The Crafty Collaborations Team is comprised of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. Each month we participate in several collaborative projects, including Blog Hops, like this one to inspire all of us in our passion for crafting. Our goal is to create, share, and inspire every crafter to keep our creative energy flowing.
Today the theme of our Blog Hop is Kids and Babies. I created this Holly Jolly Christmas card with kids in mind. I love to make cards for one child in particular, my 2 1/2 year old grandson and I try to send him at least a card a week. I highly recommend sending cards even to the youngest of kids. Here’s a photo of my grandson enjoying a card at a young age.
He has ripped a few cards with his enthusiasm but mostly he has learned how to enjoy a card. He looks forward to receiving cards in the mail and especially enjoys a fun fold or pop up card.
Back to the blog hop! Here’s the outside of the card I created. I love the Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ paper pack. For this card I chose a white background with holly. The sentiment is from a Christmas to Remember stamp set.
The inside of the card holds the surprise that will delight children. The Gift Giving dies have the cutest cut out of Santa and his reindeer and I love making it “pop up” when the card opens. The “Magic is in the Air” sentiment fits perfectly, I think. Here’s how you can make a card like this at home.
INstructions for Holly Jolly Christmas Card
- Cut a card base 8 1/2″ x 11″ and score at 4 1/4″.
- Adhere a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of patterned paper in the landscape orientation to the front of the card base..
- Die cut the large solid heart from the Christmas Trimmings dies from a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock.
- Cut the “stringy” heart from the Evening Evergreen chevron patterned paper from the Christmas Tidings paper pack and adhere to the solid star.
- Adhere the star to the card front.
- Stamp “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” in Evening Evergreen on a scrap of white card stock and die cut it with the second largest sentiment die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Pop this up on dimensionals on the front of the card.
- Die cut three tiny Cherry Cobbler hearts from the Christmas Tidings dies and adhere to the front.
- Cut a piece of Basic white 8 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and score it at 4 1/8″. Adhere this to the inside of the card base leaving a 1/4″ border all the way around.
- Cut a 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ piece of white and score it at 1/2″, 1″, 1 1/2″, and 2″. Fold on all the score lines. Referring to the photo below, put glue on the smallest rectangle and fold into a tube.
- Now, adhere this into the center of the card by putting Tombow multipurpose glue on two adjacent sides and fitting it in to the crease.
- Stamp three “swirling snowflakes” on the top half of the card using Soft Succulent, stamped off on scrap paper before stamping on the card.
- Next die cut the Santa and reindeer from the Gift Giving dies and adhere to the front of the tube/pop up mechanism. Be sure to center the die cut on the mechanism. (Photo shows Santa die cut lined up. Close the card and it will adhere to the front of the pop up.)
- Stamp “Magic is in the Air” on the lower half of the inside card in Evening Evergreen.
You can see all the products used to make this card at the end of this post. Click on any thumbnail for more information or to purchase.
I hope that you will make a pop up card for a special child in your life. Please “hop along” to the next blog on the list to be inspired by our talented Crafty Collaborators.
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