Gate Fold Birthday Card and New “WOW” Video!!

Stampin up create a cupcake punch gate fold card idea
Maybe you won't want to heap all 5 of the new In Colors on one card like I did.  However, I wanted to show them off and figured a festive birthday card can handle it!  I have been itching for a coral (new Calypso Coral) ever since losing Groovy Guava (get over it, right?).  Island Indigo is my "new teal" and Lucky Limeade fills a void from when Kiwi Kiss retired. Pool Party is a pure aqua that I have longed for and Wisteria Wonder will meet the needs of those still grieving over the loss of Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac as part of last year's color renovation. 

Stampin up create a cupcake dotted scallop ribbon border punch
In the process of playing with these delicious new colors, I did a little experimenting and put together a quick 1 Minute to "WOW!" Video Tutorial for this simple this gate fold card.  Enjoy!



  • Stampin up create a cupcake rubber stamp punch crimper Not only are the colors used new, I am sharing a couple sneak peek accessories from the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, too.
  • The Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon and In Color Designer Brads (Pool Party polka dot shown), along with the new In Colors card stock and ink will be available July 1.
  • Curious how the new In Colors compare to colors in the existing Stampin' Up! Collection?  Click to see my color comparison samples.
  • A Crimper gives the cupcake fabulous texture.
  • Jewels Basic Rhinestones on the cupcake tie together with the interior flower centers.

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Stampin up create a cupcake rubber stamp punch gate fold tutorial Stamp Set:  Create a Cupcake (currently not available, W121915, C121982)
Paper:  Pool Party (122974), Wisteria Wonder (122922), Lucky Limeade (122926), Calypso Coral (122925), Island Indigo (122923), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade (122935), Calypso Coral (122939), Island Indigo (122937)
Cool Tools:  Bone Folder (102300), Cupcake Punch (121807), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), 1" Circle Punch (119868), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Crimper (101618)
The Perfect Touch:  Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (122973), In Color Designer Printed Brads (122940), Jewels Basic Rhinestones (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Mary this is another stunner.
    I love your work, I will be casing this card.
    The new In colours look AB FAB, can’t till August to get my hands on them.

  2. Mary, Super cute card. love the video and how organized you are. Can’t wait to see the new catalog. Hope you have a wonderful week.

  3. Hi Tania:

    I’m sure you could make a smaller card by just sizing down the dimensions proportionately . . . but I was shooting for something close to an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) when finished. Thanks for asking and you kind feedback. Hugs, M

  4. Hi Chris & Charlene: Many stampers (including me for the most part) don’t like exposed brad “legs.” They are exposed on the backside of the sentiment when you open it. I was suggesting you could cover it with card stock from the back if you prefer to hide them 🙂 Sorry for any confusion. Hugs, M

  5. Deb B (Debadoo)

    Great card, and I like this gate fold better than others I’ve seen where the sides just fold in toward the middle. May have to experiment with an added border so I can use 8.5×11 You did a wonderful job of getting all the colors on there and having a great look.

  6. Thanks for the video tutorial Mary. Another new fold for me to try. I love the design of your birthday card too – may just have to ‘case’ it. Thanks again for the wonderful inspiration you continue to provide.

  7. This cute Mary! Love those new colors!!!

  8. Liz B. in New Jersey

    If I ever received such a colorful and joyful card, surely my smile would last all day!! :0)

  9. Such a bright, fun card for a birthday – puts me in the party mood!

  10. Chris R. from Iowa

    I just checked the video again and yeah, what does the covering the back side of the brad with cardstock mean? It just looks like a fun brad to me.

  11. Chris R. from Iowa

    Wow indeed! What a great way to use up a bunch of scraps as well! The circles, I mean. Or, you could punch out other shapes like flowers and hearts. I thought the fold would be harder but by your video – I think I could make one! The cupcake is just precious and the crimping is just the icing on the cake! It could be done in all sorts of color combination even! I can’t wait to see that wisteria ribbon – it looks like so much fun to play with. In the meantime I need an anniversary card for one of our employees and I think the cupcake idea would be so fun for it! Thanks Mary!

  12. Charlene Herter

    Beautiful card Mary! Just curious about your last tip that says you can cover the back side of the brad with cardstock if you prefer. Can you explain what you mean? Its probably something simple but I’m confused.

  13. Any way to make it work if you don’t have 12×12 cs? Love the card and the tutorial.

  14. I sure look forward to your daily emails with a new idea to explore. Now that I have 3 little grandsons and their Moms save every card … I want to make memorable cards for them … and your card ideas will surly surprise them and bring smiles to their little faces.
    Thanks so much … especially like the 1 minute how to videos.

  15. Another “WOW” card! I can’t wait to copy this one. Thank you, Mary, for sharing your talent with us!

  16. Great card with beautiful colors. Thanks for the “WOW” video. Off to make one.

  17. Cute, fun and easy….thanks!

  18. Great card Mary, “wonky” or not. It’s a great way to showcase the new colors. It’s a festive card that should make someone’s birthday a happy one. Thanks for another awesome one minute to wow video and for the new word “wonky”…it’s cute!

  19. I love these colors together. I’m so happy that SU! has added a teal, a coral, and a green that replaces some of the colors that a lot of us miss.I love the fold design also.

  20. Such a fun and festive card

  21. Hi Christy Q: Calypso Coral is deeper and richer in color than Groovy Guava. Check out my comparison from yesterday’s post to see how it compares to the current colors 🙂 That may help further. Thanks for your question. Hugs, Mary

  22. Very festive – all the colors look great together!

  23. Hello Mary: I love this video. It’s great to have a new way to make cards and this one is fun and totally different from the usual folded in half ones. Thank you for sharing this awesome video tutorial.

  24. Such a fun card – great colors! And a polka dotted brad??? How cute is that!

  25. Wow – what a fantastic use of all the new in-colors! Great card, Mary, as always! I’m curious how close the Calypso is the Groovy Guava since I won’t get my hands on my own for a couple more weeks.

  26. Great card Mary and I love all the new colors. I can’t wait to make this “Wow” card. Thanks for sharing!

  27. “Wow” is right! Once again, you have created a stunning card. The colors are beautiful and you really do have a knack for the right finishing touches. Thanks for all your inspiration. I look forward to your emails.

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