Sunday, 24 February 2013

Tri-fold Christmas Card

Hi Blog Friends. Thank you for dropping in on me today. I really appreciate your visit, and if you leave a comment then I can return the favour and visit you too.

Well this is my first card for the Christmas Card Club, and my first Christmas card this year. And for a final "first" this is the first time I have made a tri-fold card. The challenge was to make a Tri-fold card using traditional colours. I hope I succeeded!

My Card

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I used a piece of A3 cardstock  and the finished card measures approximately 13.5 x 6 inches. I used Spellbinders Grand Labels 11 to form the shaped edge along the top of my card. I then cut  three shapes in red and embossed them with M-Bossabilities Dainty Dots folder. The images on the left and right pages are from Cuddly Buddly and die cut with SB Labels 11. The sentiment is from Little Claire Designs Christmas Labels stamps and mounted onto the largest shape from SB Create A Flake 4. The smaller snowflakes are  Marianne Creatables. I then finished it off with pearls from my stash and  tiny Papermania bows.

We had snow flurries all day yesterday but fortunately it was too light and soft to lay - and I'm hoping it stays that way!! I actually felt that I was in the right season to be making a  Christmas card! LOL!

Well that's it for today. Hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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Love and hugs from Christine xx 


Unknown said...

Hi Christine, well we have to start sometime making Christmas cards and you have started really early. Lovely card, love the tri-fold and the images are so cute.

Wilma x x x

Peanut said...

This is definitely a success, Christine! Very festive and very...trifold! Have a grand Sunday!
hugs from Christmas Card Clubbie,
Sunny Summer Crafts

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Christine, I love those images and the shape of your card wow three firsts that's amazing

We had snow flurries all day as well and I see there is more trying to fall but its not enough to call snow really thank goodness

jacqui x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Christmas card Christine and what great images


melanie said...

Absolutly beautiful love the tri-fold card may have to try this once how you have done it sinks in .Snowned on and off here for the last couple of days but has not stuck but so cold .Melanie xx

Unknown said...

Love everything about this Christine esp 'cause it's red lol.
No, the images, shape and embellies all work so well. well done you.

Sue said...

This is wonderful Christine. I love the design, fabulous images and gorgeous detailing too.
I hope you have a good Sunday

DebiJ said...

Wow Christine, your tri-fold card is delight! A true success! Love the red, love your images & it is like 3 tgs...must look t making one of those ones now!
Thank you for working so hard on your first card for the Christms Card Club, I cant wait to see your crds in the forthcoming weeks! hugs xx

Marie-Louise said...

Christine this is gorgeous. Love the shaped top.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Christine
This is wonderful.... Gorgeous card.... Love it well done....,
Hugs Sylvie xxx

scrappymo! said...

Looks great...the shaped top of the cards is lovely and the images look wonderful!

Unknown said...

Wow Christine this is a fabulous card. Love those images and that darling snowflake too.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Christine,
Woke up to snow this a Christmas Card.
I am totally confused.......... what`s the date today?????...LOL
Love what you have done with this card, yes you have succeeded in your challenge.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
super card, and it fits the challenge beautifully. Fabulous design also.
Every year I say I am going to start my Christmas cards early, now you have given me the inspiration to start, and also the weather
Have a wonderful crafty Sunday.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
lovely card i posted a xmas card last week Patricia said she felt she slept through summer lol now you posted one, Sue x

Crafty Lark said...

Great tri-fold card, that lovely colour should chase the snow away. It has been trying hard to snow here for two days but so far nothing lying. xx Flora

Carol said...

Love it Christine, those images are gorgeous. The shape looks fabulous too. Carol x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Christine! love the shape at the top and cute images..our snow has gone thank goodness but its still very cold huggles hun Sue J xxxxxxxxx

pinky said...

Excellent card Christine, I really like this fold just never thought of it lol.

May said...

Gorgeous card Christine, Wonderful images & shape... I must give one of these a try... Love it!! Hugs May x x x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Christine. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xx

Hazel said...

This is beautiful - love all the rich red - perfect card for Debi's CCC challenge - thank you too for linking for my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you there again soon. x

Robi said...


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Christine. I love the shape and the image and colours look fab.
Lorraine x


Loved it! A gorgeous card! Thanks for joining CHNC Extra challenge this month.

Karen said...

Wow Christine - love it! You've done yourself proud - it's so gorgeous and perfect for the challenge - love that it's so big too - you've reminded me that I have three or four three fold tag shape cards - will have to dig them out ! Beautiful Karen x

dutchess said...

Great idea your design and the colours are so vibrant great challenge entry, hugs Margaret

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, lovely card - I promised myself to keep on making Christmas cards thru the year and haven't made one yet! Carole Z x

Clare said...

Wow Christine your card is amazing. What a wonderful idea to use your nesties to shape the top of your tri-fold. Love the festive colours and embellishments darl. I am so excited that you have joined the CCC girls and looking forward to seeing more of your creations. Big hugs Christine and well done on completing your first challenge xxxx

sue w. said...

Hi Christine, this is wonderful. I love the shape and the images are fab. I'm late as usual.
Hugs Sue W.

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful creation and gorgeous snowflakes, such a frosty feel, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Sonia said...

Terrific card my dear^_^
Gorgeous and sweet images^_^
Big hug,

Zoe Tant said...

Stunning trifold and so pleased you're part of the CCC. Looking forward to seeing more of your pretty cards. Zx

Dawn said...

Beautiful trifold card, Christine. The images are so adorable and cheery. Love the die cut edges and all the pretty snowflakes. Thanks so much for joining in at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.

Hugs, Dawn

Rachel said...

Really pretty card, love the rich red colour.

Thank you for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month! Wedgie xxx