Newton’s Nook – Santa-Saurus Gate Fold Card

Hey crafty friends! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today with an adorable gate fold card featuring some of the new Christmas Time patterned paper and my favorite Christmas dinos from last year!

To create my card base, I took a regular 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch sheet of white cardstock and, instead of scoring at 4 1/4 inches, I scored at 2 1/8, flipped it around and scored it again in the same measurement. Then, when you fold on the score lines toward each other, you get a card the opens from the center. Really simple but just makes it different and fun!

I trimmed down the fabulous plaid paper from the Christmas Time pad to 2 x 5 1/4 inches twice and glued them to the flaps on the front of my card. Then I pulled out the green tree pattern and cut 2 strips of that at 1 1/2 inches wide and scored them about 2 1/2 inches in. I folded them and wrapped them around the card to adhere them together but giving enough room for the band to slide up and down the card to remove it.

Next, I stamped and colored images from Prehistoric Christmas and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I stamped a sentiment from the set and cut it with the smallest circle in the Frames Squared die set. Next, I used the circle frames set to cut a white scallop and another pattern from the paper pad to cut a circle background for my mini scene. I adhered everything together and then added it to the band I made earlier.

For finishing touches I just added black glaze pen to the dinosaur’s eye and glossy accents to his spots, the gift bows and the holly berries. This card is just sooo much fun! I hope you enjoyed it too!

Products used today:
Prehistoric Christmas stamps and dies
Christmas Time paper pad
Frames Squared dies
Circle Frames dies
Pink & Main Layered Circles dies
Glossy accents
Foam squares
Bearly Art liquid glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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