Die Cut Gatefold Card + Giveaway

Hello! I had so much fun making today’s cards. They feature a fun die cut gatefold card design that works great with coordinating dies and stamps. Oh, and I am also part of a blog hop with giveaways…


[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 ways to use any dies that I purchase to coordinate with stamps. These dies are an investment, so the more ways I can use them the better! And this technique for creating a window on a gatefold card is fun. I created several examples…


I created each of the floral hearts using the new Hero Arts My Monthly January Kit. This kit is packed full of many things (more on that below), including this stamp and coordinating die. I used scissors to cut out each heart right up against the edge of the stamping.


I next created my gatefold card design by cutting cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scoring 2 1/8″ from each end. When you fold the ends in they meet in the middle. With a simple trick (watch the video!), I die cut a window in the front of the gatefold with the coordinating die to the floral image. When I adhered the heart to the inside of the card, it fits perfectly!


I also added some interest to the background of each of the cards using a dot embossing folder, stamped images, etc. I finished off the cards with a small vellum sleeve with a heat embossed sentiment from the Hero Arts My Monthly January Kit. I also used the Hero Arts Love Notes Stamp Set for matching envelopes.


I did create one card using the Hero Arts My Monthly January Kit and a Hero Arts Pink To Red Ombre Ink Pad. The background? That was done with the fabulous new Hero Arts Hearts Confetti Background Die. Love.


This technique would work great with many dies!


This post is part of a blog hop celebrating the newest Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit featuring stamps (6×8!), inks, dies, and more. The kit value is $65… but only costs $34.99. You can see all the details HERE. The kit is available for a limited time only – once it’s gone, it’s gone. Check out what is included…


There are also many fabulous new products available that coordinate well with the kit. You can find them all HERE. Lots of good ones…


The next stop on the hop is the blog of Yana Smakula. You can always start at the beginning of the hop on the Hero Arts blog.


Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader! For your chance, leave a comment below and on all the blogs on the hop by 11:59pmEST on 1/15/17 telling me if you ever make gatefold cards. (Winner will be posted on Hero Arts Blog. If you have already purchased the kit and you win, you will get your money back.)


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 or from Hero Arts. 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), Hero Arts (HA), etc.

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620 thoughts on “Die Cut Gatefold Card + Giveaway”

  1. I haven’t as yet made a gatefold card, but it is just one of the techniques/ideas/inspirational overload that I have on the “want to/must get around to doing” list! Your gatefold cards are gorgeous, loving the colours and the embossing details! Would LOVE to win this kit to have a play!

  2. This kit looks like lots of fun to play with! So many wonderful heart elements which I love! I have never made a gatefold card but have it on my list of techniques to try in 2017.

  3. I have never made a gate fold card, but I love this idea & am excited to try it out! Thanks for sharing another fantastic set of cards!

  4. I love your easy instructions for making gatefold cards. I’ve not tried this before , but am excited to give it a try!

  5. DELIGHTFUL cards!!!
    I LOVE fancy folds and your designs for each one is WONDERFUL! It has been a long time since I made a gatefold and never with such fancy openings, will definitely be giving this a try!
    THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING 🙂

  6. I will be making these and i just love to watch your videos as im new to this but catching on fast. I retire in a couple of years and im looking for different ways to make money at home
    And i love this idea i love coloring so im one step ahead

  7. I loved the heart gate fold cards you made so much I ordered the kit. I invited some crafty friends to come over and play with the stamps and dies to make Valentine’s Day cards. What fun we’ll have! Thank You for the wonderful ideas.

  8. Hello Jennifer,
    I’m Cynthia and yes I’ve made gatefold cards before usually for Mother’s Day. Wasn’t unable to perfect adding color to them. I tried to ink the emboss folder, even tried shading ended with a plain embossed image.
    I enjoy watching your videos. Would like to know (layering cards) should you emboss the base card even though you unable to see it for the other layers? What can you add to a plain embossed card?
    Want to thank you for your caring spirit and being in a situation to share your inspiration with others.
    Cynthia in Houston.

  9. Wow, I Loved this stamp and die set as well as the video. I know I am a little late to the party but it was still so disappointing to see that nothing from that kit is available now. Anyone reading this, if you happen to know of a very similar stamp and die set that would work well in a gatefold like this, please point me in the right direction. MUCH APPRECIATED!…..d.

  10. Gate fold cards have always scared me. I made one in a class but haven’t again. Your tutorial here, plus your other gate card tutorials have given me incentive to try again. Winning this set would give me even more incentive.

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