Double Gate Fold Card

by Dawn Olchefske

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


  • 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 )


  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.

    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.

    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.


Your Turn

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Questions and Comments

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Thanks so much for a great tutorial. Your instructions were very clear and precise. Hope to try it soon.
GayleAnn  |  Thu Sep 10, 2015 at 5:10 PM
Love this "cut-of-a-card" !! My daughter & I will be making some of these over the weekend, when she comes to visit. Where are the pretty ones you showed on the film? The "ideas" are starting to flow !! M.J.M.
Peg MacDonald  |  Fri Sep 11, 2015 at 2:29 PM
I just uploaded them Peg. They should show up soon. Thanks!
Dawn Olchefske  |  Fri Sep 11, 2015 at 2:53 PM
I have a suggestion : I made a "pattern" of the card & that way, I had the measurements for the "cut corners" & it was easier to cut from than having to measure, every time. I had white paper from my scrapbooking pages.It's not as heavy as cardstock.
Peg MacDonald  |  Mon Sep 14, 2015 at 6:14 PM
What a great way to showcase favorite double-sided papers! Great tutorial! Thank you!
Carole  |  Sat Sep 19, 2015 at 9:16 AM
I love the cards you made, and the tutorial is so clear. Thank you.
I was hoping for some advice on using the stamp set, Among the Branches. I used it with Old Olive ink and could not get a complete circle of ink. Each time it would stick a little as I pulled it up, leaving little white spots. Can you tell me how to prevent this? Thank you.
Mary Whipkey  |  Mon Sep 21, 2015 at 4:58 AM
Mary - Here's a few tips to getting good images. 1) the stamps may need a cleaning to remove any leftover manufacturing residue. Try a pencil eraser, soap/water or even rubbing alcohol has been suggested. 2) with the solid images, it may take a few more "taps" to the inkpad to get a completely inked image. 3) try stamping with a foam pad under the piece to be stamped. I use the Stampin' Pierce Mat. 4) ink with versamark then clean. Some say this "primes" the image for stamping. Hope you find these tips helpful.
Dawn Olchefske  |  Mon Sep 21, 2015 at 11:35 AM
Thank you I will make this card
eluned jeffery  |  Wed Sep 23, 2015 at 7:27 PM
Such clear and concise instructions, I am impressed!!! I sometimes find following directions from a written tutorial not as easy as watching a video that actually goes through the steps in real time--yet I found yours quite easy to follow. WELL-done!!! smile

Looking forward to seeing more of your tutorials, I cannot wait!!! You are a natural teacher, you have a lot of talent here and I know, I am a teacher myself. smile

Best wishes,

Joanne Lowe  |  Wed Nov 4, 2015 at 11:46 AM
GREAT VIDEO!!! Dawn, I've been an avid fan of your YouTubes, and was delighted to find you here on SCS!!!

THANK YOU for all of your great hints! I know you have saved me many mistakes and frustrating times by sharing all of the potential pitfalls. WONDERFUL video, and you've inspired me to buy that fall leaves stamp set. I do love leaves!!! smile

Thanks again, Dawn.

Joanne (905lovestostamp)

Best wishes,
Joanne Lowe  |  Wed Nov 4, 2015 at 12:01 PM
Hi Joanne - it's good to see you here too! I'm so glad you've enjoyed my videos...thanks!
Dawn Olchefske  |  Wed Nov 4, 2015 at 12:47 PM

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