Holiday Card fun

This year, I participated in Holiday Card Swap sponsored by Vane at Brooklyn Bride. The instructions were simple:

  • You receive the names and addresses of up to 5 people to send cards to.
  • Your cards can be store bought or handmade [think Gocco, glitter, photoshop, cut + paste, sewing, etc….]
  • Send out your cards by December 15!
  • Wait patiently by your mailbox!

I designed and painstakingly assembled my cards. I cut each pop-up window by hand using just an Xacto blade and a t-square. I ended up making 35 extra cards for friends and family. Despite the hard labor involved, I am pleased with my finished product.

Here is my contribution to the card swap.

Envelope with label

Return Address Label

Exterior of the card

Interior of the card

Opening the pop-ups

I was inspired to do a pop-up card by Clement Clarke Moore & Robert Sabuda. They were guests on the Martha Stewart Show. They did a step by step demo on how to make your own pop-up christmas card. It looked like fun. So, I was inspired to do something similar.

Here’s one of their really great pop-up books.


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