There are two easy ways to make these angled gatefold cards – and both are easy. Let me know which way is your favorite!
10 Angled Trifold Cards to Inspire You
This gorgeous Apple Blossom Die with the Apple Harvest Stamp Set makes a lovely accent on this colorful card. The apples were stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock and watercolored with the Water Painters and Ink Pads. The Brights Designer Series Paper creates the background.
There are also three different ways to close this card.
#1. The apple card uses a belly band. (Cut a 1″ x 9-1/2″ strip of cardstock and fold around the card to make the belly band.)
#2.This card is held closed with a clasp.
The little banner is actual part of another stamp in this stamp set. By attaching it just on the right side with mini dimensionals, the other card flap will tuck right under it.
Next is the lovely Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper. Those beautiful flowers are fussy cut right from that paper.
#3. This card is held closed with ribbon. That makes three different ways to close this card.
As you look at the rest of the cards, notice which way the card closes and notice if you have a preference.
The pattern and step by step instructions for making this is below, but first we will enjoy looking at more cards.
Autumn is my favorite season and I am always drawn to making autumn cards. These Rustic Pumpkin Dies with the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper are a perfect combination. (These dies coordinate with the Hello Harvest Stamp Set.)
Bright butterflies are always a delight on cards. This is another card using only paper with a little fussy cutting for the butterfly. This fun paper is the Butterfly Kisses Designer Series Paper.
The clasp on this card is made with a 1″ circle placed on a 1-1/4″ circle. How easy would that be do for any card?
If you like fussy cutting like I like fussy cutting – this Awash in Beauty Designer Series Paper is for you.
The belly band is also from that paper pack – so four different papers from the Awash in Beauty DSP are used on this one card. Just think of how many cards you will be able to make. (Using Designer Series Paper for the belly bands is my favorite because these papers are soft and easy to fold with not crease marks showing.)
Trees fit any occasion – masculine cards, sympathy cards and on and on. This Trimming the Tree Stamp Set and the coordinating Tree Trimmings Dies are meant for Christmas, of course, but look how it can easily adapt to any occasion.
The Subtles Designer Series Paper is used for the background.
Christmas Cards are fun to make with this angled trifold card design. Imagine tucking a photo inside. This is another “just the paper” card with a little fussy cutting – using the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper.
For masculine cards, the He’s the Man Designer Series Paper is just the best! The two circle die cut images are actually right from this paper pack. The larger circle is attached to the card flap while the smaller one makes the clasp.
Do you know how to make this card even easier??? Just make it one layer!
Both flaps on this card are the same – but what a fun way to make a card fast when you need one!
Step by Step Instructions on How to Make an Angled Gatefold Card
First, the supply list.
I mentioned there are two easy ways of making this card. The first one is to use the following pattern and step by step directions. (Stay tuned for the second way.)
Here is the template.
Start with scoring the 11″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock at 3-3/8″ from each side.
Measure and mark 1-1/2″ down from the top of the cardstock at each end and 1″ in at the bottom from each end.
Connect those marks as shown in the pattern and cut. Your card base is complete.
Now for the layers.
You will choose two coordinating pieces of 3-1/8″ x 5-1/4″ Designer Series Paper.
Lay one of top of the other, putting the two patterns you want to show facing each other in the middle or with each facing outward. This will make sure that your two patterns will fit on the two different flaps. (This will become more clear as you keep reading.)
Mark the 1-1/2″ and the 1″ spots on the top piece and use this as your cutting guide.
When you pull the two pieces apart, notice that they will fit the card front flaps.
Attach these flaps to the card base and add the 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of white to the card inside.
The video below gives tips on how to fix the measurement easily if you aren’t happy with how they fit.
Tie a ribbon around the card base.
Add the flowers accent and your card is finished!
That was the first way to make an angled trifold card.
Ready for the second way to make an Angled Gatefold Card?
The second is, of course, my favorite because there is no marking or measuring by hand. It is all done with the trimmer!!! Its much easier to show than to write out the directions so I’m going to invite you to watch the video. Go to 19:18 to see how to make this card the second way.
Now we are ready to see what you create with this idea! Come share your cards over in the Back Porch Stampers.
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