Gate Fold card with video

My son picked up a fancy fold card one day and he said, “Oh Oh Oh! Look, Mama!” It was an unexpected treat for him to not open a card at the typical opening. I decided it was time for me to explore a different series of projects to get a big spark of creativity happening. How fancy can we get with “fancy fold” cardmaking?

Today I feature a new video tutorial series of fancy fold cards. To start off nice and easy, I made a gate fold card. This is different from a traditional folded card in that it opens on the card front. The card is kept closed by a medallion that is adhered to only the left panel. Let’s get started!


The card stock, patterned paper and die cuts were selected to coordinate with one another. I used a red card base, scored it and burnished the folds. This is important to keep the “gates” from wanting to stay open. To decorate the card front, I made panels with card stock and patterned paper. The medallion is made from the same, which coordinates with the overall colors and theme. I used a sentiment from Oh, What Fun stamp set to match the festive mood to the project.


Here are the measurements I used in cutting paper for this project:
Card base cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
-score at 2 1/8″ at each end of the paper (gives 2 folds)   (it will measure 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ once folded)
Card front panels:
-white cardstock cut at 2″ x 5 3/8″ (cut 2)
-pattern paper cut at 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (cut 2)
Inside of card, cut white cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″
Medallion (adhered to left gate with glue)
-Emerald Envy card stock cut at 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
-pattern paper cut at 3 1/8″ x 2 5/8″
-white card stock cut at 3″ x 2 1/2″


I made a video tutorial for this card project, CLICK HERE TO WATCH or watch below…


Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂

My 5 year old son really liked having the card open at the front, like a gate. Of course the pine branches didn’t stand a chance!

Fancy fold cards are just plain old fun. Fun to make and fun for someone to receive! Stay tuned next week for the next card project and video in this series.   In the meantime, I hope you find a simple card design and make it your own.  Lets make it together!

-Jenny Hall
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Are you interested in purchasing one of the finished cards I have featured on a blog post? Visit my Etsy shop at for a small selection. If the card you are looking for is not there, drop me a note and I will place it in the shop for you. -Jenny xoxo



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