Fancy Fold Christmas Card

This Fancy Fold Christmas Card will thrill anyone.  I included the card band  in the design.  Card Bands are the hot new trend in card making.

This card fits in an A7 envelope and can be personalized to any color scheme but red and green are pretty standard.  Have you started on your Christmas Cards?

If you are using the Design Space file the card band holly is drawn.  If you are using the SVG file the holly is cut out.  (I couldn’t figure out how to do the drawn in Inkscape)

You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock (Red and Green)
        • Various scraps of cardstock
        • Pen
        • Glue

Cutting the Card

I did the card in solid colors.  Patterned paper can be used but it must be a light and/or small pattern.  I did mine in shades of red and green, being a Christmas card, but any color will work.  Embossing the little triangles would add a nice touch, if you had one you liked.

Cut the card and the cricut will do the writing.  I used a black pen but silver would look great too.  If you want to change what the card says, that can easily be done before cutting.  This card uses my font CMV Starry Night.  Find out about it here.

 The cricut divides the light green into two mats but they can be combined together.  Simply turn the small triangles and fit them together better and the diamonds on the second mat will fit.  If you need to learn how to move things around the mat, see my video.

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Assembly

First, re crease all the folds and tuck in the little triangles.  Open and close the card a few times to make sure it works OK.  The little points fold inside the card.

Then assemble the embellishments.  Liquid glue works best for this.  Once you have all the embellishments assembled, then put the card together.  Look at the pictures to see where everything goes.

The card band can be folded around the card after it is assembled and closed.  I gave you a little extra length.  Just cut off the extra.

Your card is done!  It fits in an A7 envelope.

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