I’m just loving this simple Christmas card and enjoying playing with unique card folds! This card was my Alaska Cruise card swap and it was so easy to make multiples!
I only made 20 but could have easily made lots more! I’ll be sharing two methods for putting this card together. The first method is fine if you’re just making a few but if you’re making lots I think you’ll enjoy my alternative method. Check out my video tutorial and visual tutorial just ahead.
Here are two versions made with the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Farmhouse Christmas Stamp Set:
The possibilities are numerous for playing with the DSP and determining which side to face up, and where to place them. This is one of the best parts of playing with unique fun folds like this!
On this second version, I’ve used the same panels on the top but changed up the DSP pieces used on the bottom.
Here are a few tips if you’re intending to make a bunch of this card (or multiples of any card for that matter):
- Prepare all the pieces for the card in batches. For example, create all your bows, cut all your DSP, heat emboss and punch out all the sentiment pieces.
- For projects that require a lot of punching, or another step that may be hard on your hands, you may want to make 10 at a time and then work on another step for a while. This just mixes things up and makes it easy on your body.
- When I cut my designer paper I made stacks of DSP in sets of four, for the four panels I intended to use on each card. This made the process so easy when putting my cards together because the pieces were already collated for me. What you see below are little stacks of four pieces of DSP each card.
- The pieces that are folded in the photo below are the three configurations of DSP that I came up with and liked the most. They are already folded and ready to place on my Merry Merlot cardstock layer. For my second method, the one I think is easier for making multiples quicker, I did not pre-fold the pieces of DSP. Check out my visual tutorial ahead to check out that method.
Here’s my piles of yummy pieces created for the card swap:
Since I was making a bunch of these, I made myself a little template for folding the DSP. I just figured it would make the whole process go much more smoothly!
I loved these unique fun folds cards so much that I decided to redo the design for my Stamp Club and Free Card Kits Program recipients with a different designer paper. I’ll be sharing that card very soon! This template really came in handy and was very much appreciate by my in person club members when they met in September
Here are the dimensions for my little template in case you want to make one for yourself:
All the kits mailed out to Stamp Club members and Free Card Kit recipients included one of these little chipboard templates! Pretty sweet huh? I love to make my customers happy!!!
Want an easy method for making lots of this card more quickly? Here’s my visual tutorial for what did to make this card for my swap:
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Let me know what you thought of it by leaving a comment below. A visual tutorial like this takes a bunch of time to create. I want to know if you found it useful!Plus, it will encourage me to make them more often!
I always appreciate your feedback.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today featuring unique card folds. There’s a complete supply list ahead plus all the project dimensions as well.
Make sure to check back soon to see the version of this card that my club members and Free Card recipients got, or will be getting soon!
For additional Project Tips & Details check out my short video tutorial here:
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Thanks so much for spending some time with me today!
Happy Crafting friends!
Another Easy Christmas Card with unique card folds that you might enjoy:
Christmas in October and Fun with Designer Paper – Includes a visual tutorial including a template for recreating multiples quickly!
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- Card Body in Gray Granite: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
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- Designer Paper Pieces (4): 1-13/16″ x 2-1/2″
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