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Congrats! Double Gatefold Card

March 2, 2017

Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here today with a fun tutorial to share with you. I have created a Double Gatefold Card using the ModaScrap Gatefold – Elegant Roses die set. This is a new way to create a Gatefold Card, different from what is shown on the packaging.

Here is how I created my card:

Step 1 – Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 3/4 inches x 11 inches. Score along the 11 inch side at 2 3/4 inches and 8 1/4 inches.

  • Cut 4 pieces of designer paper of your choice 2 3/4 inches x 5 3/4 inches.
  • Using the Gatefold – Elegant Roses die, die cut two pieces from dark pink cardstock, leaving approximately 1/2 inch on the other side of score line.
  • Cut a piece of dark pink cardstock 5 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches
  • Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock 5 inches x 5 1/4 inches.

Step 2 – Fold along the score line of the Gatefold – Elegant Rose pieces. Apply adhesive to the back of the 1/2 inch edge and attach to the both edges of the tri-fold card created in step 1. The edge should be adhered to the inner part of the card per the photo above.

Step 3 – Turn the card over so the inside of the card is facing the desk. Use two of the designer paper panels cut in step 1 to cover the left and right panels per photo above.

Step 4 – (Optional) Turn the card over again so that the inside of the card is facing toward you. Apply a small piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the edges as per photo above. Place a small Magnet Closure onto the magnet. Place a second magnet on top of the first and then another piece of adhesive.

  • Close the side panels so they touch the centre panel and press down firmly where the magnets are attached so that the second magnets transfer to the centre panel.

  • Adhere the remaining designer paper panels to the side panels so that they cover the magnets and pink edge, per photo above.


Step 5 – Layer together the White Soft Finish Cardstock to the dark pink cardstock cut in step 1.

  • Stamp the “May all of your dreams come true” sentiment and hearts from the Dreams Sentiments Clear Stamps to White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink. Die cut sentiment using the Stitched Fishtail Banners die. Die cut another Stitched Fishtail Banner from dark pink cardstock. Layer the two fishtail banners together and adhere to the top right hand corner of the card.
  • Using the Happy Flowers die set, die cut three skinny flowers (two small and one large) from pale pink cardstock and adhere to the bottom section of card  per photo above.
  • Adhere the embellished panel to the center of the card.

Step 6 — Using the Stitched Circles die set, die cut a dark pink circle using the second smallest circle.

  • Using the Dotted Scallop Circles die set, die cut a White Soft Finish Cardstock circle using the second smallest circle.
  • Adhere both circles together and adhere the left side of the circle to the left Gatefold – Elegant Roses panel, as per photo above. Tip: Put a piece of waxed paper or a non-stick craft sheet UNDER the left panel before attaching the left half of the circle to ensure that no glue seeps onto the patterned paper beneath! 

Step 7 – Using the Happy Flowers die set, die cut three large skinny flowers from pale pink cardstock. Also die cut two small skinny flowers from pale pink cardstock, 2 small skinny flowers from bright pink cardstock, and 2 thick flowers from bright pink cardstock.

  • Use the stylus from the Susan’s Garden All Metal Tool Kit to shape flowers. 
  • Glue the three large skinny pale pink flowers on top of each other off setting each one slightly. Adhere the two skinny pale pink flowers on top of the large flowers. 
  • Adhere a skinny bright pink flower to a thick bright pink flower.
  • Add an adhesive-backed half pearl to the center of each flower.
  • Adhere to the circle panel on the front of the card as per photo above.
Step 8 – Using the Leafy Branch 5 die, die cut two branches from green cardstock. Sponge edges of leaves with green ink. Cut the leaves apart to create smaller branches and add to the flowers per photo above.
Step 9 – Stamp the “Congrats” sentiment from the General Sentiments die set onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using black ink. Die cut sentiment using the smallest Stitched Fishtail Banners die. Adhere to the lower right side of circle just under the flowers per photo above.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Cardstock – Pink
Designer Paper – Bella! Baby Girl Floral 12 x 12 Paper
Inks – Black; Shabby Shutters Distress Ink
Magnet Closures (optional)
Adhesive-backed Half-Pearls

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  • Sharon March 11, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing the detailed instructions!

  • Kirsty Vittetoe March 3, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    They are delicate and pretty!

  • Patricia Howarth March 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Hi Frances, This is a lovely card, I love the double gatefold and the beautiful die-cuts coupled with the pretty papers. I have never made a gatefold card, will have to give it a try, thank you for the tutorial.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  • ANGELIQUE MCCULLERS-JUNE March 3, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Beautiful card I am going to try something similar as a get well card. Thank you for sharing this. Absolutely beautiful.

  • RITA EDWARDS March 2, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    This is such a gorgeous card and the magnets are brilliant! Hugs, Rita

  • Theresa A Wright March 2, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Frances – I went looking for that paper today and could not find it under that name. Would you please double check what it’s called and by whom and let me know? THANKS!

    • Frances Byrne March 2, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      That is the information it has on the strip at the top of the designer paper. try typing in Bella Item No: TMG94. I just googled that and came up with something. Hope that helps

      • Theresa March 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm

        Found it! Thanks so much 🙂

      • Theresa Wright March 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm

        Found it! Thanks so much 🙂

  • Linda Knox March 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I really like your card. Thanks for the instructions.

  • Jeanette Fortin March 2, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    that is such a beautiful way to do it love it

  • Marjorie L Estey March 2, 2017 at 11:57 am

    What a beautiful card. Love it. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  • Raquel March 2, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Beautiful card Frances, thanks for the tutorial!

  • KarenH, TX March 2, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I agree, that’s a gorgeous card.
    Thank you for sharing your design and creativity.

  • Theresa A Wright March 2, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Gorgeous Card! I will use it for graduations, weddings, and many other occasions. I like how you let us know the papers you used, too Thanks very much.

  • Wilma Knottenbelt March 2, 2017 at 8:11 am

    What a beautiful card. I can’t wait to try something similar.

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