September 10, 2011

Warm Holiday Wishes

Hi, hope you all are having a great weekend so far.  I am still trying to get my Christmas card idea so I made this card following a sketch on the Cricut message board.  I made it into a gatefold card.

I wanted the snowflake to hold it closed but am having a little problem with that part and will have to work on it.  It think it is a bit to stiff or heavy to hold the card closed.  Well I guess it will stayed closed in the envelope when I mail it LOL.

The snowflake I cut using the Winter Lace cartridge and it has 4 layers.  All the layers are the same cut 2 are cut at 1 3/4 inches and 2 a little smaller then I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist to give them some shimmer and glued them off setting the pattern as I stacked them.  Added a silver snowflake bling that I had bought last year, and added a few of the same bling snowflakes on the upper left hand corner.  The paper is from Paper Wishes that came in one of my Dazzles kits.  The oval and scalloped over were also cut using my Cricut, then stamped it and heat embossed it in silver.
I added a light blue strip across the from and punched both sides using an EK Success punch.  The card is 5 x 7 1/2  so it is a larger card.

The inside I did very simple cutting a shape using one of Nesites from white pearl paper.  I will add a holiday sentiment later.
I really appreciate you stopping by my blog today.  Please leave me a comment, I just love reading them.

Challenges for this card
Creative Crew  Anything goes  -  ends 9/11
The Paper Variety   Use a stamp  ends  -  9/12
Lil Red Wagon  Use a die cut   ends - 9/13
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends  - 9/11
Simon Says Stamp  Multiple folds   ends - 9/13


Hrvatica said...

Wow - this card is so elegant. I love Christmas card in blues, silvers and whites and your little bit of black just grounds it spot on!

Suzanne said...

Love this one. I love blue and white and the snowflake is so pretty.

Sharon said...

This is so so pretty!!! Love that blue paper with the snowflakes and swirls on it. The snowflake you made is great! Love how you embossed the sentiment. Awesome card!!!! :)

Cricut Couple said...

Stunning! Really stunning! Love the colors and... well... everything about it! Stunning!

Audrey Frelx said...

Beautiful card, Donna!

Monica said...

Very stylish gate fold card. Love the snowflake.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card, the gate fold is fab and the simple design and blue/silver combo is lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Mary J said...

So very beautiful Nana Donna!

Thx for sharing at Ladybug Crafts Ink and Make It Monday!

Mary J x

Shirley-anne said...

This is a lovely Christmas card and I love the gate fold .Another way to keep the card closed is to place your embellishing on a card band and slip that over the card .
Thanks for sharing your creation on Make it Monday .

Peggy T. said...

So pretty, Donna. Love the snowflake and the dimension you gave it.

Margaret said...

Lovely card. The snowflake embellishment is gorgeous
Thanks for joining us at Creative card Crew for this challenge
Margaret :o)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card!! Love gate-fold cards and yours is awesome!! Love that snowflake too! Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Joanne said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Jeannie Phillips said...


I am loving your cards...these Christmas cards are wonderful..and your Halloween card is to die for!!... I sure do miss you!!

one4god said...

What a beautiful card! I love the snowflake and the shaped area inside for writing. Thanks for sharing - you've given me some good ideas for my Christmas cards.