Double Panel Gate Card

by Mary Deatherage

Step up a traditional gate fold card with additional front panels.


  • Cardstock for base and mats (Stampin' Up!® Cinnamon Cider and Just Jade cardstock used here)
  • Patterned paper (SU Flowers for Every Season DSP used here)
  • Score tool
  • Bone folder
  • Adhesive (liquid glue and glue dots used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (SU supplies used here: Linen Thread – about 40” for the double loop bow, Scissors, Bumble Bee and Cinnamon Cider ink, Enamel Dots, Massive Thanks and Celebrate Sunflowers stamp sets)


  1. Step 1

    Use the score tool to score the 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” piece of cardstock at 2 1/8” and 6 3/8” on the long side.

  2. Step 2

    Fold the shorter panels in – ensuring they are straight. Burnish with the bone folder.

  3. Step 3

    Use liquid glue to adhere each of the 1 7/8” x 5 1/4” pieces of patterned paper to each of the 2” x 5 3/8” pieces of cardstock.

  4. Adhere the matted gate panels to the smaller panels of the card.

  5. Step 4

    Decorate two front panels, measuring 2 1/4” x 3 7/8”. Layer them onto cardstock panels measuring 2 3/8” x 4”.

  6. Step 5

    Adhere the two matted panels to the gate panels of the card base. Adhere the top panel (patterned paper here) using liquid glue only on the top of the left-hand gate. The right-hand side remains un-adhered.

  7. Adhere the bottom (sentiment) panel using Liquid Glue only on the bottom of the right-hand gate. The left-hand side remains un-adhered.

  8. Step 6

    Embellish the card front as desired.

  9. To re-create the sample embellishments, tie a Double Loop Bow using the Linen Thread.

    Wrap the Linen Thread around four fingers four times. Without cutting the thread, wrap around two fingers four times. Pull the loops off and squeeze the loops together. Twist the loops one time around to create a “figure 8”. Tie a second short length of Thread around the loops in the middle. Spread the loops out to create a bow.

  10. Step 7

    Decorate the inside of the card as desired.

    The layering panels here measure 4” x 5 1/4" and 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”.

  11. Step 8

    To create a matching envelope, stamp a coordinating image on the front.

    Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to run a thin line around the edges of the envelope flap. Lay the 2 1/2” x 6” piece of patterned paper over the flap and rub it lightly to ensure it’s stuck down. Use scissors to cut off the excess paper.

  12. Step 9

    Complete the project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Double Panel Gate Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Beautiful card! Thank you for such a great tutorial!
Gail Paradise  |  Wed Jul 8, 2020 at 4:13 AM
Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing written directions for sizes of the pieces. I loved your easy-breezy style of commentary.
kenzie'sgrandma  |  Wed Jul 8, 2020 at 5:57 AM
Beautiful card. Love sunflowers. Will have to give one a try. Easy enough as long as one remembers which side to glue on the outside panels !! smile smile
tiffanyrose  |  Wed Jul 8, 2020 at 7:54 AM
Thank you for sharing! I was thinking I would attach part of the cardstock behind the one I was adhering to. Your way makes so much sense and is so much easier!!!! WOO HOO Thank you again!
Lois Folla  |  Wed Jul 8, 2020 at 1:20 PM
Thank you for a wonderful tutorial! Much appreciated.
HappyPlace  |  Wed Jul 8, 2020 at 4:06 PM

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