Friday, 3 November 2017

Detailed Gate U Fold Card Tutorial for Fancy Fold Friday

So back to my Detailed Gates cards... I had an unexpected (and great!) night out on that Friday - so I had to suddenly stop my blog post mid flow...  And then it was a busy weekend! And then a very very busy week - or three!

But here is the card tutorial for you finally... which is slightly resized to fit the gate perfectly... sorry for the delay!

Craft Spa Card Recipe
Main Card - Smoky Slate card 21 x 
8.6cm H (8 1/4" x 3/3/8" H)
Box Sections - Smoky Slate card 12.6 x 2cm H (5" x 3/4"H) & 14.2 x 2cm H (5 3/4" x 3/4" H)
Background Panel - Whisper White Card 14.5 x 8.1cm (5 1/2" x 3 1/8"H) 

Card Directions
1. Large Smoky Slate panel LANDSCAPE (long edge along top). 

2. Score at 2.5cm and 5cm (1" & 2")

3. Turn 180 degrees
4. Score at 2.5 & 5cm (1" & 2")

Where required (ie in the event of inner sections as in the Halloween Gate Card)...

5. Score narrower LANDSCAPE Smoky Slate Box Section panel at 0.8cm (3/8") from each side

6. Score wider LANDSCAPE Smoky Slate Box Section panel at 1.6cm (3/4") from each side

7. Adhere Box Section panels to each other 
8. Make stamped background panel and trim when LANDSCAPE to 2, 10.5 and 2 cm (3/4", 4" & 3/4")

9. Adhere trimmed background elements to 3 inner faces
10. Fold Card as Mountain, Valley, Valley , Mountain
11. Adhere Box Section panels to inside of card (where relevant - none in this card) See photos for steps 15-18 here for more guidance if necessary

12. Assemble the Gate across the Front  section

13. Double stamp the gateposts (above and below each other in opposite directions!) using a Stamp A Ma Jig stamp positioner. Cut out by hand & trim as necessary. 
14. Adhere to sides of card front. Decorate as required.
Please see my Full U Fold Card Tutorial here if you need more guidance and visuals as to what goes where for this type of card fold... and yes it does all fold flat to go in the envelope!

And here are the 3 Gate cards made so far... just click on the photo to go to the relevant post with more details on the decoration... Oh and another one out in my craft space for another day!


  1. Fabulous as always Amanda, you are a crafting genius, thank you for being so generous with your creations.

    1. Thank you Jenn... and my pleasure... and I have another little trick up my sleeve with this card...but no time to make and blog! One day!

    2. now theres a tease if ever I saw

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  3. Another teaser to tempt me with - well I'm nearly there, but still resisting!!
    Fabulous project!!
    You should work for Stampin Up, you make their stamps and dies sing!!

    1. Haha!! Think SU deserve the credit on these ones though! They are fabulous!


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