Double Gatefold Cards 3 Ways – Papercrafting Playdate 117

This playdate takes a deep dive into Double Gatefold Cards and how to make Belly Bands. These fun folds are unique because they open in the center of the card front. Double Gatefold cards have two gate panels which makes them extra special. Ready to break these down? If you’ve never made a gatefold card before try a basic gatefold first then tackle the DOUBLE gatefold versions.

All the Double Gatefold Cards from Papercrafting Playdate 117

Download the pdf for all the written directions for these Double Gatefold projects and then watch the video tutorial to learn the ins and outs of putting them together including my Belly Band 101 Tips.

Papercrafting Playdate 117 – 3 Ways to Create Double Gatefold Cards

Before we get to the DOUBLE Gatefold cards I want to back up and remind you what basic gatefold cards look like. Definitely start here with these basic gatefold cards from a previous Papercrafting Playdate.

Basic Double Gatefold Cards

  • 5-1/2” x 11” cardstock for card base
  • 5-1/4” x 4” cardstock for insert
  • 5-1/4” x 1-7/8” DSP (2)
  • 5-1/4” x 1” DSP (2)
  • 1” x 10” cardstock for belly band

Diamond Double Gatefold Cards

  • 5-1/4” x 12” DSP
  • 2-3/4” square of cardstock 
  • 3-3/4” x 5” cardstock for insert
  • 5-1/2” x 4-1/2” cardstock
  • 1” x 10” for belly band (optional)

Angled Double Gatefold Cards

  • 5-1/2” x 12” DSP or (5-1/4” x 12”)*
  • 3-3/4” x 5-1/4” cardstock for insert
  • 1” x 10” for belly band (optional)
  • 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” coordinating cardstock*
    • Use for 5-1/4” x 12” version
  • 1” x 10” for belly band (optional)

Ok, now that you’ve seen how to create three different versions of Double Gatefold Cards, it’s your turn to try these fun folds! Pick your favorite version and get out your stash to play! Happy creating!

6 thoughts on “Double Gatefold Cards 3 Ways – Papercrafting Playdate 117”

  1. Barbara Tyler

    love all your playdayes, they inspire me so much. Now to find time to make cards.

    Thanks, Barb Tyler

    1. Hi Barbara! Thank you so much. Yes, you must find time to make some cards and get some creative therapy!

  2. Beautiful cards! I’ve given up on using belly bands unless it’s a fellow card maker. Others I send cards to aren’t sure how to open the card so they rip the band and toss it.

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