Using simple folds you can create a card with lots of interest for the recipient. Start with a card base of 5 1/2″x12″. Score it at 1 3/8″ – 2 3/4″ – 5 1/4″ – 7 3/4″. Crease your score lines creating mountain and valley folds.
I fussy cut a Reindeer from the Bo Bunny Silver & Gold Collection to become the focal point of the first fold of my card. By lining the left edge with the edge of the card and extending the right side over the fold you’ll have a card that pops out at you from the very start. For my second card I used Tim Holt’s Tattered Poinsettia die cutting it from Kraft paper and distressing the edges with ink. When I had glued it together I ran the whole piece through my Cuttlebug with the Textile Embossing folder. Wow does this save on time and comes out wonderfully. You’ll need to fiddle with the petals once you take it out of the embosser to lift them up and give them life. Add a few Stickles and you’ve got the focal point on the second card done.
I added Diamond Stickles on all the cords that hung the snowflakes from the deers antlers (you’ll see more photos in my video). To make the red snowflakes pop a little more I used red tinsel glitter I had on hand and a pearl eye finished out my Reindeer.
On the poinsettia card I used decorative papers from Heartfelt Creations Frosty Blanket Collection to mat the card folds. The sentiments on both cards are from the Heartfelt Creations Christmas Sentiment Circles. I wanted to mat the larger sentiment and decided to use a couple of dies from Spellbinders Fascination and Heart Circles sets. Don’t overlook pulling out just a single die from your sets to use here and there. The stacked mat was perfect for my circle sentiment which I had embossed in gold shimmer powder.
One of the best things about these cards
is that they’ll fit in a standard A2 size envelope.
For step by step instruction, more ideas and photos check out my video
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!
15116955: Bo Bunny Silver & Gold Collection
HCDP1 225: Heartfelt Creations Frosty Blanket Collection
HCPC 3561: Heartfelt Creations Christmas Sentiment Circles
S4-316: Spellbinders Heart Circles Decorative Elements Nestabilities die
S5-206: Spellbinders Fascination Fold & Tuck Shapeabilities die
65 8261 - Tim Holtz BigZ Tattered Poinsettia die
37-1153: Provo Craft Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder
2000293: Provo Craft Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Supplies from my Stash: Cream and Kraft cardstock, Versamark; We-R-Memory Keepers Corner Chomper; Gold Embossing Powder, Diamond Stickles, 2.5″ Circle Punch, Pine Branch punch, red tinsel glitter