Gatefold Cards

Pop-Up Gatefold Cards

Hi everyone, recently I shared how to make these Pop-Up Gatefold Cards.

This is a fun take on the normal gatefold style, with the triangular sides and hidden pop-up piece.

These are a 6 x 6 size, but you can easily adjust the measurements for any size card.

I love this cute birthday version using one of my favourite paper pads of all time, the First Edition, Let’s Celebrate pad.

The pop-up feature is optional, but its a great extra surprise and the perfect space to have a hidden message.

It all folds flat and is held together with a belly band.


Almost Christmas paper pad available here.

Let’s Celebrate paper pad available here.

Large Christmas sentiment stamps, cheapest UK seller I could find here.

Simply Made Crafts Ultimate Poinsettia Die Set (SOLD OUT)

Card Making Magic Christmas Verses stamps (SOLD OUT)

Card Making Magic Birthday Verses stamps (SOLD OUT)

Made To Surprise ‘YAY’ stamp set available here.


1 piece of 12′ x 12′ card, score at 3′ & 9′ along one side and 6′ along the other.

4 pieces of 5.3/4 x 5.3/4 pattern paper and plain paper to cover the 4 squares sides.

1 piece of 4′ x 4′ or 2′ x 4′ for the pop-up piece. Score the 4′ x 4′ piece at 1, 2′ & 3′ along one side and score the 2′ x 4′ piece at 1/2′, 1′ & 1.1/2 along the 2′ side.

A long strip of cardstock for the belly band. This can be any width you like.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made them.

I love this Flamingo riding the bike with all the balloons!

Thank you for visiting today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this card style.

Happy crafting