Gatefold Card with Scor-Pal

by Beate Johns

Create this trifold card in a matter of minutes with the Scor-Pal™.


  • Scor-Pal™

  • 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of Cardstock, or any width, but 8 1/2" long

  • Adhesive

  • additional cardstock, designer paper and embellishments, to finish the card


  1. Step 1

    Place your 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock in the top right corner. Place your scoring tool on the 2 1/8" marking and add a score there.

    You can see two little dots on the top ruler of your Scor-Pal™. These are special markings for gatefold card scores.

  2. Step 2

    Don't move your paper! Just move your Scor-Tool down to the 6 3/8" mark and add another score there.

  3. Your cardstock will look like this.

  4. Step 3

    Use your Scor-Tool to prefold your score lines.

  5. Step 4

    Decorate your card front.

  6. Decorate the inside of your card to finish the 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

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

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I love this technique, but I'm a little confused. It looks like the decorations on the front of the card would keep it from being able to open. I don't mean to seem dingy, can you please tell me how to make it so the card can be opened and not mess up the front decoration? Thanks
Debbie  |  Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 2:41 PM
Hi Debbie,
for more pictures how to finish the gate fold card, check our other gate fold card tutorial.
Beate  |  Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 6:50 PM
the stamped image of the flower & chicks is adhered on the right flap and to keep it "closed" tucks under the corner of the "happy Easter" oval. Hope that makes sense.

I LOVE my scor-pal. It might be one of the few things I'd grab from my craft room if it ever caught fire wink Can't wait to see the Scor bug!
Lady J  |  Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 7:13 AM
Where might one purchase a Scor-Pal. It looks amazing.
Phyllis  |  Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Check our Product Review of the Scor Pal Products in our review section. You will find a link to the Scor-Pal site there.
Beate  |  Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 1:07 PM
I love the way the card came out. However, A2 envelope is a little too big for 4 1/2 x 8 1/2. So, I made 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and it fits in it nicely.
Christine  |  Fri Jul 3, 2009 at 6:35 AM
Fabulous tut and your ribbon looks great. TFS.

PS I LOVE the videos and you have a beautiful voice and accent.

Cyber Hugs
Juanita in Ohio  |  Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 11:56 AM
Playing with my scorpal and some paper on how to make a GATE FOLD end up being the size of a 5.5x5.5 finished card size. All my envies are 6x6 and all my cello sleeves are for this size as well...anyone know what size cardstock to start and the dimensions for scoring? Thanks! Great tutorial Beate! smile
Susanne  |  Sun Aug 8, 2010 at 2:17 PM
This is a beautiful card! I have had this nestie die for a long time and never knew how to do the creases in it so it looks ruffled. Thank you so much for including that in your video. Can't wait to go home and try it!
Fran MacDonald  |  Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 2:07 PM
i would like to know how to make a gatefold card that is bigger in size.
anita kejriwal  |  Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Thank you very much for sharing these wonderful ideas.
Thomas Kochi  |  Sat Jun 27, 2015 at 11:16 AM

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