Friday, November 11, 2011

Crafty Spouts Challenge Day - Anything Goes!!

Welcome to another Crafty Sprouts' challenge! Today is a Be Free kind of day, so anything goes!!  I decided to create a gatefold card that I was inspired by in a magazine.  It's fairly easy to do and I will post the instructions below.  I used the Have a Cool Yule stamp set from Crafty Sprouts.  I just love this stamp set because it is so much fun for Christmas cards and projects!   I also used Creative Memories punches for the scalloped tag and the snow flakes.  The paper is from Echo Park.

This is a great card to include a gift certificate in the pocket or even insert a picture or a couple of candy canes.  I will be adding a lot of greetings to this and sending a special family member who lives far away.  

1. Cut a 12x6 piece of card stock, one 9x6 and one 8x4 inch of card stock (all same color).
2. Score the 12x6 sheet at 3" and 9"
3. Score the 9x6 sheet (long side horizontal) at 3"
4. Fold flaps of 12" paper inward.  Then fold the 9" paper at the score line.
5. Align the 9" sheet of paper to the right side of the 12" sheet of paper and adhere.
6. Take the 8x4 sheet and score 1" away from each end on 3 sides (long side horizontal).  This will be the part to use as a pocket.
7.  Use a scallop border punch or any border punch of your choice on the non scored side (you may need to adjust the edges with a pair of scissors to even them out once you fold)
8. Fold in the sides to create a pocket and adhere sides to the front center flap and bottom to the reverse side of the center flap.
8.  Cut designer paper to fit the front and insides.
9.  Decorate as you wish.

Here's the Crafty Sprouts stamp set that I used:

So there you have it! I would love to see if you gave this a try, so please let me know if you have so I can come and visit your blog.  Don't forget to visit the rest of the Crafty Sprouts' Design Team!!  

As a bonus, here's a sneaky peek at what the next release will be:

And don't forget about the Calendar Blog hop on thanksgiving weekend.  It will be filled with lots of calendar related projects!

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! 


Carley said...

This is so cute Zeni! I love it! I am so going to have to try this thanks for the instructions!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful card! Love the design and the great papers!

WhichCraft-Liz said...

hi! this is so cute!! i like that it's not the typical green and red. I love gatefold cards!

Creative Diva said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Lovebug Creations said...

What an awesome card! I don't think I've seen one like this! Beautiful and I'm sure the receiver will love it!! :)

Bug Hugs

Tanya said...

OMGsh.. How did I miss this?? Totally cool Z!!


mamawcindy said...

Your Card is so Pretty! I've not tried to make a Card like this. Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving the nice comment. Looking forward to the Calendar Blog Hop. :0)

Anonymous said...

your card is soooo beautiful.

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

This is so pretty! I think this would also make for a beautiful Christmas mini album for gifts! Thanks for the inspiration Zeni!

Rosie said...

love this card!

Pocono Pam said...

Hi Just shared your CALENDAR BLOG HOP on my blog! I will also give it a mention on TABLE SCRAPS!!!

Flair Girl said...

I love the fold of this! Do you happen to have any spots left in your calender hop? I LOVE hopping! I can't wait for it either wway-such a brilliant idea! Hugs Zeni, Brynn (Flair and Frills)