Tuesday 8 December 2015

Nesting Parcels Christmas Card

Hello bloggers, thank you for visiting today.

Today’s card transforms from one parcel to three.  You could, if you wanted, tuck a gift card into the middle layer.

It’s reasonably straightforward to make – however, you do need to pay attention to the measurements so that the three layers nest properly.  Here are the measurements you will need –

Cut three pieces of card –
11 ½ by 3 ½, score at ½ inch, and 5 ¾ inch (finished size 5 ¼ by 3 ½)
8 ½ by 3 ¼, score at ½ inch and 4 ½ inch (finished size 4 by 3 ¼)
6 by 2 ¾, score at ½ inch and 2 ¾ inch (finished size 2 ¾ by 2 ¾)

On the reverse of each piece of card, draw a line ½ inch from the bottom edge.  One the medium and large pieces, also draw a line ½ inch from the top.

Mark the halfway points for front and back of the finished layers, from the left (where you scored at ½ inch) –

Large -  3 ¼ (for the notch) and 8 ½ (for the slit)
Medium – 2 ½ and 6 ½
Small   - mark on the bottom edge at 4 5/8  

Like this - 

Cut three pieces of DSP -

5 x 3 1/4
3 3/4 x 3
2 1/2 x 2 1/2

Now see the tutorial for how it all goes together!
I hope you've enjoyed this project, and I hope you'll give making one of these cards a try.  Let me know how you get on - I do love to hear from you.

Oh, by the way - if you like the papers, ribbons and embellishments I used in this card, some of them are being retired when the new catalogue comes into force at the beginning of January - so if you want them, don't wait to order-  You can shop with me by clicking the link at the top of the page, or go straight to the item you want by clicking the link below.  

Back soon with another project.  See you then!

1 comment:

  1. Love this project. Going to give it a try. Thank you for the instructions.


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