Open the Gate into a World of Pop-Ups


Hello, G45ers!

  Let's kick off this week with a bright and beautiful 3D Gatefold Card.  This pop-up card has been created for our #ClubG45LeveledUp series, this is where we ask our Brand Ambassadors to select a Club G45 Video Tutorial, take that idea, and elevate it to the next level.  This Gatefold card was inspired by our Club G45 Vol 01 – 2020 and created for us by the wonderful and talented, Vera Shelemekh.  Vera has used our Life’s a Journey for hers, which will you use?  


Life’s a Journey Gatefold Card

By Vera Shelemekh


"Hello G45 fans!

This month I’ve been inspired by the gatefold card from the G45 Club Kit Vol.1

I leveled up my project by adding a city pop up panorama inside the card which makes a wow effect directly when you open the gates )

Please, follow my step by step tutorial to create your own panorama with a chosen Graphic45 paper collection. My choice is Life’s a Journey collection and what’s yours?


  1. Prepare the 12×19 cm cardstock base and two tags cut with the Regular Tag and Gears dies set


  1. Use thin stripes of cardstock to attach the tags to the base 


  1. Choose patterned paper to decorate the front side of the card.


  1. Adhere a metal brads to the right side of the gate fold.


  1. Decorate the inner part of the card with patterned paper.


  1. For the pop up mechanism prepare two 16x8cm sheets of patterned paper and fold them in half.


  1. Make two more folds canted from middle to edges (as shown on photo). The angle is about 35”. These are the gluing tabs.


  1. Close the construction and place it inside the card fold to fold with the gluing-tabs down. 


  1. After that glue the tabs and close the card.


10) Do the same on the opposite side and then cut off the sticking edges of the constructions making them round or even triangle.


11) Decorate the background with fussy cut elements mixing buildings, characters, flowers and whatever you like.


12) Prepare two 2x6cm paper stripes and fold them in half and in half one more time.


13)  Adhere the strips to the gatefolds inside the card as shown on the picture.


14) Decorate the background and the pop up sticking pieces with more fussy cut elements


15) Add titles


16) Adhere a metal brads with a piece of twine or ribbon to the left side of the card so that you could close and fasten the card.







Tips and tricks:

  • Pop up constructions work on folds so you may create a pop up mechanism inside any scrapbook object with a fold.

  • By building more steps of different length and decorating them with fussy cut elements you may create a really complicated panorama.

  • Every time you add an element of decor to the panorama make sure the card closes properly.” ~Vera


Graphic45 Supply List:

Kraft 12x12 Chipboard Sheets (10 pack)

Life's a Journey 8x8 Pad

Antique Brass Stamped Metal Brads

Regular Tag & Gears Dies



Other Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Scoring board
  • Die cut machine



Gatefold Card Tutorial:

Gatefold Tag Card Tutorial

Printable Project Sheet 



Happy Papercrafting!  


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