Friday, 15 November 2019

It's Stripes with A Bit More Time To Craft

It's time for a new challenge with us on the

As always, the challenge is Anything Goes.
Three to five random winners are drawn and
each get to choose 3 set of papers from the Paper Pick Tab
Note: there are lots of freebie patterned papers on the Freebie Tab


Today I have used the It's Stripes digital paper by Lozzy at A Bit More Time To Craft to make some some Christmas cards.  This digital paper set comes in thirty-three, yes, 33 different colour patterns and they're perfect for cardmaking, scrapbooking and off-the-page projects.  The best thing about Digital papers is that you can size or rotate the pattern to suit.  For this project I rotated the striped panel 45o and enlarged it to be slightly larger than the panels I wanted to cut, digitally trimming off the excess before printing it.  If you're a lucky challenge winner, you could include this set as one of your Paper Picks.

My cards started on my Silhouette Studio design mat, where I opened the cut file I used for the card base and the It's Stripes digital patterned paper I wanted to feature on the front and inside the card.  This fancy fold is called a gatefold shutter design, a traditional gatefold with a shutter mechanism on the inside that reveals an image or message hidden inside.  I enlarged the cut file as big as I could, which was limited to the belly band being 11 3/4" long, the flat folded card is 4 7/8" x 6 5/16".  I rotated the patterned paper 45o then enlarged it to be slightly larger than the two panels on the front of the card.  I duplicated this piece of paper and used the same size for the window panel inside the card.  I digitally trimmed off the excess from the panels before printing then cutting with the Silhouette Cameo.  I opened the I used the Cameo to cut the card base, shutter mechanism and belly band from cardstock.  I die cut the layers for the poinsettias, holly and sentiments.  I used liquid adhesive to secure all the layers.

Here is the closed card.

and here it is fully open

This gatefold shutter card is a fun design.

and Fredrick is a fun surprise to find inside



NOW it's YOUR turn!

I hope that I have inspired you to get creative
and look forward to seeing your projects fill the gallery for
Challenge 104
on the
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge Blog


A Bit More Time To Craft - digital paper - It's Stripes
the paper I used is design #21
Beccy's Place - digital stamp set - Frog Hop
I have used the pre-coloured "Fredrick" image from the set
smooth white cardstock - to print digital patterned paper & digital image
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock
Ruby + Crimson + Coral + Cactus + Caramel
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #78304

A2 Gatefold Shutter Card by Lori Whitlock
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - Poinsettia Flowers
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - Alphabet Uppercase
Kaisercraft - decorative dies - Mini Christmas Foliage
Cottage Cutz - die - Merry Christmas CCX-079
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the alphas & holly

Sending a big Thank You to Lozzy from A Bit More Time To Craft
for supplying the digital paper I have used today.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

I thoroughly enjoy making both cute & traditional Christmas cards, I choose the designs based on the recipients, as I like personalise our cards for family and friends.  These cards are a combination of both, from the outside they look traditional, lots of red & green with layered poinsettias, once they're opened, the fun cuteness of a frog peeks out for a Hoppy Christmas.  Fancy folds and non-traditional images are so much fun and I like to mix things up a bit.
Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards Challenge
Day 10 - Non Holiday Stamps
I have used the fabulous Fredrick frog from the Frog Hop digital stamp set


  1. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at 2CCC. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Mia {My Blog}

  2. This is so fabulous Tracy, I LOVE IT!! The fold is awesome, I love how the centre panels slide back to reveal a little surprise. I like the digital papers you used too. Great idea to rotate them and print them to the exact size you want. The sentiment is lots of fun and works perfectly with the image!

  3. This is such a great design - I made a few of these cards a couple weeks ago and was surprised at how easy the technique was. Yours turned out wonderful. Thank you for sharing this at PIP Challenges!

  4. Love you card, Tracy. Great design and that frog is so cute. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  5. Oh so cute - what a great surprise to open up the card and see that cute frog and sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  6. OMG! Amazing card! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

  7. Wonderful gatefold card. Thanks for joining us at Get Creative this month for our Holidays Challenge.

  8. Tracy this is gorgeous! I love the card mechanism and the the non-traditional frog in the middle of a Christmas card. So brilliant.
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  9. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional stitching” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Kreativtanten)


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