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!!


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

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


  3. 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!

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

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

    Tracey dt

  6. 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

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

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

  9. 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

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

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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. :)

  15. 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!

  16. 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

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

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

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

  20. 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

  21. 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

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

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

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

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

  26. 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.
    DIANA L.

  27. 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

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

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

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

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

  32. 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

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

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

  35. 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

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

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

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

  39. 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!

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

    sandy's crafty creations

  41. 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 :)

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

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

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

  45. 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!

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

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


  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. 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)

  50. 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

  51. Wow, the surprise inside is absolutely stunning!

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

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


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