Skip to main content

Wintery Village Book Fold Card


Happy Monday crafters!  The newest CHRISTMAS RELEASE at The Scrapping Cottage has me in full on Christmas card mode! I am not one to pick just one design and mass produce my Christmas cards each year.  Instead, I like to make each one unique... although I admit, it does make picking whom gets which card a li'l difficult!  LOL!  But I always have made a "special" card for my mom - something that took a li'l extra love and THIS is that card!   

This is a version of the Pop Up Book Fold card, with the addition of a window scene and I'm going to show you how I did it with the photo tutorial below.  You can always click on the picture to see a larger version.  I followed this video by Ann Melvin.



Products I Used:

Additional:
Gold foiled snowflake design paper, 12"
Light Pink cardstock, 12" (Bazzil)
Gold foiled cardstock (Recollections)
Pink glittered cardstock (Park Lane)
White glittered cardstock (Park Lane)
Snow-Tex

Design Steps:

 Pink Cardstock:  CUT at 6" x 12" and SCORE in middle at 6".

White/gold snowflake paper:  CUT at 11-3/4" x 5-5/8" and SCORE in middle at 5-7/8".

 I then measured in 3/4" on all 4 sides and placed a pencil mark, then I lightly drew lines between each intersecting point to make a large rectangle.

 I then CUT on the longest lines and SCORED on the shortest lines.

On the short ends, I measured in 1" from the score line and SCORED between the cut lines.

Next, I measured along the longest edge and placed marks at 3-1/4" at top and at bottom.  Then I turned my paper 180 degrees and did the same at the other end.  Then I scored from the edge just down to the cut line on all 4 marks.  

Now it's time to fold and burnish!  Use the photo below for reference.  
Top & Bottom:  Outer score lines are valley folds, middle is a mountain fold.
Middle:  Outer score lines are valley folds, next one in is a mountain fold, and the middle is a valley fold.  
 

I then used the 2nd largest of the Pierced Circle Set and cut a circle from the middle of each "book" panel as shown.


From gold foil cardstock, I die cut 2 of the largest die from the Pierced Wide Circle Frame Set and added glue to the outer edge of the backside of gold circles and attached as shown.  Set aside.


I cut 2 pieces of pink glittered cardstock at 4" x 5" and attached about 1/16" on each side of the score line, and so that there's equal amount on top and bottom as shown.


I then cut 2 of the Wintery Village die.  Then I cut small pieces of gold and glued behind the building and lanterns.


I cut 4 hills for my scenes.  Two of them are a li'l shorter and narrower than the back two, which are cut to 5" wide.


THE FUN PART (and slightly messy! Lol)

I added Snow-Tex to the roofs and trees of my villages.


I then built my scenes by gluing the larger hills to the pink c.s. and I added foam tape behind the front hills.  I also added foam dots behind the li'l buildings in front


I cut 2 more short hills from the white glittered cardstock and attached behind my circle window panels.

Next, I folded my inner (white snowflake) piece and lined it up with the left side of cardstock so it doesn't stick out of the card.  Then I put double sided tape JUST on the short edge and the 2 adjoining sections up to the first score line as shown.  Then folded the right side of card over onto it.


I die cut 2 of the Silent Night Forest die and from one of them, I cut the li'l deer out and attached just behind the front hill.


Next, I created a belly band to help hold my card together as it's pretty thick!  This is completely optional, especially if you're putting in an envelope.  

BELLY BAND:

I cut a gold frame using the largest from the Nested Scalloped Rectangles then, I cut a window from the middle of it using my paper trimmer.  I added 1/8" foam strips all along the backside to pop it up.

I wanted my scene on a li'l bit larger piece of cardstock than the inside of my frame, so I cut a piece on my trimmer and attached the Silent Night Forest (I did trim some off the left side so it would fit)


I attached the frame to top.


I CUT a strip of gold cardstock at 2-1/2" x 11"
I CUT a strip of white snowflake patterned paper to 2-1/4" x 10-1/2"
I attached the patterned paper on top of the gold and wrapped it around my closed card (not too tight!)

I then added tape to each end of the band and placed my Silent Night Forest piece on top.




Here are the Products I Used:

      

     



THANK YOU for taking time to visit today!  
I hope I inspired you to get crafty with your favorite CotageCutz dies!  

~Kristine
♥ ♥ ♥
Happy Inking! 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Multi-Tiered Pop Up Penguins

 Welcome friends!  I had a great time last night on a Zoom call with my SU! upline and 8 others in her downline group - so fun to "meet" them and put faces to names and craft together - for 3 hours!  :)  We all worked on our own projects and they were so diverse, love it!   For my zoom project, I created a multi-tiered pop up box card --- no surprise there, right guys?!  BUT, this one was on a much larger scale and needs a 6 1/8" square envelope, which I had to make myself, but with the help of my nifty envelope punch board , it was pretty easy... PRETTY being the operative word as I used some the same Whimsy & Wonder dsp from SU! as I used on my card!   I will include the measurements for making this card below my photos, so keep scrolling :)  The Whimsy & Wonder dsp has holographic striped paper that I used on the sides of my box.   These cute penguins and matching punch are bundled in the new Holiday Catalog, July - Dec. 2021, and so is the Whimsy & Wond

Multi-Layered Cube Card

Ok y'all, those who know me know I love a card challenge - especially fancy folds!  So when I saw this gorgeous card of Lavonne Schwendeman's I had to try it.  And as impressive as this style of card is, I prolly won't make another of these for a long while as it took me quite a long time to make.  But it was worth it for my daughter who's birthday is in a couple of weeks!  Maybe I'll make a (fall/winter) one for my other daughter who's birthday is next May, LOL!     I love how the sentiment and larger butterflies actually POP OUT away from the card base!   Here's a view from the top-ish.... The "Lovely Wishes" foam words are pink foiled on the front and are shiney when the light hits.  They are attached to clear window sheets that are then glued to the cardstock in front of them.   The flourishes were pretty flimsy, so I cut out 3 of each and glued together to make them more sturdy. Each size of butterfly is embossed with a different texture - th

Tutorial - Origami 4-Drawer Easel Card

 Happy Sunday crafty friends!  I was asked for instructions after posting pictures of this box card on a FB group, so here it is!   While I am not the original creator of the 4-drawer easel card that were all the rage 10 years ago, I thought of a way to create the drawers from designer paper ,  when others were creating it using cardstock.  Some had dies that cut the drawers and others were clever enough to come up with the correct measurements to cut and score and tape, but I couldn't wait to find what I was looking for so I just made a simple origami fold box for the drawers and wha-la!  It worked ... and is prettier than plain cardstock IMO.  :)   So I'm here to share it with y'all again, this time using Stampin' Up!'s Ornate Garden Suite (stamps, dies and paper!)   Supplies Needed: - (4) 6-inch pieces of designer series paper - (2) 4 ¾” coordinating designer paper (or can use same   as 6” pcs.) - (3) 8 ½ x 11” sheets of cardstock – can be same or different color

Pop Up Flip Card - Interactive Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Today's card was inspired by several I've seen recently on Pinterest and Youtube and it's one I hadn't tried yet, so I created one with February's Paper Pumpkin kit called, "Bouquet of Hope." These are super simple to make but yet has that "wow" factor for your recipient.  This is one I will definitely come back to again and again. Here's a view from the side.  It does have a box-y mechanism and a li'l flap that helps the oval POP when you open it.  The mechanism is a piece cut at 3" x 4" and scored along the 4" side at 1", 2", and 3".  The li'l tab on top is cut at 2 1/4" x 3/4" and scored at 1 1/4".  If you prefer to watch a video, Dawn has an excellent one here .    ♥ ♥ ♥ Stamps:  SU! - February 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit: Bouquet of Hope; Butterfly Gala Dies & Punches:  SU! - Butterfly Duo punch; Stitched Shapes Dies Paper:  SU! - Flower & Field (SAB Jan-Feb 2021); Poppy Parade, &am