Gate Themed Christmas Card...

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Happy Wednesday!
Hello and Welcome!  I'm so glad you're here!

We're still celebrating the holiday season over at Heartfelt Creations, and this week I wanted to share with you a card I created using one of the flip fold inserts from the Flip Fold Album Collection!
The inserts make for such wonderful interactive cards, and are really quite quick and easy to embellish.  

I've used the square flip fold insert from the Pocket and Flip Fold Inserts B - in black...
Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B - Black 
...that's the first one on the left in this photo.
I've kept the first small fold to hold the main stamped images on my card, I have not folded the middle section...I have left it as a large square which will form the center of my card, with the last top square folding in over the center to create the front of the card along with the small fold.  (Don't worry, it will all make sense when we have a peek at the project!)

So, I decided I wanted to create a scene with the large gate stamp in the Celebrate the Season Collection as my main focal point on this card.  

Here's how it turned out...

 I've covered the small flip fold piece to the opening of the card using decorative elements from the paper collection.  I've stamped the gate and adhered part of it to the small flip fold so that it will open along with the small flip fold.  I've shaped the gate slightly so it has a curved bend...but you can leave it straight as well.  I've cut the sleigh scene from one of the layout pages from in the collection and placed it behind the gate.

Here's a closer look...


I thought it was such a festive scene to open the gate and find the sleigh all decorated and ready to be filled with gifts!  As you can see I've added some sparkle to the snow beneath the sleigh as well as the poinsettias it has been decorated with.  I've also added a touch of glitter to the poinsettias on the fence as well as the gifts waiting at the gate!

And, then of course there is the inside of the card to complete...


These interactive type of cards are just so amazing to give and to receive, aren't they!
To finish off the inside of this one, I've trimmed down one of the premade card panels in the paper collection and added it in as the focal point for your handwritten greeting to appear!
Should you be gifting a gift card, I think it would be a wonderful idea to include it on the larger panel on the card with an envelope created from the coordinating paper collection!

Well, I hope you've enjoyed today's little bit of holiday inspiration!
There is a whole assembling of Christmas inspirations waiting for you on the Heartfelt Creations blog again this week!  Be sure to stop by and take in all of the beautiful creations!

Until next time...
Project Supplies and Instructions
Celebrate the Season Paper Collection, HCDP1-268
Festive Gate Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3746
Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3745
Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3747
Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3748
Celebrate the Season Die, HCD1-7106
Festive Gate Die, HCD1-7105
Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die, HCD1-7104
Pocket and Flipfold Inserts B - Black, HCFP1-434-1
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, HCST1-401
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Bamboo Leaves, TSMP707
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Northern Pine, TSMP709
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Sweet Plum, TSMP506
Memento Dye Ink Pad - Teal Zeal, TSMP602
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, 159723
Metal Tip for Glue Bottles, 352854
Dove Blender Kit, 241159

Other Products Used: BigShot die cutting machine, scor tape, paper trimmer, scissors, Glitter Ritz, VersaFine Smokey Grey Ink, white card stock, sponge daubers, black card stock, Memento Dye Ink Pad - Grape Jelly

Locate light blue snowflake patterned paper within paper collection.  Trim out pieces for small outside fold, along with pieces needed for the inside of the card (back of small fold, center panel as well as side panel). Trim slightly smaller than the original measurements if you desire the black frame around each part of the card.  Now locate the 12"x12" layout page that has the large sleigh image on the bottom.  Cut out the sleigh in a square measuring 6"x6".  This will be the image that will appear on the card behind your stamped fence image.  Using a sponge dauber, ink all edges of all the pieces you've cut using a teal colored ink.  Adhere pieces where they belong on the card.  Now locate the strip with the purple poinsettias and trim to fit along front of small flip fold, ink all edges with teal ink and adhere as shown.  Cut out a backing for the back of the card using black card stock to cover up scor line if you desire. Using the preprinted tag from within the paper collection, fussy cut skates and poinsettia image to use in the upper corner on the small flip fold.  Ink all edges with a teal colored ink and adhere as shown.  Stamp gate cling stamp using grey ink and a heavier white card stock.  Cut using coordinating die and ink edges using a teal ink.  Adhere to card as shown.  Stamp present cling stamps onto white card stock - one in purple, one in plum and one in teal.  Add a touch of color using dove blending kit, and cut using coordinating dies.  Stamp one image of the mittens in teal ink, die cut and apply teal coloring using sponge dauber.  Using a dark green ink, stamp one inking of the vine along with the decorative wreath onto white card stock.  Die cut, add a touch of light green color to leaves and some plum color to berries.  Shape wreath, vine and presents slightly.  Adhere to card as shown.  Next, stamp both sizes of poinsettias onto white card stock three times using a dark purple ink, and the holly three times as well in a dark green ink. Sponge poinsettia petals with a plum ink and then sponge dark purple around the edges of all petals.  Sponge insides of the holly leaves with light green ink and sponge edges with a dark green ink.  Shape poinsettias and leaves, assemble a double bloom backed with holly leaves. Adhere to card as shown.  Locate one of the 6"x6" card panels in the paper collection that showcases the sleigh, trim to fit inside center of card and ink all edges with a teal color. Adhere to inside of card. Working carefully, shape the gate into just a slight bend so the center comes outward. Add a touch of glitter to blooms and preprinted elements on outside and inside of card.


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