Thursday, 30 May 2019

TUTORIAL - Gate Fold #3 Unequal size "gates"

A Gate Fold Card is any card where 2 flaps fold in from either side to cover the writing on the inside panel of the card.
The size of the card base determines the finished size of the card but the flaps can many different sized
- they can be equal width and meet in the middle
- they can be one wide and one narrow and fold over each other
- they can also be different heights - ie one tall and one short - like this version.

I posted a few Pink versions yesterday, 
(you can see that post here

but here are some more masculine samples.

We made this card at a workshop earlier this year but I never had time to write up the dimensions which I promised to do so now that I am finishing up making the kits I am recording the dimensions and instructions for you.
This is CASEd from a beautiful card which I received last year.

Card base and Left flap                  17.5cm x 14.7cm      SCORE at 6.5cm
Right Flap                                       9cm  x 9cm               SCORE at 1.5cm
Inside panel for writing on             10cm x 14.2

DSP for front of Left Flap              6cm x 14.2cm


  • If you are going to emboss the right flap you need to do that first keeping the 1.5cm tab unembossed
  • place adhesive on the 1.5cm tab of the small square
  • position the small square 3.1cm from the top of the right card edge and adhere the tab to the card base so that the score line matches up with the right edge of the card base ( ie the right flap will sit in the middle of the height of the card.
  • adhere the inside writing panel over the tab
  • adhere the DSP to the left flap
  • decorate as desired.
  • if you need a "keeper" to hold the card closed use a small circle of Cardstock (3/4" is ideal)
  • fold the card closed and place one dimensional to the left of the small flap
  • place the keeper onto the adhesive surface of the dimensional
    Very easy and very effective, I hope you give it a try.

    I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
    "don't just post online,
     post something pretty!"

    cheers, Liz

    1 comment:

    1. I love your projects! Love them one and all! But, my most unsettling part of making your projects is I can't find any computer program that converts inches to centimeters or the other way around. I've looked everywhere I could think to look? Could you please translate the inches and centimeters for me, or better yet, do you know of a program or app that would help me figure these numbers out? Thank you for all you create and share!


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