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Friday, December 4, 2015

Cass Creating Now Tutorial - Multi Folded Gate Card, 4 December, 2015

Hi I have another tutorial for Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog today.
Check out their tutorial page, lots of great ideas.

Multi Folded Gate Card


Card stock 2 pieces 10 inches x 6 inches
 Card stock in contrasting colour 1 - 4  pieces 1¾ x 5 inches
  Card stock in contrasting colour 1 - 4  pieces 1¾ x 6 inches
Card stock in contrasting colour 2 - 4  pieces 1¾ x 5 inches
Card stock in contrasting colour 2 - 1  piece 4 x 6 inches
 Card stock in contrasting colour 2 - 1 piece 1¾ x 10 inches
 Edge Punch
Glue/Tape of your choice
The images I have used are:
"Christmas Angel," "Christmas Candle," "Christmas Scene 1," and "Frankincense, Gold and Myrrh." 

Additional Notes: 
Both sides of this card can be seen, so we decorate both sides.  If you are using a patterned paper or textured card stock, you need to be aware that each piece of the card has a mirrored side as well, as with the "Christmas Angel" and  "Christmas Candle." I printed them in mirror versions.


 Take each of  the 10 inches x 6 inches pieces and score at the 4 inch mark, making sure that if  you have texture to your card stock that each piece is scored differently; one with patterned side down, the other with patterned side up.

 Next you need to rule a line on the unscored section  commencing 4½  inch from the bottom of the short side on an angle to the score line at the 4 inch mark.   See photo.  Do this to both pieces.

  Cut along the drawn line.

 Use an edge punch along the cut side.  Check your punch to see where it ends. You need to make sure you don't punch past the 4 inch score line.  There will be a small amount not punched.   Trim that to score line with scissors.

 Placing on a scoreboard, bottom flat edge uppermost, you will already have the 4 inch scored, 
so now also score at the 6 inch and 8 inch measurements.  It is important to leave this scoring to last, so that the card stock is flat when it goes through the edge punch.

Do this to both sides.  These are your two mirrored pieces to create the card blank. 

 Place one side over the over, so that the two 4 inch wide sections are on top of each other 
and adhere them together.  This is the back of your card.

The card will fold back and forth with the contrasting colours.  Leave the folding until the panels are on.

Tip Time

Remembering that every piece of this card has a mirrored mate, it is probably best to message each panel separately against where it is going to be stuck.  The best way to get the correct angle is to place the panel slightly more up, leaving a slight larger gap at the bottom.   Using a pen, mark at the card level, and cut on that line.  When centred, the panel will have the correct slant.

All panels are now cut and you can ink at this stage if you wish.

The top picture shows all panels adhered.  The front and back of card looks the same.
 The second picture shows the centre panel 4 x 6 inches in place.  You will have to trim this piece slightly.   Once all the panels are adhered, fold and crease them.

 This card is not going to stay closed without some help. Below, I have it folded and held it down with a ruler.  This is where we use the 1¾ x 10 strip of card stock.  Curl it around your card to mark where you need to put tape to secure it into a band.

Once secured,  you can slip it over the card to keep it closed.

Here is the finished card.

Happy Crafting!

Merry Christmas!

Entered into:

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Colour Combo
Creative Knockouts - Tis the Season
Natalie and Amy - Christmas


  1. This is stunning! Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges this week!
    Monica - DT

  2. Fabulous tutorial - Im going to give this a go! Lovely Christmas card, cleverly crafted. Good to have you with us at Natalie and Amy's this month. Happy Christmas, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  3. Thank you sharing this helpful technique- your card turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts.

  4. Cool! Thanks for the Tutorial! So glad you came Through ‘The Craft Room Door’ to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent! Just as an FYI – the TTCRD magazine is out! Make sure you check it out!!
    Karen C


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