Thursday, 7 January 2016

Folding Christmas Card

I've had some requests to show how I made the folding Christmas Card so below you will find instructions and a few videos to help you along the way. (Don't forget, this folded card can be used for all occasions.)
Cut an A5 card to the right size and mark all of the cuts and folds using a ruler and pencil using the diagram below. Remember the card measures 14.5cm x 25cm when open.
Fold and cut the sections as shown in the video. (I didnt have timeto edit into one video sorry)

Special Card Pt1 from Ladies That Craft on Vimeo.

Special Card Pt2 from Ladies That Craft on Vimeo.

Christmas Card Part Three from Ladies That Craft on Vimeo.

Cover the inside of the second card with the gold paper and wet glue.
Stick the folded panel to the gold card so that the card will still fold in half and so that there is a small border around the card.

Cut the red card so that it fits to the inside of the card as shown in the picture.
Add the two red strips, one at the top and one at the bottom. Now add the swirls as shown in the picture and add the gems.
Bend the three holly leaves through the middle and stick to one of the red panels. Now add two white flat beads as berries.
Mat and layer the greeting and stick to the second panel.
To decorate the front of the card
Cut a piece of red measuring 4 3/4" x 5 3/4" and stick to the front.
Cut a white piece of card measuring 4 3/8" x 5 1/8" and stick on the red.
Cut out a piece of red measuring 2 1/2" x 4 3/4" and stick to the left of the card.
Now add the tree starting with the largest piece and building up to the smaller piece. Cut a small piece of paper for the trunk and colour using a brown pen. Stick in place on the red.
Add the two swirls and the gems to finish.


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