Birthday & Balloons Gate Fold Peek-a-boo Card

By | February 24, 2017

This peek-a-boo card, or otherwise know as a shutter card is a fun gate fold card.  Today’s card was the card I made for my daughter, Amanda who turned six! When the card is opened up you can see the “6” appear from behind the shutter.  I wanted to make a fun card for Amanda as she enjoys making cards with me too.

It looks like a normal gatefold card:

Balloons Gate Fold Peek-a-boo Card

The front of the gate fold shutter card

Then wait and see what is inside. The shutter provides a lovely surprise and special feature to the card .

Balloons Gate Fold Shutter Card inside

The shutter beginning to open


Balloons Gate Fold Peek-a-boo Card inside

The shutter open, revealing the “6”


I decided to use the space on the back to write my message so it would be a bit more private and everyone could still enjoy the feature of the shutter opening.

Balloons Gate Fold Peek-a-boo Card

The back of the card for your birthday message

This card is the same style as the card I taught at my class the other week where they made a gate fold shutter card using the Sending Love Designer Series Paper.   I felt this colourful balloon paper would appeal to a six year old.  Although this paper has now retired, there are lots of other fun, bright patterns papers available that would suit a similar style card.



Stamp Sets: Number of Years, So In Love, Balloon Celebration

Paper/Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, It’s a Party Designer Series Paper (Retired)

Ink: Melon Mambo

Other: Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Large Number Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layered Circle Framelits, Banner Framelits, Sweetheart Punch, Washi Label Punch (retired), Sponges, Dimensionals, Tear & Tape, Liquid Multipurpose Adhesive

If you would like to learn how to make this fun shutter card, then check out the kit or tutorial that is available here.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing another great variation of this gate fold shutter card.

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