Wednesday, June 24, 2015

183 Days Until Christmas!!

Howdy Crafters -
I created a Christmas card today - using the Window Gate-card technique - it is pretty easy to create if you have a nice stacking die set for the frame and message inside the card - hope you will give it a try - Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!  I cannot locate the tutorial in which I learned this technique but look below this posting after my list of challenge entries and I have some instructions to guide you along the way.
Card laying FLAT on craft mat
Card Opened
Card standing up for photo
Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely week! ~ Gail ~
Gate-fold-Card technique with window - see below for instructions
Double Sided Designer Christmas Cardstock
Spellbinders Gourmet Die - white cardstock
Spellbinders Nest-abilities Die set - for frame and digital scripture
Red cardstock
White cardstock to print scripture digital
MFP Clear Merry Christmas Stamp
Darcie Brick Embossing Folder used on Gourmet die cut out
Cherry Red Ink for stamping
Poppy Stamps Evergreen Tree die
pop up tape for trees
Designer Brown Cardstock
Homemade Mist Spray - Green Glitter to spray trees
Red Curly Ribbon
Sizzix Paper Clip Die - Red marker to color
3D -  Two White embellishments for Gourmet Die
  I would like to share with the following challenges: 
Ends June 30 DL Thankful Thursday June Monthly one per day -ATG

Ends June 30 CHN Patterned Paper Challenge UE
Ends June 25 Sister Act -#111 Cards ONLY UE 

Ends June 27 Catch The Bug - Bingo Challenge - 3D Object[3D white dot embellishments] - Players Choice [Die cutting] -Embossing [Darice Brick embossing folder for Merry Christmas Sentiment Gourmet] - 3 of 3

Ends June 28 Simon Says Monday - Stamping and Misting 1 of 5 - misting of trees - stamping inside of card

Ends June 30 Crafting by Designs Christmas 1 of 3
Ends June 30 Simon Says Wednesday ATG 1 of 5
Ends June 30 Word Art Wednesday #189 ATG with Sentiment 1 of 5
Ends June 30 CHNC June ATG monthly challenge UE
Ends June 25 CHNC Weekly Merry and Bright UE

How to make a Gate-fold Window Card
1. Find a gate-fold card technique - HERE IS ONE - CLICK HERE
1a - once you make your base card and add any top cardstock to the gatefold [I did not add additional cardstock - I was using double sided cardstock, so I did not need that extra layer to decorate the top]- it is time to cut the window.

2. To make window - lay the correct size die inside the card where you would like the window - make sure the die has the cutting side UP! This will cut through the top layer of the gate fold ONLY. I just put a piece of removable tape on my die to hold it in place.  
Hint: I used 2 same shaped dies but different sizes - I used the smaller one to cut the window and to use for the sentiment inside and the large one - see step 3 to make my border for the outside of the card.

3. After cutting the opening in my gate-fold card[see #2] -  I took my two stacking dies - putting one inside the other - cut side DOWN and laid them on red cardstock - I taped them down with 2 sided tape to keep the dies from moving when running through my Cuttlebug 

RESULTS: I would get one full shape cut for another time [or you could use that piece to STAMP something, etc.] and the outer shape [border] in red to glue to the outside of the gate-fold card window.] I used glue to hold down the shape outside the window - then used my scissors to cut through the border so my card would open.

I HOPE these instructions make sense - if I had the tools to make a video I would do these step-by-step - sorry I cannot locate the video that showed me how to do this. Have a blessed day.


  1. This is so fun and festive - great card.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Gail :-) the fold is fabulous and the papers are lovely! I love the sentiment too, perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Great Christmas card! I love the papers you used. Thank you for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge, good luck!!!

  4. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  5. What a fun card with the window gate fold. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for June.

  6. Oh wow! Countdown to Christmas... seems so long away and yet not at all! A fabulous card, love the fancy fold and window. Great papers. Thanks for joining our Christmas in June challenge at Crafting By Designs,. Mo xxx

  7. Lovely work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)


It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~