Festive Gate to Christmas Center Step Card

Festive Gate to Christmas Center Step Card

Hi everyone!  Thanks for popping by.  Continuing with our Christmas in July projects.  I have a center step card I created to share with you today using Heartfelt Creations ‘Celebrate the Season’ Collection.


and a little closer look:


Products Used:

HCPC-3394 – Classic Bella Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3745 – Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3746 – Festive Gate Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3747 – Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3748 – Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set
HCD2-750 – Cut Mat Create 1B Die
HCD1-712 – Bella Rose Die
HCD1-7104 – Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
HCD1-7105 – Festive Gate Die
HCD1-7106 – Celebrate the Season Die
HCDP1-268 – Celebrate the Season Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Spring Bling Prills – 12 Pack

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Archival Watering Can Ink, Distressed Inks (Evergreen Bough, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Seedless Preserves), Crystal Lacquer, Crystal Micro Glitter, Dove Blender Pen, Purple Micro Glitter and die cutting machine.


Start by making a Center Step card out of White Card Stock.  For a tutorial on how to make one click here. Once your card is complete cover the card in panels using the Celebrate the Season Paper Collection.

The Festive Gate Cling Stamp Set was stamped on white cardstock with Watering Can Ink and cut with the coordinating die.  After die cutting, the fence was distressed with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and finished off with a layer of Crystal Lacquer and Crystal Micro Glitter before attaching as shown.  The Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set was stamped on white cardstock with with Watering Can Ink and cut with the matching die.  The Wrapped Presents stamped images were colored with a Dove Blender Pen and a combination of Evergreen Bough and Seedless Preserves Distressed Inks before finishing them off with Purple Micro Glitter and attaching as shown.  The Poinsettia flowers were stamped on White cardstock with Watering Can Ink and cut with the matching die.  They were distressed with Seedless Preserves ink before shaping the flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and finishing with Prills for the centers and attached as shown.  The fern leaves from the Classic Bella Rose Cling Stamp Set and the  Garland and Wreath from the Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set were all stamped on white cardstock using Watering Can Ink and cut with the matching die.  They were then colored with Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn Distressed Inks before attaching to the card.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

4 responses »

  1. Stunning! I love the design and all the elements!


  2. What a pretty card !! Love the bright colours


  3. Beautiful card! Love the design and the gorgeous colors.


  4. Very pretty. I love the dimension! How creative!



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