Today’s tutorial features how to make a Christmas jumper vest gatefold card complete with wooden buttons and a soft, felt scarf! This easy gatefold card was quick to make and one to add to your “Christmas-card-ideas drawer”. We start off our card with a 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper trimmed to 5.5 inches by 12 inches. We love Winter Nights by Simply Made Crafts from Helen Griffin. The colours are perfect for any cards you make in the weeks following Christmas!
Once we trim our card down we score it along the short edge at 2 inches, 4 inches, 8 inches, and 10 inches. Next we added a v-neck shape to our jumper card by marking our card with a pencil at 1.5inches from the top and then trimming from the pencil mark to the corner on each side to create a V. And for our pocket we used a 1.5 inch square. Next we embossed our card with the Nordic Winter embossing folder and stamp set included in Simply Cards & Papercraft 185.
Our mat and layer for our centre, inside panel is 3-7/8 of an inch by 5.5 inches. Our white layer is 3.5 inches by 5-1/8 inches. Now before stamping, we add a touch of pink with Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar to the white layer. We stamp our bear, fox, heart, and sentiment to our white card using Versafine Ink in Onyx Black and Nuvo Hybrid Ink Panama Rose. Once everything is stamped and dry we can glue our mat and layer to the inside centre panel of our card. We also mount our pocket to the front of the jumper card with some foam tape for extra dimension. For added interest we hot glued some wooden buttons with hot glue then added our felt scarf (we love the colours of Sara Davies’ felt pack).
The two felt strips for our card measure 1.5 inches by 9 inches. We glued the two strips together to create a longer felt piece. We glued the bottom edge of the scarf to the top, back side of our card and tied it loosely. For some realistic texture we also cut fringes on the edge of our scarf.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a row of these on your fireplace mantle in different colours and papers? Give it a try. They’re so fun and easy!
Watch the full video for all the details and don’t forget to grab your copy of Simply Cards & Papercraft 185 and you can get the beautiful Nordic Winter stamp and embossing folder set.