Friday, July 13, 2012

A Christmas Gate-Fold with Window Card


Okee-dockey...finally!   Here's the finished card of the tutorial I did a few postings ago (here).

I've added some glitter to the ornaments that Tilda has in her hands.  I used a border punch to border my oval panel (tutorial here) and to make the hanging ornaments.  This adorable image is of Tilda Hanging Ornaments from Magnolia's Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010.  And I used my markers to do the colouring.

Check out Diana's on-line store Magnolia-licious for both full-size and mini-size Magnolia stamps.  She also has a fabulous collection of cutting dies from Memory Box, PoppyStamps, Magnolia, Marianne Design and Cheery Lynn.  The prices are discounted and for a bonus you also get 2% credit that you can use on future purchases.  How cool is that! 

Challenges for this card: 
Hooked on Craft Challenge #22 - Christmas in July
Magnolia-Mania Challenge #50 - Merry Christmas
Divas By Design Challenge #43 - Christmas in July
Crafty Creations Challenge #178 - Free For All
Little Red Wagon Challenge #141 - Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Christmas in July
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #59 - Extra Fold or Pleats
Twisted Tuesday Challenges - 2TC14 A Holiday Pick 2! (Christmas, twine and die cuts)
Whoopsiedaisy Challenge - Make Your Own Embellishments
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Christmas Flowers/Holly

That's it for now.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Appreciate the visit.  Have a wonderful weekend. 

Materials and Tools Used: 

DP's:  one paper from each of American Craft pattern papers Jolly and Recollections the Ballet paper pad

Dies:  Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ormnaments, Classic Ovals and Bitty Blossoms ; Magnolia Poinsettia Doohickey; Cheery Lynn Pine Branches; Memory Box Holly Vine and Cherry Blossom flower centre 

Punches: EK Success border punch (sorry, don't know the name right now--have to research)

Miscellaneous: Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls, string and glitter from my stash

Medium:  Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Tria markers
- face and skin—blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla, oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair—umber, cinnamon, tan
- blouse and socks--shale, 694-T, 693-T, 698-T 
- pants--563-T, 337-T, 331-T, pastel green


dolcreations said...

Norma, you amaze me with your talent! I just bought the Magnolia Ink book and saw your gorgeous card you did....oh I am so happy for you to be in a magazine!

Laura Bradley said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Norma! Your cards are stuning! Laura x

Christina C. said...

Holy smokes, Norma, this is phenomenal!!! What a spectacular presentation card for this beautiful Tilda. Truly amazing work, as always! Love the ornament shaped opening!

mgoll88 said...

A wonderfull Crhistmas card,looks perfect... well done!


DollySelvam said...

hi..!!! what a gorgeous adorable patterned card... jus love it...hugs:)

Pam said...

I'm in awe of all your talent Norma. I enjoy seeing all the beautiful creations you share on your blog. Congrats to you on becoming a DT member at Magnolia-licious.

p.s. I'm trying to make a flip card using your tutorial. When I get it done...I will share!!!!

Teresa said...

Oh wow this is beautiful. xxx

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous! And love the tutorial!

ScrappyAndrea said...

Amazing! Your coloration is perfect!
Thanks for sharing with us at Magnolia Mania!
Hugs, Andrea

Crealin said...

Hi Norma,

what a beauty, love the paper combo you've used. Thanks for the great tutorial you've made for this card. I also enjoyed your article in magnolia ink!

Enjoy your weekend,


Unknown said...

Norma this is just spectacular!!!! How I just love your work!!!! You have the most beautiful designs!!!! Way to go on a piece of treasure

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Norma, I love the green and pink colour combination and your fab embellishments. I'm just going to check out your tutorial.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Domcia said...

wow, very interesting card! i like it:))

Hazel said...

Brilliant project, beautifully made. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hazel x

jimlynn said...

Fabulous! Love the colors on this and the way you framed out the image!
So pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

May said...

Stunning!!!! Sooo Beautiful... love the design & colours!!! the flowers are fabulous.. Thanks for sharing at Whoopsi Daisy... May x x

Patty Gorka said...

Beautifully done, love that fold! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesday Challenges this week!

Doreen said...

This so lovely .Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty

Suzi Mac said...

Stunning Christmas card Norma, love the design and that sweet Tilda is coloured beautifully.
Suzi x

Dangina Martinez said...

Norma, This is fantastic! That is such a gorgeous card cut! I Love It!
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Patti Jo said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial on these wonderfully shaped cards Norma! You are soooo creative and the details are extraordinary!!! Beautiful work!!!

Sandy said...

Really grand Norms - I have never seen this done before and we all love creativity.

Cathy Lee said...

This is adorable, Norma. I love how you colored Tilda and her background, she is fabulous. Gorgeous gatefold design, flower, pinecones, spruce sprigs and lovely ornaments on the inside. A great Christmas card.
Cathy Lee

Karen said...

You are amazing! Another gorgeous creation. Tilda is colored so beautifully. I love the shape of the card. Have a great week!


Rene said...

WOW! Just...WOW!!!!!!
Rene :D

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Norma!! I usually don't get into Christmas cards when it is so hot out, but this is stunning! : )

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Stunning card~!

Thank you for playing along with the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Great Christmas card love the way it folds.
Blessings Doreen

Cami said...

Spectacular card Norma! You leave me speechless. I agree with all the comments made are an incredible crafter, so creative, so talented in all aspects of the crafting world. I love this card! I love the colors, and I love the ornament shape opening. Just so beautiful and I don't know how you do it all with a full-time job!


cabio's craft corner said...

Cool and awesome card as usual Norma. Cute way of using the dies and beautiful folds of this Tilda card :o)

Marika said...

Good Morning

This card is absolutly gorgeous. The colours are just perfect.


rovianne said...

Wow absolutely amazing. Love the card and colors.

Caz said...

This is gorgeous thanx for joining us at Crafty sentiments, and good luck..


cathylynn said...

Norma you talent just blows me away!!! This is another magnificient creation! Love the colors and style. It's always a thrill to visit your blog.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Elle said...

This is fabulous; beyond beautiful!

Laura said...

Stunningly gorgeous card once again Norma! You are, by far, my favorite blog to visit and gain inspiration from. Your tutorials have been great! Congrats on your DT move at Magnolia-licious!

♥ Laura C.

Melina said...

Oh my! Oh My! This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card...thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

So beautiful Norma.. Love the gorgeous card panel and the Tilda and her ornaments.. Your coloring is so devine and your outside is just as gorgeous as your inside. A beautiful card as always. TFS!!
Hugs, Jean

Anonymous said...

Great design and wonderful card! Thanks for joining us over at LRW!

Danielle Champagne said...

Magnifique Norma, I just love your "style" so chic, unique and totally beautiful. Love all the decorations, the most lovely colors. and wonderful coloring. just gorgeous. Hugs.

Oliver said...

So cute!!!
Your coloring is just so AWESOME!!!
And your handmade flowers to!
Love it!

Have a nice day!


Anonymous said...

Another absolutely gorgeously designed card Norma. You have such a good eye and steady hand to be able to hand cut out all these intricate shapes. hugs, Angela

Suzan L said...

Hi Norma, I can't wait to try this window technique! Your card is gorgeous!! I love the little pinecones that you have made! So cute!! And, your coloring is always so beautiful! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Alica said...

oh wow! This is soooo pretty! Lo9ve the opening and the colors are great too!
Not to mention your fabulous coloring!
Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Allisa said...

Stunning Card. Love all of the details. Thanks for playing with us at CCAYR.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Aug. 17, 2012. Thanks again.

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