Welcome to the Fun Folds Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!!

We have a great lineup of fun fold crafters so I hope you enjoy the inspiration this month. Today I created an interesting fun fold that JanB. called the Shaded Gatefold. I have seen a few cards with the fold on the left side, but doing both sides seemed even more fun! So, I have written out my tutorial as best I can to help you create it yourself. Best advice? Don’t be in a hurry to finish and you will love the results! This fun fold is such a great one to try since it stands up so nicely plus it gives you a few places to embellish. I started out using the Inked & Tiled stamp set because I just got it in my last order and couldn’t wait to ink it up. Then, I thought another new purchase, the Textured Floral bundle, would add some pretty panels as well, so I inked up one of the flowers for the top panels.

My Secrets!

  • Firstly, the card base is 11″ x 8-1/4″ and scored at 2-3/4″ on both 8″ sides and the top 11″ side.
  • Measure and mark at 5-1/2″ on the top 11″ side, then score from that mark to the 5-1/2″ mark on both 8-1/4″ side, make sure that your score line goes through the intersecting score lines.
  • After that, I made:
    • 2-1/2″ squares (4)
    • 2-1/2″ squares cut on the diagonal (2 – be careful to cut them correctly if your paper has a vertical or horizontal pattern)
    • Long panels on the sides: 5-1/4″ x 2-1/2″. I drew a pencil mark of the diagonal from the card base onto the DSP, then trimmed it so I knew it would be right. Then, I trimmed a smidge off of the bottom of each panel.
    • Top of the card: 3-1/2″ square, cut diagonally. The remaining piece was then cut again and made pretty good pieces for the triangles next to the larger one, after trimming off a smidge.

Now, the FUN Part!

  • Once the card base was complete, all I had to do was pretty up four small panels with flowers. Easy, right?! Firstly, I used the same Inked & Tiled stamp with the two ink colors, Calypso Coral and Petal Pink for the two bottom panels.
  • Then, I stamped the sweet flower from Textured Floral with the same colors, 3 each. They were glued and popped up on the top two panels.
  • Finally, I added Polished Dots to the flowers.

Then, on the inside…

  • Cardstock cut to 5-1/4″ square and white cardstock cut to 5-1/8″. After that, I stamped the pretty floral in Petal Pink, adding a couple of Polished dots. I will add a sentiment later when I’m ready to send it.


I’m sharing my card with some/all of these challenges:


I love hearing from you! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about my project today.

Now, head to the Lineup below to see even more fun fold inspiration!


  1. Rae Burnet
  2. Beth McCullough
  3. Karen Finkle
  4. Debbie Mageed <<<You are HERE!
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard
  6. Tara Carpenter
  7. Sue Jackson
  8. Shirley Gentry

If you enjoyed my project today, please be sure to…

  • Firstly, visit my Gallery and Fun Fold Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Enter the Creative Creases Challenge HERE with any fun fold card!
  • Then, complete this contact information to receive a birthday card from me!
  • Also, follow me on Pinterest
  • Finally, you find out what’s new with SU HERE
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Inked & Tiled Shaded Gatefold Card for the SU Fun Fold Blog Hop