Thursday, 22 September 2011

A christmas gatefolded easel card

I enjoyed Karens Doodles Blog Hop the other day and decided to make a card to enter into the blog hop challenge as the winner is going to win all of the newly released christmas images, how cool would that be.

I decided to incorporate two types of card into one project so I have made a gatefolded easel card.

I have used two of Karens wonderful images which I already had to make this card, one is called Bigsby Wreath and the other is Bigsby candy cane which I coloured with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers. I have used Sandstone and Blush for Bigsby in Promarkers, (I thought he would look better in the lighter colours instead of grey because of the colours I have used on the actual card) and the following Copics, YG67, G17, G28, Y28, R27.

So I made the easel bit first in Green card, adding some 6 x 6 holly paper onto the base and added some Glitteration lines around the edges and then punched a strip of green card with my Martha Stewart snowflake punch on both sides, added some fine line glitterations on each side and added Merry Christmas with Anitas Merry Christmas Glitterations.

The next step was to make the gatefold part, adding the same paper on both sides of the gatefold again edging with gold glitterations on the inside and outside of the card. I added some gold paper to the centre panel and some green card on top of that. After colouring the Bigsby Candy Cane image I punched a snowflake in all 4 corners and edged with gold glitterations and then stuck to the green card to complete the inside.

I printed out a Bigsby Wreath image and then flipped the image and printed out another one to go on the doors of the gatefold. I coloured them both in and then cut using my circle nesties and matted and layered onto green scalloped circles cut using nesties again. I also added some Glitteration dots in each scallop and then added a gold organza ribbon around the card before sticking these down so that they would hold the ribbon in the right place when stuck down and tied into a bow to finish it off.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Karens Doodles Christmas card using one of Karens images
Do it with Digis Lots of layers
Card Makin Mamas Punches
Clearly inspired Glitter
Frosted Designs Punches
Inspire me Fridays Anything goes
Phindys place Christmas
Dis digi designs Anything goes
Kraftin Kimmies Christmas in September
Alys Bows
Card Cupids Anything goes
Corrosive Challenges Punches and dies
The squirrel and fox Anything goes
Bows n Berries Glitter
Hippity Bows and bling
Kaboodles Doodles Lots of layers
Make it Mondays Anything goes
Nettie G Anything goes
Ooh la la Punches and or dies
Paper creations Buttons or bows
Paper Playtime Easel cards
Stamp with fun Anything goes
Stamps Fun Creativity shapes or die cuts
Victorine stamps Easel cards
Anything goes challenge Anything goes
Going Grey Anything goes
Papertake weekly Creature comforts

Thanks for looking x


  1. Julie... Wow... I love your card! The images are just gorgeous! Amazing folding and gate opening all in one! I sure would LOVE to receive this card! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

  2. Julie this is so festive and beautiful


  3. I love your project and I love how you used your punches!!

    Thanks for playing with us over at Frosted Designs!!

    Erin R.

  4. What a beautiful card, not only to receive, but to display as decor for my very favorite holiday! I love your use of the border punch, as it adds a finishing touch to the easel! I hope to see you create with us again at Frosted Designs! **Roberta

  5. Amazing card! I love all of the folds and details! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!

  6. Beautiful card and great combining of folds! =)
    Thanks for joining us at NettieG's Digital Gems!
    Hugs, Elenor

  7. Wow! This is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Phindy`s Place. Hugs...Mona

  8. What a GORGEOUS card! I've never thought about incorporating the two concepts, so I'll have to try this. Thanks for joining us at NettieG's!

    NettieG's DT

  9. Fabulously detailed work, thanks for using yoru punches with the Card Makin Mama's this week

  10. Oh wow....this is an amazing card. Terrific papers you have used and I love all the folds. Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

  11. Wow, Bigsby is looking fabulous here on your gatefold easel card. Beautifully done and decorated, its stunning ;)

    Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

    Elaine xxx

  12. Wow Julie this fabulous. I do adore Bigsby. Thank you for using him three times on your lovely card. Thank you also for joining us at Karen's Doodles this week and good luck.


  13. Gorgeous creation, Julie! Thanks for joining us for CIC36 :D

  14. Very clever card and that image is so cute! Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

  15. Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

    Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink

  16. What a great card!!!! Love the concept, I feel Christmas is almost here! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Hugs, Julia

  17. Love this! Very creative card design and the image is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes
    Hugs Kat

  18. WONDERFUL, thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles :)

  19. What a fancy fold! Really like the way this opens up, too cute. Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.

  20. Gorgeous! I love the little bits of glitter you added to the scallops on the circles. Thanks for playong along with us at Bows & Berries.

  21. Beautiful christmas gate fold card.

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  22. what a gorgeous card love the colors thanks for joining us at SFC....


  23. lovley card hunni, thanks for playing along at cardmadfairy's digi days and good luck

    hugs sandra DT
    p.s i have a candy on my blog here

  24. What a beautiful card! I admire the multiple folds in this card, I am really not very good with those but you have made it look so easy. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles, good luck with the win! Join us again tomorrow for a new challenge.

  25. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at OLLCB this week

  26. Oh wow, this is a great combination card, I'll snatch that idea for sure ;o)
    And it's so pretty, great work.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamp with Fun this week!


  27. Beautiful, love the gate fold with the easel.Thanks for sharing and playing along with our challenge this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

  28. Gorgeous, beautiful card Julie.

  29. Your card is fabulous!! So glad you joined in the challenge with us.
    Debra..DT @ The Corrosive Challenge

  30. Wow what a beautifully detailed card! Thanks for playing along with The Squirrel and The Fox, hope we'll see you again soon!

    Linda x

  31. What a fantastic Xmas card!!
    Thanks for sharing with OLL your beautiful Punches and Dies creation; we hope to see you again soon x

  32. Oh my goodness, this is sooooo cool! Thanks for playing along with CMM!

  33. What a super fun fold! Happy World Cardmaking Day!! Thanks so much for playing with Bows and Berries!! There is a giveaway and coupon at the blog as part of the celebrations!

  34. This is beautiful and very creative. Thanks for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity. Hope to see you again.

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