
  • ULT200045 Ultimate Crafts 12 x 12 Paper Bag Cardstock 250gsm
  • C0728766 Calendar Tabs 2023
  • C0728278 Embossing Ink Pad
  • C0724973 Mirror Platinum Classic Metallics Embossing Powder
  • C0724642 Emerald Green Adhesive Pearls
  • C0728759 White Paper Lavender Stems
  • C0728761 Baby Blue Paper Lavender Stems
  • C0728763 Green Mulberry Paper Long Grass
  • C0726327 Tacky Glue
  • C0726325 All Purpose Art Glue
  • C0728524 Tabletop General Scissor Stainless Steel Blade
  • AD90017 Couture Creations Double Sided Tape 12mm
  • Retired Materials: C0726460 Modern Essentials Nesting Inset Oval Frames Cut, Foil and Emboss Die


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Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed how I created my Gatefold Easel Card & Calendar.   Happy Crafting! Anet

Anet Van Zyl Creative


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