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How to make Gatefold and Double Gatefold Cards with Shabneez Khan-Muztar

This project shows you how to make 2 different types of gatefold cards – the latter being a follow on from the first.

You will need:

  • Scoreboard
  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer
  • 12” x 12” sheet of card
  • Dovecraft Folkland Cardmaking Kit
  • Double Sided Tape and Foam Tape
  • Darice Scalloped Heart Nesting Dies
  • C & C Core Collection Cardstock
  • Black Ink

Time to Make: 30 minutes each

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced


  1. Gatefold Card:
    Take a sheet of 12”x 12” card and cut in half so you are left with two pieces 6” x 12”. You can use the second piece of card for the Double Gatefold Card.
  2. Score at 2”, 4”, 8” and 10” and fold as shown.
  3. Cover with papers as shown.
  4. Die cut 3 hearts.
  5. Stamp and die cut 3 butterflies and a sentiment.
  6. Adhere foam tape to the backs of the hearts as shown.
  7. Stick the hearts, butterflies and sentiment to the card and embellish with gems.
  8. Double Gatefold Card:
    Copy steps 1 and 2 above.
  9. Mark 1 ½ “ from the bottom of the left hand corner and draw a line to the second score line at the top as shown and cut
  10. Repeat for the other side.
  11. Fold and cover with papers.
  12. Add washi tape to the bottom of the card as shown.
  13. Stamp and die cut a tag and attach a wooden butterfly to it.
  14. Assemble card as shown.