Thursday, July 26, 2012

6x6 Holiday Gate Card w/Quick Directions

Hello everyone and thanks so much for stopping by today!!
While doing some blog commenting, I saw THIS creation over on a lady named Laine's (DREAM LAINE) blog, and knew I just had to give it a try myself.  Quickly I thought that last years Christmas Emporium paper pack from Graphic45 would be the perfect paper for this design.  Here's what I came up with . . . what do you think??

6x6 Christmas Gate Card with Step Out
Here are a couple of side views . . .

The background plaid paper is a 12x12 sheet that I had in my stash (sorry no name was provided), which kind of tells me that it just might be from one of those large 12x12 DCWV holiday paper packs.  Also the chipboard embellishments on the front are from K&Company.

1 sheet of 12x12 cardstock cut in half (gives you two 6 x 12 cards).
Score at 3" and 9" to make your gate fold.
1 strip of cardstock 4" x 5 3/4" ... scored at 1", 2", 3" for your inside center pop out panel.

The possibilities are ENDLESS ...

Thanks to Feline Playful, I have found several challenges I think this card qualifies for ...

Pixie Dust Studio - Christmas
DRS Designs - Christmas in July
DL.ART Thankful Thursday - Christmas in July
Stamp n Doodle - Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - No stamped images (this is all paper - no stamps)
Creative Belli - Christmas in July
Christmas Crafting - Two or More Folds
ABC Christmas Challenge  O for open it (decorate the inside)

Clear It Out Challenge - Christmas in July (last years holiday stash)
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Free Theme (2nd entry)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Christmas in July
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Christmas in July
Party Time Tuesday - Christmas in July
Stamp N Plus #2 - Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Tree(s) and something Tied
Use it Tuesday - Uncut Paper (LOVE Graphic45 paper but have a hard time using it because it's beautiful on it's own ... well I cut this sheet into several pieces to create this card ... very difficult!!!)
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - Christmas in July (2nd entry)
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Give Me Five
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft Challenge - Christmas in July (2nd entry)
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July
Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July (2nd entry)
My Craft Spot - Christmas in July
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Christmas in July

Thanks again for stopping by and I would LOVE to hear what you think of my work ...
bad & good!!


Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously creative. What a stunning festive scene. Wishing you a great Thursday.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

sue - bearhouse said...

such a fabulous card, I love the design and all those festive images.


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Absolutely stunning! I love how the front looks like a present :) And the dimension on the inside really makes the design extra special!

Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, I love your traditional image and colours.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

TRACEY MO said...

This is gorjuss brilliant!!!
Thanks for joining us at Stamp n doodle

Tracey dt

Vicky said...

What a gorgeous card, so much work has gone into it, it really is lovely!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Fab'n'Funky this week, good luck in the draw

hugs Vicky xxx

ParkNSlide said...

A most awesome Christmas card! Thanks for joining the Stamp N Plus challenge.

Melina said...

very pretty! I love your vintage Christmas creation! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Darlene - what a totally brilliant card! I love the style of card (think I'll have to try it) and the papers and image give a true vintage feel to your project. Thanks for sharing it with us at Lexi's Creations in our "Christmas in July" challenge.
Helen x

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting this month.
Debbie x

Pia S said...

WOW - the inside of this card is impressive! Gives me that good, old Christmas feel with the lovely Santa and traditional colors! Fab design!

Lori said...

What a lovely Christmas gatefold card! The inside is gorgeous with the Santa in 3-D. So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is such a cool card design. It makes such a beautiful scene when it's open...a perfect decoration for a mantel. Thanks for linking up to our Anything Goes challenge at Art With No Boundaries.

Lisa Carroll said...

This is AMAZING! The step-out technique is perfect for the little scene you created... WOW! Thanks for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog. :)

Nan G said...

Cool card, Dar! Love your use of the dp's! And I think that's an all time high for you for the # of challenges! Way to go!

Zw@@n said...

Hi Darlene, oh my that is a very beautifyl card! The paper is stunning as well as the inside of the card. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card, I like the festive scene Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft, this month, Good luck.
Kevin xx

Bette said...

This is an incredible Christmas card! Your use of the fold and the use of the Graphic 45 paper is stunning.

Confiseries Papier said...

Fabulous card, I like the way you decorated the inside. Job well done. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Chana said...

What a fabulous creation. It looks like something out of a Norman Rockwell catalogue! Outstanding coloring, layout and design elements. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.
Chana, DT Coordinator

Sande said...

What a fabulous card! Love LOVE the inside of it!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week! Hope to see you again on our next challenge!

Hugs, Sande DT xx

Shelia said...

What an amazing card!! Love it. Thanks for playing along in this week's challenge at DRS Designs.

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene this is stuning gorgeous!I love it.
The paper is from last years Graphic 45 paper.

Joyce Owens said...

Very creative! Thanks for sharing with us at JDE; good luck in the challenge.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your layout. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

DIANA L. said...

Great card. I absolutely love hour card and th G45 is super for this. I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for the wick tutorial.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.

Jackie said...

I just love all of the dimension you created on this card. It works so well! Fabulous job! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n Funky Challenge!

Jackie, Fab 'n Funky DT

meg said...

Beautiful card with a lovely image creating an absolutely stunning scene with Father Christmas. Thank you for joining in at Christmas Crafting this month

Tess Davis said...

What an awesome Christmas card!! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!!!

Cindy Groh said...

I love this. What a fabulous idea to make the scene come alive. Thanks for joining us at Stamp N Plus this month.

Michele said...

so stunning! xo

Cely said...

love all the dimension on this one. Thanks for playing with us this week for our Xmas in July challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!

Kerry said...

Your card is amazing Darlene...I love the colors, the scene with the traditional Santa and how it steps out. Fabulicious!! Thanks for joining in our Christmas in July challenge at LCI this month xx

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Oh wow, so stunning... those vintage paper are amazing, lovely card! Thank you for joining us this week at My Craft Spot :)

Denise Marzec said...

VERY pretty and I love the great fun fold. Thanks for joining us at the FTTC!

Dortesjs said...

ohmy gosh this is so adorable

Rach83 said...

Great take on the design and lovely vintage Christmas papers. Well done!

Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope you'll join us again soon.

Rachel x

Vic Lau said...

What a lovely vintage pop out card! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday! :)

GiGi said...

What a fabulous card! I love the gate fold and pop up elements! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Chrissy D said...

VERY COOL design! Thank you for playing in the DRS Designs Challenge this week!

Patty Gorka said...

This is a really neat fold! You put so many fabulous elements into your card and it was well worth it! Nicely done! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesday Challenges this week!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love gate fold cards and love your detail and design! Thanks for sharing this with the Clear It Out Challenge!

sandy's crafty creations

Amanda said...

Gorgeous! Totally and completely Beautiful and Gorgeous! all of that cutwork and details are amazing!! I love everything about your Christmas card :)

Thank you for Playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Michele said...

thank you for including your creation in the cheerful stamp pad "give me five" challenge! this is a wonderful creation. xo

Pam said...

Wonderfully vintage! Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs!

~ Sharon ~ said...

Cool card. Love the 3-D. Thanks for playing along with us at the Clear It Out Challenge Blog.

Corrinne Quinn said...

WOWZER! Your creation is just stunning & very inspiring! It's deceiving when you see it closed - You have no idea all of the wonders that lay inside :)

Thank you for playing with us at Clear It Out Challenges this week!

Lots of joy,

PS - I welcome you to join us at Tuesday Alchemy for our newest challenge!

Sarah said...

Hi there, what a fabulous card - great detail and shape.

Thanks for joining in with us at The Cutie Pies this time.


Chris / CS Designs said...

Darlene, Beautiful card and such a great fold. Thank you for the how to, you have made it look so simple I may try this one myself. Thank you for sharing this with us on Art With No Boundaries and look forward to having you visit again.
:) Chris / CS Designs

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a lovely christmas card, thanks for joining us at cards for men, good luck in our draw,
hugs sandra - design team,
p.s we are having a summer break but please be assured we will be back soon. xxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card love the vintage feel to it, Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

Dot said...

Fabulous festive sceen you have created, so really lovely.
Thanks so much for playing in the ABC Christmas Challenge and I hope you'll join us next time! hugs,Dorte,x

Barbara said...

Wow, the surprise inside is absolutely stunning!

Vicki Romaine said...

A lovely card. You really did a great job on this. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

MezzoKat said...

Fabulous card! Congratulations on being featured on Art With No Boundaries.