Twist Gate Fold

by Dawn Olchefske

Put a twist on a classic gate fold card.


  • Cardstock for card base, cut to 7 1/2" x 4 1/4" & 2 1/4" x 4"
  • Patterned paper, 2 pieces cut to 2 1/4" x 3 7/8" (Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper used here)
  • Paper trimmer
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (Stampin’ Up!® products used here: Suite Seasons and Christmas Pines stamp sets, Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy & Soft Suede cardstock, Emerald Envy and Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pads, Baker's Twine Whisper White, Bunch Of Banners Framelits Dies, Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Mini Jingle Bell)


  1. Step 1

    Score the 7 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock at 2-1/2" and 5".

  2. Step 2

    Score the left panel diagonally from the upper left corner to the lower right corner.

  3. Step 3

    Score the right panel diagonally from the upper left corner to the lower right corner.

  4. Step 4

    Fold diagonal folds away from the card and straight folds inwards to complete the base of the card.

  5. TIP:
    Use a bone folder for tight creases.

  6. Step 5

    Cut the patterned paper diagonally for the front flaps from the upper left corner to the lower right corner.

  7. Step 6

    Cut the patterned paper diagonally for the under flaps from the upper right corner to the lower left corner.

  8. Step 7

    Adhere the diagonally cut papers to the card on the corresponding flaps.

  9. Step 8

    Decorate the card as desired.
    Stamp a 4" x 2-1/4" panel with a greeting for the inside of the card.


    Be sure to only use adhesive on one side of the front of the card, so it can open freely.

  10. Step 9

    Complete the project.

  11. The finished card will fit in an A2 envelope.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Twist Gate Fold. 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.

Thanks for that, I really love what you did to this card, your explain ation was so easy to follow.
Margaret Jenks  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 4:15 AM
Fabulous tutorial, Dawn. TFS
Linda Tarolli  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 4:15 AM
Really like me your card and will try your tutorial! Thanks so much!
Kathy Burgess  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 4:24 AM
I'm such a huge fan of unique card folds & interactive cards. I LOVE this card. Your tutorial is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
Randa McNair  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 4:59 AM
Love this fold! Already working on it!
muscrat  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 5:22 AM
Pretty, unique and easy to follow. Can be used for other occasions also. Thanks.
Jo Ellen Kerns  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 5:25 AM
Awesome, looks fun! I'm all about meal prep too and for Falliday, I even did a bunch of freezer meals!! Tonight we'll have a tomato soup from the freezer! smile
Rebekah  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 5:54 AM
I REALLY love this card!!!!!! Thanks so much for such an awesome video!!!! I will be using this at our church card making ministry!!! hugs, patty
rose tresures  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 9:03 AM
Dawn, what an awesome card. Your directions are always so fabulous. Thank you.
kab  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 9:09 AM
Love this idea. With 5 grandkids I need lots of interactive card ideas! Thanks
Doris Cote  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 1:12 PM
Such a lovely card shape. Thank you so much for sharing your video tutorial.
Louise  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 3:45 PM
Loved your card and your tutorial so the link from Vicki's blog....just joined SCS...tried one out myself....let me see if I can share a picture...
Pri Created  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 8:24 PM
Great tutorial Dawn! I'd want it in a larger size (5.5x5.5)-I always seem to make really BEEG cards! smile
Susanne Gleason  |  Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 9:11 PM
Thanks for the great tutorial, Dawn. I think I'll be sharing it with my stampers soon!
Gina  |  Sun Oct 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM

LYNN YATES  |  Mon Oct 17, 2016 at 8:30 AM
Love this! Thank you for showing us how to do it, and making it fit in a regular envelope!
Sharon Madson  |  Wed Oct 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Thank you everyone for your kind comments. As far as other sizes, definitely give it a whirl!
Dawn Olchefske  |  Sun Oct 30, 2016 at 11:45 AM
A beautiful job and encouraging demonstration. Thank you.
Liz Goddard  |  Mon Oct 8, 2018 at 9:21 PM
Great tutorial! Thank you so much for this unusual layout.
MezzoKat  |  Sun Jan 31, 2021 at 6:41 PM
Love this card Dawn. Thanks for the tutorial. Your instructions were easy to follow
beas stamping  |  Tue Jun 15, 2021 at 4:44 PM

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