This style of card (Step Panel Card) has been on my to-make list for forever. It’s definitely in the category of super easy once you know how and looks amazing, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to try it out!
The card has two hinged sections which sit into box shapes when the card is standing up and lay flat when folded. This means it can be displayed beautifully, but it can also fit into a standard size envelope.
I followed instructions and measurements by Amanda Bates – you can see her post here.
The theme for this card started with wanting to have the cute little Christmas trees from the Home Together Dies on the front panel. I used the ink swiping technique to create the coloured cardstock for these. Using the edge of your inkpad, swipe the whole pad (at an angle) across a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I layered Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizzazz to get some contrast in green. I used the same technique for the cardstock on the front of the card base.
The Trimming the Town DSP coordinated beautifully with my trees so I’ve used it on the back panel of the card. The front panel is Whisper White with embossing from the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder.
The finishing touches were Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and a Christmas sentiment from the Peace & Joy stamp set.
You can see the card above all folded up and ready to go in the envelope. It’s the perfect level of fancy, fun and practical for Christmas cards you need to post this festive season.
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