Gate Fold Border Die Cards + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Happy Friday! Today I wanted to share a way to get more out of your border dies… by creating a quick gate fold card.

Gate Fold Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I am always looking for new “folds” for my cards. I just get a bit bored with the same ol’ basic fold. After a bit of playing, I figured out how to easily create a gate fold card with a border die. YAY! A NEW WAY TO USE BORDER DIES! (Sorry – that was worth the shouting – lol.)

So for my examples, I used the Sunny Studio Fishtail Banners and Fishtail Banner Two dies sets. These aren’t exactly border dies. (But are so much cooler!) However, in the video I share how to do the same technique with more traditional border dies. This vertical gate fold design is fun! It is difficult to explain in text, so be sure to watch the video for the how-to details.

Gate Fold Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

After creating the gate fold card, I added lots of stamping with various fall colors of ink (linked below in thumbnails) and the new and oh-so-fun Sunny Studio Autumn Splendor Stamp Set. This set offers bold stamp layering. I used the same stamp set for a gold heat embossed sentiment.

After stamping, I covered the leaves with some Wink of Stella shimmer. (Boy – what a difference that makes!) I also added detail dots by gold heat embossing some Quickie Glue Pen dots. Oh! And I put some Glossy Accents on the berries…

Gate Fold Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also stamped a matching envelope using the Sunny Studio Sending My Love and Autumn Splendor Stamps. It only takes a few minutes… but it is so worth it. This is a Fired Brick envelope from Gina K. Her envelopes are like candy.

Gate Fold Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also made a kraft version of the card. I think I may like this one even better…

Gate Fold Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Wink of Stella looks AMAZING on kraft! Crazy cool shimmer…

Gate Fold Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Again – you could use almost any border die for this gate fold design. Give it a try!


Today’s post is also part of a blog hop celebrating Sunny Studio’s first birthday! Mendi (the owner) has been a kind cardmaking friend for years and I am so proud of her success.

Birthday Blog Hop Graphic

The next person on the hop is Chari Moss – one of my favorite friends! (You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Sunny Studios Blog.) Have fun hopping!


I have a $20 gift certificate to Sunny Studio for a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 8/15/16 telling me if you ever do unique folding card designs. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Giveaway donated by Sunny Studio.)


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Sunny Studio (SUN), etc.