A Circle Gate Fold Card for Cardz 4 Guyz # 334

Welcome back to the bi-weekly Cardz 4 Guyz challenge! Our host for # 334, Deb, chose a circle card for the theme. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the rest of the creations from the other design team members. I am always so impressed not only by the creative individuality but also by the wide variety of interpretations for each theme.

For my circle card, I chose to use some new holiday DSP along with the retired Christmas Means More stamp set, and a Grinch stamp that I picked up somewhere along the line.

I used a tutorial from Einat Kessler for this card, but made a few adjustments to the measurements. You can find her tutorial here.

Here’s my card:

This sentiment is a take on one of my favorite Grinch quotes. I just love The Grinch, it’s a classic (the original, not the live-action one), written and illustrated by one of my favorite authors, and one of our cherished Christmas traditions. The Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade colors are perfect for this card. The DSP (designer series paper) comes from the Merry Bold and Bright DSP found in the September through December mini-catalog.


  • The Poppy Parade cardstock base measures 6-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches. You should have a 2 inch flap for the front of the card.
  • The Christmas lights DSP for the inside measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • I used the same DSP for the envelope flap which measures 2-1/2 by 6 inches.
  • The Christmas tree DSP on the front flap measures 1-7/8 by 5-1/4 inches. I also punched a 1-inch circle of this DSP for the envelope seal, which I ran through my XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • The white cardstock under the Christmas tree DSP measures 5-3/8 by 2 inches.
  • I used a half sheet (5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches) of Poppy Parade and white cardstock to create the circles. The Poppy Parade circle has a diameter of 5 inches. The white cardstock circle has a diameter of 4-3/4 inches.
  • HINT: I’ve had a couple of the following compasses for many, many years. They make it so easy to create circles larger than a punch or die would be able to create. The Amazon link is below.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures 5-1/8 by 3-1/4 inches.


  • I only used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere all the pieces of the card together.
  • Create and fussy cut the circle out of Poppy Parade cardstock.
  • After using a pencil to create the white cardstock circle, do all your stamping using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Color the holly and berries using the Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade blends combo markers.
  • After all the ink dried, I fussy cut the circle. Trust me – let it dry.
  • I stamped Grinch in black ink on the inside piece of white cardstock. Color with the same blends combo markers and adhere to the inside.
  • The inside sentiment comes from a past Paper Pumpkin stamp set, and is stamped in Poppy. Parade ink.
  • HINT: I decided where to adhere the Ginch piece by dry-fitting the circle over the front. I wanted to make sure that the inside white cardstock wouldn’t show under the circle. I did have to round the corners to accomplish this.
  • After adhering all the DSP and the two circles, it’s time to fold over the circles to create the flap on the back. I wound up scoring a line 3/4 of an inch on the right side of the circle. Burnish the scoring line well.
  • Use liquid glue to adhere the flap to the back of the card base.
  • I wanted to make sure the card would stay closed on its own, so I used two clear circular Velcro dots on the flap and the inside of the circle. You can find the Amazon link for them below as well.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!


Colors Used:

Supplies Used:

Amazon Favorites:

XYRON create-a-sticker – https://a.co/d/0Ycp0e4

Safety Compass – https://a.co/d/bSIHysG

Velcro clear dots – https://a.co/d/7KEGVWh

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