Thursday, April 18, 2013

T.N.T. Thursday

 This is the fun Gate Fold card I promised

The Interlocking Gate Fold

Lets get started

1.This card measures 4"X 5 1/2". The card stock will be cut 5 1/2" X 8"

2. Score the cut card at 2" and 6". Fold in the sides and use a bone folder to give you a nice crisp fold.
3. Now cut the outside panel pieces.
 Two at 1 3/4" x 5 1/4" and two at 1 1/2" x 5" 
I decided to line the inside of the card with the Midnight Muse measuring 3 3/4"x 5 1/4".
 This step is optional.

4. Layer all the pieces and center them
 on the side panels of the card base and 
adhere the solid CS on the inside.

5. Using the Ovals Collection Framelits, choose the first 3 inner sizes.  

6.With the largest of the 3, cut one from the Midnight Muse, the second largest from Summer Starfruit, and the smallest from Whisper White for your sentiment.  I also embossed the middle piece with the Argyle Folder. Which is optional.

7. The picture below shows how remove 
the center of the large oval to be used 
as part of your interlocking piece. I placed the larger oval on the CS, cutting side down, layered the next size on top, making sure to have the edges even all the way around. I placed a sticky note on the pieces to hold everything in place while I ran it 
through my Big Shot.

8. Stamp your sentiment on the Whisper White. I used one from the One in a Million set, and adhere it to the middle oval CS. Center this on the front of your card making sure that the glued edge is
 only the left hand panel.

9.Take the large oval and place a small amount liquid glue on the right edge. (see picture below) Place that onto the right panel gently pulling the sentiment  through before adhering it to the right panel. 

*You will want to make sure that 
the pieces are nested and
 lined up before gluing it down

 I finished the outside of the card using punched 1/2"circles and the flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack and placed rhinestones in the centers of the flowers for a little "bling" appeal.

Inside of finished card

Well that's it. I hope you have enjoyed my mini series on Gate Fold cards and will give them a try. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me here on my blog.

 Have a wonderful day and as always,stay CRAFTY!


The inspiration for this card came from Linda Heller over at Stamping School


  1. Very good instructions along with a very pretty card. Have not seen the instruction stated that way and you just spoke to me. Thanks for sharing.Jean B

  2. LOVE IT!! Thank you so much for the instructions! You are a dear!!

  3. Thank you for the tutorial...I love these gate folds...any special folds!


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