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Inspirational Tutorial: Gatefold cards using Edge'able dies

Give your Gatefold cards an extra special look by giving them four fancy edges. This tutorial from designer Angela Clerehugh will show you how to use the Die’Sire Edge’ables to give a fabulous look to your cards. The best part is, you can use any of the Die’Sire Edge’ables to make this card.

gatefold card




Step 1: Take a piece of A3 Centura Pearl measure and cut to  6” wide x 16 ½” long . Score at 2 6/8” and 5 ½“. Turn the card around and score the same measurements again.


Step 2: Fold in at the 5 ½ “ score lines and out at the 2 6/8” . Your card should now look like this.


Step 3: Place the die onto one of the 5 ½“ score lines with the main cut out part of the die facing into the centre like this.

Step 4: Cut and emboss. Carefully remove the die and place it on the opposite 5 ½“ score line, again with the main cutting part of the die facing in. Cut and emboss. If you are using a Gemini you can stop and reverse the card before it flattens the first die cut you made. For all other machines you will need to have the first cut / emboss part of the card hanging outside of your plates to prevent the emboss from being flattened.


Step 5: Turn your card over so the two embossed cuts are facing down. Place the die on the outer edge of the card with the main cutting area facing out. Cut and emboss and repeat on the opposite side. You can cut away the waste on the outer edges shown as shown here.



Step 6: Your card should now look like this (open / closed).


Step 7: Carefully place the die back over each cut and using a Distress Ink, ink over the flowers. When you have finished the petals should have a highlight of ink on them.


Step 8: Cut a piece of Centura Pearl to 5 ½“ x 6”. On the inside of the Gatefold card, put glue on the back panel, avoiding the flower cut outs and stick in the piece of card you have just cut out. This is to strengthen the card and cover up the cut our holes left by the flowers.


Step 9: You can now start to decorate the card. Take a piece of backing paper and cut out two panels for the sides measuring 1 ¾“ x 5 ¾“ . Use Collall All Purpose Glue to stick them to the outer side panels.


Step 10: Cut another piece of backing paper to 5 ¼ “ x 5 ¾ “  and stick this onto the inside panel.


Step 11: Cut two more panels from your backing paper measuring 5/8“ x 5 ¾“ and glue these onto the outer panels on the front of your card.


Step 12: Angela used the  Downton Abby Ornate Square dies but you could use any die of your choice. Cut out one ornate square and one inner square (using the largest inner die). Ink the edges of the inner square and stamp on your sentiment. Using Collall 3D Gel Glue, stick this to the ornate square.


Step 13: Glue the inner panel onto the inside of your card. Add gems and a couple of butterflies to finish.

Here is a list of things Angela used to create her gatefold project for you.

Crafter's Companion supplies:

Other supplies:  Distress Ink (Festive Berries) and Gems

We would love to see what you make! Share your projects and cards with us on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram (#crafterscompanion), on Pinterest (@CraftersCompUK) or on Twitter (@CraftersCompUK)!



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