Fancy Fold Friday #1

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the first Fancy Fold Friday!

Fancy Fold Friday’s posts will be posted on the first Friday of each month and will be about making a wide variety of card styles just by varying the way that the paper is folded. Knowing how to fold cards from a single sheet of cardstock is a useful technique to learn. Many different styles of handmade cards can be created from standard sizes of paper and card stock ~ typically 8 1/2″ x 11″ {letter size}. The various methods of card folding each provide different design opportunities. Very unique looks can be achieved simply by changing the fold or orientation of your card and special folds are a great way to create eye catching cards!

This week: GATE FOLD. 


The “gate fold” is the easiest of all card folds.

You will need {to make the card base}: card stock, scoring board and a bone folder. *Additional supplies may include patterned paper, adhesive and whatever embellishments/extras need to complete the intended design.


Cut the card stock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ {which will result in a standard A2 size card base ~ 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″}.



Score at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″. Your card stock should have two scored lines and will look like this.



Next, fold the card stock along the scored lines folding both sides inward and crease using the bone folder. The card base is now ready and waiting for you to complete it however you want.



The finished card is fairly simple ~ I layered patterned paper onto card stock mats for each front flap, added a stamped and layered sentiment label and a few rhinestones. Just to dress up the inside a bit, a stamped piece of card stock is adhered to a some of the same patterned paper.


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I hope you enjoyed this months Fancy Fold!  🙂


Until next time,


The Country Touch





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