Gatefold Cards

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Happy Tuesday! For my gatefold cards today, I’m using the Noted: Scalloped Square die collection by Papertrey Ink. I’ve used my Cricut Cuttlebug™ die cutting machine to trim out two card bases with the Noted: Scalloped Square die. This die is meant to fold in half, but I’m going to create a gatefold with it! Here’s how:


To make the gatefold on one of my cards, I folded each end in about 3 1/2 scallops. The front of the scallops line up with the scallops on the back of the card to meet in the center.


Here is what it looks like when both ends are folded in. It just slightly overlaps in the middle a tiny bit.


The great thing about these scallops is that you can string some twine through the holes and wrap it around the card and tie it in a bow! Or just tie it onto the front to hold the gatefold card closed. If you don’t have the scalloped square die, you can punch holes in your card yourself for the twine with a hole punch.


Now the fun part…decorating! I’m stamping both sides of the front with the Color Pop Autumn stamps.


Next, I cut out a flower and leaf from the Color Pop Autumn pre-printed papers. (The papers, stamps and coordinating dies all come in the mini kit.)


Now I’m going to tie on some twine and attach my flowers and leaves to one side of the card. I also cut out a “bountiful” word and attached it to the front. I snipped the word in half, so the card will open.



I’ve made a couple of others also, just stamping a repeated sentiment from Lucky Break in the background and adding a flower, leaf, and twine over the top again from the Color Pop Autumn kit that I mentioned earlier in the post.


Don’t you think a set of these would make a nice gift?



Have a happy, creative day!


2 thoughts on “Gatefold Cards

  1. Kathy Mc says:

    Another fabulous post by Danielle with gorgeous cards! She makes everything look do easy but we know differently.

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