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Interlocking Gatefold Cards

Welcome back! I am really excited about today’s video… where I share a fun interlock gatefold card design. I have many examples in different sizes!

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

Creating interlocking gatefold cards is very easy. Be sure to watch the video to find out the best measurements and ways to adhere the cards together.

My first card is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. (I am loving this size card… and I use THESE envelopes to go with them.) I stamped my gatefold card with the new-and-oh-so-lovely Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I formed the interlocking frame with the Altenew Frilly Frame Die (SSS | ALT). The center piece features the Altenew Welcome Home Stamp Set (SSS | ALT), Simple Alphabet Dies (SSS | ALT), and Sentiment Strips Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see how the gatefold card opens. The frame opens to the left… and the stamped circle opens to the right…

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And when the card is opened, there is lots of room to write a personal message inside!

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next example is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. And I will say it – I am in love with the Altenew Peaceful Reverie Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) that I used on the background! Wow. Such a unique look.

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I created the interlocking pieces with my Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies and added a sentiment with the Altenew Simple Alphabet Dies (SSS | ALT) and Sentiment Strips Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And – again – there is plenty of room for a message or additional stamping inside.

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Background frame dies are also fun to use for these interlocking card designs. This card is again 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and features the Altenew Leaf Frame Die (SSS | ALT). The flower stamps are from the Altenew Delicate Clusters Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and the sentiment is from the Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Look how perfect the Altenew Leaf Frame Die (SSS | ALT) is for an interlocking design!

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Honestly, almost any frame die would work with this technique…

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next card is also 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, but with a landscape orientation instead. I stamped the background of the gatefold card with the Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) for a soft look. Stacking die sets are great for creating interlocking pieces… and I used the Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies here.

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The lovely flower and leaf images are from the new Altenew Sunflower Daisy Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I am amazed at how realistic this looks and how easy it is to create!

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My last card features another unique stamp set – the Altenew Pattern Power Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I am amazed how cool this looks stamped!!! These interlocking elements were made with the Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies.

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This design would be great for any occasion!

Interlocking Gatefold Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

NEW RELEASE

The products I used in this video are new from Altenew – what an amazing release! Please know that I do not work for Altenew. They showed me this release and asked me if I wanted to use it. I was so impressed – I had to play! Altenew is a great company. 🙂

You can find the new release at Simon Says Stamp or Altenew.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Altenew products and products with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Peaceful Reverie Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Welcome Home Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Leaf Clusters Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Delicate Clusters Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Sunflower Daisy Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Pattern Power Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Sentiment Strips Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Frilly Frame Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Leaf Frame Die
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Simple Alphabet Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Hero Arts Rectangle Inifinity Dies
[ SSS | HA ]
Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
[ SSS | HA ]
Altenew Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Obsidian Black Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]
Altenew Adhesive
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Adhesive Eraser
[ SSS ]
Scor-Buddy
[ SSS ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web 1/2 Inch Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Sanding Block
[ SSS ]
5×5 White Envelopes
[ AMZUS ]
5 1/2″ Square Envelopes
[ AMZUS ]
4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Envelopes
[ AMZUS ]
6×6 Envelopes
[ AMZUS ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Tonic Gold Mirror Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Gina K Whisper Cardstock
[ GNK ]


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52 thoughts on “Interlocking Gatefold Cards”

  1. Thanks for the inspiration. Love all three cards and can’t wait to
    try making one myself. Hope I can do it as easy as you make it look.

  2. Love all 5 cards! Great technique. The colours you used go so well together. Wonderful Altenew release. Thank you for the video.

  3. Well done on showing the interlock gatefold cards….you did a fantastic job showing how it was done…
    great looking cards

  4. Altenew stamps are awesome and so are your cards. Love the interactive feature. Thank you, Jennifer for sharing your wonderful, creative ideas.

  5. Wow, what a great idea to dress up a gate fold card. Don’t you just love Altenew Layering Flower Stamps. The flowers look so real. Thanks for all you do.

  6. Cool! These are adorable: they look really fancy but they’re not complicated to make. Love the colours you’ve chosen to showcase Alt&New’s gorgeous new stamps and dies.

  7. Thank you. This technique is so clever and beautiful. I love how colorful they are too. The altenew stamp sets are gorgeous. You are such an inspiration.

  8. Great tips And beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing with us Jennifer. I’m inspired every time I visit your site.

  9. You are such an inspiration to me! I have learned so very much from you! That is why I want to say: I hope you have a very Happy Birthday!!

  10. Wishing you Birthday Blessings today Jennifer!
    Thank you for having such a kind heart and for sharing your wonderful inspiration with all of us. I love your videos.
    Blessings ❤️
    Kathy B.

  11. Oh my gosh…I love these cards. They look so complicated but you make it look very easy. I can’t wait to try it. I don’t have any of those stamps or dies but I have some similar ones. Thank you for all the wonderful videos. I didn’t find your blog until a few months ago. I’m going through & watching all of them. I think I’m addicted. Happy Birthday & mine will be next week on the 17th. Thanks!!

  12. Again a great technique that you showed, I love all the card that you made, especially the one with the stunning new Pattern Power Stamp Set. Thank you so much for all the time and effort to show us how to make these.
    I want to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY with your family and friends. 🎂🎈🎉🥂❤️

  13. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with everyone, I have learned so much, and each day I receive a video my day is so much brighter. Happy Birthday

  14. Hi Jennifer, beautiful cards and lots of inspiration, have a very happy birthday and enjoy the day.
    Rene from OZ x

  15. Hello I just wanted to to say thank you for all your inspiration and to say Happy Birthday!!! We share the same birthday!!

  16. Happy Birthday Jennifer! Thank you for all you do and all the inspiration you give us! Today’s cards are so lovely and I can’t wait to try some of the techniques .

  17. Beautiful cards. Thank you for the fantastic tips. Love the new release. Happy birthday ,have a fantastic day.

  18. Hi Jennifer:
    Another great idea and inspiration for cards!! Happy Birthday, have a blessed day!! 🙂

    Zinia Agosto

  19. Happy Happy Birthday Jennifer! My birthday was yesterday the 12th. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration. I haven’t made gatefold cards in a long time and I am excited to make them again.
    Hope you have a wonderful day and do something special!

  20. Thanks for another video adding a new twist to a technique! I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Jennifer! Its my husband’s birthday today too, so we’ve had fun celebrating.

  21. Learned from Kristina Werner that today is your very special day. Have many special birthday blessings today & many more throughout the coming year. A very Happy Birthday to you.

  22. Happy birthday Jennifer! I hope your day has been over flowing with serendipity & love! Thanks for sharing your designs today. They’re great!

  23. Oh – and you’re using all of the new wonderful Altenew products to make these beautiful cards! Lovely!

  24. Your cards always inspire me. These interlocking gatefold cards are the bomb. But, I don’t think my VISA appreciates your ideas as much as I do…Love AlteNew and had to have the new design, so it got a workout today. Have a very Happy. Birthday!

  25. Happy Birthday toooo youuu! Can you hear me singing really loud?!!
    Very cool cards, thanks for the inspiration.

  26. Happy Birthday! This is an old technique that I’ve done before but with the new sets you’ve given it a brand new look with amazing cards! Love it!

  27. Oh, love love love the cards. They are so fun and you make them look like they are so easy. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for all the inspiration.
    Happy Birthday!!! May God bless you with a wonderful year ahead (and many more)!!!

  28. Hi Jennifer! Your videos are so interesting and amazing and I enjoy them so much. You always share very interesting techniques – and they really make card making so fun and interesting. I really appreciate the sizes for these gorgeous cards it makes play easier! Thank you for what you do and for helping us with this hobby. Altenew is an amazing company. I love their products and this Release is tremendous. You bring Altenew products to life. Thank you again, Denise

  29. What an amazing release, for sure! Beautiful stamps! And what you’ve done with them is just too fun! I don’t think I’ve ever made a gatefold card. It may soon be time! Thanks for sharing!

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