Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Gatefold Christmas

Wow, here it is the middle of September already!  How's your stamps of Christmas cards coming along?  Well, if you're not quite there yet, you can get some made and enter our Anything Goes Christmas challenge over on the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra blog.  As always, our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the winner will receive 7 images of their choice.  Here is my mid-month inspiration for you:
I don't usually do anything other than a traditional A2 card with either a top or side fold, but this time I decided to make a gatefold card for something a little different.  But it does make photographing the card difficult.  I used the eraser berry technique from Mark's Finest Papers challenge this week, but I used a small mechanical pencil eraser to create smaller berries than a typical eraser would make.  After "stamping" them, I added stickles to the berries and than used a clear wink of stella pen to add glitter to the star and the pinecones on the paper at the bottom of the card.


 Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this month, I can't wait to see what you create.

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve Stamps "Peace On Earth" sentiment; Hero Arts musical score background; Repeat Impressions "Pine Needles, Sil."
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 12" focal square

Challenges:
Inspiration Destination #103--anything goes
Crafty Gals #89--freestyle
Penny's Challenge #295--anything goes
Addicted To Stamps #211--anything goes
Mod Squad--use a sentiment as the focal
Fab n Funky Challenge #318--inspired by nature (pine boughs)
Word Art Wednesday #248--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
MFP #37--eraser berries
Fussy & Fancy #172--music
Holly Jolly #80--more than one fold
Scor-pal--cards, cards and more cards
A Gem of a Challenge #177--ribbon, lace or twine
As You Like It--favorite song or film (O, Holy Night is my absolute favorite Christmas carol; so beautiful)

21 comments:

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for your lovely design card for mid-month for CHNC challenge extra for September x

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

What a wonderful take on the tutorial. Layout and colors are lovely! Thanks for joining in at MFP Stamps Challenge!!
Hugs!

Patti J said...

Great card! Love that cool gatefold!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Great card Heather! I have always been a fan of the gatefold! This is really pretty and I do love that paper!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Wanda said...

Fantastic Card! Love seeing Christmas cards all through the year. Really like the pine needles and the eraser technique used on this card. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this week.

Wendy Fraser said...

Fab card, love the fun fold, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Jay said...

Beautiful card, love your swirly text, pretty mixed papers and chevrons at the bottom, I love wink of stella too!
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Fussy and Fancy!
Crafty Cuddles jay xx

Vickie Y said...

Very pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

Monika Reeck said...

I love the color of your card
so traditional christmas card
Sweet and lovely and festive
great made
many thanks to play along with us at ATSM this week
big hugs
Monika (DT)

Ravengirl said...

This looks great! I really like the idea of smaller eraser berries with the mechanical pencils. Glitter makes is even better.

Brenda said...

This stamp is so perfect! Gorgeous card, I love the gate fold. Thanks so much for sharing with us at As You Like It Challenge this week!

Donna Ellis said...

Delightful in traditional colors, I love that your frame is more contemporary, Heather! Great card design! hugs, de

Christine said...

Love how the pine fronds and sparkly berries frame the wonderful sentiment. Your card is lovely! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings,
Christine
Guest Designer

Beth Brovold said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card Heather...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Music" challenge...good luck!!
Take care,
Beth

Donna Phelan said...

I love your Christmas card! The greenery framing your beautiful sentiment is beautiful! Fabulous Designer Papers and layout! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

Mojca said...

looks really pretty! thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely gate-fold card. Thanks for sharing this with us at Holly Jolly for our "more than one fold" challenge. Good luck. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

Cara said...

What a fab card, love those ribbon banners. Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Cara DT x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, how fabulous! Love all those pine needles framing your sentiment.

Squirrel x said...

Great choice of song, love the words. Fabulous make, thanks so much for sharing with us at AYLI. Hugs xx

Natalie said...

Love the gatefold card, so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!