Thursday 10 December 2009


Here's another Christmas card that I would like to share with you. I've already mentioned step cards, but I have also noticed that hinge cards are popular at the moment. Again I'd never made one before, so I thought I should give it a go! Actually this uses a card that I had messed up....I covered my mistake using the papers, so my card didn't go to waste!

The card is really easy to make, you just have to fold the front in half and then use a brad to hold it in place, it's then up to you how you decorate it.

For my card I used papers from the Artylicious Season's Greetings CD Rom edged in gold Krylon pen. I cut out a square of heavy duty acetate and ran this through my Wizard in the snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I wrapped a gold ribbon around the acetate and then fixed the acetate to the card using little gold brads. I stamped the Winter tree (Elusive Images, Winter tree from the Winter Tree and Torn Holly Script Themeplate) in Cranberry Adirondack Ink onto patterned paper. This was then cut out edged with Krylon and matted onto red pearlised card before attaching to the acetate. As a finishing touch, a little bit of gold glitter was added to the branches.

Watch this space for more cards......



  1. I love it - thanks for sharing how to make them. They seem to be the 'in thing' at the moment and so lovely

  2. wonderful idea, now I know another name for them. I was calling it easel cards.

  3. You have an inspiring website and blog!!!
    About the monthly free download-image - am I allowed to use it in my artwork even if it may be sold??? Thank you for sharing all this ideas!

  4. That is lovely Sue, I haven't tried one of those yet either, must have a go. Love that stamp.

    Cazzy x

  5. Love this card, love the colours. Such an original design with the fold, will definitely try this and have just got this embossing folder!


  6. Gorgeous cards, But I want to tell you that Traplet has informed me that we won't be getting our free stamp anymore because the USA won't allow the stamps to be imported anymore. I live in Canada. So, why does that affect me. I am so disappointed that I probably won't renew my subscription.

  7. Dear Chris,
    I am advised that this should not affect Canadian customers - please email me at with a postal address and I will arrange to replace whatever stamps you are missing.

    Best wishes,