Pop Up Christmas Cards

| Box Card, Christmas, Dimensional Card, Pop up Poinsettia Card

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing the Christmas Cards I made for friends and family this year. Since we are not visiting anyone still because of the pandemic, I wanted to make sure I sent some extra special, full of love cards this year.

I used the Olde Time Christmas 12×12 designer paper pad from Craft Smith. I am pretty sure this is a Michael’s paper pad. I cannot tell you for sure how old it is because I have been trying not to buy any new paper pads until I finish the ones I have so this may be a little older. I don’t know if it’s a pack you can still buy or not.

All of my cards 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 and some are horizontal and some are vertical, it really just depended on the front decorations.

I am going to start with all the Santa cards!

I fussy cut some of the Santa’s from the paper pack and pop dotted them on the front for extra dimension.

Next up are the tag cards. All of these embellishments were cut from tags or cut aparts in the paper collection.

I have a few Poinsettia cards that are both vertical and horizontal.

I made a total of 14 cards but one of them was an exact duplicate so I didn’t add it here. I also used the Colorbox Chestnut Brush pad to go around all of the paper to get rid of the white and to add more dimension.

And finally, all of the insides of the cards have a Pop Up Poinsettia box! The paper is different on each one to match the outside but they all basically look like this.

I added Gold Glitter Spray on all of the Poinsettia’s before I added them to the cards. You cannot really see it here but it looks really sparkly.

I cut each of the Poinsettia’s out on my Silhouette Cameo and then switched to my Cricut Maker half way through. My Cameo started cutting incorrectly midpoint and I now have to trouble shoot to fix it…big time bummer.

I thought I made enough cards for everyone I wanted to send them to but ended up not having enough! But I definitely did not want to cut anymore poinsettias so unfortunately had to cut a few folks from the list.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed all of my cards!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season & Happy New Year!

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Diamond Fold Card & Tutorial

| card making, Christmas, crafty gal, greeting cards, Tutorial

Hi Everyone!

Today’s project share is a Diamond Fold card. I love sending unique Christmas cards and this one is at the top of my list and it is quick and easy to make.20161119_161453038_ios

I decorated the front of the card with some Christmas chipboard embellishments, sequins, a snowflake and bow.


The card extends out for space for a message and I added a pocket so you could add a tag and a gift card.

Here is the tutorial so you can make your own Diamond Fold Card.

I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!


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Christmas Mini Album & Tutorial

| Christmas, crafty gal, Mini Album, scrapbooking

Hi Everyone!

Today’s project share is a Christmas  mini album. It is 4 1/2 x 6 inch when closed. I love this mini! There is so much room for tons of pictures and journaling spots but it folds up so nicely.


Here are some pics of the mini before I started embellishing.

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Here is the tutorial so you can make your own:

I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!



We are having so much fun! Double Slider Card

| card making, Christmas, Dimensional Card, greeting cards, Tutorial

HI Friends!

Today’s project share is a Christmas Double Slider Card! I have been wanting to make one of these cards for what seems like forever but I have been so intimidated by the tutorials I have seen. They all just seemed so confusing.

Well, not anymore. I figured it out and I created my own tutorial!

First, here is my first double slider card!



ADORABLE, right??!! I love how it came out and I added a little pocket for a gift card. This pic does not show the card fully open so to see the fully opened card make sure to watch the tutorial below!

Here is the tutorial so you can make your own:

I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!


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Christmas Explosion Box

| Christmas, explosion box, Holiday

Hi Friends!

Today’s project share is a Christmas Explosion Box! I know I have said this before but I’ll say it again…I LOVE explosion boxes! They are so much fun and if you want to start gifting memories this is the easiest way to do it!


This explosion box is 4 x 4 inches when closed. I decorated it up just like a little present. I made a bow out of a gorgeous Poinsettia wire ribbon and a red and gold ribbon trim. I then add two Poinsettia’s to the top and a tag. 20161027_003716911_ios

The paper collection i used is Olde Time Christmas by Craft Smith and it is just gorgeous!20161027_003737644_ios

I added a small Christmas tree with a string of lights in the center and it is surrounded by gifts.

There is one large gift in the center that is 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches and it opens where a small gift can be added. I also added a Merry Christmas sentiment and an ornament embellishment. 20161027_003811624_ios

There are three layers to this explosion box and I added an additional four flaps for additional journaling or for messages.

These boxes come together so quickly and they are small enough to add pictures and notes quickly. They are the perfect way to gift memories.

I hope you enjoyed my project.

Thanks for stopping by!


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