Holiday Center Folding Card Tutorial

I love making my holiday cards!  But I always have such a hard time deciding on just one stamp set or one style of card to make.

This year I did my best to keep all my cards the same and only swapped out the patterned background paper.  I almost always start on Pinterest looking for inspiration before making any card of any kind.  When I stumbled upon a center opening card I just knew I wanted to try making them this year.


I began by cutting my red cardstock in half and then instead of folding it in half I scored each side at 2 1/8."  As soon as I had all the card bases made I set them aside and went to work cutting my patterned paper into strips that were 5 1/2" by 1 7/8."




I put the patterned paper on each flap of the card and then cut coordinated plain colored paper for the inside of each card (3 1/2" x 5") and adhered those using my tape runner as well.





With the bulk of my card done I turned to stamping my image.  I stamped the center image using my Peace, Love, Joy stamp from Stampin' Up! It is part of the All Year Cheer 1 set from 2002.  I stamped in red on a bright white background sized 2 1/8" x 2 1/2."

I layered my white image over another color paper (sometimes green and sometimes gray depending on the patterned paper I was pairing it with).  The larger paper was sized 2 1/2" x 2 3/4."  

I then cut one final rectangle for my center image at 2 3/4" x 3."  I forgot to take a picture of these steps but you can see the completed image and layers on the card front.




Once all my center images were done I used my tape runner to add tape to just one side of the image and adhered it to the card front.  








Linking up with Penny Black and More for their November card challenge. 

Comments

  1. These look great and not too hard to make. Thanks for sharing your design. #MMBC

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    1. I do like to make simple card when I have so many to make.

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  2. They look great! Maybe even I could do it. #MMBC

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    1. I bet you could! They really aren't that hard to make.

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  3. It's a great design and looks super in all the different variations too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  4. Those cards are so pretty! I love the design x

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  5. Such a great assortment of Christmas cards! Thanks so much for sharing at Penny Black and More challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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    1. Thank you! I was so excited to see that it's a monthly challenge; I need something to keep me motivated with my paper crafts.

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  6. These are amazing! There is nothing quite as wonderful as getting a handmade card! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  7. So you make your own cards to send out for Christmas?? How special!!! That takes a lot of time. They look beautiful!

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    1. Yep, for just about as many years as I can remember (though there was a year or two when the boys were younger that I did just buy some). Thank you.

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  8. A great set of pretty seasonal cards in traditional colours, and lovely to see at Penny Black and More challenge but you do need to mention us and add a link to us to be eligible for the prize draws..

    B x

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    1. Ok; I'll add that (I had read that on the site but completely forgot when I was writing up the post!).

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  9. I love making my own Christmas cards, and these are beautiful. Thank you for sharing the tutorial at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  10. Such beautiful cards! I really love the card with the stockings and candy canes!

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    1. Thank you! That was one of my favorite patterned papers.

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  11. Very Pretty! Thanks for sharing this on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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