Friday, December 17, 2010

2010 Family Christmas Card

I need to start this post with an apology to family and friends who actually received one of these cards ... apparently I needed to send instructions on how to open it ... I always just assume that they all think like a papercrafter and can just figure it out without lookin' ... sorry guys!! It IS a present ... just take off the lid!

I know you have seen a couple of other similar types of cards from me this season. Frankly, every time I sat down to design our family Christmas card I was drawing a complete zero ... a blank ... and I kept coming back to this idea. So I just ran with it ... again ...

Here is a link to a tutorial I did on how to make one of these little gems. The only difference is that the bottom of my "package" is bigger here than in the tutorial. The unfolded dimensions for the cardstock are 4 3/4" x 9 1/2".

Gift Box Card Tutorial

Here is what it looks like pulled open (note to family and friends ... again ... just wrap your hand around the back side of the "lid" and gently slide up and out). I totally feel in LOVE with this Damask paper ... it's FLOCKED so it is all warm and fuzzy!

And here is one more of the inside/outside pieces side by side. It really didn't take me too long to make (okay ... to be fair it DID because I made 80 of 'em ... put the time per card was a little over 5 minutes).

It's probably a good idea for me to take inventory of what-all I have purchased for Christmas gifts and see if I can't get to wrappin' somethin'! I DO have 8 days left, though ...

Stamps: Bells & Boughs
Paper: Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Lush Red Damask Paper by My Mind's Eye
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Snowflake Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Decorator Label Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Martha Stewart Fir Branch Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Glimmer Brad, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder

And don't forget to tune back in Monday morning for the Control Freaks Blog Tour. We will be showcasing stuff (and it is AWESOME!) from the upcoming Occasions Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogs. (Little hint: the tour is usually up and running by the evening of the 19th of each month - so that would be Sunday night!)


vicki rochester ny said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! Your family is beautiful also ;)
Thank you for sharing your talent with us - your blog is one of my favorites. Merry Christmas.

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful Christmas card Wendy! That is a great photo of your family! Merry Christmas to you and yours, and all the best in 2011!