Gate Fold Card

by Beate Johns

Add two scores to create this simple trifold.


  • 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock for card base
  • Two 1 7/8" x 4" pieces of cardstock for front panels
  • Additional cardstock for main image, sentiment and layering
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive
  • Stamps
  • Ink


  1. Step 1

    Score the 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8"

  2. Step 2

    Prefold scored lines.

  3. Step 3

    Stamp the two 1 7/8" x 4" pieces of cardstock if needed.

  4. Step 4

    Tape one of each panel to the sides of the card front.

  5. Step 5 (Optional)

    Add an additional cardstock layer on the inside of the card.

  6. Step 6

    Stamp and color the main image and sentiment, then layer on additional card stock (optional).

  7. Step 7

    Apply adhesive to half of the main image's back side.

  8. Step 8

    Tape main image over the center fold, making sure the adhesive does not overlap the fold.

  9. Step 9

    Adhere sentiment or a coordinating image with dimensional adhesive. Place it so it partly sits over the main image, keeping the card closed.

  10. Step 10

    Finish your card.



    Try different sizes
    To figure out where your scores should be, divide your card width in 4 (eg. 6" x 4= 1 1/2") and score at 1/4 of your width (1 1/2") and 3/4 (4 1/2").

Your Turn

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