I’m finally getting around to sharing here the cards that I designed for the December meeting for the South Burlington stamping group. It was really fantastic to see the gals that were able to make it, and we missed those who couldn’t. December is a crazy month for everyone! One special highlight – we got to celebrate the birthday of the gal that hosts us each month. It was her actual birthday, and another club member brought some mini cupcakes to share. Yum!

This card is a gatefold card and the focal panel is raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the left flap. Gatefold cards are a super-easy way to create a card that is special, and this one is a classic one. The card base dimensions are the same, the only change is where you score it. This card is scored at 2 1/8″ on both sides on the long side; I flip the card after the first score so I don’t have to keep track of two scoring measurements. đŸ˜€ It’s too late for this year, but this card would actually be pretty easy to mass produce. And, all of the supplies are from the Annual catalog so you’ll be able to get them after January 3rd. When you’re in the depths of Winter in January you can make up a batch of these to have in your stash for next year.

I want to take a minute to highlight a couple of items that I used for this card because you may have missed them. I think of them as “hidden gems”. The Season’s Blessings bundle is perfect for cards for many occasions – not just Christmas – so you can create some Spring cards with a basket of flowers or some Fall cards with leaves. This is an incredibly versatile bundle and I encourage you to check it out! I also love the Festive Foliage background stamp that you see on the Garden Green panels. It’s perfect for a tone-on-tone look which is quick and easy. Or, if you want to take a little more time, you can stamp it and color with Stampin’ Blends. I love the extra layer of Christmas greenery that it adds to the card!

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