This card is a really big one, it’s 8×8″ size because my mom loves big cards. I used an 8×8 piece of card for the front and then cut shorter piece of card to go over it, layering some ribbon to make it slightly resemble a present. Then I die-cut a happy Christmas sentiment from the same card stock and layered it over the ribbon. It’s a simple but pretty front.
Plus, look at how the copper colours in the card shine when they catch the light, so pretty!
When open it, this starts to happen:
And when it fully opens:
So, as you can see, this is one of those pop and twist panel cards. I’d try and explain how I made it but I think that would just turn into one massive mess! You’d be much better off just going to YouTube, searching ‘pop and wist panel card tutorial’ and watching some videos. They look really complicated but once you watch a few videos it starts to make sense. The dimensions for everything given in videos are for smaller cards, I didn’t come across any for cards this big, so I did have to do some trial and error for this size. I don’t have the numbers on hand as I write this but if anyone does want the dimensions for the card you need to cut, just let me know and I can go find them, I have them somewhere.
You could decorate the panels with whatever you want but I chose to just keep it simple. I layered some patterned paper and then stuck a wood embellishment snowflake on each.
I have this lovely 4×4″ stamp so I used that for the inside. The sentiment and room for the to and from on one side and the picture on the other, it’s just lovely. I coloured the image part with my copic markers. I know the traditional red and green colours don’t really go with the rest of the card but the image called for those colours! I cut the stamp out, layered it on some paper and stuck that inside. I had a few wood snowflakes left too so I stuck some of those down on the right to fill in some space (there is a lot of space in this card after all!).
Of course, with all that chunky card and those wood embellishments, this ain’t a light card! It’s pretty darn bulky so I will be sending it as a package (I know, I live in the same house as my parents, but I thought it would be nice for them to get the card sent to them rather than me just handing it to them – they’re my parents so I don’t mind the extra, unnecessary cost!).
As fr the envelope, thankfully the card pack that the base came in had expandable envelopes!
I kept the decoration of the envelope pretty simple with just a stamped tree and a few stamped baubles that I few the stings in for. I also added some silver gel pen colouring so parts but that was it.
And that’s the card! Definitely the most time-consuming card I’ve made, especially taking into consideration the trial and error portion before getting the right measurements!