Stampin’ Up! Sentimental Park Gatefold for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

.Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! You may come from the creative Tara or simply hopped in here. However you arrived, we’re glad you came. We have a color challenge today and when I saw the challenge I immediately went to my DSP stash to see what ‘fit the bill’. I hope you like the card.

Stampin' Up! Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop
Stampin' Up! Blog Hop Color Challenge
Stampin' Up! Sentimental Park Gatefold. hop 3/9

The only color missing in this Designer Series Paper is Coastal Cabana ~ and the paper is called Regency Park 6×6 DSP. I’ve used Petal Pink as my card base with Night of Navy on each of the side panels under the Designer Series Paper. The focal point is the decoration on the belly band. I first die cut the larger piece in Night of Navy, then die cut several flowers: Night of Navy, Basic White and a single Petal Pink. Once I adhered the small flowers to the Night of Navy , I die cut a Basic White piece to add the sentiment. The sentiment comes from Sentimental Park stamp set and is stamped in Night of Navy ink. I adhered this piece to the Night of Navy decorated piece with Stampin’ Seal, slipping it under the flowers. It worked perfectly. I then added a bow with the Bordered Ribbon, which is Night of Navy. After making the bow I trimmed down the center of the ribbon so that it looked softer. I adhered this to the sentiment panel with a glue dot.

Back to the card base… cut at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, I score on the long side at 2 1/8, then fold the opposite side over to meet it. Sometimes when I score each long side at 2 1/8, there is a gap, and I didn’t want that. Night of Navy panels were added to each small panel, then a piece of the Regency Park was adhered over that. Because the belly band is the show piece on this card, I completed that by wrapping a 1 x 9 1/2 strip of Night of Navy around the card, overlapping in front and securing the ends together with Stampin’ Seal. I added the decorated sentiment banner to the front (right on the 1″ strip) with Stampin’ Seal. I removed the completed belly band to finish the inside of the card.

Stampin' Up! Sentimental Park belly band

For the inside, I added more pieces of the Regency Park DSP showing off a Balmy Blue design.on each panel. For the center panel I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink – still from the Sentimental Park stamp set. Then I stamped the flower ‘bouquet’ in Petal Pink ink in two places, surrounding the sentiment. The ‘bouquet’ is also park of the Sentimental Park stamp set. I adhered the Basic White panel to the center of the inside and the card was done.

Stampin' Up! Sentimental Park gatefold card inside

For the envelope… more of the same design of Regency Park 6×6 DSP as on the card front for the flap, trimmed tom fit. Across the front I adhered a strip of the Regency Park 6×6 DSP pattern in Balmy Blue to coordinate perfectly with the card.

Stampin' Up! Sentimental Park Gatefold card & envelope

I love how this turned out – the contrasts in color compliment each other nicely and show off the banner too.

OK, what else… there is more info below about products for this card along with card cuts and other Stampin’ Up! items to purchase. Also, to continue the hop, you may click on the ‘next’ button or click on a name to visit another blog. Whatever your plan, don’t miss checking everyones’ post. This is a creative group! Happy Hopping!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here! πŸ‘

Carol Buckalew

Products to make this card…

Get ready for the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Colorful Kaleidoscope Kit is filled with geometric shapes and unique kaleidoscopic patterns. It’s time to give a card that no one will forget!

Stampin' Up! Colorful Kaleidoscope kit
Stampin' Up! Colorful Kaleidosope kit parts
Stampin' Up! Colorful Kaleidoscope kit stamps



$23.00 USD | $32.00 CAD

Available starting 1 March

GET YOURS NOW! Click here to go my store to see more of the many kits available.


Online Exclusives are products Stampin’ Up! is offering only through the online store. In other words – these items will not be listed in any catalog, but will only be shown on the online store. Here are some of the products available as of March 1, of 2023.


This is the Hello, Irresistible Suite of products plus a few other items listed below the main portion of the photo. The suite is really, really nice: stamp set, coordinating dies, embellishments and 6×6 DSP – absolutely stunning set of products. Love, love… There are several items listed in the Online store – so check it out below. New products will be added to the ONLINE EXCLUSIVES Mar, July & November. Kind of exciting, isn’t it?

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Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Card cuts:

Card base is Petal Pink: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 2 1/8 on long side and fold other end over to meet it

Night of Navy panels: 2 – 2 x 5 3/8; 1 x 9 1/2 (belly Band) & 3 x 5 for front sentiment die cut

DSP panels for front: 2 – 1 7/8 x 5 1/4

DSP panels for inside: 2-2 x 5 3/8; 4 x 5 3/8

Basic White: 3 7/8 x 5 1/4; 3 x 5 for front sentiment panel & flowers

Balmy Blue: scraps for floral die cuts

13 responses to “Stampin’ Up! Sentimental Park Gatefold for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop”

  1. Beautiful card Carol πŸ™‚ Love that fold


  2. Tara Carpenter Avatar
    Tara Carpenter

    Beautiful card! the layout is perfect! TFS

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Tara! Love a gatefold… πŸ˜€


  3. Beautiful card Terry Lynn πŸ™‚ Love that DSP and the gate fold is one of my favorites

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Beautiful card Terry Lynn! Love the gatefold with the sweet belly band! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Amy… gatefold & belly band – yes!


  5. Your card is gorgeous, Terry Lynn! The belly band is awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Gorgeous! I feel a CASE coming on!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Julie – that’s a real compliment πŸ˜€ CASE away!


  7. Just a gorgeous Anniversary card, TL – I love it! πŸ™‚


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