A Million & One Thanks

Hi everyone! Happy September 1st to you all! Hard to believe, I know. Another fun challenge is live over at Craft for the Craic and I’m happy to share my GD inspiration project for the Autumn Colors challenge. This is my last guest project with this wonderful team of Irish ladies. I cannot believe a full year has gone by since the lovely Eithne invited me to join the team as a guest designer. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself and thank them from the bottom of my heart!

I’ve created a Double Gate Fold in lots of autumnal colors. Inspiration for this card came from my friend Dawn. SO MUCH FUN! I absolutely L-O-V-E this fold!


These gorgeous double-sided papers and stamps are all from Stampin’ Up. This is a close-up of the belly band which goes around the card to keep it nicely folded. Lots of die cuts used with the front sentiment.


Belly band off… card beginning to open.


First gate fold open to reveal another sentiment and more die cuts.


And a close-up…


Second gate fold open to reveal yet another sentiment on the inside with more die cuts and a few dots of Crystal Drops. I have to apologize for the ‘wonky’ position of the fold on the bottom right. No matter how hard I tried, it would not behave and I couldn’t get a photo of it straight!


And a close-up of that one… Did I tell you how much fun this was and how much I love this fold, lol?!


I’d love to enter this fun fold into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #51 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: September Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: M for Make Your Mark
Dream Valley Challenge – :#162 – Use A Stamp or Digi Image
Not Just Cards: #47 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry cardstock, SU Petals & Paisleys DSP
Stamps: SU Lighthearted Leaves, Grateful Bunch and Million & One stamp sets
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Spectrum Noir- DG3, LG3, GB7, OR3, DR7
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals dies, SB Classic Scalloped Ovals dies, SU Leaflets Framelits
Accessories: MISTI, Dark Walnut Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and link up with us this month! With Autumn/Fall fast approaching, dig into your crafty stash and make something in those wonderful colors! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

8 thoughts on “A Million & One Thanks”

  1. Another fabulous project, that fold is amazing! Love the colour combo too. Thank you for the year of great projects, work and help. We will miss you. Best wishes from the Craft for the Craic DT.


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