Tuesday 4 September 2018

Crafter's Companion Sparkling Tree Christmas gatefold card

Hello and welcome to the new Happy Little Stampers Challenge! Now I don't want to scare you, but have you realised that Christmas will be here in a flash now that September is here and the children have gone back to school? If you haven't been squirrelling cards away already, it might be time to make a start so that panic doesn't settle in at the beginning of December.

Our optional twist for September is 'tree' but you can enter any kind of Christmas card if that doesn't tickle your fancy.

Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE.


I saw this gorgeous Christmas Tree die from Crafter's Companion and had to have it, so I came up with this card

 1) Make a long gatefold card from Centura Pearl card, making sure that there is enough room for the tree to cut out on each side.

2) The Create a card Sparkling Tree die has 3 dies in it, one cuts the tree into the card and two side dies enable you to cut the edges if you want to. Die cut the tree and one side die on each side of the gatefold and remove the fallout.

3) Using just the side dies, cut the basic tree shape from some green patterned paper and stick it to the card behind the cut-out trees.

4) For the inside of the card, cut out a complete tree and paper backing and stick it to the card so it lines up in the centre when the card is closed.

5) Die cut the sentiment from Paper Smooches in red card and die cut 2 Clearly Besotted snowflakes, then stick them on either side of the tree so they will not be seen when the card is closed.

6) Finish off by adding red stars to the tops of the trees.

I'd like to play along at

Jingle Belles Challenge Shape Up for the holidays - tree-shaped gatefold

My Time to Craft Challenge #378 - Christmas in August

Crafty Calendar Challenge September - unusual folds

12 Months of Christmas Challenge #45 - anything goes with optional twist

As always, my talented teammates have lots to show you over on the HLS blog, and you can link your card to the gallery there too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

that is a beautiful die and you made a beautiful card with it
Barb Housner

crafty-stamper said...

Great gatefold card and love the die-cut tree
Carol x

Nora Noll said...

This is STUNNING!! The trees look like you have to shake off the snow to open that card!! I LOVE the gatefold design!!

SmilynStef said...

What a fun fold with those lovely trees ... so glad you *shaped-up* with us at Jingle Belles.

Sam Squires - A Crafting Niche said...

What a great way to use a gatefold card. Love the trees and the whole clean look of this card. Thank you for taking part in the "My Time To Craft" challenge #378 Sam x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the trees and lovely design.xxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, beautiful trees and super design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Bobby said...

That is such a unique tree die, Carol, and you have used it to make such a wonderful gate fold card.

Sarah said...

What a stunning design. That tree is gorgeous and I love the fresh green xx

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful and elegant holiday card, that fancy fold is really wonderful! such a lovely addition to our shape up gallery at JINGLE BELLES!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is fantastic, Carol. What a great design! I love that die and you did an amazing job with it. I may just need to try this design myself. Great papperned paper and I love the way the red ink just pops!

Sue - said...

Fabulous card Carol. That die is great, I can feel some retail therapy coming on!

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh, those trees are SO pretty and I love how they open the card to expose yet another pretty tree! Very creative and such a fun Christmas card too!

Katrina Bufton said...

Gorgeous card, love all of the white with the intricate die. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
Katrina x

BożenA said...

A great design! I love how Christmas trees overlap creating a nice grove. A beautiful, intricate die creates such a beautiful pattern on green. A great card, beautiful combination of colors and such a unique design.

Helen said...

Beautiful - what a great card shape.

Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas Challenge.

Helen N x


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