Gate Fold Snail Mail Card Create With DSP

Create a Gate Fold Card with the Snail Mail DSP! Today is Part Six of my “Create With DSP” Series and we’ll be focusing ways to craft with this paper and create a stack.

This is the sixth installment in my “Create With DSP” series! With lots of tips and recipes to showcase your favorite Designer Series Papers (or a good way to clean up your stash!), click here to start at the beginning!

I found it extra fun to create with this set of designer series paper! On one hand, there is a good range of design sizes! From tiny packages and envelopes to very large snails, a creator can find a paper that’ll be perfect for any project.

Also, this paper set has some designs that can be fussy-cut out (or die-cut!), which make it even easier to make finished cards and projects without stamping. For instance, I cut out a few mushrooms from one of the Snail Mail paper (look, even one from an edge!), and created this card with an embossed foil background! Easy Peasy!

While I love stamping, going back to Paper-crafting basics is a lot of fun, too! This is especially true if you have a stack of colorful papers!

Tip: If you like the paper, get it! Even if you don’t like the coordinating stamps, you’ll be able to create great projects with the paper!

Together with a small bottle of water or treat, I plan on giving this card to my phenomenal mail carrier!


A few ways to begin creating with this DSP (or any with similar designs):

  1. Cut out the large pieces that you might want to use as features on the card. For me, it was the large snails, mushrooms, and a few of the speech bubbles. (Behind the scenes of my card crafting: I did this while watching TV!). An X-acto knife makes this even easier!
  2. Look closely at the smaller designs. A few of these in Snail Mail can be cut into long strips! These can be used for banners, fun accents across your Scrapbook page, or to make fun Herringbone cards!
  3. PICK YOUR FAVORITE PAPER! My favorite way to feature my favorite papers is to cut it for a full background (4” x 5 1/4”) on a card. Add a sentiment and you’re done! Click here for an example of this!
  4. Want to use a specific DSP, but it’s just not right for an entire background? Pair it with another for a side flap card like I show here!


See below for how to create a Snail Mail Gate Fold Card:


How to make a Gate Fold Snail Mail Card:

Cut your cardstock:

  • Bermuda Bay:
    • 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, scored and folded at 2 1/8” and 6 3/8” (like a gate!)
    • 1” x 10” strip, scored at 2” and 6 1/2”
    • 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”, die-cut or punch to a circle
  • Designer Series Paper: (2) 2” x 5 3/8”
  • Basic White: 4” x 5 1/4” for the inside
  • Fussy Cut snails from DSP

Glue and Decorate:

  • Adhere your two DSP strips to the front gates on your card base.
  • Glue a snail to the Basic White piece (or a mushroom!), and then adhere the piece to the inside of your card.

Make the Belly Band:

  • Fold the 1” strip around your closed card and glue one end to itself.
  • Adhere the circle to the center of the belly band, and then add your snail and maybe a speech bubble.
  • Place the belly band around your closed card.

Supplies for a Gate Fold Snail Mail Card:


Paper Trimmer
$25.00


I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this Gate Fold Snail Mail Card, and if you want to stay ahead of card making and crafty techniques, tips, and ideas, subscribe to my Stampin Newsletter!

How about making a few projects that also use fun Designer Series Papers or fun folds? Click on the images below to find the tutorials!

Thanks for joining me in my Craft Closet today! Happy Crafting!

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