Thursday, 18 March 2021

Fine Art Floral Drop Down Gate Card

 Hi Everyone,

Today I have made a special card for my sister for her birthday. I love to make fun fold cards and this one is one I’ve not tried before. It’s called a drop down gatefold card and I saw it first on Pinterest and I thought that the Fine Art Floral designer series paper would be shown off really well with this style. Let me show you how I made it.


1 piece of 12” x 12” flirty flamingo card stock, a strip 1 1/2" x 12" and scraps for die cuts
3 pieces of dsp 5 ½” square and 2 pieces  2 ½” x 5 ½”
4 pieces of soft sea foam card stock 5 ¾” square  and 4 pieces 2 ¾” x 5 ¾” and you need scraps for die cuts
1 piece of basic white card stock 5 ½” square and 2 pieces  2 ½” x 5 ½” and you need scraps for stamping and die cuts
Art Gallery stamp set
Flirty Flamingo ink
Merry merlot ink
Old Olive ink
Art Gallery dies
Stampin Cut and Emboss machine
Simply Scored
Bone folder
Layering Squares dies
Multipurpose adhesive


Score the flirty flamingo 12 x 12 on one side at 3” and 9”, then turn 90 degrees and score at 6”. Fold and burnish all the score lines. 

Cut up the 3” and 9” score lines to the 6” score line that runs across the middle, then remove these two lower, outer gates, this will leave you with 3 sections across the top and just one below.

Put the mats and layers together and then adhere to the card (all the dsp layers go on the inside of the card except for one which goes on the reverse of the drop down piece which shows when you fold the card up). 

Add the whisper white 5 ½” square to the back of the card to write your message.

On the 2 x 2 ½” x 5 1/2" strips of basic white, stamp the flower image with the leaves and then adhere these layers to the outside of the two gates.

Stamp two more flowers on a scrap of basic white and die cut.

Die cut 2 x 2” squares in basic white, 2 x 2 ½” squares in soft sea foam and 2 x 3” squares in flirty flamingo and then layer them up using multipurpose adhesive.  

Stamp the sentiment in merry merlot ink on the bottom of the white layer and then add one of the flowers above it using dimensionals.  Adhere one of these sets of square to the drop down portion of the card on the inside.

Die cut the ‘just want to say’ phrase from the dies in flirty flamingo and then adhere to the inside of the card as shown in the picture.

Cut a 1 ½” x 12” strip of flirty flamingo for the belly band and lightly fold it around the folded card so that it starts and finishes on the front of the card – it won’t meet in the middle but one set of the layered squares will go over the top of that and hide it.  Add some glue to the top of each end of the belly band and adhere the layered square so that it sits centrally on it.

I hope that you like my card, it displays really nicely as you can see and folds up to 6" square but will need a box or padded envelope if posting.

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Happy Crafting,

Karen X

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  1. AMAZING card Karen and one that definitely deserves a video please. Yes, advanced beginner stamper. XX Mal, Melbourne, Australia.

  2. What a stunning card and just love the fold xx