Saturday, October 25, 2014

[Video]How to Make a Fun Artbooking Gate Fold Cricut Card

I saw this sneaky gate fold card on youtube and had to try it myself.  

Why is it sneaky?  Because although it looks like a normal gate fold card, it isn't.

I call it the "faux gate fold card" - check it out below:
How did I make this?  I have a video showing below how to do it. 

Here are the written instructions (it's really easy!!):

1) Cut card base at 7-1/4"x 4-3/4" and score at 4-3/4"
2) Cut top square piece at 7-1/2" x 3-3/4" and score at 3-3/4"
3) Cut panel pieces as follows: you will need TWO 2-1/4"x4-1/2" pieces and ONE 2" x 4-1/2" pieces to make the panels for the base of the card and the inside.  You will also need a 3-1/2"x3-1/2" piece to layer on the inside square layer.
4) Apply panels.
5) Add square piece, centered on card base.
6) Decorate.

Now, how did I decorate it?
I used the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge Bundle (which you can buy HERE) which you can see below. 

I made the following cuts with that cartridge:
Now, because I was using real dial size, the image above wouldn't layer properly without using the Cricut Craft Room.  

So, I cut the image shown above in various colors of glitter paper and just peeled off the pieces I didn't need. Then, I hand pieced it and glued it together (see video for more detail).

On the inside, I used the Happy Autumn Stamp set shown below (click HERE to purchase) along with olive and goldrush Close to My Heart inks (click HERE to see more about inks).

Want to see how to make this project?  Check out the video below (click HERE if you can't see the video):

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  1. Great card - yes I made a gate card tfs the instructions!!!

  2. Wonderful gate fold card w/ great instructions. I have made a gate fold card. Will definitely give this one a try. I have the Artbooking cartridge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. I love gate fold cards and yes I have made them, but not like this. Very sneaky, I love the element of surprise! Thank you for sharing your card and thank you for this awesome video!

  4. No, I have not made a gate fold card like this. Thanks for sharing your time, talents, and imagination with us.

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    1. Yes it is! They have several colors and it cuts like a dream with the Cricut!

  6. That is so fun! I might have to try that!

  7. Your autumn gate fold card is gorgeous! I love the colors, the patterned paper, and the element of surprise in the fold. I have not made a gate fold card yet, but sense one in my near future!

  8. I have not made a gatefold card like this or any other way either. Loved your card and loved the fun fold idea.
    Your tree came out gorgeous and your paper & colors are so pretty. YOU ROCK!!

  9. Your card is gorgeous! I have to try that type of gatefold card. Thanks for sharing how to make it.


  10. I have made very few gatefold cards in the past, and have wanted to try my hand at making another. Your video came along at just the right time for me, thanks. Loved your beautiful card! Now to give it a try!

  11. I have never made a fold like this before--very pretty fall card.

  12. I have made a card like this before. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. What a pretty card! I love the multi-colored tree. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Your faux gatefold card is so, so lovely--it'll bring a smile to whomever receives it.
    Love your upbeat, sweet and casual personality--loving what you're doing shows! TFS yet another tutorial.

  15. I have made gate fold cards. I always think that they look more elegant than regular folded cards. I really like your card with the beautiful fall colors. Jill P., Manteca, CA

  16. Have yet to try the gate fold card...thinking about trying one with a Christmas theme!

  17. I usually don't make treat bags for Halloween but I am this year. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. Love this card! What a great & easy way to do a gatefold. Question: what glue pen are you using in the video? I have tried so many glue pens & I can't seem to find one I like. Thanks for all you do!

  19. I have not made one, but now I can't wait to give it a shot.

  20. This is similar to the Joy Fold card, reversing where the top layer is. I found it doesn't stand up because of the two different levels on the front, and I wound up putting a little panel at the bottom of the smaller panel to keep it steady. Love your decorations on this card. I can't wait to try cutting the tree in the different colors.


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