Gate Fold File Tab Card

I have seen several examples of file tab cards since the envelope punch board was released last year.  The rounded triangle punch is the perfect shape for making the look of file tabs.  Stampin Up now also sells file tab framelits where you can make the file tab shape on one side or the middle.  Today’s card is a unique take on the file tab that I saw on You Tube and made for my brother’s birthday.


The file tabs were created using the envelop punch board.  I have looked and looked but I can’t find the video I watched to create this.  I’ll do my best to describe.  Starting with an 8.5×5.5 sheet of card stock, place the short end in the envelope punch board and line up the left corner of the paper with the edge of the cave, the middle of the board, where your score tool would go.  Punch.  Then slide the paper over and punch again at 3 inches.  Flip AND rotate the paper and repeat the same on the other side so that the file tabs are opposite each other.  Score each end at 2.25 ” and cut off the long edge up to the second punch.  Round the corners that are not the file tab.  When gate folded the two sides should slightly overlap and kind of tuck in together.


To decorate, cut DSP at 2×5.25 and follow the same procedure to make the file tab above. Make sure you are cutting the file tab on the correct side of your paper to the tab you are layering.  Then decorate as desired.  I went pretty masculine today for my brother, using the perfect pennants and itty bitty banners with a piece of Hello Honey ribbon. The video that I watched showed a ribbon tied around the top to hold it closed.  I tried to do that, only with linen thread, because after all, it is for my brother and I already had some tiny bit of ribbon on the card.  The linen thread wasn’t heavy enough for me to get it tight and hold it closed, so I ditched the whole ribbon idea altogether.

I hope you like my masculine gate fold card with a unique twist.  I always love reading and responding to your comments.  Thank you thank you faithful followers.


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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Thank you for the new technique. I will have to try this. I love your card!

  2. Love this, Lynn! I love your choice of DSP, too! What a gorgeous card!

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