Today I’m sharing my absolutely EASIEST card fold technique for cardmakers in this super classy Christmas greeting. Not only is is easy, it’s super fast so you can make a bunch of these and get them into the mail lickety split! Let’s see…
Wouldn’t you like to receive this with your holiday mail? Thought so. So I figure you could make this card in about 5 minutes, certainly less than 10! What about it makes it so quick?
- Using foil snowflakes from a package
- Decorating with a designer series paper strip
- Embossing only one small greeting
Take another peek.
So I did say there was a fold technique for cardmakers in this card didn’t I? It might be hard to notice, but there’s really only ONE teeny tiny, ultra simple fold! The front panel of the card is folded back so one inch of the inside of the card is showing. That’s it! And although that might seem small, it’s one HUGE way to add variety and interest to your card making. Not only for you, but for your recipients too. (If you’d rather not have a fold, you can achieve a similar look like on this pretty card from my Front and Centre Friday series made by my firend Lillian.)
- Shimmery White cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4” AND 7 1/2”
- Year of Cheer designer paper 7/8” x 5 1/2”
How do you make this card? Six ultra easy steps:
- Fold and burnish card along score lines with folding bone.
- Stamp greeting at top left near card fold and sprinkle with silver embossing powder. Heat.
- Cut foil snowflake in half, add a glue dot to the middle and place under the folded back strip of card so it shows to the left and you don’t see the edge. (TIP: There are both silver and gold snowflakes in the package – so make some of each.)
- Use Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape to glue down folded back strip over top of snowflake.
- Adhere strip of patterned paper to front of glued down strip.
- Attach rhinestone in centre of snowflake.
Tadah! You’re done. Pop that into a Very Vanilla envelope and sit back to hear the rave reviews.
If you haven’t picked up a package of either the foil snowflakes or Year of Cheer paper, do not delay. They are on the Holiday Catalogue retiring list and when they’re gone, they’re really gone! Click on the images below to order yours now!
You Can Make It Too
At this hectic time of year, you may think hand making your holiday cards is a pipe dream. Not so! Not only can you make them quickly, you can add a twist with a simple unexpected touch. Incorporate my card fold technique for cardmakers into your toolkit and you’ll always have fun cards to give to family and friends.