Smitten Mitten Gatefold Christmas Card

Learn how to make a cute Christmas card using the gatefold technique and an adorable Christmas mitten stamp set!

Learn how to make a cute Christmas card using the gatefold technique and an adorable Christmas mitten stamp set!

I am a bit behind this year in making my Christmas cards.  Usually I try to get them started in September – which takes some of the stress off as we get closer to the holidays.  No matter – there is still plenty of time to get your homemade Christmas cards made up 🙂

Stampin Up Smitten Mittens Bundle

This card was made using the Smitten Mitten stamp and die set bundle.  So cute!

One thing I love about this stamp set is that it is so versatile.  You can use it for making handmade cards, gift packaging, party favors, and even scrapbooking.  I have a couple more projects to make with this set and I will be sharing those with you later this week.

Creatively Homemade Supplies Needed

Smitten Mittens Stamp SetSmitten Mittens Stamp SetMany Mittens Framelits DiesMany Mittens Framelits DiesBe Merry Designer Series PaperBe Merry Designer Series PaperLayering Circle Framelits DiesLayering Circle Framelits DiesWhisper White Stampin’ Pad & RefillWhisper White Stampin’ Pad & RefillFine Tip Glue PenFine Tip Glue Pen

You will also need

  • Cardstock in Real Red, Garden Green, and Whisper White
  • Adhesive (Snail Tape Runner and Stampin Dimensionals)
  • Personal Die Cut Machine

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Learn how to make a cute Christmas card using the gatefold technique and an adorable Christmas mitten stamp set!

Cut your paper

  • Cut a piece of Garden Green cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  With the long edge against the top of your scoring board, score at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″.  Fold the flaps inward to form your card base.
  • Cut 2 piece of the mitten pattern paper (from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper pack) to 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 4″ x 5-1/4″.

Stamping

  • On a small piece of Garden Green cardstock using Whisper White craft ink, stamp the many merry moments sentiment.
  • Stamp a sentiment at the top of the Whisper White cardstock piece if desired.

Die Cutting

  • Cut out 2 of the detailed mittens from Real Red cardstock.  A Paper Piercing Tool makes quick work of punching out all those details!
  • Cut out 2 of the plain mittens from Whisper White cardstock.
  • Cut the sentiment into a circle using the Layering Circles die set.
  • Cut a scalloped circle from Whisper White cardstock.

Assembly

  • Open the flaps of your card and adhere the piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside of your card.  This will give  you a place to write your Christmas greetings.
  • Fold the flaps back closed and adhere the mitten patterned rectangles to the flaps on the front of your card.
  • Adhere the green circle with the sentiment to the white scalloped circle.
  • Run  adhesive on the back of the right side only of the scalloped white circle.  Adhere to the middle of the right flap.
  • Use a Fine Tip Glue pen to adhere the white mittens to the backside of the red decorative mitten die cuts.
  • Adhere one of the mittens to the right flap so it looks like the mitten is holding the sentiment (thumb up).  You don’t want to add adhesive to the whole back side as some of it will overlap to the left flap and you want to be able to open the card.
  • Add Stampin Dimensionals to the back of the other mitten and place it in the upper corner of the left flap.  By raising this up with dimensionals, you will be able to tuck the sentiment under the mitten and keep the card closed.  You want to make sure the dimensionals are only on the part of the mitten that will be on the left flap.

Learn how to make a cute Christmas card using the gatefold technique and an adorable Christmas mitten stamp set!

Pin this handmade Christmas card idea for later:

Learn how to make a cute Christmas card using the gatefold technique and an adorable Christmas mitten stamp set!

If you missed any of the other Smitten Mittens projects, you can check them out at the links below.

While you are here, be sure to check out the rest of my Christmas crafts and recipes. So tell me… Have you started your Christmas cards yet this year?  What are you making?  Be sure to leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from you!  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

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