1,2,3…. Creating holiday cards can be that easy and fun. I’ve decided to finish up sharing my Mitten Weather cards with you today. Sunday I shared one, Monday it was two and today you get the final three. All the cards have been created from one 6×6 Mitten Weather paper pad and a Mitten Weather Ready Set Chip Chipboard sheet from Cosmo Cricket.
There’s a lot to cover today so let’s get started…
Today’s first card is a barn door fold card which means it opens from the middle. This card measures 4.25 inches square so to do the fold, cut your cardstock 4.25″ x 8.5″. Instead of scoring down the middle, you’ll want to score 2 1/8″ from each side so that your flaps fold towards the middle. I’ve taken this card a step further and created a belly band for it. This means that the kraft cardstock band around the middle slides over the card and off.
Quick Tip: Create a sentiment from chipboard letters without using them up. To create the joy sentiment, I traced around some chipboard Thickers letters and then removed them. The glitter was applied with a Quickie Glue Pen inside the tracing.
Love From Our House
Creating scenes from paper is one of my favorite things to do. This sweet little Maya Road chipboard house is covered with Mitten Weather paper and then some Liquid Applique snow. To achieve this look, simply squeeze on your liquid applique and then apply heat with a heat gun until it puffs up.
Quick Tip: You can use sentiments from other occasion sets on Christmas cards if you get creative. The “love from our house to yours” sentiment is from the Hero Arts Mi Casa stamp set.
Ornament Gift Card Holder Card
And finally, the last design. It’s a gift card holder when you lift up the top flap. I created this fold design way back in September 2007 and have just updated it here. If you’re looking for the original tutorial, you can find it here at Pocket Card Tutorial.
Since I’m trying to stay on track with getting these Christmas Cards out, here’s my latest update. Cards are all made and yesterday I sent in the photo card insert I designed for printing. I usually print at home so I was amazed when I sent my order of 65 prints off to Wal-mart online. They were ready in 5 minutes. Unbelievable. I love technology! My job today is to buy more envelopes and get writing!
Take care and enjoy your holiday prep!