Hi everyone, today is the start of my Christmas Workshop 2018.
This is the second year now and I’m excited to share my Christmas projects with you over the coming week.
First up are these beautiful Bookatrix Christmas Cards.
I have received many requests to make one of these without needing a board or specialty dies, I always like to find ways to make fancy cards in the most simple way, so hopefully, you find these easy to make.
Designed to look like an open book and presented in a matching envelope gift bag.
These can be made any size and in any theme you like, I can imagine these will look beautiful as wedding cards.
I used the Helz Cuppleditch “Christmas Village” papers and matching decoupage kit by Trimcraft and some bells and ribbon from my own stash.
I adore this collection and you will see me using it a lot for this year’s projects.
To make these cards you will need…
1 piece of 10.1/2 x 7″ for your largest card base.
Score along the longest side at 5″ & 5.1/2
1 piece of 10″ x 6.1./2 for your page layer.
Score along the longest side at 4.3/4 & 5.1/4
1 piece of 9.1/4 x 6″ for your other page layer.
Score along the longest side at 4.3/8 x 4.7/8
1 piece of 8.1/2 x 5.1/2 for your smallest top page layer.
Score along the longest side at 4″ & 4.1/2
1 piece of 9.1/2 x 6.1/2 to cover the back of your card for your message.
1 piece of 10″ x 7″ or a pre-made 5″ x 7″ card blank for your stand.
2 pieces of A4 cardstock for your envelope gift bag.
Score along 3 of the sides only at 1/2″
The twisted ribbon rope handles I used are re-used from a shopping bag but you can buy the handles here.
The stamp verse I use was free from an old Creative Stamping magazine.
Ribbon, bows, and bells to decorate.
Check out my tutorial below to see how I made them.
As I mentioned above it’s all the little details that really bring the book to life.
The envelope gift bag fits this size perfectly and the bag is also a good size for a picture frame due to its slim shape.
How cute is that decoupage scene!
You don’t have to make the stand for these cards as I’ve seen many without, however, I think it finishes off the card perfectly.
Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed my first project for this year’s series.
I will be back again on Wednesday.
8 thoughts on “Bookatrix Christmas Card”
What stunning makes, beautiful xx
Oh how beautiful! What a nice gift/card
I found the greatest flattery is when someone copies another’s work. I was watching on YouTube another crafter who referenced this card and you as she put her own twist on the project. Admittedly, yours is still much prettier and as always, I look to you and your channel to inspire me on making cards and layouts. Thank you for all you do!
Thank you Karen 🙂
Thank you Katie 🙂
Hi Barbara, I do see a lot of my creations copied by others and it’s lovely when they regognise the source of where they found the idea, as I do if I’ve seen an idea from someone else. I only wish everyone had the same thought process as I also see a lot of people copy me and claiming it as their own idea, which can be very sad at times, as I can spend a lot of time thinking up a design and working out all the measurements etc, for someone then to come along and claim it as there own, is a tough pill to swallow at times! But that’s the world we live in and you need to be thick skinned at times and just suck it up, fortunately the copy cats don’t seem to hang around for long!
Glad you enjoy my tutorials and liked the Boookatrix card.
Found your tutorial, what a fabulous tutorial. I have shared it with my friend who like myself have struggled with finding a box to fit our Bookatrix cards. The idea to use an envelope bag wonderful. Thank you.