Everyone likes a card with a fun fold and they don’t have to be hard to make!


Starry Sky card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 1-1/2” and 5-3/4”
Polka Dot paper: 1-1/4” x 5-1/4” and 2-1/2” x 5-1/4”
Basic White: 2-3/4” x 3-1/2”
Starry Sky: 3” x 3-3/4

 

Aren’t these new In Colors from Stampin’ Up! fabulous??!! They are just so bright and cheerful!

The teacup was stamped in Starry Sky, the leaves in Parakeet Party and the flowers in Sweet Sorbet. The Cup of Tea stamp set has clear stamps so you can easily see how to line them all up.

But the best thing about this card is that it has a bit of a fun fold!


Basic White insert: 4″ x 5-1/4″

 

Fun, right?!

This type of fold may have a fancier name but since it’s a gate fold card that opens off to one side instead of in the middle, I call it a side gate fold.

 

In this video, I’m going to show you how easy it is to make a Side Gate Fold Card…

 

How to Make a Side Gate Fold Card:

  • Start with a piece of 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” card stock. Score at 1-1/2” and 5-3/4”. You can use the scoring blade on your Paper Trimmer OR you can mark the measurements on your Simply Scored Board – this is super helpful if you want to make a bunch of side gate fold cards at a time.
  • Fold in one side and use your Bone Folder to give it a nice crease, then fold your second side in making sure it fits snuggly up against the other side.
  • I like to use patterned paper on the front of my cards, but you can decorate them however you’d like. Patterned paper pieces measure 1-1/4” x 5-1/4” and 2-1/2” x 5-1/4”. If you are using an obvious pattern that you want to flow across your paper, I suggest you start with a piece of 3-3/4” x 5-1/4” paper and then cut it down so you make sure the pattern lines up.
  • Watch the video above for more tips!

 

Pay attention to where you are putting your adhesive!!!

Don’t glue your card shut!

 

This next side gate fold card is stepped up a bit with embellishment pieces adhered to BOTH front flaps…


Petal Pink card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 1-1/2” and 5-3/4”
Gingham paper: 1-1/4” x 5-1/4” and 2-1/2” x 5-1/4”
Circle Size: 2-1/2”

 

This card is very different from my normal card making style but I love it!

You can use any shapes on the front of your side gate fold cards and embellish them as much as you’d like.

Let’s take a little closer look at the details of this card…

I used the second largest circle from the NEW Stylish Shapes Dies on a floral piece of Tea Boutique designer series paper. 

Love how these dies cut a shape and add a dotted edge all-around it at the same time!

That circle is layered onto a piece of Sweet Sorbet card stock cut out with a scallop Layering Circle Die. 

 

In this photo, you can see how the circle is on one flap and the teacup is on the other.

So that they layer nicely, I used Seal adhesive to tape the circle down and dimensionals on the teacup to pop it up a little.

 

Remember, you want to really pay attention to where your adhesive is!

 


Starry Sky card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 1-1/2” and 5-3/4”
Teacup paper: 1-1/4” x 5-1/4” and 2-1/2” x 5-1/4”
Circle Size: 1-5/8

 

The bolder teacup paper really takes center stage on this card so my greeting circle is small.

Be sure to watch the video above for tips on cutting your patterned paper so the pattern flows nicely across the flaps of a side gate fold card!

 


Basic White insert: 4″ x 5-1/4″.

You can find tips for cutting these white inserts for your cards in this blog post. There’s a super short video too!

 

What do you think? Are you excited to make a side gate fold card?

Happy Stamping!

Jessica

p.s. Looking for more fun fold card ideas? Find more fun fold tutorials here: www.inkitupwithjessica.com/category/fun-fold-cards/

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