Friendship Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial

Photoplay Friendship Through the Years Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Throwback Thursday Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial with Photoplay Friendship Collection

Hello, Friends!  This Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial is such a fun design, and so easy to make that I just had to share it with you in this week’s Throwback Thursday post.  During a quick reconnaissance mission in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight, I found Photoplay’s Friendship Through the Years Collection and decided it’s fresh, somewhat modern vibe was the perfect match for this trendy card style.

Friendship Gatefold Card Tutorial Photoplqy Friendship Through the Years by Kathy Clement Photo 01

I don’t know about  you, but I’m loving the red, beige and teal color palette of this paper collection.

Having 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ inches of room to play with allowed me to create a 4″ x 6″ barn wood “gate” .  An expedition through my Spellbinders dies unearthed this lovely Tiara Rondelle Die. First I die cut it from light kraft cardstock.  Then I cut it a second time from a black floral print from the collection.  Save the inner circle area that’s left from each die cut.  Sandwich the floral print circle (which is the back side of the black floral) between the two Tiara Rondelle frames.  Then back this with the kraft circle to create a lovely focal point for the card.  Foam tape adds lots of depth and dimension.

A Peek Inside

Opening a gatefold card is always lots of fun.  This design also gives you lots of room to add goodies on the inside, too.

There’s a little note area and a gift card pocket inside.  So now the card becomes a gift.

Gatefold Slimline Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to create this fun fold card base and learn some of the sneaky tricks I used to put it together, please enjoy this 20  minute video tutorial over on my YouTube Channel.

I think Throwback Thursdays are my favorite.  How about you?

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!


8 thoughts on “Friendship Slimline Gatefold Card Tutorial

  1. helenosf6570outlookcom

    Wanted to find a way to give your video 2 thumbs up! This throwback design has so many possibilities for using double sided paper that coordinates–with so many paper packs in my stash, that’s easy enough to find. Thanks for sharing. Stay well. Hugs.

  2. Susan Steele

    Hello sweet Kathy! This is a beautiful, sweet card for a Throwback Thursday …which I luv too! I remember that paper collection and thought they were adorable …but I didn’t get them! Thanks for sharing this great tutorial ….I have lots of catching up to do! Happy 4th weekend! Hugs, Suzy Q

  3. MaryH

    Yippee I have that die in my stash and can give this a try. I never can get too many views of your videos because you always give us such concise instructions and neat tips. Plus, we “oldies” need some mental reinforcement at times. Love the colors and always lovely bows, flowers and such a wonderful sentiment. Just all together yummy!!

  4. soozyb2013

    Sweet card Kathy! I have yet to do a gatefold card, I think I could do that! lol I want to wish you a Happy 4th of July. We have our Canada Day tomorrow, July 1st. Thank you for sharing this little project!

  5. Joni E

    What a fabulous card! Love the gatefold style. It will be cherished by the friend that receives it. Thank you for Throwback Thursday.

  6. Laura Clark

    I do love the color combination as well. I think I have something similar in color and print that I can’t wait to make this cute gatefold card. Thanks for all your hard work in creating and sharing with us. It is so appreciated!

  7. Gena Krannig

    Such a beautiful card, Kathy! I really like the gatefold designs because they open up like a little treasure box to reveal the surprises inside. This is a really pretty and different paper collection. I love all of the sweet sentiments you have added. It is such a perfect card to give to a friend! I do love the Throw Back Thursdays and look forward to them! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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