Simple Christmas Card with Unique Card Folds

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:

Combine Designer Series Paper and Unique Card Folds to create your Christmas card design. Today's card is simple, beautiful and easy to make!

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!

Combine Designer Series Paper and Unique Card Folds to create your Christmas card design. Today's card is simple, beautiful and easy to make!

On this second version, I’ve used the same panels on the top but changed up the DSP pieces used on the bottom.

Combine Designer Series Paper and Unique Card Folds to create your Christmas card design. Today's card is simple, beautiful and easy to make!

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:

Combine Designer Series Paper and Unique Card Folds to create your Christmas card design. Today's card is simple, beautiful and easy to make!

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:

Combine Designer Series Paper and Unique Card Folds to create your Christmas card design. Today's card is simple, beautiful and easy to make!

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:

Combine Designer Series Paper and Unique Card Folds to create your Christmas card design. Today's card is simple, beautiful and easy to make!

Was this visual tutorial helpful?

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.

 

Combine Designer Series Paper and Unique Card Folds to create your Christmas card design. Today's card is simple, beautiful and easy to make!

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!

Melissa 🙂

 


 

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!

Combine Designer Series Paper and Unique Card Folds to create your Christmas card design. Today's card is simple, beautiful and easy to make!

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Project Dimensions:

  • Card Body in Gray Granite: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Merry Merlot Layer: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Designer Paper Pieces (4): 1-13/16″ x 2-1/2″
  • Gray Granite Scrap for Circle

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I am a seeker of that crazy, excited feeling that comes when you've created something that’s unique, beautiful and expresses who you are in some small way. It’s like making a new discovery, when you find a unique combination of color, layout, dimension and texture. I call it a creative spark and it makes me giddy! Through sharing and teaching I hope to help others find this amazing feeling of creative bliss!

Comments

  1. Leslie Markland says

    Melissa, I love this card. It really speaks to my “Matchy Matchy-ness” I don’t want to say OCD, as that is an actual diagnoses, but you get the idea, I hope. Thank you for posting the measurements and supplies. I tried to guess, but came up with a narrower diamond in the center. I suppose I could still use it with a diamond rather than the circle in the center. Or maybe the tailored tag punch
    I just got the Joyous Noel paper in this week and can’t wait to play with it. So beautiful. It’s funny how the Holiday Catalog doesn’t show the true beauty of some papers.
    New demonstrator!

    • Melissa Kerman says

      Thanks for your comment Leslie. I also love the Joyous Noel DSP. I often find it’s hard to really appreciate the beauty of DSP in the catalog. The Frosted Floral DSP is one where it is sooooo much prettier in person. I offer product shares that include DSP and bits of a few coordinating products from a given suite. That way people get to see and use the items without investing in a whole pack of anything. I always want to see products in person so the shares work really well for me as well. Enjoy playing and thanks again for taking the time to comment! I really appreciate it!

  2. Hilda says

    Thank you, Melissa! Your visual tutorial is very concise and easy to follow. I can’t wait to try making this fun looking card. Thanks for the time and effort you put into sharing with us.

    • Melissa Kerman says

      Thank you Hilda!I’m glad you found the visual tutorial to be helpful. Thanks for commenting and letting me know. I hope you’ll have fun playing and will share your creations too! Have a great day!!!

  3. Anke Voß says

    Melissa, the visual tutorial is a very good way for me to follow the introduction step-by-step. I can make a copy and put it on the desk.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.
    I found your blog some days ago and there are so many beautiful cards and ideas!
    Greetings from Berlin
    Anke

  4. Marie Fix says

    Thanks for a great card design! I found this on Pinterest and think I will try to make a cut file on my Cricut. I hope that is okay with you. I will give you credit of course! I’m guessing that is a 45 degree fold but I will figure it out. So glad I found this!

    • Melissa Kerman says

      Go for it! Play and have fun with it! I’m glad you like the project! I think you’re probably correct about the angle although I didn’t check it. I did put dimensions of the cut in the blog post in case you haven’t seen that. Have fun playing!!!

  5. lynn Martin says

    Hi,
    I found your post on Pinterest and will start following you, I loved your card plus the others posted here, I really love that you did a step by step in pics and words explaining the process as well as a video, I’m an avid fan of u tube so will subscribe when I find you, Thank you so much for the template, it makes everything easier for me and your set up is terrific I love that you seem to be right next to me as if to say ok Lynn your wrists/ thumbs etc etc are hurting move on to something else, as prep for multiples is often not really my thing as pain is a big issue, but yes I’m sure going to give this project a go, sorry for essay lol I wanted you to know how much I appreciated your help and ideas Thank you xx😀💚

    • Melissa Kerman says

      Thanks so much for your “essay”. I loved it and so appreciate you taking the time to comment and let me know so much of what you enjoyed in the post. If you search for Melissa’s Crafting Treehouse you should find me on YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest. I’ll look forward to hearing from you again soon!

  6. Peggy Whiteman says

    Hi Melissa,
    I don’t plan on making the cards, but the step by step pictures on how to were so easy to follow. I love to see how others do things and your tutorial is GREAT!! Thank you.

  7. Twila Toney says

    Melisa
    I’m new to card making & your tutorial was great I’m going to try it soon. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Twila

    • Melissa Kerman says

      I’m glad you enjoyed this card. If you haven’t already check out my Paper Crafters Primer geared to the relatively new papercrafter. You can find it on the home page of my website. It’s a free download when u subscribe to my newsletter. Happy Crafting!

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