Envelope Fold Card

Envelope Fold Card

Hi everyone!

I hope you are loving all of the beautiful ideas on the Heartfelt Creations blog and perhaps seeing all of these lovely Christmas projects have inspired you to start your Christmas card and project making early this year.  It definitely has put me in the festive mood 🙂

Here is a card where the real star is the inside (you will see what I mean in the photos below) Joann-Larkin-Christmas-Envelope-Card-Closed

Opened the first time:

Joann-Larkin-Christmas-Envelope-Card-Inside

Fully opened:

Joann-Larkin-Christmas-Envelope-Card-Open

and a little closer look:

Joann-Larkin-Christmas-Envelope-Card-Closeup

Products Used:

HCPC-3680 – Sparkling Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3748 – Gift Wrapped Presents Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3749 – Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3751 – Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set
HCD2-750 – Cut Mat Create 1B Die
HCD1-766 – Sparkling Poinsettia Die
HCD1-7104 – Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die
HCD1-708 – Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die
HCD1-709 – Gift Box and Mini Snowflakes Die
HCDP1-269 – Snow Kissed Paper Collection
Bottle Cap Inc Vintage Magnets .5 Inch 12/Pkg
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Blue Card Stock, Glitter Paper, Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Snowflakes View Die, Distressed Inks (Festive Berries, Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Stormy Sky), Distressed Markers (Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo), Decoart Snow Writer, White Detail Embossing Powder, Bling from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

This card, when closed measures 5″ x 7″.  To make this card you will need to create several pieces out of white card Stock that will need to be fastened together.  Start by creating the front cover by taking a 6″ x 7″ piece of white card stock and scor at the 1″ and 1 1/8″ marks.  Next you will need a 10″ x 7″ piece of white Card Stock scored in the middle at the 5″ mark.  Finally the frame is created by taking a 12″ x 7″ piece of card stock, scoring at the 1″ and 11″ marks and finally cutting out the center.  I decided to only have a top and bottom border so I drew a box centered 3/4″ from both the top and bottom between the 1″ and 11″ scor lines.  Tip, for extra strength, add an additional layer of paper behind the top and bottom borders.

Now it is time to assemble the white cardstock.  Start by taking your border piece that you just made and attach the 1″ strips to the edges of the 10″ x 7″ piece of white card stock.  I attached them to the inside so I could cover the seams with designer paper from the paper collection.  Next attach your 6″ x 7″ piece of card stock to the left side of your 10″ x 7″ piece at the 1 1/8″ scor line.  Since this card is thick when closed you need that extra scor line so the card will close nicely.  Once your glue has cured, attach panels from the Sun Kissed Paper Collection to the inside of your card and then start decorating!

The front cover is built by first covering the front with a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ piece of blue card stock, layered with the Spellbinders Snowflakes View Die cut out of white card stock centered with the Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Die cut from Glitter paper and blue card stock.

The Poinsettia flowers were stamped on white cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and cut with the matching die.  They were distressed with Festive Berries ink before shaping the flowers with the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and finishing with bling for the centers and attached as shown.  To finish off the front of the card, stamp the sentiment on white card Stock using Versamark and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and cut with the Cut Mat Create 1B Die.  For the inside panels the snowflakes from the Snow Kissed Flakes and Tag Cling Stamp Set was stamped on blue cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder and cut with the matching die before attaching them as shown.  The Snow Kissed Spruce Cling Stamp Set was stamped on white card Stock using Tuxedo Black for both the trees and the sleigh scene and the trees were cut with the matching die.  The sleigh scene was cut with the Spellbinders Snowflakes View Die before coloring the scene with Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Stormy Sky Distressed Inks.  The trees were colored with Distressed Markers.  Once your coloring is complete, attach the sleigh scene and trees as shown and finish the top and bottom borders with ribbon sentiments from the Snow Kissed Paper Collection.  An optional addition is to sandwich a magnet between the front cover and the right most panel before attaching the layers of card stock and designer papers which I did.  As an alternative, you could also use ribbon to close the card instead of magnets.  Enjoy!

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

7 responses »

  1. Lovely, Joann, just lovely. It is a really nice surprise when card is opened-so creative. Thank you

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  2. What a lovely card! Great design and many beautiful details!

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  3. Such a beautiful card and I love the surprise when you open it! I have been wanting to try a card like this and have uploaded directions from Splitcoast Stampers but haven’t gotten one made yet (maybe before next year!)

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  4. For once I have everything to make this beautiful card😄. You make the best cards ever! Thank you, you are very inspiring to me😍

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