Some Inky Stamper Escaping!

Hello friends!  It has not only warmed up over my way, but we went from about 50 degrees to straight up 90 degrees within the last few weeks!  I think it’s supposed to slightly cool down in a few days, but I’m happy it’s warmer anyway.  Hope that you’re all doing well too.  Been wanting to share with you what I’ve been up to, but first I have this fun card I recently made:

I thought this was so fun and easy to create!  If you’ve ever made a gate-fold card, try one of these interlocking ones!  I love the way it opens up from just a traditional card.  This is the first time I’ve tried one of these and I’ve made it for this month’s Inky Stamper Inkspirations FB Group‘s challenge…which is to make a gatefold card.

I’ve also used one of the brand new stamp sets that came out from Inky Stamper called “Iguana“.  I’ve stamped the images out on Bristol Smooth watercolor and used my Zig Brush Markers to color them in.  The stamp set has a coordinating Iguana die, but I fussy cut the cactus out to place behind him.  I white heat embossed the sentiment from the stamp set and die cut it out with a banner die to place at the bottom of the card.

You will notice that I’ve only attached HALF of the panels on the front so it can be opened freely with the circle frame interlocking with the circle image panel.

To complete the decorating, I’ve used the Doodlebug Swiss Dot paper pad and added some Picket Fence Reflections Gems for a few accents on the front.  I also took a few markers to add some stitch lines.

Here’s what the card looks like when it is completely shut.  You just have to be sure that the two circle panels can freely open without interference, which is why I had to cut a very small piece from the Iguana’s tail so it could close properly.  I honestly don’t think it takes anything away from the design.

And then when the gatefold opens, you can see my inside sentiment.  I’ve taken a strip of the paper I’ve used on the front and added it to the inside to make it all cohesive.  (I think I’ll add some stitch lines to it now that I’m looking at it.)

And speaking of “Inky Stamper“, I had a really fun time not this past weekend but the prior weekend taking part in the “Inky Stamper Escape Event”!  I spent the weekend crafting, doing some fun make’n takes, shopping and meeting the special people behind the company!  So very exciting and so much fun…especially meeting new friends!

SO EXCITED to have met Chelsea and Kim!  Really enjoyed the time and trying out all of the new things!!

Here we are!  This is the crew that stayed for the weekend although there were several others that stopped in to partake in the make-n-take fun or do some shopping.  It was so fun to meet some new friends and get to know them too!

And of course here are the Make-n-takes we did with all of the new release items!  Lots of interactive fun with a waterfall card, shaker card, slider card, mini treats and even a mini card with a cool foiling technique.

The swag bag was too cute with a special tag that had my name on it, an Inky Stamper pin and lots of fun goodies inside (not shown).  Plus an Inky Stamper mug with some yummy goodies inside too!  Aside from being spoiled, it was fun to be able to stamp with friends while working on some of my own projects.  Really great time and special thanks to Chelsea and Kim for making it a memorable one.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my gatefold card and post today!  Thanks so much for stopping in as I enjoy hearing from you!


  1. Inky Stamper Inkspiration FB Group – gatefold card
  2. Crafty Friends – Animals and/or birds (including insects)
  3. Crafty Animals – Anything Goes + animal(s)
  4. Krafty Chicks – Stamp Act
  5. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  6. QKR Stampede – Anything Goes
  7. Lil’ Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

29 thoughts on “Some Inky Stamper Escaping!

  1. Super adorable! I’ve only made one of these, and it was a few years ago (on a granny card, lol!), but I remember it being a lot of fun with an excellent result. Looks like you had a lot of fun meeting some new crafty friends!


  2. So jealous of your crafty weekend,look a as though you had loads of fun and a super creative time. Love your gatefold card,it’s a long time since I made one, the iguana is fabulous. A great selection of other makes from your weekend.


  3. It looks like you had a fantastic time with stamping crafty friends! How I miss those days! I just love your take on this gatefold card with the interlocking circles! It’s more fun added to that hilarious sentiment and image, and I love those green papers too! Fun crafty items and a great bag to haul everything home in too! Wishing you many more warm days – ours was just picture perfect yesterday too! Enjoy your week ahead!


  4. Not the kind of critter I would have thought to put on a birthday card but yours is outstanding. Especially with your great coloring and added bling.


  5. What a fun card – haven’t made one of the interlocking in a while. I watched Chelsea last night with the iguana – so cute. What a fun weekend – love getting together with friends, old or new – and love your haul you got. I have known Chelsea a long long time – back from our TAC days. TFS your post and pictures.


  6. Well it looks like you certainly had lots of fun on your crafty weekend, your card is simply gorgeous, alovely


  7. This is so much fun! Shirley and I are doing card kits next month, and I’m thinking the Iguana is going to be one of my cards! SO much fun!!! Glad you had a get away with such a great group! I miss Chelsea! Thanks for sharing and always being an inspiration!


  8. Fabulous card and interlocking gatefold-never made one of those! Love the little Iguana -looks and sounds like you had a great weekend lots of goodies and great interactive cards but especially meeting new friends
    Carol x


  9. Adorable Iguana card and the make and takes are so fun looking…so glad you got to getaway for “fun time.” Thanks for visiting my site and commenting on calming camellias. I actually changed it up a bit and hopefully later I will link it to Paper Players. You started following at WordPress, but that didn’t work out so I haven’t been there in a year or two, but everything I’ve done is at “Just Branching Out.” so I’m deleting Word press today. I have you listed first under blogs I follow…There are several comments I want to make on other stuff you have done. I will explain later what’s been up over this way on my post!

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    1. Thank you so much for kind comment and for following! I do follow you on your non-wordpress blog and enjoy seeing what you’re up to! Thanks for stopping in!


    1. Inky Stamper is just a store on-line, but the owner is located in IL and the event wasn’t too far away, so it made it easier to go! 😉


  10. What a fabulous fun card Vicki, love the cute lizard and great fold with the bold colours too..and what a great weekend you had, love the new goodies too, such fun..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  11. Gorgeous gatefold card Vicki. Looks so great.
    That must have been a weekend to never forget!
    xxx Margreet


  12. Great card, and I love the intense colors you used. This iguana is fun and brilliantly colored. I also love your gate card. Amazing!


  13. Omg I LOVE this, the colours, the cheeky iguana and the mechanism, such a fun card! Your goody bag sounds fab, but best of all crafting with people, I’ve got my sister Marie coming and I love crafting with her. Can’t wait to see your next creation


  14. I love your gatefold and the super fun image and sentiments! I can never get my gatefolds to sit flat for photos. I’m glad you had the opportunity to have a crafty weekend! Looks fun!


  15. What a wonderful gate fold card and super fun image for the card too.

    Oh to get together and craft with friends sounds like so much fun. Great pictures from your fun crafty get together.


  16. Lovely set of cards…. Thanks for entering your lovely iguana gate fold card in the ‘animals’ challenge at Crafty Friends… good luck and hope you will join us again very soon.
    Diane Louise [DT Leader] xx


  17. What a great card! Far from possibly taking anything away, I think that the itty-bitty bit of missing tail adds to the design, as it helps to make it appear as those our delightful lizard friend has just walked around the corner to come and say hi to us.

    How wonderful that you got to experience this great in-person event. Your make and takes are AWESOME!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life


  18. What a great card. I’ve not made an interlocking card in quite sometime and now you’ve got me inspired with your cute creation. Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!


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