Christmas in July

It is Christmas in July at Anthony’s Paper Craft.   The team and I will be showing some great holiday creations using all the wonderful Holiday stamps at Anthony’s Paper craft this month.

My first entry is using the basket from Christmas Set 1 with a gate fold design.  This is a great set including this basket along with a candle and decorated bell design.  I colored the basket and contents with copics, along with a light green around the edge.  After cutting it out, I mounted it on some fun textured ivory cardstock with pop dots.  I cut the textured cardstock and some dark green cardstock using a double stitched square set I have.  I then made the sentiment strip with Anthony’s  Christmas Sentiment 2 set – this set has 3 larger holiday sentiments in  a great script  I stamped on the same textured paper with versamark and embossed it in a glitter green embossing powder.  This was put on the same dark green cardstock.

For the gatefold card,  I cut a piece of natural cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5.  I scored at 2 1/8 from each end and folded it towards the center.  HINT:  have your trimmer ready, I can never get them to match exactly and had to trim a sliver from one side.   After going through my 2 inch strip stash (which is ever growing because of cutting the 6×6 pads), I found this holiday stripe paper and adhered it to each of the side panels.

I then lined up the basket panel, and put adhesive only on the left side of the back and adhered it.  On the sentiment strip, I put adhesive on the right side and adhered it.    This is a view from the top.


These gatefold panel cards are always fun to make, and have quite an impact.

See you soon with another fun Christmas card.   — Mary Kay


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