How to Make a Cricut Gatefold Card

I recently came across a fantastic video tutorial from SplitCoastStampers regarding how to make a gatefold card, and of course, I had to give it a try!  I will share the video with you below, but first, I wanted to give you a look at one of the cards I made using this technique.  It was very simple to make, and I just love how pretty it turned out!

I used Gypsy Wanderings to create the floral die cut and the Cricut Elegant Edges cartridge for the frame, using the oblong creative feature.  Other than our embellishments, there are a few notable differences between my card and the one featured in the video tutorial.  Before I ramble on for too long, here it is for you to watch...



And now, for the differences...

In her video, Beate makes a square card.  Her card base (before folding) was 4-1/4" x 8-1/2".  I wanted a slightly larger card, and since I already have several A2 envelopes on hand, decided to go with that size.  The base for my card (before scoring) was 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  For either one, since the width is the same for each, score marks should be made at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8".

Beate cut her patterned paper panels for the card at 1-7/8" x 4".  My Cricut gatefold card was slightly longer, so the patterned paper panels were cut at 1-7/8" x 5-1/4".

I hope all those dimensions make sense!  If not, you can also check out written directions for the tutorial on the SplitCoastStampers.com website.

Of course, before you go, I would love to hear what you think of my first attempt at a Cricut gatefold card.  Leave a comment letting me know, and also, if you have made one before, I would love to see, so be sure to link back to your blog!

Comments

  1. I learned a lot from watching this video. I am just learning how to use my Cricut. Thanks.

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