This isn’t any ordinary gate fold card, this is an expanding card that cascades into the most amazing and unusual display!

Grab your designer paper! Each of the gatefold card panels includes gorgeous paper. Double-sided paper from Stampin’ Up! brings your card making to a whole new level! You won’t want to miss downloading the project sheet below. I’ve included photos of all the cards plus cutting dimensions and a template!

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Gate Fold Card Video

I’m going to teach you how to make a greeting card like no other! Grab your cardstock, paper trimmer and let’s make this tiered card together.

 Gate Fold Card That Expands






Gate Fold Card | Let’s Go Shopping

Confession time. I love to shop! There’s something about the ‘hunt’ of finding the perfect combination of bargain and what you’re looking for. So it’s no wonder that the Let’s Go Shopping Bundle was high on my priority list. But if I’m being honest, the small pieces intimidated me. That was until I borrowed the Bundle from Gina. 

gate fold card

Not only was I pleasantly surprised at the ease of using this Bundle, I fell in love with the versatility! My shopping options didn’t stop at bakeries. I could include make these buildings a bookstore, cafes and so much more! Best of all, there’s coordinating Les Shoppes Designer Paper that works with the dies! So don’t let the small pieces fool you. Stampin’ Up! thought of everything!

bakery card

This fun fold is comprised of two pieces cut equally from a piece of 8″ x 12″ piece of cardstock. Stock up on some 12″ x 12″ cardstock because I have other fun folds to share using this size cardstock. You’ll find an assortment of colors in 12″ x 12″ plus Basic White and Basic Vanilla all in my online store HERE.

cascading card

Since this card has a 3D look, I felt the image needed that as well. If you look closely at the side view below, you’ll see that the bakery is suspended from the card base.

gatefold card

I’ve experimented so many ways to find the easiest to creating the angled designer paper layers and the Basic White cardstock on the back. And, in all honesty, sometimes you have to ‘fudge’. Don’t miss the tips I provide in the video to make life so much easier when making these angle cuts. It’s a lot faster than a bunch of fancy math and the risk of not cutting a larger piece of designer paper incorrectly. Trust me. I know!

miss you card

Gate Fold Card | Earthen Textures

Not only does this stamp set boast texture, so does the pot image I chose to heat emboss on foil cardstock. YES! I heat embossed on foil! The secret to this technique is not to over heat set the paper. The result is stunning since you have the best of both worlds.

thank you card

I used the Inked Botanicals designer paper for this card. I chose to mix and match the panels, staying in the same color palette. It’s a great way to use up those scraps of too!

floral card

Wondering how to get the perfect floral arrangement? CLICK HERE to view my YouTube short that explains the best card making hack ever!

how to make a greeting card

We don’t see too many white card bases these days but I found it works well when you’re sticking to a monochromatic color palette. Here I’ve chosen to mix Pretty Peacock and Lost Lagoon. The colors are closely related yet together provide the most dramatic contrast.

boho card

White on white panels was a bit too stark for me so I opted to use a Sponge Dauber to add color to the outside edges. It’s been a long-time favorite trick of mine to add simple color to the edges of my cardstock without having to add another layer.

designer paper

Gate Fold Card | Petal Park

Bubble Bath and Berry Burst are two of my favorite color combinations! Added with the Garden Green card base, these pink tones really pop!

gate fold card

Did you notice the vellum layer behind the greeting? The Sentimental Park Dies coordinate with these products and provide the perfect, soft layer to the label. They’re are included with these dies!

anniversary card

The Petal Park stamp set also has a coordinating ‘sister’ set called Sentimental Park and they work perfectly together. Pair them with the Petal Park Builder Punch and you’ll be creating these adorable flowers in minutes.

fun fold card

If you have lots of designer paper to use up, consider adding additional layers to the inside of this cascading fold. The pop out feature of this card allows lots of options to show gorgeous papers off!

expanding card


Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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 Gate Fold Card That Expands and Cascades in Easy Steps



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