Tuesday, October 1, 2013

[Video]Scandanavian Christmas Cards with CTMH Art Philosophy!

This double gate fold card looks tricky, but isn't!  Don't you love that? Impress friends with your crafting!

One of my roommates at the CTMH Convention (Rema) made a card like this and it was amazing - I had to figure out how she did it!

Here are some close ups of the card:

Above you can see the card opened up - plenty of room to write a Christmas message.
The card above is a little different than the red stamped one - I added a border and some red stickles (glitter glue).  My friend Lisa S. LOVES stickles and tells me that they always enhance a project and she's right!  I just get impatient waiting for it to dry...

I used the new October Close to My Heart Scandanavian Wishes stamp set and this cut from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge (shown below):
Check out the video to see how to make this double gate folded card (click HERE if you can't see the video):



Products Used:
Close to My Heart's October Stamp of the Month Scandinavian Wishes (see below)

Close to My Heart October Stamp of the Month
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103 comments:

  1. Both colors are great, but the red says cheer to me. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration!

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  2. Fantastic cards, I love the fold. The red looks happier.

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  3. I like the red stamped image but like the extras on the other card. They are lovely

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  4. You make everything look so easy and inviting!!! I like both cards, but if I had to chose, I would choose the brown one.

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  5. Very pretty! I like both cards, but if I had to choose I'd pick the brown one. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  6. Love the cards! I think I prefer the brown image, but would like to see it on the other cards' background papers - not an option huh? HAHA!

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  7. I think I like the red card better from the pics but like the extra on the brown card.
    Mel's Mom

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  8. I like the red image. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. I like the red stamped image it really pops. Love the design.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  10. Love these cards and thanks for the video tutorial! I'll definitely be trying out making cards similar to this. I like the brown stamped card better, only because I like the little extra on the inside of the card. They're both wonderful.

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  11. Definitely the red stamped image. Love the card! Thanks for sharing this technique and the opportunity to win this cartridge!!!

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  12. I really think it's a toss up this time - I prefer the brown inking, but like the brightness of the other card. both are beautiful!

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  13. For the holidays, I like the red.

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  14. I like them both, but the brown stands out more to me with red heart.

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  15. The red one reminds me more of all things Scandinavian. I am going to try this fold out on a couple of cards I am doing today. Thanks!

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  16. I love them both but I have a thing for gold/red @ Christmas & I honestly thought the brown was gold! LOVE the RED heart as it gives the whole thing just the POP it needed! What a great shaped card for the holidays!!

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  17. This is a very neat card. I think I like the brown house better, tying the mat color into the rest of the design. The stickles were a perfect touch!

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  18. I love that card! The red is my favorite!

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  19. Hands down Joy I luv, luv the red stamped image! Love this awesome card design! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Love this card. The red is my favorite. Have a fun day.

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  21. I am liking the red one better, just a little brighter for Christmas cheer.

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  22. I'm voting red, but it is my favorite color, so I'm kind of biased....

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  23. I love the brown! I've been crazy about brown lately!

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  24. I love the brown! I've been crazy about brown lately!

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  25. I like the brown. I just gives it a different look. Thanks for sharing.

    Luria

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  26. HI I love that it looks so complicated but really isn't. Great card! Laurie from NFGP.

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  27. I like the brown. It adds another dimension and makes the deer look more realistic. The card looks a little more homey with the brown.

    Debbie Furtney

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  28. At first I was going to say red because it being a christmas color but after looking again I think definately brown. The brown is more realistic for the deer and also it makes it pop.

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  29. Hi Joy,
    Love the Red one, for me it just says Christmas.

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  30. Boy, that's a hard decision. I like the brown one because it enhances the deer and detail, but I also like the red one because it's more "Christmasy" and Scandinavian. I guess I'll just call it a tie. Thanks for the video instructions. It makes a difficult project much more tempting to make.

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  31. I have to go with the Red, but that's just because I like the traditional colors. That card looks complicated, but your instructions look like it'll be easy afterall. thanks for sharing it.

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  32. I like them both, but the brown stands out more! TFS!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  33. The red border on the brown card did it for me.

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  34. Tough decision - but I'll go with the red because it's a Christmas Card and that's the traditional coloring on that card. I have a friend who would love a card like that with the Scandinavian "flavor". Thanks for sharing.
    Elaine S.

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  35. Red stamped because it looks more Christmas-y. I did one like that - the front of the
    gate card was Santa and Christmas decorations etc. but if you turn it around
    the Nativity scene is on the back. Since it is made that way you can make
    it look two sided. Turned out great and all my kids want one.

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  36. Love your card! Yes, look difficult to make but isn't so that makes it extra cool, thanks for sharing.

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  37. great card. I like both but I think red wins.

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  38. Love your card and the awesome fold. Thanks for making it so easy for us. Look forward to trying it.

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  39. I vote red. The stamping outside, but also the stamping inside, make the card.

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  40. Great cards are great, but I think I like the brown one better with the red heart. I just love gate fold cards. Keep up the great ideas, thanks!

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  41. Wow, that is a gorgeous card. I prefer the red stamped image but they are both beautiful.

    Leslie
    cascrapper at gmail dot com

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  42. I like the brown better because of the Stickles on the heart and the red patterned paper. Thanks for sharing this card technique!

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  43. I like the brown! And I just made one after watching the video.... so simple!! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. I like the brown. Deer and outdoor scenes look better in brown. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Florence from Louisiana

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  45. The card is amazing. I love the brown. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Mary O'Neal
    South Bend, IN

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  46. I vote for red as well! Thanks!

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  47. As Always, Joy, You'vE Presented A Beautiful product. I Prefer The Red, With The Extras On The Brown.
    From Lizette

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  48. Great fold. I like the red one a little better.

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  49. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card fold...awesome! I think both cards are great just the way you did them. I would be thrilled with either one in my mailbox ;) It's funny, but both look Scandinavian in either color. I think I'm remembering a brown sweater my brother had...maybe that's why it appeals to me too.Your paper choices are always right on and the stickled heart was the perfect touch!
    {{hugs}} Beth Anne

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  50. I like the brown better- stands out more. Thanks for sharing. I will have to try this card!

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  51. Both cards are beautiful. I do prefer the brown with the glittery red heart.

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  52. I like both of them. If I had to choose one, it would be the red one.

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  53. Gorgeous card Joy, as always :) Boy, you know I like them both. At first I liked the red one best just because I am such a tradionalist when it comes to Christmas colors (red and green), but after taking a second look, I kinda like the brown one just because of the "extras" plus I like the red heart above the deer. That pop of red I think makes the brown color go with the other colors.

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  54. I live the red better, looks more festive!

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  55. Each day I'm delighted to see the great ideas with these carts! Especially since I have them! yay! thanks - loving the videos really!

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  56. They are both beautiful but I like the red the best. Lovely video!

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  57. I like the red one better.....but both are very pretty!!!

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  58. I like the brown card best. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  59. I think it's mainly up to the crafter! I love both the red AND the brown! It's a MOOD thing really!
    Joy, this double gate fold card is NOW my favorite card EVER!!! I love it!!!

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  60. Personally, I like the contrast with the brown....BUT, both are beautiful as always!! You are such an inspiration, I stay up WAY too late at night watching your You Tube videos!! :-)

    Thank you!

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  61. Very cool card! To your question - normally, I'd say red because that's my favorite scrappy/stamping color...but with the reds/greens of the card, I think the brown is a nice contrast. Both versions are great!

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  62. Brown stamped...the contrasts are very nice!

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  63. Love any type of gatefold card. This is great! I prefer the red image as it is a traditional Christmas card and I prefer traditions on Holidays. Thanks for an informative video!

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  64. Beautiful I love your card and thank you for sharing... I need to get started on my holiday cards...

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  65. I loved thus tutorial . You made it look so easy. I think I like the brown ink card better.

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  66. An uncomplicated card you say. It really does look complicated. Beautiful card, great tutorial. Thanks!

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  67. Both cards are fabulous, but my favorite is the red one. Thanks for the chance! I'd love to win.

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  68. Wonderful cards!! They are both awesome, but I like the brown stamped one!

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  69. Both are pretty cards and a great idea but I'm a stickles fan so I vote for the red one!

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  70. EVERYTHING is better with Stickles and the red just pops! Thanks for such a fun design...love to see more interesting card shapes like this!
    Creative Wishes

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  71. Love the cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  72. I like the brown best. Here in Australia it is very hot at Christmas time so there is not much green but a lot of brown and Khaki so this card is definitely more in keeping with our sunburnt country!

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  73. I like them both a lot, but I like the red best. Thanks for showinga really cool card idea

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  74. this is a tough decision....but...i chose the brown one.

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  75. What a cute gate fold card! I like the richness of the brown, but either color is pretty.The red stickles definitely add to it!

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  76. Both are wonderful. I would say I like the red better. I like the Scandinavian look.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  77. i prefer the red stamped image! Fantastic fancy fold cards!!

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  78. Oh my gosh, these are SO cute! I love the image stamped in red the most....cheery and traditional looking

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  79. I I I I think I like the brown one a little more than the re, but there are both very pretty.

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  80. I like them both, but the brown card seems to have a little more zing!

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  81. I like them both, but the brown card seems to have a little more zing!

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  82. Love both cards. The design looks great in either color. Love the gate idea. Very clever! Thanks for the great video. Your step by step directions make it very doable. Marti from IN

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  83. These cards are just fabulous! I love them both but the red stamped image feels the most Christmasy!

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  84. Wowser! Great cards! My favorite is the red stamped one! TFS!

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  85. The card looks great. I like the brown stamped one for some reason.

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  86. Both are cool cards, but I prefer the red stamped image. The bright red makes it pop. Thanks for sharing.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  87. I love the card! My favs would probably be The Quiet Man (John Wayne) and of course the Godfather I & II. Thanks for the chance to win. Mimi

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  88. I love both cards! I like the red because it is the traditional choice and it looks beautiful. However, the brown is very natural. I can't decide which is my favorite.

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  89. I think I like the brown better. They are both beautiful! Thank you for showing us how to make them.

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  90. Love this card! Just made it as a Congrats on your new house! card. I'll post it in a day or two.
    Your red stamped house is my fav, but I'm in canada so I won't enter. Just wanted to mention the dimensions of the inside white and brown cardstock layers were transposed. Thanks so much for the awesome inspiration!

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  91. Both are lovely, but I prefer the brown

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  92. Great card, the red really seems to pop!

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  93. Thanks so much for the wonderful youtube tutorial. LOVE this card and love the directions. I am going to try it!

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  94. Great card - can't wait to try it. Love the brown but the red is nice too!

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  95. Love this card! Can't decide between buying the Artiste or Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (I"m a CTMH consultant too) but this little house cut just about sways me to the A.P.! I love the one stamped with red as is more traditional and I just LOVE red and green for Christmas colors. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome Cricut set!
    Marilyn at pinkpapercottage@yahoo.com

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  96. I love the red the most, though the brown is nice, too. I have a question, how / where do you buy the paper mat pad you were working on? It is a great idea!!! Thanks!

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