I haven’t made a “gate fold” card for a while, but somehow, this triangle tree inspired me to do just that! Follow along, and I’ll describe how it was done.

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“Gate Fold” Card


First, I cut Shaded Spruce Cardstock in half, lengthwise, 4 1/4″ X 11″, which will make two card bases. I scored each end of one card base at 2 3/4″, and folded to meet in the middle. Wasn’t that simple? You’ll need to give the folds a good burnishing with your bone folder, because they have a tendency to open (when you don’t want them to).

To decorate the sides, I cut two pieces of Whisper White Cardstock, 2 1/4″ X 3″, and two pieces of Regals 6″ X 6″ Designer Paper in dotted, Shaded Spruce, 1/8″ smaller. The Whisper White Cardstock serves as a frame. Then, I glued the panels as close to the middle as possible.


Next, I used the tallest Stitched Rectangles Die to cut my tree from Plaid Tidings Designer Paper, and glued a second tree of cardstock to it for thickness. I cut a third tree, and glued it to the inside, which you see when opened.

The sentiment is from the Little Treats Stamp Set, Stamped in Real Red Ink, cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies, and attached with Dimensionals. “Ho Ho Ho.”


Ta-da!  I added Whisper White Cardstock to the inside for a Christmas greeting, and I had to include a Santa hat, because of the CAS(E) this sketch challenge. The hat is from the Little Treats Stamp Set, stamped in Real Red Ink, and cut with its Little Treat Box Die. I have the stamp set and dies in my Product List as a Bundle, which gives you a 10% savings.


Here is the CAS(E) this sketch challenge. See what I mean about the hat?


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