To make this pop up Christmas card begin by folding a sheet of A4 card stock in half and remove 1cm from each of the edges which will give room for the border later on.
Starting 2cm from the bottom draw a 12cm line with the fold in the centre. 5cm above that draw another 12cm line. Then 4.5cm above that draw an 8cm line (keeping the fold in the middle). 4cm above that draw a 4cm line and 2 triangles to look like a bow
Use a scalpel and metal edge ruler to cut through all the lines and remove the small triangles which are the bow. Push the centre of the card towards you and crease the middle of the squares.
Pushing the centre forward, fold the whole card in half.
Next, cut six strips of red metallic card to decorate the fronts of the presents. Use double sided tape to secure the metallic card in place.
Find some gold stars in your card making supplies and place them on the red strips of card on the presents. If you do not have gold stars just use any decoration you feel will have a festive look.
Then cut two 1.5cm wide strips of gold metallic card and attach them to each side of the inside of you Christmas card.
Place a large ‘Merry Christmas’ peel off sticker on the right hand side. If you do not have peel off stickers you can stamp your Christmas wording or hand write if desired.
Then fold a sheet of A4 metallic card stock in half like you did at the start with the white card.
Mount the pop up part of the card onto the red metallic card using double sided tape to secure it in place. The centre of the card is now complete.
To make the outside of your Christmas pop up card cut a separate sheet of card 15cm X 12cm and decorate it using peel off stickers and Christmas embellishments. Use 3D foam to make them stand out.
Cut a rectangle shape 11cm X 14cm in a large sheet of red metallic card.
Place the decorated white panel you have just created behind it and use tape on the back to secure it.
Folding the pop up part of the card so the blank front of the card is facing you, cover the front with the panel you have just made.
Use a Merry Christmas stamp to stamp the words onto a small strip of white card and place a peel off sticker or small Christmas embellishment in the right hand corner.
Use 3d foam pads to place the wording on the front of the card.
You should now have a beautiful handmade Christmas card that is both elegant and fun.