Double Gate Fold Card

by Dawn Olchefske

Score, cut and fold to create this card that opens in the center.

Supplies

  • Double-sided patterned paper cut to 12" x 5-1/2"
  • Scoring board
  • Paper trimmer
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive
  • Pencil
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card (Stampin' Up!® Supplies used here: Among The Branches stamp set, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad, Vanilla card stock (3-1/4" x 4-3/4"), Black card stock (3-1/2" x 5"), Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin' Pad Paper, Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (12" x 5-1/2"), Black and Silver Glimmer Paper, 2" and 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star), Handheld Stapler and staples )

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Place 12" x 5-1/2" piece of patterned paper onto the scoring board. Score at 2", 4", 8" and 10".

  2. Step 2

    Rotate the paper 90 degrees. With a pencil, mark at 2-3/4" on each short end.

    NOTE:
    You may need to mark the top of the 4" and 8" score lines so you can see them better for the next step.

  3. Step 3

    With a paper trimmer, make a diagonal cut from the top of the 4" score line to the side 2-3/4" mark. Repeat from the top of the 8" score line to the 2-3/4" mark on the other side. Erase pencil marks.

    NOTE:
    Save triangle cut-outs for step 5.

  4. Step 4

    Fold inward on the 4" score line, then fold back outward on the 2" score.

  5. Repeat on the other side.

  6. Step 5

    Reopen card and place cut-outs from step 2 back into place (like a puzzle).

  7. Flip cut outs over and move to opposite lower corner of the card.

  8. Step 6

    Adhere the triangles in place and refold.

  9. TIP:
    Adhere the larger end of the triangle first. Fold the card in, and then glue down the tip.

  10. Step 7

    Decorate the card as desired.

  11. The inside panel of the card is 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" (vanilla), layered on a 3-1/2" x 5" black panel.

  12. Step 8

    Finished card size is 4" x 5 1/2".

  13. It will fit in an A2 envelope.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Double Gate Fold Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

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Great tutorial! I appreciate your very calm ,clear directions, and admire your cards-- well done!
Carolynn  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 5:45 AM
This is adorable. Love the double gatefold technique you have so clearly demonstrated. Your paper and stamp selections were perfect for this project as well. TFS
Doodledop  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 6:15 AM
Thank you for the great card and tutorial! I am going to make my Silhouette Cameo cut this double bifold card. I already own a cut file and will adapt it for this clever use of the patterned paper!
Sandy Brown  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 6:46 AM
Will wait for the die
Missy Match  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 6:56 AM
Wonderful Video Dawn. Thank you so much for the inspiration and techniques.
Pssequimages  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 7:41 AM
Great tutorial Dawn! smile Thanks for sharing!
Susanne Gleason  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 8:33 AM
Great directions! You make this awesome card look so simple. Thank you for showing the other 2 cards, too!
Jane Sprando  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 8:36 AM
Very well done tutorial! You are the best, Dawn!!
Judy G  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 9:31 AM
Dawn, thanks for the wonderful tutorials (written and video) AND the tips. When I saw how you stamped the eyes on the top of the card I thought the eyes might make for a cute baby card...sleeping in a bunting (AKA a double gate fold card...or another cute fun fold card).
kab  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 9:39 AM
Thank you everyone! Glad you're enjoying the tutorial.
Dawn Olchefske  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 9:44 AM
kab - that would be a cute idea for a baby card.
Dawn Olchefske  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 9:44 AM
Really well done Dawn, thanks so much!
Jennifer  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 9:48 AM
Great tutorial! Love how you embellish the covers as well as show different looks for the card. Thank you for sharing!
Deanna Campbell  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 10:56 AM
I love it. I have to try this! You did a great job Dawn!
Holley  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 11:53 AM
Great tutorial! Really cute card
queen of cards  |  Wed Sep 9, 2015 at 7:58 PM
Thank you Dawn for sharing. I've always admired those gate fold cards and how they were made. Your pics are so easy to follow!
Sandy Mork  |  Thu Sep 10, 2015 at 6:03 AM
Definitely give them a try - you'll enjoy making them!
Dawn Olchefske  |  Thu Sep 10, 2015 at 7:36 AM
Missy Match - give it a try! It's just a few score lines and 2 straight cuts.
dina  |  Thu Sep 10, 2015 at 8:36 AM
Dawn--Your tutorials are so clear and easy to follow. All 3 of these cards are winners. thanks for sharing your expertise.
Debby  |  Thu Sep 10, 2015 at 9:42 AM
You are so creative! Just when I think there aren't anymore new ideas...
I have a retirement and 2 birthdays this month for which I will use this idea for cards.
Many thanks!
Tomi  |  Thu Sep 10, 2015 at 11:11 AM

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