Sunday, February 25, 2018

Seasons Spring Double Gate

      Here is a card made with the Graphic 45 Seasons collection. The card base is made with kraft paper on a double gate fold card base. 

     The entire card is matted with Brown Eyes from My Colors card stock. The "Bloom bright all Season" is a piece of Ephemera. I made a collage consisting of a die cut flower, one of the chip board buttons (painted purple) with a knot of ivory seam binding, and a fussy cut bouquet of tulips from the patterned paper.

     The middle panels are handmade pockets with a die cut tag in each. The pockets are made by trimming a pocket and a tag in half. The sentiments on the tags are stickers.

     The front panels are made from a trimmed piece of ephemera. The embellishment is removable. I painted a mini clothespin with purple acrylic paint, matted a 7/8 inch square "spring" sticker on ivory, and added it to the clothespin. This is attached to a loopy bow made with seam binding.  

     I added a belly band with a hand made pinwheel over the ends, which makes the belly band appear endless.

     I will be making 16 cards and 4 calendars with this Graphic 45 Seasons Paper. All of these SEASON cards can be made using:

  • one sheet of each of the patterned paper 
  • one sheet of each of  Prints and Solids
In order to make All Seasons cards and calendars, you only need purchase the following items once:
  • Tags and Pockets
  • Chip Board
  • Ephemera
  • Stickers
Stay tuned for more cards this year.
Spring Double Gate Card - You are here!



Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Seasons
     Card Stock: My Colors - Brown Eyes
                                        Concord Grape
                      Bazzill - Sawdust
     Die: Burniston - Flowers & Bee
           Stamps of Life - Stitched Tags
     Ink: Inking - Frayed Burlap
     Embellies: 1/2 inch Cream Seam Binding
                     Mini Clothespin
                    Twine - Purple & Cream 
                    Gems - Starfoam Stickers (Pink)
                    Paint - Deco Art (Dazzling Metallics - Purple Pearl)


Challenge Up Your Life - Spring Flowers - #38 - *
Crafty Calendar - 2 or More Layers - #238 - *
Crafty Friends Challenges - Springtime - #10 - *
Dragonfly Dreams - Flowers - #116 - *
Pile-It-On - 3-D Embellies & Stickers - #117 - *


  1. Wow! This is so beautiful in every way. Gorgeous colors and I love all the details of the design. You are doing awesome work my friend!

  2. This is so beautiful Sharon! Love the folds and gorgeous use of this paper. Hugs, Autumn

  3. Wow! The fold of your card is absolutely awesome! Thank you for joining our current challenge at Challenge Up Your Life! Have a wonderful rest of your week and happy crafting!

  4. Stunning card, everything co-ordinates beautifully and I love the double gate fold. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge,
    Katrina x

  5. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x