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Tutorial: Gatefold Card with Flights of Fantasy

Morgan Ftizsimmons gatefold with wrap

The 'Flights of Fantasy' by Morgan Fitzsimons collection is now available on our website! Liz has put together a fantastic tutorial using the CD. See how she made this magnificent gatefold card:

Crafter's Companion UK Supplies:



Step 1: Take the two A6 card blanks and, using the Ultimate–Pro, score down the centre of one side of each card. Fold into a mountain fold and stick the unscored pieces directly on top of each other using your Collall All-Purpose glue.


Step 2: Cut a piece of premium white cardstock to fit the inside the card, but make it at least 1” longer than the length of the card.

Score along the 1” mark, fold and burnish.


Step 3: From the CD-ROM, using the Printable Light Card, print off Topper Companion DS3, three sheets of design papers from DS3, two sheets from co-ordinating paper DS3 and designer insert DS5.

Cut the main image on the Topper Companion to fit the piece of white cardstock, not including the 1” tab. Cut a piece of coordinating paper the same size and cut down the designer insert to layer on top of the co-ordinating paper.


Step 4: Stick the Topper Companion to the white cardstock, ensuring that that the scored end is at the top and folded away from you.

Stick the 1” tab to the top of the inside of the card.


Step 5: Lift the main image up and matt the coordinating paper to the inside of the card. Layer the designer insert on top.


Step 6: Cut eight panels of black craft card to fit each section of the exposed card base. Cut four panels of co-ordinating paper and four of the design set paper to layer to the black panels. Affix these to the exposed panels.


Step 7: Matt the remaining toppers companions onto black craft card and affix one half to the left hand side of the folded flap.


Step 8: To make the wrap, cut a piece of Centura pearl cardstock 11.5” by 2.5”. Matt and layer the black cardstock and co-ordinating paper and stick them on the wrap, using the Collall Tacky Glue.

Stick the two ends together with an overlap of no more than 1” and cover the join with the final topper companion.


Step 9: Slip the wrap over the card to keep it closed.

Embellish the card further if you wish, but ensure that the wrap is still able to fit over the card.

Morgan Ftizsimmons Open folded gatefold

Step 9a: I have colored the swirl from the Flower Power stamp set with Spectrum Noir markers: PL1, PL2, PL3, PL4, DG2, DG3

See the entire 'Flights of Fantasy' by Morgan Fitzsimons collection:

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