Hello, everyone, today I’m sharing my first Christmas card of 2019!
I recently received my Christmas Design Team package from Trimcraft and couldn’t wait to make a card with the beautiful Dovecraft ‘Twilight Wishes’ papers.
This Expanding Star Fold card is the perfect showstopper card great for those special occasions.
Twilight Wishes is brand new and still hitting the stores.
I’ve found it available on Amazon here & eBay here.
This card is made up of 5 individual ‘Centre Pop-Up Cards’ which are lovely cards on their own. It can be made any size and decorated in so many ways.
For the front, I used the Simply Creative ‘Merry Christmas’ toppers. We were fighting over these at H/O because they work with everything.
You can get these from The Range here.
I used the Herringbone technique to decorate the front, you can follow my tutorial below to see how I do that.
I still need to decorate mine inside more, but it’s too early still and I don’t know who I’m going to be giving this one too.
You can have anything hanging inside yours and you don’t need to have an oval-shaped aperture.
I cut my gold stars using my Circut machine and the default star templates on file.
For the Oval Nested dies I used my Cardmaking Magic ones available here.
On the very back, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Crafters Companion ‘Winter Wishes’ set. These collections of stamps are great value for money and full of great verses.
You can find the full collection here.
To make this card you will need…
5 premade 5″ x 7″ card blanks, or cut 5 pieces of 10″ x 7″ cardstock and score along the 10″ side at 5″
20 pieces of 10″ x 7″ pattern paper, 2 pieces for each card. Paper is recommended for this card as it becomes very bulky, and cardstock will not work as well.
1 piece of 5″ x 7″ pattern paper for the very back.
1 piece of 4.3/4 x 6.3/4 plain paper to layer on the back for your sentiment and message.
You may want the same measurements as I did for the back, for the front of the card, unless you do the Herringbone design as I did.
Ribbon to fasten the card and string or twine for the hanging element.
Check out my full tutorial below.
I love the profile of this card and think it will look fantastic as a special birthday card or wedding card.
Thank you for stopping by, please remember to share anything you make inspired by my tutorials over on my Facebook group Mixed Up Crafters here.
2 thoughts on “Large Expanding Star Fold Card”
Looking forward to seeing all of your Christmas cards, gives me inspiration for my own. Such a pretty card!!
WOW…..this one is a show stopper for sure. Well done Sam. It’s beautiful…..TYFS