Friday, May 27, 2011

Festive Friday 5-27

Good Morning all -

Welcome to another edition of Festive Fridays. If you are new to us, sit back, grab a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy some wonderful Christmas Cards. Yes, I did say Christmas...Festive Fridays will be every other Friday with samples of Christmas cards. This way, you can be making your cards all year long and you will avoid the mad rush when you could be enjoying the Christmas Season. You should have just come from Debbie. If you stumbled upon this post you can go back to Terri and start at the beginning. There is also a complete list of the Festive Friday hop on the left sidebar under the Festive Fridays blinkie in case you get lost along the way.

This week I am featuring a super simple 5 x 5 card.  I love making these gate cards.

I cut a swirly christmas tree in my SCAL at 4.75 high out of chipboard.  Then I adhered this gorgeous green paper to both sides and glued half of it to the left side of the card.  I just love this paper, don't you?  I did ink around it in dark green to give it some dimension.  I also created alot of layers to the front.  I stamped the sentiment to the top left corner and added some bling to the top right.  I'm not sure why the picture isn't that good, but the rhinestones are very green.

The inside has also alot of layers also.  I used the same green paper as the tree and added a lot of blocked layers.  The sentiment came in a pack of papers and cutouts.  I like how it all came together very easily.  I left a journaling block on the bottom so that I can write a personal note and also layered it.

Very easy, peasy, but it works well if you need alot of them fast.

Blogger was being a bugger last time we had Festive Friday's so if you missed my card from last time, you can view the post here and this is a preview of the card.  This is my favorite card so far and I have been commissioned to do a pack of!!!  I better get going on them, hehehehe.

Well, your next stop is Angela and I hope that I have inspired you a little to start making some Christmas cards.  I will see you back here in 2 weeks for some more.


  1. I love gate cards too and this one is wonderful.

  2. You did a great job. I love it.

  3. great job! love how you made it into a gate fold card.

  4. Christmas tree is sooo cute, love both cards ! ;)

  5. I'd forgotten how much I liked the gate fold card - Thanks for reminding me with your sweet card!

  6. Great cards I love the trees :)

  7. I just love your cards! Very creative and beautiful!

  8. 2 lovely card there, great designs too. x


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