Double Flip Christmas Tree Card

I created this double flip Christmas tree card  over a year ago but I could never get it to work.  Recently I have been going through my old projects and reworking the ones I couldn’t figure out to see if I’ve gotten any better.  I guess I have because I fixed it.

This double flip card features four different trees, each with a different pattern.  It is truly a testament to the advice to keep trying, you will figure it out.

 

You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base
        • various scraps of cardstock
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • printer
Cutting the card

The green base and the red panels were cut from solid cardstock.  I didn’t want to interfere with the patterns on the trees.  You might try embossing the red panels for some extra glamour.

Cricut will print/cut the trees. The trees need to be printed on white paper especially if you are using the SVG file so that the background color doesn’t show through.

Assembling the card

First Re-crease all the folds and make sure the card works properly.  When closed, both tress should overlap.

Then glue a tree to each side of the tree shaped flipper.  Be sure to line them up well so that the card works properly.  Then attach the candy canes however you like to the red panels before you glue them onto the card.

Finally, glue the rectangle with the words to the center.

Check to make sure the card works properly.  Either tree can be on top when closed.

And your Double Flip Christmas Tree Card is done!  Enjoy!

Santa Slider Easel Card

This Santa Slider Easel  Card is a variation on my Anniversary card that I posted a a while ago.  Two hidden messages which revel themselves,once you pull the tab at the top, add an element of surprise. The message is from my favorite Statler Brothers Christmas song.  And the gold foil adds a touch of class.

Anna Griffin inspired this card with something she did on HSN Craft Day and I knew I could make it for Cricut,  Anyone would be thrilled to get this Christmas card.  And it looks like you worked so hard on it.

What you need:

      • Very heavy cardstock for the base 
      • Scraps of cardstock 
      • liquid glue
      • tape glue (optional)
      • Download file
      • Pen 
      • Foam tape
Cutting the Card

I used a two sided paper for the base but you don’t have to.  Keep to the Christmas colors.  Use a gold foil paper for the Santa background to give it a touch of class.  I got mine at Hobby Lobby.  I cut the snowflake from a white vellum.  Vellum must be sealed completely to the mat or it will tear.  Smooth it down before cutting with your scrapper.

Print and cut everything out.  I put all the little parts on one mat by combining mats. You can write the message in any color.  

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

Play Video

Be very careful removing the overlay for Santa and the vellum from the mat as they tear easily.

Assembling the Card

Once the base card is cut, re-score the folds with a Popsicle stick.    

First, fold the base card  in half at the cut line.   Then put the pull tab through the cut line now at the top of the base card, inside the card, with the larger end at the bottom.  

Next, glue the small section of the flap on the top layer of the base card to the pull tab at the wide end .  Now glue the base card shut. When you do, be sure to leave enough space for the slider to move.  

Finally, glue about 1/4 inch around each edge.  The slider will not pull out of the card because of the width of the cut at the top. 

After gluing the card, work the slider a few times to make sure it is free to move.

Finishing The Card

With liquid glue, be sure to cover the whole outline.  Put the Santa together being sure to line the outline up perfectly.  

Attach the Santa, oval and snowflake embellishments on the easel with foam tape so that it adds some dimension to the card.  Make sure that the embellishments do not go below the fold at the bottom and are not attached anywhere above the middle fold or the easel will not work properly.  

Your Santa Slider Easel Card is done.  Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Easel Card

This Thanksgiving Easel Card is a another attempt to accentuate Thanksgiving.  I posted a shadowbox card  yesterday too.  Two hidden messages which revel themselves once you pull the tab at the top, add an element of surprise. 

A card Anna Griffin presented on HSN Craft Day inspired this card, but I altered the design to include a flap so the card could open and shut along with the slider.  The card fits nicely in an A7 envelope.

What you need:

      • Very heavy cardstock for the base (brown)
      • Scraps of cardstock (shades of brown)
      • liquid glue
      • tape glue (optional)
      • Download file
      • Pen (white)

This is fairly complicated one.  

Cutting the Card

I found an embossed pack of cardstock at Michael’s and just had to create with it.  The dark brown base was perfect.  You can change the colors or use patterned paper but try to keep to traditional Thanksgiving colors.

Print and cut everything out.  I put all the little parts on one mat by combining mats. The back of the brown embossed paper was white but that fit in nicely.  The writing on the slider was done in white.

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

Play Video

Be very careful removing all the pieces from the mat as they tear easily.

Assembling the Card

Once the base card is cut, re-score the folds with a Popsicle stick.  First, fold the base card  in half at the cut line.  I made the base card and main parts from brown and orange to help you see the assembly.

Then put the easel slider through the cut line now at the top of the base card, inside the card, with the larger end at the bottom.  

Then glue the small rectangle to the inside of the card under the easel slider. Next, glue the small section of the flap on the top layer of the base card to the pull tab at the wide end.  Make sure the large end of the slider hangs outside the flap.

Now glue the base card shut. When you do, be sure to leave enough space for the slider to move.  Glue about 1/4 inch around each edge. That is roughly to the outside of the “orange “rectangle.  The slider will not pull out of the card because of the width of the cut at the top. Work the slider a few times to make sure it is free to move.

Finishing The Card

With liquid glue, put the embellishments together using the picture of the finished card as a guide.  Make sure to spread  the liquid glue to all the edges.   

Attach the embellishments on the easel with foam tape so that it adds some dimension to the card.  Make sure that the embellishments do not go below the fold at the bottom and are not attached anywhere above the middle fold or the easel will not work properly.  

Your Thanksgiving Easel Card is done.  Enjoy!