Let me show you how to create a Gatefold Card…
This week, I received a request to teach on how to make a Gatefold Card. While it may come as a surprise that I’ve never actually made one before, I didn’t want to disappoint so I got busy researching. Here’s what I came up with…
What is the definition of a Gatefold Card?
A Gatefold Card is when each side of the card folds inwards toward a middle point. Sounds simple enough!
I used the ‘Sweeter than Pumpkin Pie’ Stamp image which is a single stamp image featured in Close To My Heart’s 2021 September/October Seasonal Idea Book on page 35.
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While there are different methods for creating the flaps of the Gatefold Card, I tried to simplify the instructions as much as I could. I chose to have my flaps meet in the middle, as opposed to having one side bigger than the other. It’s just a matter of scoring the right side of your card a little deeper and playing with mathematics.
Another choice in methods is to use a scoring tool and scoring board, or the scoring blade that sometimes comes with a new paper trimmer …which is what I decided to use.
- First, you will need a 5.5″ x 8.5″ piece of Paprika Cardstock. This will be your base.
- With the lighter side of the Cardstock facing towards you, use a scoring blade to score your first line at 2-3/16″. Then give your Cardstock two quarter turns and score at 2-3/16″ again. Gently fold in your flaps.
- Adhere a 2″ x 5″-3/8″ piece of Pretty Paper to each flap.
- Next, layer a 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ French Vanilla Cardstock square onto a 2″ x 2″ Shortbread Cardstock square. Layer that square onto a 2.25″ x 2.25″ Papaya Cardstock square.
- Using Intense Black Ink, stamp the image onto the center square from step 4. Color with Markers.
- Affix two small 3D Foam Dots on the back left side of the square and one onto the left flap of the card next to the center seam.
- Embellish with Gold Embellishing Thread and a Gold Glitter Gem as shown.
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