Creating cards with fancy folds elevate your cardmaking to a new level. I know that I am always on the look-out for ideas for creating cards that are a little bit different, and that give me the opportunity to use lots of various embellishments. Perfect for special occasions as well as everyday greeting cards, these window gatefold designs certainly have the 'wow' factor. With just some simple nesting shaped dies, you can create elegant cards with lots of detail and dimension. These can be decorated on the inside as well as the outside, you can add belly band closures if you choose to, and there are so many options for embellishment.

Here I will show you how to create a basic card with step-by-step photos. Each card is made from two separate pieces, attached together at the back. All the card bases in this article are created in the same way, but using different shaped dies. Then each card project has additional ideas for decoration and embellishment using stamps, embossing folders, die-cuts and more. Whether you are looking for fun birthday cards or glamorous wedding designs, these window gatefold cards are sure to be a hit with the recipients.


Cut an A4 piece of yellow cardstock in half. Take