Gate-Fold Card Tutorial


Happy Friday everyone!  As a card-maker, I like trying out new card folding methods rather of sticking with the standard half-folded cards.   Today I am very excited to share with you how to create a simple gate-fold card.  Here is a card that I just finished which you can find more detail here: Heartfelt Thanks Gate-Fold Card.

Now here is the tutorial.   I am going to take you back to the very beginning and show how to create a simple layout of the gate-fold base card.  After that you can add-on your own finishing touches.  So let's get to it!

First, to create the card here is the supplies list.  You can use solid color card-stock or pattern.  I chose to use pattern one for a better demonstration.  *** If you have trouble seeing the font below, please feel free to email me at  I'm happy to email you the Word doc version.

Here are the four steps:

Once you completed Step 4 above, your card should look like this:

STOP HERE...if you like your top flap as is like in the photo, square.  In this case, you're done and can start decorating it however you like.  But, if you prefer pick it up a notch like I did, then proceed to the next step below.

Here used Sizzix Regal Label die to create this look for my flap.  But this tutorial will work with ANY die shapes you want to use.  The trick is know where to stop the cut at.  So make sure to pay close attention to the steps below in the photo...this is where I messed up many times!

 ** Do not place the top cutting plate over the entire die.**  Otherwise it will cut through completely.  Please see photo below carefully.  This is where I missed up so many times.

TIP:  If you don't have a die-cutting machine, you can trace around the part of the shape and cut it out with scissor.

Once crank through the Big Shot or whichever die-cutting machine you use, it should look like this.

And that's the basic simple gate-fold card format...

I hope you enjoy this little tutorial.  Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment :

  1. What a beautiful and sweet gate-fold card, Christina, and once again such wonderful step-by-step instructions. Well done, sweet friend! You are so inspiring! Hugs!