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Happy "Holly" Days

>> Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hi Friends!
This is one of my Christmas card designs that I created to send to my stamping friends. 

 I received a card made with this type of layout a while back and always wanted to try it.  As you can see, I made it a point to use it for one of my Christmas cards this year.  I love the unique folding style of this card! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a tutorial on this specific kind of card, but it seems to be a cross between a Double Z-Fold card and a Gate Fold Card.  Finished card size is A2-4.25" x 5.5"

I created my own background papers by stamping DRS Designs Polka Dot Background (688P) with red and green ink.  I stamped it vertically with one color and then horizontally with the second color so that 2 colors weren't stamped on top of one another.  It created a really fun pattern! The left half of the Happy "Holly" Days sentiment (888B) is adhered to the left panel and the right half of the Girl Swirl Holly (887G) is adhered to the right side of the card.  The way the card is folded, it stays closed by tucking the left side panel behind the Holly image you see on the card front, and to open, you  tug lightly on the the left panel, and it slides out from underneath the holly image.  All of the edges were distressed lightly with green ink and I added Diamond Glaze to the holly berries to make them stand out.

Thanks for taking time to stop by today.  I know this is a very busy time of year for everyone and I appreciate your visit more than ever!

Happy "Holly" Days,


Shelia said...

Jennifer, I really like the fold on this. I may have to give this a try! Love the red and green polka dot background and those holly berries look so bright and shiny! Great card!!

Karin said...

My favorite type of "fancy" fold because I find it easy to make and it's a nice little surprise to find out it's not just a regular card when you pull it out of the envie :) Crazy amazing background! Awesome look and great coloring too!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How pretty, Jennifer! Love the fold and the pattern you achieved w/ the dot bg looks fabulous. Wonderful Christmas card!

Sue said...

WOW!!! What a great card! My first thought was "what a great background" THEN I saw your 2nd photo - AWESOME!

Samantha said...

This is gorgeous, Jennifer! Love the fold and your background is just fantastic!

Janett said...

Wonderful card, love the background and the fold is so cool.

Mary Ann said...

Love this card,the fold is awesome...

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