When you want to add something special to your DIY greetings cards, send them a unique handmade gatefold (also known as gate fold) inspired by these tutorials. You can add a special belly band for decoration and function as well.

Easy DIY Gatefold Card With Belly Band Tutorials For Cards And Invitations
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Gatefold cards are usually seen in fancier cards or wedding invitations. However, they can be used by an occasion that you would like.
By adding a twist on the extra fold, gatefold cards add a unique style to traditional cards and invitations. The gatefold techniques might look complicated but with a great scoring board like this, it is a very easy technique to incorporate into your paper crafts.

Belly bands can be used to hold your card or invitation closed. They add a very fun and decorative element to your project. There’s lot of different belly band ideas to use for your cards.

I made mostly A2 sized cards, but the same instructions can be applied to any sized card. Whatever cards you make, just ensure that you have good quality cardstock like this, as well as a nice crisp fold.

You can watch the video tutorial below or on YouTube.

Here’s 11 Ways On How To Make A Gatefold Card with Belly Band
Easy DIY Gatefold Card With Belly Band Tutorials For Cards And Invitations
Easy DIY Gatefold Card With Belly Band Tutorials For Cards And Invitations
Easy DIY Gatefold Card With Belly Band Tutorials For Cards And Invitations
Easy DIY Gatefold Card With Belly Band Tutorials For Cards And Invitations
Easy DIY Gatefold Card With Belly Band Tutorials For Cards And Invitations
Easy DIY Gatefold Card With Belly Band Tutorials For Cards And Invitations
Easy DIY Gatefold Card With Belly Band Tutorials For Cards And Invitations
Easy DIY Gatefold Card With Belly Band Tutorials For Cards And Invitations
Easy DIY Gatefold Card With Belly Band Tutorials For Cards And Invitations

Supplies For Gatefold Cards With Belly Bands<


Video Tutorial For Gatefold Cards

Video Tutorial For Belly Bands

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4 Comments on 11 Easy DIY Gatefold Card With Belly Band Tutorials For Cards And Invitations

  1. Hello JD
    I recently subscribed to your YouTube and like you work. I just made a side folded invitacion for my granddaughter first birhday so I was glad to see more ideas for this type of card. Thank you,

  2. JD how do you avoid worping (bending) you cutting plates? I have tried hot water as seen on YouTube videos but it has not work for me. I’m considering just stamping but I like die cutting so much but don’t want to keep buying new cutting plates.
    Thanks,

    • Hi Dora, I wish I knew. I have the same issue… I rotate and flip my plates every so often, and that seems to delay me getting new plates, but it’s inevitable for me.

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