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Card with a secret compartment

Hello to all my scrappy and crafty friends. Barbara here with an unusual card fold for you that I learned in a class in my LSS. It has a secret compartment.

Tip for the day: don't be afraid to try something new. But try it with paper you don't care about first to be sure you have the hang of it.

This is the front of the card closed, It is basically a gatefold card.

White cardstock
base 6 x 8 inches
2-1 x 3 inches
1-1.5 x 3 inches
1- 1 x 2.5 inches

double sided paper
cut 2-1 7/8 x 6 inches

coordinating double sided paper
cut 2 -0.75 x 2.75 inches from one side
Cut 1- 1.25 x 2.75 inches from the other side

coordinating cardstock
Cut 2- 1.75x 5.75 inches and emboss

 here is a photo of your cut pieces

Take 6 x 8 inch card base and place landscape on your score board and score at 2 inches, 4 inches and 6 inches.
Fold card base in half at the 4 inch score line to make a 4 x 6 inch card.
Open fold and then fold each side toward the center forming a gatefold card.

Re fold on the center fold. Cut from the center fold to the 2 inch score line at the following measurements: 1.5 inches, 3 inches, and 4.5 inches.

Open the card and weave the 1 7/8 x 6 inch strips between the cut lines so that each side shows the PP on opposite sides like so.

you will have four areas with pp and four areas that are white for stamping.
you may stamp sentiments or small items such as flowers or birds etc on the four white sections.
Now mountain fold the center fold and grasp two opposite card stock edges and pull apart. This will open the secret compartment. 

You will have four more white areas to stamp.
to fold back pull outer edges to flatten out the card.

For the front of the card now after embossing the solid cardstock attach the two pieces to the front gatefolds.
Layer two matching pp pieces on the two smaller white mats and attach to card front as shown above. attach only to the left side.
Stamp the 1 x 2.5 inches with a sentiment and layer it with the pp piece that is slightly larger then on the largest white mat. 
Attach this piece only to the right side of the gatefold as shown above.

Here is the inside of the finished card.
Then with the secret compartment opened it looks like this:

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you learned something new today. 
Hope you have a scrapbook blessings kind of day.
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,


  1. oh wow, this is so cool. First time I have seen one like this. Thanks for sharing all the great photos.


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