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How to make fun shaped gatefold cards

Crafter's Companion – 23/11/21

Create fun and interactive shaped cards with the Fold Back Shaped Gatefold collection from Gemini!

These cards are bursting with fun and personality – and they take just minutes to make! Read on to find out how

What are Fold Back Shaped Gatefold dies?

Each set in the Gemini Fold Back Shaped Gatefold range include dies to create a shaped card that opens out from the centre to reveal space for your message inside.

Plus you’ll also receive dies to cut out decorations and embellishments to customise your card design.

Can anyone use them?

Every die set includes full step-by-step instructions so all abilities can create a fun, interactive card in a variety of shapes!

All you need is a die-cutting machine, a die and your chosen card or paperstock. Simply create your plate combination using the helpful Sandwich Guide in the instruction manual and run through your die-cutting machine – it’s that simple!

How to make a Fold Back Shaped Gatefold card

Here are step-by-step instructions to create a Fold Back Shaped Gatefold using the Gemini collection.

  • Cut a piece of cardstock measuring 15″ x 5.5″
  • Score your cardstock according to the image shown. Please note, some die sets will have different measurements. Refer to the step-by-step instructions in your set to find the correct measurements.
  • Fold and burnish the scorelines to create a concertina gatefold card blank as shown
  • Use the notches on the outer die in your set to position it onto the closed card front.
  • Temporarily secure it onto the closed card front using low tack tape
  • Follow the instructions with your Gemini Die Cutting machine to create your plate combination and run through the machine
  • Die cut the co-ordinating dies to complete and decorate your design

The Gemini Fold Back Shaped Gatefold Collection

With cute cupcakes, pretty butterflies, shining stars and more, why not take a look at the full
Gemini Fold Back Shaped Gatefold Collection!

Cute Cupcake

The Cute Cupcake set includes 5 dies to create a cake shaped Fold Back Shaped Gatefold card. With dies to cut out cute cherry, candle and ribbon embellishments, there’s everything you need to create the perfect card for birthdays, celebrations and more!

Opulent Star

With the Opulent Star set you’ll receive 7 dies to create a star shaped Fold Back Shaped Gatefold card. With dies to cut out decorations and a banner there’s everything you need to create the perfect card to celebrate those shining moments!

You’re a Hoot

The You’re a Hoot set includes 12 dies to create an owl shaped Fold Back Shaped Gatefold card. With dies to cut out the wings, eyes, beak and claws – there’s everything to bring your own wise owl to life! 

Majestic Butterfly

This set includes 3 dies to create a butterfly shaped Fold Back Shaped Gatefold card. The perfect card for birthdays, celebrations and just because!

We can’t wait to see your makes with the Gemini Fold Back Shaped Gatefold Collection! So, make sure you share your project photos with us on Facebook UKFacebook USATwitterInstagram UKInstagram USPinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion