Friday, October 13, 2023


If you have been following me for the last month or so you know that I am challenging myself to make one Christmas card each week using whichever product I am featuring for the week.

Making a Christmas card from Halloween Designer Series Paper was a challenge, but I love how my Christmas Card turned out.

There was one design within the collection that was Starry Sky Stripes, so that was my starting point.  It was the only design that I thought I could make work for Christmas.  Orange and Black Plaids or Orange Houndstooth patterns can certainly be used for non-Halloween cards, but I didn't think they worked for Christmas.  I like to use non-traditional colors for Christmas, but orange just wasn't working!

The design with a border of tombstones on each side of the paper had a starry "sky" section in the center of it, but it also had a bunch of bats flying around in that sky, so I knew I couldn't use much of it for my sky as bats didn't seem appropriate for Christmas either.  In order to have a "bat-free" sky I would only be able to use a narrow strip.  But this created challenges with the layout because.  Using such a narrow strip made the proportions look wrong.

I had seen a Double Z Fun Fold that used a narrow strip near the bottom of a card, and that gave me a brainstorm!  Why couldn't I use the narrow Z-Fold at the top?  And when I remembered the Horse & Sleigh bundle, everything fell into place.

The bush on the front is heat embossed on Starry Sky cardstock with White embossing powder.

The tree on the base of the card to the far right, was heat embossed with both white and silver embossing powder on Basic White cardstock.

The Sleigh is attached to the left panel of the card with dimensionals and the horse is not adhered to anything.  When you open and close the card the horse moves across the scene.

The foiled designer paper on the two far left front panels is from the Naturally Gilded DSP collection.  I scattered several iridescent rhinestones in the sky to create sparkle as you open and close the card.  What do you think?  Does THEM BONES work for Christmas?  

Use this link to download a detailed tutorial with diagrams for cutting and scoring.

Below is a list of products I used.

Product List

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