I love this type of fold for a Christmas Card! I saw pictures on Pinterest of the Scene Stepper card from Tattered Lace. They sell a fabulous die that will make this card but it is sold out everywhere. So I was very happy when I found Ruth's blog that had a similar card and she gave out a template! Her card is so adorable! Her template is in centimeters so I googled a site that will convert centimeters to inches. The only change I made was when I scored the fold for the "floor" of the card - I scored it at 1.25 inches from the bottom of the card. But you can make the floor higher up if you want.
I used lots of shiny paper on this card! The back ground of the scene is a very shiny star (holographic?) filled paper! The floor is a silver glitter paper and I added glitter to the snow flakes. I decorated the card with Graphic 45 paper and used several sheets using different green tones.
This really is a fun card to make! The link to Ruth's blog is below! I was so happy to find it! Thank you, Ruth!
I have been busy making our Christmas cards for this year! But I wanted to give our Grandson, Everett, an Advent Calendar this year. He is 3 years old and when our other Grandson - Ezra was 3 , we gave him an Advent Calendar and his mother is still using it! This year the calendar is shaped like a house.
Again, I used Graphic 45 paper to decorate. I love how it turned out. It is a little bit of work to cover all the boxes with cardstock but worth it when you take the final look. Now, we are trying to find things to put in the little boxes- AND I do mean little. I carry one of the boxes with me so I can size up whether the item will fit.
I found the Carolers and the tree at Michael's. After I adhere them to the base - I may use some faux snow to put around their feet. I made the wreath out of some boxwood I found at Michael's. It really has been a fun project.
I should mention that when we buy something that won't fit it in the little box- we put it in the drawstring bags you seen in lower left corner of picture. The bags will have a number on it and we will put a note in the box that says - "Open bag number 1" or something like that. The little Gingerbread peeps are one example. I have found mini animals and some finger puppets that will work. I didn't want the boxes to just have candy.
Today is really cold! Winter is here and I am so missing the warm weather we have had ...even in October! But the holidays are coming and I love getting ready for them. Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I think I will take out my Santa collection. I know it's still early but I want to enjoy them for as long as I can.
Hope everyone will have a fabulous day!!