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.

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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!

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.