Friday, May 23, 2014

Masculine Card by Guest Designer Gloria

The Cutters Creek Design Team is excited to have Gloria Williams as our Guest Designer today!

We all know how hard masculine cards are to make, well Gloria makes it look easy with this great masculine card,  perfect for the upcoming Father's Day, or a man's birthday, or as Gloria has done, a thinking of you card.

Hello Everyone!  I am to pleased to be a guest designer for Cutter’s Creek.  I do believe this is my first time.  Thanks so much for having me here today!

I want to share this gate fold card with you.  It is not the traditional gate fold but one that I found on YouTube.   I would call this an off center gate fold.  Don’t you just love that YouTube?  Papers for the card are all from my stash.

To make this card start with a card base cut at 5 1/2" X 8 1/2". Score the base at 2 1/2"  and 6 3/4". Fold both scorelines toward the center of the card. Using a bone folder make sure you get a really good crease. This will give you a gate fold card with the left front panel being 2 1/2" wide and the right front panel being 1 3/4" which results in a slightly off center gate.

Next you can add your decorative panels to the card base. Your left panel is cut at 2 1/4" X 5 1/4" and the right panel is cut at 1 1/2" X 5 1/4". Mine are the brown card stock pieces.

The piece that goes on the front is cut at 3 X 4 3/4" for the base mat and 2 3/4" X 4 1/2" for the decorative mat. For my decorative mat, I stamped a piece of plain cardstock with a wood grain stamp and some Rich Cocoa memento ink. Adhere to the left panel of the card base by applying adhesive to the left side of the front mat only. Now it is time to embellish the card.

I cut my ship out of black card stock at 2" using the My World Cricut Cartridge. I cut the ship's helm using a die from My Favorite Things, (these are a Cutters Creek special order item, just ask). To finish off the card I added my sentiment.

Thanks you so much for letting me visit. If you would like to see more of my work, feel free to visit my blog.  Enjoy and God Bless!


  1. Welcome Gloria to Cutters Creek. I love your card a lot. It is hard to make masculine cards but you have made it look easy. Thanks for all the details. Hugs, Fran

    1. Thank you Fran, for your warm welcome and compliment.

  2. Wonderful card! Thank you so much for guesting with us :)


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