Nature's INKspirations

Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - September 2022 | Gate Fold Accordion Fun-Fold

Gate Fold Accordion Anniversary Card (banner) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Gate Fold Accordion Anniversary Card

 Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hello!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with some of my talented stamping friends from around the world who love creating with Stampin' Up!® products as much as I do!  We love hopping on the second weekends of the month - Saturday or Sunday depending on where you are in the world - and love sharing lots of inspiration with you.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and relax with your favorite cuppa as you peruse the hop.  

This month we are sharing our lots of amazing inspiration for our Technique Challenge of fun-fold favorites so really anything related to paper folding!

Today's Project

There is nothing like a special fun-fold for a special occasion!  This is a new to me fun-fold that is definitely for special occasions like today - my parents' wedding anniversary!  Many thanks to Lisa Curcio for inspiring me and Heidi Smith from the UK for inspiring Lisa.

Gate Fold Accordion Anniversary Card (angle) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

My parents had spider mums and greenery around their wedding cake 61 years ago... so the sunflower image from the August 2022 Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit was the perfectly sized image to create my reproduction of this special moment.

My parents wedding reception | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Gate Fold Accordion Anniversary Card (close-up) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The sunflower image was heat embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder on Vellum and Shimmery White cardstocks.  Two vellum images were fussy cut, offset and adhered with Mini Glue Dots onto a Shimmery White fussy cut image.  The Graceful Tiles sentiment was heat embossed on Shimmery White, fussy cut and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  

Gate Fold Accordion Anniversary Card (holding) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The fern image from Nature's Prints is even the perfect touch for the band to keep the card closed.  The Evening Evergreen sheet of Texture Chic Designer Series Paper is my favorite and is sure to wow my parents with all the sparkle against the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper.  

Gate Fold Accordion Anniversary Card (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside showcases the embossed floral image along with an embossed sentiment strip popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals with the ends adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Plenty of room was left for expressing our love to them on this special day.   The card fits in a standard 4-1/2" x 6-1/4" photo envelope or a similarly sized envelope (ie, a large Memories and More envelope).  I would suggest using a Vellum or DSP band (less bulk on the sides) for the card to fit into our standard Medium Size envelopes.  

More Inspiration

I hope that you have enjoyed this amazing Gate Fold Accordion (or Display Panel) and will use it yourself to create some special cards for friends and family.  Up next on the blog hop is Aurélie where you can continue along to see what she and all the others have created.  I am sure you will be filled with lots of inspiration!  And should you be inspired, please leave us a comment...  we love to hear from you. 



Angie McKenzie  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Jo Blackman

Judith Patterson  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Mo Rootes

Danielle Kassing  ●  Cheryl Hamilton   ●  Vickie Littlewood

Leonie Stuart  ●  Teri West  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Marieke Bart 

Karen Henderson  ●  Terry Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!  
Have a blessed day!

Gate Fold Accordion Anniversary Card (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Blocks D; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Heat Tool; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Mini Glue Dots; Tear & Tape Adhesivce; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit (August 2022); Graceful Tiles Photopolymer Stamp Set; Nature's Prints Cling Stamp Set


  • VersaMark Pad


  • Evening Evergreen, Shimmery White and Vellum Cardstocks; Texture Chic 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper; Distressed Gold Specialty Paper


  • Metallics Embossing Powders

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

        PAPER CUTS

  • Shimmery White - 4" x 5-1/4"; scraps for heat embossing
  • Vellum - scraps for heat embossing (approx. 2-1/2 x 5") 
  • Texture Chic DSP - 2" x 3" (x2); 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" (x2)  
  • Distressed Gold Specialty Paper - 2-1/8" x 3-1/8" (x2); 2-5/8" x 3-5/8" (x2); 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"; 2-3/8" 2-3/8"  
  • Evening Evergreen - 4-1/4" x 9-1/2" scored at 1", 2", 7-1/2", 8-1/2" (card base); 3/4" x 3-1/4" (inside sentiment); 3" x 3-1/8" scored at 1", 2" on the short side (card base extensions); 1" x 11" (belly band); 2-1/4" x 2-1/4"; 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" (x2); 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" (x2)


  1. Stunning card Angie, I am sure your parents absolutely loved it x

  2. Beautiful card and perfect for your parents! Love the fun fold!

  3. What a beautiful card Angie! I love the belly band going around your fancy fun fold! :)

  4. Wow! What a fabulous fun fold card. I can see the smiles on your parents faces when they see this. Thanks for sharing!💕

  5. Super fun-fold card for a very special occasion. Wonderful!

  6. Gorgeous and perfect elegance for the occasion. Love the folds!


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