Perfectly Penned – Celebrate Today

What a glorious day today – perfect for celebrating!  I hope you are having a lovely day, too.

A whole lot of inspiration contributed to the making of this card…

Double Trouble (#132) celebrating Creative Creases (#52) on their two year anniversary and looking for a Fancy Fold and some Spring Flowers; Retro Rubber (#201) Tic Tac Toe Board choices – Die Cuts, Large Sentiment and Patterned Paper; TGIF (#410) for the Color Scheme; The Flower Challenge (#78) to use Dies; and bringing it all together, the current sketch from Tuesday Morning (#697) adapted to a Gate Fold.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 2⅛” and 6⅜”) Basic White cardstock.
    • The Right Folded Panel was dry-embossed with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder.
    • (Note): I did this upside down, so I cut another piece of cardstock (2⅛” x 5½”), embossed it and added it on top.
  • Left Folded Panel: (2⅛” x 5½”) Dotted piece of patterned paper from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper pack was added on top.
  • Tilted Panel: (2” x 4½”) Grid patterned piece of paper also from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper pack added to a Basic White cardstock piece of the same size for stability.
  • Sentiment Accent Mat: (3” x 2”) Pool Party cardstock.
  • Sentiment: (2¾” x 1¾”) Basic White cardstock.
    • The sentiment, Celebrate Today, from the retired Perfectly Penned stamp set (circa 2011) was stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink.
  • Decoration – Flowers: Blushing Bride, Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green cardstock scraps.
    • The Flowers and Leaf images were die-cut with dies from the Summer Shadow Dies set.

All elements were adhered to the Gate Fold card base to resemble the sketch taking care to ensure that the Floral Decorations, Tilted Panel and the Sentiment Panel were only attached to the Left Folded Panel.

Very soft and pretty with this collection of colors. Is it not wonderful that Spring is on it’s way?

Thank you for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

12 thoughts on “Perfectly Penned – Celebrate Today

  1. Me again! I love how you showcased this fold, and the little bit of an angle on the purple really looks great, such beautiful colors too. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

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  2. Whoa, you knocked all the challenges out of the park!! Such a pretty card – your embossed gate fold is so cool. Thanks for creating with us as one of your challenges this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

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  3. What a beautiful gatefold, Jolanda! I really love the spring feeling from the flowers and papers you used. The embossing is a great touch as well. Thank you for playing at Creative Creases Challenge and I hope you can join us again soon.
    Debbie DT
    Secrets To Stamping

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  4. Dang, what an awesome design, and so skillfully played for our tic tac toe! Love your scrappy paper choices! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

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