Saturday, 7 October 2017

Jems Monthly Blog Hop - Trick or Treat (but not for necessarily for Halloween!)

Welcome to our Monthly Team Blog Hop featuring a lovely play on the words "Trick or Treat"... as suggested by the very clever Uma....
Could be something for Halloween.. but could otherwise be a ...
* Trick - an illusion, a fun fold, a surprise or something unexpected in the project...
* Treat - so Treat Packaging or indeed a cake, chocolate, sweets...


So I didn't intend to do a Halloween project at all... but here you have one!
I absolutely LOVE the Detailed Gate die cut and so the Graveyard Gate bundle was beckoning me to play with it... and thus I made my (probably) first Halloween card ever! Keep watching this space for a few other non Halloween options as the weeks pass by!

I will go back to calling this a U Fold Card (as it is a Bridge Fold card without the bridge across the front! The Gate does the job instead...)... and spookily the dimensions for my latest Bridge U Fold Card were perfect... click here for that Tutorial... I just cut the Smoky Slate card to 8.6cm (3/3/8" for my US readers) high instead of 10.5cm(4 1/8")
As always the card does lay flat to go in an envelope... though I think I will have to write Scaredy Cat on the back ( or something) ... as this gate doesn't actually open!

I plan to be back with an updated Tutorial for the card and all the decorative details for this one shortly... but in the meantime here is a shot of the simple little scene behind the gate! Though I would colour in the church windows if I did a re-make!
Click here to go to my earlier post for more details on the Detailed Gate & Graveyard Gate products... 

And so it is now time to pass you onto the lovely Tracy... till next time!


11 comments:

  1. Amanda you are a crafting genius! I must get to one of your classes to learn some fantastic folds and incredible inking x

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    1. Lol and thanks Uma... and you are very welcome anytime!

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  2. Very clever idea ! Looking forward to seeing what else you do with the gates x

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    1. Thanks Julie.... and not long at all for Part 2!

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  3. Brilliant, as usual! Love how you have used these gates, another item to add to my "want it" list ;-) And I look forward to seeing your other makes with it!
    Hugs xx

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    1. Thanks Sarah Jane... definitely a "brilliant" bundle! And not just for Halloween... though not long till my next make.. oh! Already posted! Series of 3...

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  5. Yup - you have me hooked on theses gates now!!
    Great cards you have done !!
    xx

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  6. Another great card! Thanks for your inspiration as always! x

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    1. Thanks Sam... and my pleasure...as always!

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