I saw a Gate Fold soccer card on Crafts you print and decided to make my own version using telescoping balls and Spellbinders Dies. The first thing I did was to make a template. Cut your Cardstock 10” x 3 ¾”. Score each 10” side at 2 ½” and fold. The center will measure 5”. Die cut Grand Circle Die #3. Close the card and slip Grand Circle Die #3 between the closed gates and adhere in place. Measure ½” along the top edge from the circle out. Measure the side edge up 2 1/8”; repeat on other side. To Make the side curves, lay the outside edge of Grand Circle Die #2 so it meets the 2 ½” score line and the 2 1/8” mark on the side edge and trace the outside edge of the die and cut out by hand. Repeat on the other side. Once you have completed the templates the card is very easy to make.
To make the actual card you will cut your cardstock 10” x 7 ¼”. Score as you did on the template. DO NOT FOLD. Lay template over the card base and trace around the circle and the curved edges. Cut out by hand and fold on the score lines.
Cut Red/White DSP using Grand Circles Die #3 and adhere to circle. Cut a frame using Grand Circles Dies #3 and #2 out of White cardstock and glue around the red and White stripe paper. To Telescope the soccer balls, Run 3 soccer balls 3 ½” round. Cut 1 out using Classic Circles Small Die #7, 1 out of #6, and 1 out of #5. Adhere together using Dimensionals. Adhere flat to card base as shown. Cut a frame out of white cardstock using Classic Large Circles Dies #7 and #6. Glue the frame over the largest ball.
For the trim on the side flaps make template for the DSP, trace it onto the DSP and cut it out. Make a template for the white that goes over the DSP on the flaps. Adhere the White to the Stripes. Trim as necessary for white to fit. Adhere to the inside and outside panels.
All of the words are computer generated and cut out using Labels 6 Dies #2, #3 and #4. Trace the outside edge of Dies #2, #3 and #4 onto Black Cardstock. Cut out by hand. Adhere the words to the black. Attach to card front using Dimensionals.
Inside verse: Cut out using Dies #4. Trace outside edge of Die #4 onto Black and cut out. Adhere verse to the black. Adhere to card using Dimensionals.
Finish the card by adding Soccer stickers.
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014 GMT Views: 350
Paper: Cardstock: White; Black;Red & white Stripes
Accessories: Spellbinders Dies: Grand Circle Die #1, #2 and #3; Classic Circles Large #6 and 7; Classic Circles Small #7; Labels 6 - #2, #3 and #4; Digi Soccer Ball; Dimensional Soccer Stickers. 5¾” x 8 3/4” Envelope