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Posted by on Apr 6, 2010 in Cardmaking 301, Stars and Stamps, Tutorial | 6 comments

Tutorial: Gate Fold Card

Fancy fold cards are fun to make but often the instructions don’t come to fit the standard A2 size card we all know and love to make for Operation Write Home. Today we have a fun fancy fold card tutorial for you prepared by Karen Howard. Thank you, Karen, for the awesome tutorial and sample card. To see more of Karen’s beautiful card creations, please visit her blog, Feline Creative, and show her your appreciation for today’s tutorial and sample card.

Gate Fold Card Instructions
I recently ordered the Scor-Pal to make some fancy fold cards and to my delight, found instructions on the packaging for some standard A2 sized cards. So I thought I’d start with an easy one, the Gate Fold Card, and make this fun tutorial to share with all of you!

The instructions and photos for this tutorial show the Scor-Pal but keep in mind that you may also use your portable trimmer for this as well. Simply swap out the cutting blade (orange colored blade) for the scoring blade (black colored blade) and you are ready to go!

To create the card base you will need a 5 ½ x 8 ½ piece of cardstock. For my card base I’m using Handsome Hunter.

First you are going to scor the cardstock at 2 1/8”.

Then scor the cardstock again at 6 3/8”

At this point your cardstock should have two scored lines and look like this.

Next fold the cardstock along the scored lines folding both ends inward.

Choose some patterned paper that coordinates with your card base and cut two strips measuring 1 7/8” x 5 ¼”. Layer one strip on each of the flaps like so.

Choose an image for your card. I’m going with a masculine theme so I went with the Nature Silhouettes stamp set and embossed it on Very Vanilla cardstock.

Now all that’s left to do is add the image to your card base and embellish galore. Below is my finished Gate Fold Card. I added a 2 1/4” strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock on each flap then lined the top edge of the image with twill tape. To embellish the card I added small chipboard photo corners in each corner of the card base and some medium pearls along the bottom.

In this next photo I left the flaps go so you could see how the card looks when opening it up.

The Gate Fold Card is a simple variation of an A2 sized card but super fun to work with! It is definitely one I’ll be using time and time again!

If you have a fancy fold card idea you’d like to share with all of us, please send us an email with the instructions and photos or a link to where you found the instructions and we will work on putting together a tutorial!

6 Comments

  1. Karen, very nice tutorial … you did a great job …

    Harriet

  2. Great Tutorial! I have this stamp too. I have it in the stack I pulled out to make Father's Day cards for OWH. I am going to try this layout. Thanks!

  3. great tutorial! I might have to get me one of those Scor pal.

  4. Love the tutorial! Fab card, very manly.

    Cyn, you'll definitely love the scor-pal and it'll get lots of use!

  5. So pretty Karen! And I ashamed to admit I have a Scor-Pal and never looked at the sheet that came with it! Shame on me! Thanks for the instructions and info!!

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