Monday, October 29, 2007

2007 Family Christmas Card

Hey Everyone! This card design will probably be our Christmas card for this year. I'll be sending this card only to family and close friends. I'll be making a different type of card for acquaintances and such.
I have to create about 25 of this scrappy card. The design had to be fairly simple to create but still have something special about it. That something special is the enclosed "Accordion Card" with pictures of my kids.
The card is actually an envelope/pocket style card. It's easy to create this pocket card. All you need to do is open up an envelope completely so that you can trace a template of the envelope or you can use a plastic envelope template. Design the envelope as you would a card and insert a card inside. In this case, I created a scrappy accordion card.

This is the accordion card inside of the pocket. To create the front of the card. I stamped the images using the "Season of Joy" stamp set. The color combo for this card is Always Artichoke and Cranberry Crisp. I mounted the image on to glitter mulberry paper.
To close the envelope/pocket (pictures above). . .I glued a strip of cardstock together, added a ribbon and slid the envelope/pocket through the strip. Without this part, due to the bulk of the scrappy accordion card inside, the envelope/pocket can't close completely.

This is the pages inside the "accordion card". I basically layered the pictures on to the mulberry paper consistent with the front of the card. To finish up the card, I added Stickles glitter to different areas of the images to give the card a little bling-bling.


Joani said...

GREAT card! I love it! So creative, thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word! It's gorgeous! What time you've put into this! I'm sure your family will LOVE it! So pretty Maria! Thanks for sharing!

Tracy.H said...

WOW! Your family will love these cards! So beautiful, Maria. :0)

Toni said...

Wow! You're making 25 of these?? Way to go! :) They are so special. Lucky family!

2 Worlds said...

Very beautiful what a great idea Maria , you rock girl :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Amazing Maria! What a neat project. Love the mublerry paper, the cut out tree, and the whole design. Can you adopt me as one of your family members? :o) TFS!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful and I am sure your family and friends will love it. Thanks for sharing this great design.

Ila said...

This is So Beautiful!! I'm sure they will all love and cherish it.

leann said...

such gorgeous colours ~ beautiful :)

Sonya said...'s just amazing!

malieta said...

Very pretty Maria!

Nicola said...

I love this. Can you put them on a thread on the group for me so I can look at them for inspiration please.


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