Hey, hey, hey! Happy Thursday, friends! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this morning with a fun Christmas diorama card that folds flat for mailing! This is another version of the stand-alone Winter Cardinal Diorama that I posted several weeks ago HERE using some of the same stamps and one of the dies. I’m entering this fun fold into The Outlawz Monday Greeting Challenge! Our sponsor is Fred She Said and the challenges are always Anything Goes with a greeting!
I cut the card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. This card is 5″ x 5-1/2″ when folded flat, and when the front flap is opened the diorama is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. I covered the front flap with candy cane paper, and added a stamped and layered panel cut from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock embellished with washi tape, an additional stamped and die cut pine cone, and some snowflake bling down the left side. Very festive! ;)
The inside is actually the star of the show… a cluster of die cut pine branches, a pretty red stamped and die cut cardinal, some stamped and die cut pine cones and three red winter berries created with a 1/2″ circle punch, all ‘dusted’ with faux snow (which is actually grit paste), and all viewable through the oval aperture! I stamped the sentiment on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, trimmed it and layered it on green cardstock, and adhered it at an angle over the top left of the oval aperture.
Here’s a shot from above so you can see the simple construction. Closing the front flap pushes the diorama to the right which folds the card flat.
And one more peek… this was so much fun! I have a cutting and scoring template for this diorama card that I have put up on my Freebies page, so be sure to take a peek if you’re interested!
Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Addicted To Stamps and More: #397 – Christmas
3. Classic Design Challenge: January 2021 #1 – Anything Goes
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2103 – Anything Goes
5. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #258 – Anything Goes
6. The Creative Crafters: #36 – Anything Goes
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# and 80# cardstock, GKD Christmas Pine and Red Hot cardstock, PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Cardinals, Cardinals 2 and Fall Leaves stamp sets
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink, Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide ink, Nuvo alcohol marker- 417
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Prickley Pear Stamps Cardinal die and Pine Branch die set, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops, Eyelet Outlet snowflake bling
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!