Mr Mister – gatefold card tutorial

Hi there! today I’ve been playing with some of the Mr Mister Range from Docrafts, and attempting to get a head start on father’s day!

I thought whilst I was playing, I’d make a couple of tutorials, in case anyone else fancied a go at the cards I made.

You will need-

one piece of brown cardstock 8 1/2 x 4 1/4

one piece of brown cardstock 3 1/2 ” square

one piece of white cardstock 3 1/4 ” square

one patterned paper  4 ” x 1 7/8

one patterned paper 4 1/8 ” square


for the belly band –

one piece of cardstock 9 1/4 ” x  1 1/2 2

2 pieces patterned paper 4 1/4″ x 1 1/4 ”


Mr Mister paper pack (for this card, I used the wood/plank  patterned paper

Mr Mister Rosette clear stamp set / other Mr Mister clear stamps

photo corner die/punch


score your large piece of card at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″. fold and burnish score lines, to create your gatefold card base. add your largest piece of patterned paper to the inside, then the brown cardstock, white cardstock and photo corners.

(please ignore the rosette, I took this inside picture again at a later stage as the first was not clear )

gatefold 2

add the two smaller pieces of patterned paper to the outer of the gatefold.

gatefold 1

stamp your rosette stamp onto white card in its entirety, and once just stamping the centre of the rosette.

stamp onto various patterned papers, to paper piece the main part of the rosette, fussy cut and assemble onto the white cardstock base rosette.

fussy cut the centre circle, that you stamped in white cardstock, and stamp sentiment in the centre.

apply 3D foam pads to the centre and add to centre of rosette.

adhere the rosette to the front of your card, only gluing the left hand side (the right hand side will overhang onto the right hand side of the gatefold, but must not be stuck!



If you wish to add a belly band to your card, to keep it shut, use the measurements above.

score your 9 1/4″ x 1 1/2 ” cardstock strip at 2 1/4″ and 6 3/4 ” . adhere the ends together, then add a piece of patterned paper to each side.

Decorate further if you wish- I used one of the Mr Mister clear stamp sentiments, which I fussy cut and popped up on 3D foam pads.


and voila! one cute little card, perfect for father’s day, or a birthday!

all the papers, dies and stamps used (except the photocorner die) to create this card were purchased from Docrafts.

About rachel Gillham

I'm a twenty something mad cat lady, with a rescue cat and a passion for all things crafting... You can often find me tinkering with one or other of my machines, making cards, vinyl decals for items, or doodling quietly.

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