I decided to use a Christmas die by Spellbinders called Heirloom Reflections. It is an 8 piece set that gives you the base ornaments and their top filigree layer. I cut the bases out of a shimmery red and blue cardstock that comes from Michaels, then cut the top layer using a silver glitter paper.
Here are the steps for this card:
- Cut a piece of white cardstock 11" x 5 1/4" (you can really use any height; I chose 5 1/4 so it would fit into an A2 envelope but you can go taller.
- Score the paper horizontally (landscape) on your scoring board at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, and 8 1/4.
- Fold along the score lines.
- Use a paper punch of your choice (I used the Stampin' Up Decorative Label Punch) to punch just an edge out of each of the 4 panels at the bottom, trying to center your punch on each panel.
- Cut four pieces of colored cardstock (blue and red for mine) measuring 2 3/8 x 4 inches.
- Cut four pieces of white cardstock measuring 2 1/8 x 3 3/4 inches. Emboss this white layer if desired. I used the Darice Wire Fence embossing folder on mine.
- Die cut two of the Spellbinders base ornaments in red and two in blue.
- Die cut the filigree top layer for each in silver glitter paper.
- Die cut four Memory Box Crisp Bows (98197) and cut the tail off each
- Adhere the red and blue panels to your card base, then adhere the white embossed panels on top of each colored panel, centering them as best as you can.
- Adhere the Spellbinder Heirloom Reflections ornaments with their appropriate filigree tops (I chose to start with a small ornament, then a big one, then small, and a big one for the last panel)
- Adhere some kind of gem or embellishment to the centers of each ornament. You could also use a brad if you put it through the ornament layers before adhering the ornament to the base.
- Adhere the bow for the top
- You can stamp the back with Merry Christmas or stamp it along the bottom of the front.
This is what the entire card looks like when lying down: