Retreat Swaps - Snowflake Splendor Pop Out Gate Fold Tutorial

Monday 23 November 2020 United Kingdom

Myself and 114 other papercrafters, who are part of Michelle Lasts team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators called the Pinkies gathered together over the weekend at the Pinkies Retreat - virtually!

I was honoured that Michelle had invited me back as a designer and I created 2 make and take projects which I have shared on my Facebook page and Instagram. Fingers crossed they did not disappoint.

You can use the hashtags #PinkiesRetreat2020 and #PinkiesTeam to see pictures shared from this event! You can also check out my Instagram Story under Highlights to see what I posted throughout the weekend.

Today I am sharing with you the second of 3 swaps I created for this event! 

I joined three swap groups, each consisting of 5 people plus myself. Each swap group had a clear brief we had to follow, there was a large choice so I decided to go with these.
  1. Christmas group - a Christmas card 
  2. DSP group - a card with patterned paper as the main focus
  3. Any Bundle group - a card created using any bundle, typically a stamp set and a die or punch 
Naturally, we had to use current Stampin' Up! products!

I made six of each card and kept one for myself. 

All three style cards I created are fancy fold Christmas cards and I have filmed a tutorial for each one. 

You can find the YouTube video tutorial at the end of this page.

I'll be sharing pictures of the swaps I've received on my Facebook page. 

You can join my Facebook page here - just make sure you like my page so you can be notified when I post pictures of all 15 swaps, to see who has designed them and what products they've used!

Today's card is the DSP swap - a Pop Out Gate Fold card featuring the Snowflake Splendor DSP and Snowflake Wishes bundle!


I've selected three DSP patterns that are quite similar and compliment each other!

Watch my tutorial to see how I decorated my card - I demonstrate mutli-colour ombre effect stamping and show you how I created iridescent snowflakes.

In you fancy making a Pop Out Gate Fold card and want to follow my video tutorial, here are the measurements you need to get prepared in advance

Whisper White cardbase: 
  • 4⅛”  x 11”
  • Score at 2 ¾”, 8 ¼” 
  • Flip paper over so that it is is in same orientation but on the other side
  • Score at 5 ¼”, 5 ¾” 
DSP panels
  • Front - 2 ½” x 3 ⅞“ (quantity 2)
  • Inside sides - 2 ½” x 3 ⅞“ (quantity 2)
  • Inside middle - 2 ¼” x 3 ⅞” (quantity 2)
  • Strip for centre - ¼” x 3 ⅞” 

Thank you for visiting my blog today, if you decide to give this card a try, do leave me a comment or thumbs up on YouTube to let me know - I hope you enjoy watching my video tutorial!

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