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.

Leave a Comment

620 thoughts on “Die Cut Gatefold Card + Giveaway”

  1. Another wonderful design idea. Have not die cut the flaps of a gatefold card before- can’t wait to try it. Have some very special gals in mind for a card set. Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a beautiful card! Love the gate fold, and that gorgeous stamp/die set are amazing! Curious about your magnet bar though, please show us a link (I’ve purchased replacement magnets before and they were too deep). Thanks!

  3. I have never made a gateway card but after watching your video, I think I can do it! If only I already had Hero Arts new Valentines products.

  4. I have yet to make a gatefold card. I don’t have a die cutting machine (except an old Cricut) and can’t figure out a way to make the center cut with my Cricut. Anyone know how?
    Love your great ideas, Jennifer!

  5. Your cards are amazing, I love the tone on tone effect. I have made gate fold cards before can’t wait until I receive my kit so I can try your technique.

  6. I love checking in on your blog, you always have great ideas. I have made gatefold cards but have not tried using an embossing folder to texture the front. Thanks for showing this.

  7. Yes, I have made gatefold cards before. It’s pretty easy to do with the markings on a scoreboard. I have never ordered the monthly Hero kit before, but I LOVE this one with the hearts (especially since I was born the day before Valentine’s day!)

  8. I have only made one gate fold card. It was one where the stamps had to be placed correctly to line up on each side and in the middle of the card. The result was nice, but it took me 3 times to get the images to match up correctly. I like the way you did the heart–so much easier!

  9. I’m still a beginner in card making and have yet to make any gatefold cards! Your art is so inspirational!

  10. I love gatefold cards and I do make them – not often, but funny enough I generally make them for Valentine’s Day with a heart die cut on top:-)

  11. Love your cards. Never made a gatefold card before but definitely will try it since you make it seem easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

  12. This new kit is really pretty! I never made a gate folding card but I plan to make one in the near future 🙂

  13. Beautiful cards, you are always so creative Jennifer. I love all the different ideas for embossing and background stamping on the card base too. And that heart stamp/die set is just gorgeous! I would love to buy more Hero Arts products, but they are really quite hard to get in the UK, which is such a shame. Thank you as always, Lisa xx

  14. I have never made a gatefold card before, but after seeing your video it has given me so much inspiration! The cards looked so lovely I can;t wait to make some myself!

  15. Jennifer – You are so creative! I love this version of a gate fold card and the vellum band is a perfect touch. I love gate fold cards, they are like opening up a present. I’m pinning this and really want to give this a try. Thank you for sharing your never ending talent, much appreciated!

  16. Thank you so much, Jennifer! I’ve never made a gatefold card before, but now I will definitely try it out. I am learning so much from you!

  17. I have only made one “tri-fold” card following Art Impressions instruction, but never made a gate fold card. Want to try what you have done in this post!

  18. I don’t get around to making many gatefold cards, but since your blog inspires me, I may be making some gatefold cards in the near future!

  19. These cards are amazing! I’m new to die cutting, only just purchased myself a Big Shot Plus last week! I can’t wait to get loads more dies. I have been making cards as a hobby for over a decade but never made a gate fold card – always used pre folded card blanks. I’m really looking forward to trying it. <3

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *