Twisted Gatefold Card

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Are you looking for something other than the normal size card to make?  This is just what you are looking for to bring more fun to your card making!  This Twisted Gatefold technique gives a whole new look to a card and it’s easy to make.

Begin by scoring an 11 ¼” x 5 ¼” piece of cardstock at 3 ¾” and 7 ½”.

Place the paper diagnolly as shown in the picture on your scoring board and line the top left corner up with one of the grooves.  Line the bottom of the first score line created in the step above up with the same groove.  You can use a ruler to help you do this.  Score along that path.

Now, move the cardstock over and line up the top of the second score line (the one at the 7 ½” mark) and score down to the bottom right corner of the card as shown.

Fold along all of the score lines making sure they are crisp, clean folds and lay this piece aside.

Cut two 3 ¾” x 5 ¼” pieces of patterned paper (Fashionista by Echo Park shown) in half diagnolly.

Attach those to the outside of the base as shown using a tape runner.

Open the base up and cut one layer that measure 3 ¾” x 5 and another that measures 3 ½” x 4 ¾” and attach those to the card.  This will be the area for you to place your sentiment on.


Die cut two circles from patterned paper (Dots & Stripes Autumn Gold shown) and attach two of the sayings from the Fashionista sticker sheet to them using a 3-d adhesive.  Also, die cut two fans and attach them to the card base with a glue pen.

The next time you want a fun, new look for a card just pull out this this tutorial and start creating.  It’s perfect for basic every day cards and those really special occasions.  It can be used for any idea and theme so be sure to keep it handy for those cards that you need to make any time of year.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

2 thoughts on “Twisted Gatefold Card

  1. Cassandra

    I think it is a fabulous design – looks alive – so different.

    Peg as always your instructions are very simple to follow – thanks.

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