I decided to get a start on my Christmas cards and was trying to think a little out of the box. This is a gate fold card with a window. Here is how it can be designed in Cricut Craft Room.
I used the George and Basic shapes cartridge, the rectangle is sized at 5.5" wide by 8.5" height.
The circles are sized at 2.5". (Your card base will end up being 4.25" by 5.5"). You could use any symmetrical shape, but I think 2.5" is probably the biggest you want to make it.
I found it easier to place the rectangle centred as it then makes it easier to place the circles centrally at either end. Do not weld the circles as you want to finish with a rectangle that has half circles cut out of each end as below.
You will need to score the card at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" , I have shown this on white card above (doesn't it look like a football field LOL).
Here is my card base, with the edges embossed using my Cuttlebug and the folder Snow Flakes.
You will notice I have also put in 4 eyelets one on each edge of the card above and below the window. You will see what these are for in a moment.
Here are the elements I am adding to the inside of my card.
The holly paper layer is cut at 4" by 5.25".
The scollop circles (Art Philosophy Cartridge page 41, Circle 3) were cut at 2.5" and 2.25" and embossed with the Snow Flakes folder. The stocking was cut at 1.75" (Art Philosophy page 67).
I layered the first scallop flat to the inside layer and then used pop dots for the second scallop and the stocking to add depth.
Here's the inside of my card.
To finish of I tied some sparkly ribbon to tie the gates together. And there you go - one Christmas card complete.
And to the side a little.
So there you are - I have finally made a start on my Christmas cards for this year - do you think I'm mad?!
I am entering this card in the following challenges
Go Fish Challenge #21 - Christmas in July
DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Christmas
Creative Inspiration Paint - Inspired by: Christmas in July
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything but Square (closes Sat 21/7)
Make it Monday - #98 linky party
Happy Crafting everyone.