Monday, July 02, 2012

Birthday Gate-fold/Window Card

My latest birthday card that I had to rush to finish.  It's another gate-fold and window shaped card.

I should have put a different colour background rather than white--the white outside frame doesn't show up to well here.  Oh well, no chance to take better pictures now as the card is already in the mail...LOL. 
I used a Go Kreate die for the outside shape and a Spellbinder die to cut out the window shape.  I used the Martha Stewart Daisy Dot edge punch to border the circle in the card inside (see my tutorial on how-to here).

This oh so adorable image is one of Sylvia Zet's from Whimsy Stamps.  I've coloured it with my markers.  

When the card is fully open and laid out flat, it looks like this.  I've only created a small blank space to write my personal message on--had to write small...LOL. 

***Edited--I've made a tutorial for this style of cards HERE.

Challenges for this card:
Emerald Fairies Challenge #27 - Birthdays
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Scallops (around the sentiment and blank space)
Allsorts Challenge Week 161 - In Bloom 
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #66 - Fancy Folds
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #171 - Flutterby Butterfly
Charisma Cardz Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge #90 - Birthdays
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge #45 - Anything But a Square

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  Your visit is very much appreciated.  Love reading your comments too. Have a wonderful week!

Materials and Tools Used:

DP's:  Recollections Graceful Paper Pad

Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Frames Frilly #5; Spellbinders Standard Circles, Petite Ovals, Petite Scalloped Ovals, Rose Creations and Scrap-Mart exclusive; Marianne Design Leaves LR0133; Cheery Lynn Mini Exotic Butterfly; Memory Box Honeysuckle Vine

Punches: Martha Stewart edge punch and 3-in-1 Hydrange Petals; Bunch Punch medium and small Daisies; Fiskars 3-in-1 Celestial corner punch; Michaels mini sun

Miscellaneous:  Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; pearls from my stash  


dolcreations said...

Wow...this is amazing Norma! You have outdone yourself AGAIN! I hope you had a wonderful Canada Weekend!

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Norma, your card is stunning!!

Danielle Champagne said...

OH!!!! boy oh! boy... this is just sooo beautiful ! I love this shape so very much, and the aperture is just so original! and stylish. Your coloring of this cutie from Sylvia Zet is awesome. as always. I love how you decorated the panels with the diecuts, and left a writing space. Wonderfully creative NOrma, sooo beautiful. Hugs.

Trina said...

This is so neat! And it looks amazing!

Kim said...

Beautiful! Perfect the way it is. Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

DollySelvam said... Gosh...!!!!!....what a splendid beautiful blooms... with matching patterned base...i like it a lot...:)

Mary said...

WOW, your card is absolultely gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge....good luck!


karalschuknecht said...

This card is absolutely beautiful

Unknown said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

Linda said...

What a beautiful card
hugs Linda

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow Norma this card is stunning, the image is beautifully coloured, the flowers are absolutely gorgeous too.
Your projects are always amazing.
Will you be doing a tutorial on how to made the shaped gatefold card?
Hugs Julie x

Maris said...

hi Norma, what a great creation this is xx

Unknown said...

How pretty is that?!! Wow hun, what a brilliant card! Love the design! Hugs, Frea

Unknown said...

Wow Norma,
this is the most original card. I love the way it opens and It is just perfect.
We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.
Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Whimsy Stamps

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

Wow such a pretty card.
Hugs Miranda

Christina C. said...

OMGgggggggggggggggggggg, this card is a knockout, Norma!!!!!! You never cease to AMAZE me with your creativity and talent to match...WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! Adore this spectacular creation...what a creative gatefold card!!!!

Anne said...

Such an amazing shape!
I love the image, dies and gorgeous pearls. Great flowers and colors.

hugs, Anne.

Mina said...

amazing colouring as always and wow to your design...thanks for joining in with the Crafts & Me challenge
Mina xxx

Rosemary said...

Norma, your card is BEAUTIFUL!! love your creativity.

Jane said...

Wow Norma!! This is incredible! I've never seen a gate fold card with a window before - what a gorgeous idea! Stunning details as always! hugs, Jane xxx

Allison said...

such a pretty card
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Sarah said...

Beautiful creation, love your shape and colours, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

Tracey T said...

I love the shape of your card - it's so original and very clever. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous shape, I love how you've cut out the window, another beauty my friend
Hugs Julie P

rovianne said...

Gorgeous card! So pretty. Can you tell how you made the window?
Love the card

Only By His Grace said...

Well Norma I am stunned. This is just gorgeous. I love the design of this card and of course your coloring is a knockout. flowers as usual look beautiful. well done dear friend.
hugs Maz

Melissa said...

This is a gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie

Tracey Manderson said...

Oh my this is beautiful, and amazing!! Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Challenges, good luck and hope you'll join us again.

Nicola said...

What a beautifully shaped card Norma with amazing attention to detail and a perfectly adorable image!
Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy this fortnight and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Maria Therese said...

Stunning card!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Such a beautiful shape and the fun fold of your card. You have all these neat dies and the gorgeous flowers that make your card extra stunning :o)

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 2 post on Aug. 17, 2012. Thanks again.

scraphobby said...

bedankt voor deze super tutoriaal,heb hem inmiddels gemaakt en staat op mijn blog.
groetjes Marian

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