Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gatefold Christmas Tree Card


Paper:  Red Card Stock, 10" by 6.5" - scored on each side at 2.5", piece of white paper or cardstock 4 1/2" x 6" for the inside, piece of white paper, 5" x 7", for the embossing folder
Stamp: Trimmed Tree J-1070 from Outlines Rubber Stamp Co. - (here)

5 x 7 Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Kassie's Brocade used in this project).
Spellbinders Flower Pot Dies - (here)
Big Kick, Big Shot, or Cuttlebug to cut and emboss
Crystals or Viva Decor Pearl Pens for the bling on the tree
Black Ink
Double sided tape
Corner rounder


1.  Cut a piece of red card stock 10" x 6 1/2".  Score each side at 2 1/2" and fold. See template below.

2.  Emboss a 5" x 7" piece of white card stock with the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.  Trim it to 4 1/2" x 6 1/4".  Then cut that piece in half.  You will have two pieces, 2 1/4" x 6 1/4" each.

3.  Adhere each of these pieces, with double sided tape, to each flap of the card front, making sure to center each piece.

4.  Stamp the Trimmed Tree on white card stock.  I used Colorbox Black Pigment Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Color and trim.

5.  Cut tree in half with exacto knife.

6.  Using your die cut machine, cut and emboss the smallest die of the Spellbinders Flower Pot set.  I used a craft colored card stock.  Then cut this piece in half with an Exacto knife.

7.  Adhere each side of the flower pot to the lower inside corners of the card front so that it covers the red but borders the bottom of the embossed white pieces.

8.  Adhere each half of the Trimmed Tree to each side of the gatefold sides so that they cover a bit of the flower pot. 

9.  Take the 4 1/2" x 6" piece of white paper or cardstock, round the corners, and adhere to the inside of the card.  

10.  Adhere crystals in various sizes and colors or use Viva Decor Pearl Pens to add bling to the tree.


  1. Does this card have Kevin and my name on it?
    although there is not much "blue"
    I love it